The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
Claiming the Baby
Routledge – 2005 – 240 pages
This comprehensive handbook addresses the provision of therapeutic help for babies and their parents when their attachment relationship is derailed and a risk is posed to the baby's development. Drawing on clinical and research data from the biological and psychological sciences, this book presents a treatment approach that is comprehensive, flexible and sophisticated, whilst also being clear and easy to understand. The first section, The Theory of Parent Infant Psychotherapy, offers the reader a theoretical framework for understanding the emotional-interactional environment within which infant development takes place. It draws upon psychoanalysis, attachment and developmental research to describe how babies’ minds and development are sculpted by the dynamics of the relationship with their primary love figures. The second section, The Therapeutic Process, invites the reader into the consulting room to participate in a detailed examination of the relational process in the clinical encounter. The third section, Clinical Papers, provides case material to illustrate the unfolding of the therapeutic process.
Written by a team of experienced clinicians, writers, teachers and researchers in the field of infant development and psychopathology, The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, is unique in its systematic approach to describing the theoretical rationale and clinical process of therapy. It will be of great interest to all professionals working with children and their families, including child psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and clinical and developmental psychologists.
FOREWORD: Joan Raphael--Leff
SECTION I: THE THEORY OF PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
CHAPTER ONE: THE PARENT INFANT RELATIONSHIP AND INFANT MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER TWO: THE THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYTIC PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
CHAPTER THREE: THE CLINICAL FRAMEWORK
CHAPTER FOUR: KEY TECHNIQUES OF INTERVENTION
SECTION II: THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS
CHAPTER FIVE: PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY: ENGAGING AND BEGINNING THE WORK
CHAPTER SIX: THE MIDDLE PHASE: ELABORATION AND CONSOLIDATION
CHAPTER SEVEN: ENDINGS IN PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
CHAPTER EIGHT: ANALYTIC GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH MOTHERS AND INFANTS
SECTION III: CLINICAL PAPERS
CHAPTER NINE: A BRIEF INTERVENTION IN THE STYLE OF A THERAPEUTIC CONSULTATION
CHAPTER TEN: FORMULATIONS OF CHANGE IN PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
CHAPTER 11: SHIFTING TRIANGLES: IMAGES OF FATHER IN SEQUENCES FROM PARENT INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
CHAPTER 12: DEVELOPING A CULTURE FOR CHANGE IN GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES
SUMMARY OF THEORY AND PROCESS CHAPTERS
Tessa Baradon developed and now manages the Parent Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre. She is a practicing child psychotherapist and supervisor and writes and lectures on applied psychoanalysis and parent-infant psychotherapy.