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By Juliet Hopkins

‘Juliet Hopkins has quietly inspired and encouraged generations of peers and scholars’ (Dilys Daws).

An autonomous brain: accrued Papers of Juliet Hopkins follows the pro trip and impression of an cutting edge determine within the background of kid psychotherapy. Juliet Hopkins spans Kleinian and self sustaining psychoanalytic traditions and brings a serious medical brain to those theories. among her major impacts have been Winnicott and Bowlby – either one of whom her paintings addresses. This ebook includes her most crucial papers, bringing jointly psychoanalytic concept, family members and person techniques, attachment concept and infant–parent paintings. With a writing kind that's transparent, elementary and effortlessly available, Juliet Hopkins promotes a scholarly integrative mind set approximately psychotherapy with no compromising the fundamental psychoanalytic rules that tell her work.

The papers were collected chronologically into 4 sections, every one given context via the Editors with a short introduction:

Trauma and baby psychotherapy

Attachment and baby psychotherapy

Infant-parent psychotherapy

Integrating and exploring Winnicott

An autonomous brain: accumulated Papers of Juliet Hopkins is a set of vintage papers whose relevance this present day is undiminished. will probably be crucial studying for demonstrated and trainee baby and grownup psychotherapists and psychoanalysts; counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists drawn to psychoanalytic techniques; social employees, nursery employees and people who paintings with youngsters in voluntary agencies.

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When I did, she asked, “Are you a real Mummy? ” “Yes,” I said. ” said Sylvia. “I’m Never-MindBoy in bed. I’m not Sylvia. ” I said she was trying to remember what it was like when she was little and her mummy and daddy had terrible rows in Italian and she had been too frightened to bear it. Sylvia was moved by my reconstruction and wanted me to tell her more about what had happened in the past. At this stage of her treatment, during part of each session she would repeatedly enact a drama in a particularly urgent manner.

At the time that I wrote the paper, Boston and Szur (1983) had already recently reported that containment reduced the compulsion for repetition in very Solving the mystery of monsters 15 deprived children. Since then clinical evidence in support of this view has become overwhelming. Many traumatised children entering psychotherapy are unready and unable to confront their past. They may benefit from spending long periods in which they communicate their inchoate and unprocessed experience through compulsive repetition in the here-and-now.

This is likely to be the case whenever a repetitive preoccupation with monsters is concerned. In practice it means that details of monsters can often give us clues to the people or events which have aroused the terror and rage which the monsters represent. Stages in the recovery from trauma Adam and Sylvia were both freed from their repetitive pre-occupation with monsters by recognising the traumas which the monsters had disguised. The analytic work had provided the understanding which solved the mystery, laid the ghosts and broke the spell.

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