Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 9–23 | Cite as

The Magic Years revisited

  • Joseph Palombo


Taking as its starting point Selma Fraiberg's book,The Magic Years, this paper presents a critique of traditional psychoanalytic developmental theory. A contrast is drawn with some of the findings of current research on infancy, and an outline is suggested for the foundations of a developmental theory that would be consistent with the tenets of self psychology.


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