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The Injured Self: The Psychopathology And Psychotherapy Of Developmental Deviations
The ideas presented in this book are the outcome of years of conducting psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with adults and children, working with mother infant groups, and studying infant development. Working with mother infant pairs as an observer, rather than as a therapist, is for a psychoanalyst what time travel would be for an archeologist, albeit infinitely more ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Karnac Books
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Our parents, it turns out, might not always be (entirely) to blame for how messed up we are. It's not uncommon for a child to be born with some mild, almost unnoticeable biological impairment or suffer from a minor developmental delay - poor spatial orientation, mild attention deficit, or slow motoric or verbal development - and this book shows how such impairments and delays can go a long way towards shaping our personalities. For example, a toddler with a poor sense of direction might be more ...more