By Pierre Geissmann, Claudine Geissmann
Child research has occupied a different position within the historical past of psychoanalysis as a result demanding situations it poses to practitioners and the clashes it has provoked between its advocates. because the early days in Vienna below Sigmund Freud baby psychoanalysts have attempted to understand and make understandable to others the psychosomatic problems of adolescence and to evolve medical and healing techniques to the entire levels of improvement of the child, the kid, the adolescent and the younger adult.
Claudine and Pierre Geissmann hint the historical past and improvement of kid research during the last century and check the contributions made by means of pioneers of the self-discipline, whose efforts to extend its theoretical foundations resulted in clash among colleges of notion, such a lot significantly to the rift among Anna Freud and Melanie Klein.
Now taught and practised greatly in Europe, the united states and South the United States, baby and adolescent psychoanalysis is exclusive within the perception it offers into the mental elements of kid improvement, and within the healing merits it could possibly carry either to the kid and its family.
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As late as 1980, Anna Freud reminded MacLean and Rappen of this dying wish, indicating that they should respect it. These authors point out that they chose to ignore this reminder. Besides, one could question the melancholic nature of this will, written by a woman who had always had a strong depressive tendency. In fact, this silence is probably due to factors of an entirely different nature. Neither her will, nor the outcry caused by the publication of A Young Girl’s Diary (1919), nor even her death explain it sufficiently.
Gathli] praised the beauty of her little brother to her grandmother. ‘And look what a pretty little boy’s bottom he has’ [in Switzerdeutsch: Buobefüdili]. (Freud and Jung, 1974:199–200) On 25 January Freud replies: ‘But surely you recognize the main features of little Hans’ story. ’ In his following letters Jung insists on giving more details. ’ (9 March). Jung denies this, indicating on 11 March: ‘My Agathli’s achievements are original: she has never heard of Little Hans. ’ He gives a few more details: the difference from the analysis of Hans is that Jung, as he himself states, does not seem to interpret, at least not at the time.
One A history of child psychoanalysis 20 thing is important: at the first setting she spontaneously hallucinated a ‘sausage which the woman said would get fatter and fatter’. ’ All that could possibly be wished of a transposition! But, since then, everything sexual has been completely occluded. No sign of D. pr [dementia praecox]! With respectful regards, yours very sincerely, Jung. (1974:45) He was therefore talking about hypnosis and not analysis, in the sense that Freud understood it in 1907.
A History of Child Psychoanalysis by Pierre Geissmann, Claudine Geissmann