• An accessible and affordable collection for individual scholars, clinicians, and Winnicott enthusiasts
• Traces the development of Winnicott's process of mind over fifty years of writing
• Illustrates the continued importance of Winnicott's contributions for medicine psychoanalysis and other key professions
One of Britain's leading psychoanalysts and pediatricians, Donald Woods Winnicott (1896 - 1971) was the creative mind behind some of the most enduring theories of the child and of child, adolescent and adult analysis. Winnicott's work is still relevant today for child and adult therapists, psychoanalysts, social workers, teachers, and psychologists, and his papers and clinical observations are routinely studied by trainees in psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and clinical psychology.
Brought together into a single volume for the first time, the writings that compose Twelve Essays on Winnicott originally appeared as part of the landmark publication The Collected Works of DW Winnicott (winner in the Historical category of the American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize for best books published in 2016). These twelve works of original scholarship provide a distinctive chronological map to Winnicott's theoretical developments and clinical innovations. The result is a substantial contribution to psychoanalytic theory and practice that will be of interest to clinicians, scholars, and new and lifelong students of the work of Donald W. Winnicott.
1. The Enduring Significance of Donald W Winnicott: A General Introduction to the Collected Works
Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson
2. From Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis
3. "Two makes one, then one makes two: early emotional development"
4. Towards Different Objects, Other Spaces, New Integrations
Vincenzo Bonaminio and Paolo Fabozzi
5. Reading Winnicott Slowly
6. Winnicott: Reaching His Peak
Jennifer Johns and Marcus Johns
7. Health: Dependency towards Independence
Angela F. Joyce
8. Object Presence and Absence in Psychic Development
9. Communication between Infant and Mother, Patient and Analyst: The Years of Consolidation
10. Being, Creativity and Potential Space
11. Expectation and Offer: the Challenge of Communication in Winnicott's 'Therapeutic Consultations'
12. Winnicott and the Primacy of Life
About the Editor:
Amal Treacher Kabesh is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. She has a long-standing interest in bringing together psychoanalytic and cultural theory in order to understand identity (particularly gender and ethnicity) and has published extensively on these topics. Her two most recent books are Postcolonial Masculinities: Histories, Emotions, Ethics and Egyptian Revolutions: Conflict, Repetition and Identification.
Amal Treacher Kabesh
Amal Treacher Kabesh was the Managing Editor of the Collected Works of Donald D. Winnicott. She has a long-standing interest in bringing together psychoanalytic and cultural theory in order to understand identity (especially gender and ethnicity) and she has published extensively on these topics. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. Her two recently published books are: Postcolonial Masculinities: Histories, Emotions, Ethics (Ashgate, 2013) and Egyptian Revolutions: Conflict, Repetition and Identification (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017).
Marco Armellini has been a practicing child psychiatrist since 1985. He completed his training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Andreas Giannakoulas and Vincenzo Bonaminio in the 1990s. His clinical experience developed with the Italian public health sector particularly in the area of infant mental health and autistic developmental disorders. He has published several contributions about the British Independent Tradition in Psychoanalysis.
Vincenzo Bonaminio, PhD, is training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and works in Rome in private practice with adults, adolescents, and children. He was Adjunct Professor at the Department of Child Psychiatry, La Sapienza, University of Rome, where he taught child psychotherapy, and worked clinically with children, and coordinated a research group on brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy with latency children. For over 25 years he has been Director of the iW D.W. Winnicott Institute, a training program for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Children, Adolescents and Parental Couples, attached to the University. He is Director of the Winnicott Centre, Italia. He has been Honorary Visiting Professor at University College London. He is co-editor of Richard e Piggle, the Italian Journal for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Adolescent, and co-editor of the series Psicoanalisi Contemporanea.
Lesley Caldwell, General Editor of the Collected Works
Lesley Caldwell is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Association in private practice in London. She is a guest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a corresponding member of LAISPS (California). She is an Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Italian Department at University College, London. As Chair of the Squiggle Foundation (2000-2003) and editor of the Winnicott Studies monograph Series (2000-2008), she published four edited collections on D.W. Winnicott. She was an editor for the Winnicott Trust from 2002 to 2016 and the Chair of Trustees from 2008-2012. With Angela Joyce, she published Reading Winnicott (2011). She has a continuing interest in psychoanalysis and the arts and has written on film and the city of Rome.
Paolo Fabozzi, PhD, is training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and works in Rome in private practice with adults, adolescents, and children. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, "Sapienza", University of Rome. He has published in international reviews, and edited Al di là della metapsicologia (1996), Il sé tra clinica e teoria (2000), Forme dell'interpretare (2003).
Anna Ferruta is Psychologist, Full Member and Training Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She is a member of the Monitory and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and past Director of Training at the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. She works as a psychoanalyst in Milan, Italy, specializing in the treatment of severe psychic pathologies and the psychodynamics of institutional working groups. She is a founding member of Mito & Realtà: Association for Therapeutic Communities. Other appointments have included Vice-Director of Psiche, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Pavia, and consultant at the Neurological Institute C. Besta, in Milan. She is the author of several Italian and international publications, including books (Pensare per Immagini, Borla, 2005; Le Comunità Terapeutiche, Cortina, 2012; La cura psicoanalitica contemporanea. Estensioni della pratica clinica, Fioriti, 2018) and articles ("Continuity or Discontinuity Between Healthy and Pathological Narcissism", The Italian Psychoanalytic Annual, 2012; 'Setting analitico e spazio per l'altro, Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 2013; "Themes and Developments of Psychoanalytic Thought in Italy." In: Borgogno F., Luchetti A., Marino Coe L. (ed.). Reading Italian Psychoanalysis. Routledge, London & N.Y, 2016).
Steven Groarke is Professor of Social Thought at Roehampton University, an analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London, and a training analyst of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. He is a member of the Editorial Board and Reviewing Panel, respectively, of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the British Journal of Psychotherapy. He currently works as a psychoanalyst in private practice in London.
Ann Horne is a Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and an Honorary Member of the Czech Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. A former Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training at the British Association of Psychotherapists (now IPCAPA at the BPF), she was co-editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999; 2nd edition. 2009) and of four books in her Routledge series on Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents. Her selected papers - On Children Who Privilege the Body: Reflections of an Independent Psychotherapist - was published by Routledge in September 2018. Retired from clinical practice, latterly at the Portman Clinic, London, she teaches and lectures in the UK and abroad.
Arne Jemstedt, MD, is a psychoanalyst with a private practice in Stockholm. He is a member and training analyst of the Swedish Psychanalytical Association. He was President of the former Swedish Psychoanalytical Association from 1997 to 2003 and the first President of the new Swedish Psychoanalytical Association (formed through the fusion of the Swedish Society and the Swedish Association) from 2010 to 2012. He is the editor of Swedish translations of several of D.W. Winnicott's books and has published articles and chapters on Winnicott's work in Swedish and international psychoanalytic journals and books. He is European Co-Chair of the project IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary.
Jennifer Johns is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. She came to psychoanalysis from general medical practice and was supervised during her training by Donald Winnicott. She has worked in psychotherapy departments at University College Hospital in London, and at the West Middlesex Hospital. She has an interest in psychosomatic disorders. An editor and member of the Winnicott Trust for many years, she chaired the Trust from 1997 to 2008 and has taught Winnicott's work widely.
Marcus Johns is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. He studied medicine at Charing Cross Hospital and psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. He trained in child and family psychiatry at the Tavistock Clinic and was Director of the Child Guidance Training Centre where he was Consultant-in-Charge of the Day Unit for disturbed children. During this time, he trained as a psychoanalyst and became Acting Director of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis. He was an editor of the Bulletin of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is past Chair of the Trustees for the International Pre-Autistic Network (IPAN).
Angela F. Joyce
Angela Joyce is a training and supervising psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and a child psychoanalyst trained at the Anna Freud Centre in London, where she has been a member of the pioneering Parent Infant Project for many years; there she jointly led the resurgence of child psychotherapy. She works in private practice in London and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. She is a trustee of the Squiggle Foundation and Chair of the Winnicott Trust. She has written papers and contributed to books on early development and parent-infant psychotherapy. With Lesley Caldwell she edited Reading Winnicott that was published as part of the New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series in 2011 and she edited Donald Winnicott and the History of the Present that was published by Karnac in 2017.
Christopher Reeves (1939-2012) was a child psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic London, with some personal experience of Winnicott, having attended seminars at his house during the last two years of Winnicott's life. He wrote papers on the theoretical and clinical aspects of Winnicott's work that have been published in the United Kingdom and America. He edited a collection of essays, Broken Bounds: Contemporary Reflections on the Anti-Social Tendency (2012), and was a contributing editor to Judith Issroff's Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby: Personal and Professional Reflections both published by Karnac Books. He was Director of the Squiggle Foundation from 2008 to 2011.
Ken Robinson is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Newcastle upon Tyne, a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and formerly its Honorary Archivist. He is a training analyst for child and adolescent and adult psychotherapy in the North of England and Scotland, and lectures, teaches and supervises in the UK and Europe. Before training as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst he taught English Literature and the History of Ideas in the university and maintains an interest in the overlap between psychoanalysis, the arts and humanities. His essay "Creativity in Everyday Life (or Living in the World Creatively)" appeared recently in Donald Winnicott and the History of the Present edited by Angela Joyce (Karnac, 2017). He is especially interested in the nature of therapeutic action and the history of psychoanalysis and is currently completing a book on the use in the consulting room now of basic clinical concepts rooted in the theory and practice of Freud, Ferenczi, Balint and Winnicott.
Dominique Scarfone, MD, was full professor and is now honorary professor at the Department of Psychology of the Universit de Montral and training-supervising analyst at the Institut psychanalytique de Montral (French section of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Institute). A former associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, he has published five books: Jean Laplanche (1997; translated in Hebrew, Italian and English), Oublier Freud? Mémoire pour la psychanalyse (1999), Les Pulsions (2004, translated into Spanish and Portuguese), Quartiers aux rues sans nom (2012) and The Unpast. The Actual Unconscious (2015). He is the author of several book chapters and numerous articles published in international journals. He is invited regularly to give seminars and conferences in various countries and was author of one of two key papers discussed in the 2014 International Congress of French-speaking Analysts in Montreal. He will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, in London (UK).
Helen Taylor-Robinson, General Editor of the Collected Works
Helen Taylor-Robinson is Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, British Psychoanalytical Society, London, and was a clinical psychoanalyst with adults and children until her retirement. She was an Editor and Trustee of the Winnicott Trust for seventeen years and co-edited Thinking about Children with Jennifer Johns and Ray Shepherd. Her special interest is in the relationship of psychoanalysis to the arts, literature, and cinema. She has been Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Psychoanalysis Unit of University College, London. She has contributed to books and journals in the field of psychoanalysis and to the European Psychoanalysis and Film Festival.