Jung Today, Volume 2: Childhood and Adolescence


Editors: Francesco Bisagni, Nadia Fina and Caterina Vezzoli

Jung Today is a project on the recent developments in analytical psychology, which gathers together contributions by internationally known professionals. It includes theoretical and clinical unpublished papers that are written by Italian analytical psychologists, together with some contributions by French, German, British and American Jungian analysts. The book is intended to address psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, child psychotherapists and social workers. Volume Two focuses on infancy, childhood and adolescence. Theoretically, core issues such as Transference and Countertransference, the development of Identity and Sexuality, and the analytic Setting are thoroughly examined in the light of Jungian and post-Jungian theories in comparison with contemporary psychoanalytic views. Technical issues applied to the analytic work with children and adolescents are described with as much careful detail as possible. Specific clinical topics, such as hyperkinesias or obsessional disorders, and developmental breakdowns are examined in this light. On a final note, the applications of the method of Infant Observation to a Jungian understanding of psychic development in infants and young children, the issue of in-vitro fertilisation, and the infant-parent therapeutic consultation are also treated in this volume, which is divided into three sections. Each section opens up with a general introduction outlining the main contents of the subsequent chapters.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: A, B, C
  • Preface
  • Transference & the non-total Situation
  • Michael Fordham’s Deintegration-Reintegration: a Model for Integrating both the Self & Theories
  • Transference Unlimited: From Newborn to Grownup
  • Drawing, Narration, Play in Child Analysis: Vicissitudes & Paths of Individuation
  • Becoming Human: Infant Observation of an In-Vitro Baby
  • Oedipus & the Good Sister, A “Young Child Observation”
  • Parent-Child Consultation & the Art of the Miniature
  • Lost in Speed, Lost in Meaninglessness. Latency Subverted
  • Identity Formation in Adolescence
  • Encountering Strangeness & Becoming Oneself: On the Emergence of Sexual Identity in Adolescence
  • Index.

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