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Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories

  • Authors
  • Barry J. Koch
  • Harold K. Bendicsen
  • Joseph Palombo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Drive Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 3-45
  3. Ego Psychological Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-48
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 49-60
    3. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 61-80
    4. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 81-94
    5. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 95-111
    6. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 113-126
  4. Object Relations Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-128
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 129-145
    3. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 147-162
    4. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 163-180
    5. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 181-196
  5. Life Cycle Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 199-224
  6. Interpersonal Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-226
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 227-240
  7. Theories of the Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-242
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 243-256
    3. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 257-281
  8. Attachment Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-285
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 287-301
    3. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 303-315
  9. Neurodevelopmental Attachment Theories:The return to Psychoanalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-318
    2. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 319-333
    3. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 335-347
    4. Joseph Palombo, Barry J. Koch, Harold K. Bendicsen
      Pages 349-367
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 369-416

About this book

Introduction

"This book is an invaluable resource for students, seasoned clinicians, and teachers of psychoanalytic ideas. It is an imperative addition to personal and reference libraries. Congratulations to the authors!" -David M. Terman, M.D. Director, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL

"The Guide is a respectful and loving homage to a century of great minds struggling to understand the complex problem of psychological development. The inclusion of attachment theory and their modern expressions in the work of Schore and Fonagy distinguish this book from others, adding the brain to the mind, and bringing us up to the present day." -Louis Cozolino, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University, CA

"This work, with its lucid descriptions of important developmental themes and careful attention to the unique features of each developmental theory, will prove a valuable resource not only for graduate students in the mental health professions, but also for postgraduate professionals." -Jerrold R. Brandell, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

As the foundational theory of modern psychological practice, psychoanalysis and its attendant assumptions, predominated well through most of the twentieth century. The influence of psychoanalytic theories of development was profound and still resonates in the thinking and practice of today’s mental health professionals. Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories provides a succinct and reliable overview of what these theories are and where they came from. Ably combining theory, history, and biography it summarizes the theories of Freud and his successors against the broader evolution of analytic developmental theory itself, giving readers a deeper understanding of this history, and of their own theoretical stance and choices of interventions. Along the way, the authors discuss criteria for evaluating developmental theories, trace persistent methodological concerns, and shed intriguing light on what was considered normative child and adolescent behavior in earlier eras.

Each major paradigm is represented by its most prominent figures such as Freud’s drive theory, Erikson’s life cycle theory, Bowlby’s attachment theory, and Fonagy’s neuropsychological attachment theory. For each, the Guide provides:

  • biographical information
  • a conceptual framework
  • contributions to theory
  • a clinical illustration or salient excerpt from their work

The Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories offers a foundational perspective for the graduate student in clinical or school psychology, counseling, or social work.  Seasoned psychiatrists, analysts, and other clinical practitioners also may find it valuable to revisit these formative moments in the history of the field.

Keywords

Anna Freud Donald Winnicott Freud Heinz Kohut Margaret Mahler Melanie Klein Sigmund Freud drive theory ego neurodevelopment object relations psychoanalysis relational theory

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-88455-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-88454-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-88455-4
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