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Module Reading List 2021

Infant Observation, 2021/22, Semester B24
Laura Liddell
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bick, E. (1964) Notes on infant observation in psychoanalytic training. International journal of psychoanalysis.ISSN: 0020-7578, 45, 558-566 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Bick, E. (1969) The experience of skin in early object relations. International journal of psychoanalysis.ISSN: 0020-7578, 49 (1), 15-34.

Bick, E. (1986) Further considerations on the function of the skin in early object relations. British journal of psychotherapy.ISSN: 0265-9883, 2 (4), 253-333.

Brazelton, T.B., & Cramer, G. (1991) The earliest relationship : parents, infants, and the drama of early attachmentISBN: 1855750058. Karnac. 

Briggs, A (2002) Surviving space : papers on infant observation : essays on the centenary of Esther BickISBN: 1855752921, London: Tavistock Clinic Series, Karnac

Cooper, P. J., & Stein, A. (1992)  Feeding problems and eating disorders in children and adolescentsISBN: 3718651661, Reading, Harwood Academic Publisher,. 

Daws, D. (1989) Through the night : helping parents and sleepless infantsISBN: 1853430684; 0853430692 (pbk). London, Free Association Books.

Daws, D. and de Rementaria, A. (2016) Finding your way with your baby : the emotional life of parents and babiesISBN: 9781138787056 (hardback); 9781317654193 (ebook), Routledge, London.

Diem-Wille, G. (2011) The early years of life : psychoanalytical development theory according to Freud, Klein, and BionISBN: 9781855757103 (pbk.) : No price; 1855757109 (pbk.) : No price. London: Karnac

Diem-Wille, G. (2014) Young children and their parents : perspectives from psychoanalytic infant observationISBN: 1780491433; 9781780491431 .London: Karnac

Douglas, H. (2007) Containment and reciprocity : integrating psychoanalytic theory and child development research for work with childrenISBN: 9780415396981 (pbk.); 9780415396974 (hbk.); 0415396972 (hbk.); 0415396980 (pbk.). Routledge.

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

Dunn, J. B. (1979) The first year of life: continuities in individual differences. IN: Schaffer, D., & Dunn, J. B (eds). The First year of life : psychological and medical implications of early experienceISBN: 047199734X. Chichester, Wiley, 69- 90

Emde, R. N. (1983) René A. Spitz, dialogues from infancy : selected papersISBN: 0823657876International Universities Press USA.

Fraiberg, S. H. (1959) The magic years : understanding and handling the problems of early childhoodISBN: 0416294901. New York, Scribner.

Hamilton, V. (1982) Narcissus and Oedipus : the children of psychoanalysisISBN: 1855750627 (pbk) : No price. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Harris, M. (1975) Thinking about infants and young childrenISBN: 9781780490106. Perthshire, Clunie Press.

Harris, M. (1987). Papers on infant observation,. IN: Williams, M.H, (ed). Collected papers of Martha Harris and Esther BickISBN: 0902965247. Perthshire, Clunie Press, 219-239.

Likierman, M. (1988). Maternal love and positive projective identification. Journal of child psychotherapy.ISSN: 0075-417X. 14(2), 29 - 46.

Lozoff, B. et al. (1997) The mother-newborn relationship: limits of acceptability. Journal of paediatrics and child health.ISSN: 1034-4810; 1440-1754, 91, 1-12.

MacFarlane, A. (1997) The Psychology of Childbirth. London, Fontana/Open Books.

Magagna, J. (2005) Intimate transformationsISBN: 1855753189 (pbk.) : No price. Karnac Books

Magagna, J. (1987) Three years of infant observation with Mrs Bick. Journal of child psychotherapy.ISSN: 0075-417X, 13 (1), 19-39.

Magagna, J., et al. (2005) Oedipal anxieties and the role of the observer, IN: Magagna, J. (ed) Intimate transformations : babies with their familiesISBN: 1855753189 (pbk.) : No price. Karnac Books 

Meltzer, D. (1984) A One Year Old Goes to Nursery. Journal of child psychotherapy.ISSN: 0075-417X10 (1).

Miller, L. et al (1989) Closely observed infantsISBN: 0715623117 London, Duckworth.

Miller, L. (1992) Understanding your baby.ISBN: 1872803059 (pbk) : £3.99. Rosendale Press.

Murray, L. (1988) Effects of postnatal depression on infant development: direct studies on early mother-infant interaction. IN: Kumar, R., & Brockington, I. F. (Eds) Motherhood and mental illness 2 : causes and consequencesISBN: 0723607664, Volume 2. London, Wright, 159-190.

Parker, R. (1995) Torn in two : the experience of maternal ambivalenceISBN: 1853818836 (pbk) London, Virago.

Perez-Sanchez, M. (1990) Baby observation : emotional relationships during the first year of lifeISBN: 0902965263, Clunie Press for The Roland Harris Trust Library. 

Piontelli, A. (1986). Backwards in time : a study in infant observation by the method of Esther BickISBN: 1855753073ISBN: 1855753073Perthshire, Clunie Press.

Reid, S. (1997) Developments in infant observation : the Tavistock modelISBN: 041514941X (pbk.); 0415149401. The Tavistock Model. Routledge.

Sternberg, J. (2005) Infant observation at the heart of trainingISBN: 9781849404952 (electronic book); 185575360X (pbk.); 9781855753600. Karnac Books.

Steiner, D. (1992) Understanding your one-year-oldISBN: 1843102412 (pbk.) : £8.95. Rosendale Press.

Stern, D. (1985) The interpersonal world of the infant : a view from psychoanalysis and developmental psychologyISBN: 0465095895 (pbk); 0465034039. New York, Basic Books.

Stern, D. (1995) The motherhood constellation : a unified view of parent-infant psychotherapyISBN: 1855752018 : £16.95. New York. Basic Books.

Szur, R. (1981) Hospital Care for the Newborn. Some aspects of Personal stress. Journal of child psychotherapy.ISSN: 0075-417X, 7 (2), 137-159.

Thomson-Salo, F. (2018). What an infant brings. Chapter 2 in Engaging infants : embodied communication in short-term infant-parent therapyISBN: 9781782205913. London; Karnac.

Trowell, J. (1982) Effects of obstetric management on the mother-child relationship. IN:Parkes, C. M., & Stevenson-Hinde, J. (Eds) The Place of attachment in human behaviorISBN: 0422776009. London, Tavistock Publications, 79-94.

Waddell, M. (1988) Infantile Development: Kleinian and Post Kleinian Theory, Infant Observational Practice. British journal of psychotherapy.ISSN: 0265-9883, 4 313-329. 

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

Williams, M. H. (1987) Collected papers of Martha Harris and Esther BickISBN: 0902965247. Perthshire, Clunie Press.

Wright, K. (2001) Face and façade – the mothers face as the baby’s mirror. Parent-infant psychodynamics : wild things, mirrors and ghosts : a reader designed for a variety of professionals working with expectant parents, babies and their families, and for parents and students in pursuit of psychoanalytic understandingISBN: 9780954931926; 0954931920 (Eds) Raphael-Leff, J. London: Whurr.

Wright, K. (2017) ‘Imagining the Other’, Talk given at Whole Course Day, NSCAP, 24th March

Students are recommended to look at:

  1. Understanding Your Child Series – New Edition, 2004 onwards, published by Jessica Kingsley.
  1. The International Journal of Infant Observation. Tavistock Clinic Foundation in Association with Lawrence & Wishart.

This list was last updated on 21/09/2020