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Author Gilmore, Karen, 1948- author

Title Normal child and adolescent development : a psychodynamic primer / by Karen J. Gilmore, Pamela Meersand
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Pub., [2013]
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Publishing, [2014]


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Description xx, 344 pages ; 23 cm
Contents A psychodynamic developmental orientation -- Infancy : parenthood, the mother-infant relationship, and the mind of the infant -- The toddler : early sense of self and gender, rapprochement, libidinal object constancy, and superego precursors -- The oedipal phase and emerging capacities : language, imagination, play, mentalization, and self-regulation -- The oedipal phase : psychosexual development, oedipal complex, configuration and constellation, and its legacy in mental life -- The latency phase : cognitive maturation, autonomy, social development, and learning -- Preadolescence : bodily challenges, changing relationships, and the transition to the teen years -- Early and mid-adolescence : the ongoing importance of the body, sexuality, individuation, and the role of action in the special problems of teenagers -- Late adolescence : identity, sexuality, autonomy, and superego formation in the late teens and early twenties -- The odyssey years : emerging adults on the path to adulthood -- The role of developmental thinking in psychodynamic psychotherapy
Summary Normal child and adolescent development: A psychodynamic primer presents a complete picture of mental development, informed by contemporary research and psychodynamic thinking. Dr. Gilmore and Dr. Meersand have taught human development to psychiatric residents, psychology doctoral students, and psychoanalytic candidates for more than a decade, and found an acute need for accessible material integrating recent findings in the psychodynamic literature and psychology research with information on development as a dynamic interaction of the growing mind (including the unconscious mind), the maturing body, and the evolving demands of environment. The book is their response to this need, and it is as unique as it is useful, as compelling as it is comprehensive. Replete with new ideas and fascinating connections, the volume is also beautifully written and a pleasure to read. The clinical vignettes in the text are vivid narratives that make the child at different stages recognizable and memorable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Adolescent psychology.
Child development.
Child psychology.
Developmental psychology.
Adolescent Development.
Child Development.
Psychology, Adolescent.
Psychology, Child.
Author Meersand, Pamela, 1956- author
American Psychiatric Publishing.
LC no. 2013010863
ISBN 1585624365 (paperback)
9781585624362 (paperback)