From Cradle to Couch: Essays in Honor of the Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology of Sylvia Brody
is a compilation of select papers written by distinguished authorities in the field that are specifically dedicated to the important and extensive body of work of Dr. Sylvia Brody with regard to the fields of infant, child, adolescent, developmental psychology and psychoanalysis.
So extensive and far-reaching have her longitudinal investigations been that more and more research studies are now being done with infants, children and adolescents. Moreover, as a result of her dedication over many decades, there is a greater awareness and emphasis worldwide of the critical importance of understanding normal child developmental processes and of recognizing the circumstances that interfere with a child's emotional and physical growth, as well as appreciating and fostering the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social/cultural conditions necessary for children to thrive. But that is not where her contributions end. Dr. Brody has also supplied us with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic methods by which children whose early development was less than optimal, and where normal development was detoured or otherwise impeded, can be helped.
In the following pages, the editors have gathered together an anthology of fine papers which examine children from this country and abroad; manuscripts that in one way or another--either explicitly or implicitly--have been influenced by the trailblazing work of Dr. Sylvia Brody and the tradition she set for carrying out research and using her findings as her primary basis for many of the innovative therapeutic practices she helped to establish.
For the reader who is somehow unfamiliar with Dr. Brody's work, a cursory review of a mere smattering of her publications ought to be sufficient to provide at least a sense of her pioneering labors, and ultimately, what turns out to be, her prescience.
From Cradle To Couch: Essays in Honor of the Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology of Sylvia Brody
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION—Burton N. Seitler & Kim S. Kleinman
Chapter 1; Kerry Kelly & Jack Novick: Psychoanalysis and Child-Rearing p. 13
Chapter 2: Beatrice Beebe: How Mother-Infant Research Informs Mother-Infant Treatmentp. p. 38
Chapter 3: Laurel Silber: Playing in the Intergenerational Space p. 90
Chapter 4: Eva Rotenberg The True Self Parental Function, The Basis of Ego Integration p. 111
Chapter 5 Monisha Nayar-Akhtar & Sumedha Gupta: Ariely Attachment and Context: Evolving Perspectives in a Clinical Realm p. 143
Chapter 6: Phyllis Ackman Helping the Helpers: Consultation to ChildCare Staff Using Psychoanalytically Informed Developmental Concepts p. 18
Chapter 7: Ann G. Smolen: Mothering Without A Home A Psychoanalytically-Informed Approach p. 216}
Chapter 8: Joseph Schaller: Relational Hope: Foster Care and A Home Within p. 249
Chapter 9: Martin A. Silverman: Behavior Disorders Stemming from Disturbed Mother-Baby: Experience and Their Through Joint Work with a Mother and Her Young Child p. 279
Chapter 10: Corinne Masur: The Effect on Children when the Attachment to Their Mother is Broken: The Developmental Phases of Mourning p. 321
Chapter 11: Rosa Spagnolo: An Unexpected Pathway for Interpsychic Exchange: Music in the Analysis of a Young Adult p. 358
Chapter 12: Michael O’Loughlin: The Emergence of the Speaking Subject:
Child Therapy and the Subject of Desire p. 376
Chapter 13: Burton Norman: Seitler Sophistry and ADHD: The Dual Myths of Organicity And Biochemical Imbalance and the Ensuing Medication Tidal Wave p. 403