By Juliet Hopkins
‘Juliet Hopkins has quietly inspired and encouraged generations of associates and scholars’ (Dilys Daws).
An self sustaining brain: accrued Papers of Juliet Hopkins follows the pro trip and effect of an cutting edge determine within the heritage of kid psychotherapy. Juliet Hopkins spans Kleinian and autonomous psychoanalytic traditions and brings a serious clinical brain to those theories. among her major affects have been Winnicott and Bowlby – either one of whom her paintings addresses. This e-book includes her most vital papers, bringing jointly psychoanalytic thought, kin and person ways, attachment thought and infant–parent paintings. With a writing sort that's transparent, undemanding and easily obtainable, Juliet Hopkins promotes a scholarly integrative state of mind approximately psychotherapy with out compromising the fundamental psychoanalytic ideas that tell her work.
The papers were collected chronologically into 4 sections, every one given context via the Editors with a quick introduction:
Trauma and baby psychotherapy
Attachment and baby psychotherapy
Integrating and exploring Winnicott
An self sufficient brain: amassed Papers of Juliet Hopkins is a set of vintage papers whose relevance this day is undiminished. will probably be crucial interpreting for demonstrated and trainee baby and grownup psychotherapists and psychoanalysts; counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists attracted to psychoanalytic ways; social staff, nursery staff and people who paintings with little ones in voluntary firms.
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There were certainly many moments in the treatment of both Adam and Sylvia when I wondered if I should have left well alone. It seems that helping a child to recover from trauma is liable to involve the therapist not only in sharing the pain but in suffering grave doubts about whether facing pain so starkly is necessary, and whether the self-protection of turning a blind eye may be preferable. Recognition that suffering such doubts is a feature of the psychotherapeutic work with traumatised children may help to make the work more tolerable.
When well timed they make sense to the child and enable previously unrelated data to be integrated in a new conceptual framework. They can free children from unnecessary feelings of guilt and responsibility and make it more possible to cope with external reality. All these factors help to mitigate the pain and shock with which the child’s new perception of his parents may be associated. They also help to mitigate the pain for the child’s therapist. Exposing a child to starkly distressing aspects of reality can easily make the therapist feel guilty and responsible.
At birth he was severely jaundiced and required a complete exchange transfusion. After a week in an incubator he returned to his mother who managed to breastfeed him until he was twelve weeks old, although his sucking made her nipples sore. He gained weight but was very pale and lacking in energy. Further investigations revealed him to be the victim of a severe anaemia, associated with mild jaundice, and caused by an enzyme deficiency. Treatment was by drugs, supplemented from the age of nine months by regular blood transfusions, at first needed every five months but increasing in frequency until by the age of four years they were given at two monthly intervals.
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