This volume offers very specific illustrations of psychoanalytic ways of thinking and working in both clinical and pedagogical contexts with children. It is designed for professionals who work with infants, children, and adolescents, and who are seeking modes of working that respects emotions, that embrace context, and that privilege imagination and possibility. For professionals who already practice in ways that are sympathetic to these modes of working, the scholarly underpinning of this work offers a rationale for taking a stand in favor of emotionally focused, child-centered work and in opposition to systems that negate the lives of children. This book is for caring professionals who devote their lives to creating spaces for children to find their own paths and is intended to serve as a source of sustenance and support for such work.
The Uses of Psychoanalysis in Working with Children's Emotional Lives Table of Contents Foreword: Nigel Williams Introduction: Michael O'Loughlin Chapter 1: The Uses of Psychoanalysis, by Michael O'Loughlin Chapter 2: Listening with Two Ears: Caregivers Listening Deeply to Babies and to Self, by Enid Elliot Chapter 3: Teen Parents and Babies in School Together: The Chances for Children Teen Parent-Infant Project, by Hillary Mayers Chapter 4: Becoming and Being a Father - Some Developmental and Psychoanalytic Perspectives, by Nathaniel Donson Chapter 5: Untangling Psyche and Soma: A Traumatized Adolescent with Lyme Disease, by Ann E. Alaoglu, Richard C. Fritsch, Paul M. Gedo, E. James Anthony, Andrew C. Carroll, Vincent Del Balzo, Richard Imirowicz, Karol Kullberg, Lauren Mazow, and Rebecca E. Rieger Chapter 6: Growth Groups for Kids: A School-Based Psychoanalytic Group Intervention Project for Children Exposed to Community Violence, by Erika Schmidt, Aileen Schloerb & Bertram Cohler Chapter 7: Anxiety and Violence in the Schools: Coping and not Coping, by Silvia Silberman & Arie Plat Chapter 8: A Most Unusual Technique for Helping an Incarcerated Youth Who was Labeled "Learning Disabled" and "Anti-Social," Learn to Read: A Retrospective Commentary, by Burton Seitler Chapter 9: Which of You as Teacher Has Not at Some Point Experienced the Following?, by Sue Wallace Chapter 10: Bullying and Social Exclusion: Links to Severe Psychological Distress, by Marilyn Charles Chapter 11: Shame On You, Child: On Shaming, Ed. Psych. And Teacher Ed., by John Samuel Tieman Chapter 12: Moments of Meeting: Learning to Play with Reading Resistance, by Gail Boldt & Billie Pivnick Chapter 13: "Why Do they Hate Learning French?": Thoughts on Shifting Subjectivities and Psychical Resistance in the Language Classroom, by Colette Granger Chapter 14: Love and Fear in the Classroom: How 'Validating Affect' Might Help us Understand Young Students and Improve Their Experiences of School Life and Learning, Alex Moore Chapter 15: Tustin / Spotnitz "On Transference" Informs Education of Children with Autism, by Eileen Brennan Chapter 16: The Power of Conscience: Jiminy Cricket's Legacy, by Devra Adelstein & Judith Pitlick Chapter 17: Conversations with Child and Adolescent Analysts About their Work with Children, by Almas Merchant & Leon Hoffman