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Young Child Observation, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Sumi Cannon
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Adamo, S. Rustin, M. (2013) Young child observation : a development in the theory and method of infant observation. Tavistock Clinic Series. London, Karnac.

Alvarez, A. (1992).Live company : psychoanalytic psychotherapy with autistic, borderline, deprived, and abused children. Routledge.

Bick, E. (1964) Notes on infant observation in psychoanalytic training. International journal of psychoanalysis., 45, 558-566.

Bick, E. (1969) The experience of skin in early object relations. International journal of psychoanalysis., 49 (1), 15-34.

Bick, E. (1986) Further considerations on the function of the skin in early object relations. British journal of psychotherapy., 124

Boston, M, (1974) Recent research in developmental psychology. Journal of child psychotherapy., 4(1), 15-34.

Bower, T. (1976) The perceptual world of the child. London; Fontana.

Bowlby, J, (1969) Attachment and Loss, Vol. 1 Attachment. London, Hogarth Press

Bowlby, J, (1973) Attachment and Loss Vol. 2 Separation, Anxiety and Anger. London, Hogarth Press.

Bowlby, J, (1980) Attachment and Loss Vol. 3 Loss, Sadness and Depression. London, Hogarth Press.

Cooper, P. J., & Stein, A. (1992) Feeding problems and eating disorders in children and adolescents, Reading, Harwood Academic Publisher,.

Wilfried Datler, Nina Hover-Reisner & Margit Datler (2015) Toddlers’ relationships to peers in the processes of separation: from the discussion of observational accounts to the development of theory, Infant observation., 18:1, 14-35,

Douglas, H. (2007) Containment and reciprocity : integrating psychoanalytic theory and child development research for work with children. Routledge.

Dunn, J.B., & Kendrick, C. (1982). Siblings. Love, envy and understanding. London, Grant McIntyre.

Erikson, E. H. (1965) Childhood and Society. Rev. ed. Harmondsworth, Penguin.

Furman, E. (1992) Toddlers and their mothers : abridged version for parents and educators. Madison, CT International Universities Press.

Gavériaux et al (2015) Making use of psychoanalytic young child observation as a response to referrals of young children in a multidisciplinary medical, mental health and education Centre in Brittany. Infant observation.,18:1, 67-82


Harris, M. (1975) Thinking about infants and young children. Perthshire, Clunie Press.

Hindle, D., & Smith, M. V. (1999) Personality development : a psychoanalytic perspective. Routledge, Chapters 2 3 and 4.

Lewin, R. (1974). Child alive!. New insights into the development of young children. London, Temple Smith. (See especially chapters 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 14).

Likierman, M. (1988). Maternal love and positive projective identification. Journal of child psychotherapy.. 14(2), 29 - 46.

Magagna, J. (2005) Intimate transformations : babies with their families. Karnac Books

Magagna, J., et al. (2005) Oedipal anxieties and the role of the observer, IN: Magagna,J. (ed) Intimate transformations : babies with their families. Karnac Books

Menzies, I. E. P. (1989) Containing anxiety in institutions : selected essays. Vol. 1. London, Free Association Books.

Ruth Mooney (2015) The preschool playground: a longing for a mother to a need for friends, Infant observation., 18:1, 36-51,

Music, G. (2010) Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children's emotional, sociocultural and brain development. Psychology Press.

Hiromi Nakaoka (2014) Coming to terms with daily separation: observation of two children's transition from home to nursery, Infant observation., 17:3, 248-263,

Obhozler, A., & Roberts, V. Z. (1994) The unconscious at work : individual and organizational stress in the human services. Routledge.

Rustin, M., & Bradley, J. (2008) Work discussion : learning from reflective practice in work with children and families. Karnac Books.

Wadell, M. (2002) Inside Lives. Karnac Books.

Williams, M. H. (1987) Collected papers of Martha Harris and Esther Bick. Perthshire, Clunie Press.

Winnicott, D. W. (1958) Collected papers : through paediatrics to psycho-analysis. London, Tavistock Publications. Particularly Chapters 4, 12, 18, 19 & 24.

Winnicott, D. W. (1971) Playing and Reality. London Tavistock Publications.

Winnicott, D. W (1972). Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. London Hogarth Press. Ch. 3, The theory of the parent-infant relationship. 37 – 55

Youell B (2008) The importance of play and playfulness European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2008, 121–129

Sam Zuppardi (2015) A band of brothers at nursery: an account of male group dynamics in a preschool setting, Infant observation., 18:1, 52-66,

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Students are recommended to look at:

1. Understanding Your Child Series . New Edition, 2004 onwards, published by Jessica Kingsley.

2. Infant observation.: International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications

This list was last updated on 23/01/2017