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The Little Book of Child and Adolescent Development


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Chapter 1: A psychoanalytic orientation to development in the 21st century Chapter 2: Infancy: psychoanalytic theory, developmental research and the mother-child dyad in the first year of life Chapter 3: Toddlerhood: separation-individuation, rapprochement and the forerunners of superego development Chapter 4: The oedipal phase and the oedipal complex: developmental advances and theoretical considerations Chapter 5: Latency: The era of learning, autonomy and peer relationships Chapter 6: Preadolescence and early adolescence: overview of the adolescent process; challenges of sexual maturation; pre- and early adolescence. Chapter 7: Middle and Late Adolescence: sex and gender, individuation, and identity in progression toward the threshold of adulthood. Chapter 8: Emerging adulthood and contemporary society: Development in the third decade Chapter 9: Conclusion: Why Study Development? Glossary Index

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Karen Gilmore, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Pamela Meersand, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


"It has been decades since psychoanalysis has had an adequate textbook on child and adolescent development. Gilmore and Meersand have provided us with an excellent one that avoids the parochialism of traditional psychoanalytic texts, integrating the disparate schools that populate the modern day pluralistic world of psychoanalysis while also weaving in the relevant findings from cognitive and neuroscience. This book will be essential for psychoanalytic candidates around the world." --Alan Sugarman, Ph.D, Training and Supervising Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychoanalyst, San Diego Psychoanalytic Center; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

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