Resources

BOOK REVIEWS &

CONFERENCE REPORTS

 

 

  • BOOKS & BOOK REVIEWS
    • Winnicott’s Collected Works (2016)
      Awarded American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize 2016. The Collected Works presents virtually all Winnicott’s writings chronologically, bringing together letters, clinical case reports, child consultations, psychoanalytic articles, and papers, including many previously unpublished works on topics of continuing interest to contemporary readers.
    • Donald Winnicott & the History of the Present edited by Angela Joyce
      Edited by Angela Joyce "Contemporary practitioners and academics use Winnicott’s clinical and theoretical heritage to discuss a range of subjects: accounts of the early developmental processes and relationships, the psychoanalytic setting, creativity and the arts, Winnicott in the outside world, and the challenge to the psychoanalytic paradigm that Winnicott’s ideas constitute."
    • Elsa Oliviera Dias (2016) Winnicott’s Theory of the Maturational Processes. London, Karnac. 201 pages
      A central theme of Winnicott’s writings and formulations is integration, yet a criticism of him has been that he either failed to develop an integrated theory or failed to present his theory systematically. Dias set herself task of demonstrating that Winnicott did in fact develop a core theory in the form of a process of maturation...
    • Tamara Bibby (2018) The creative self: psychoanalysis, teaching and learning in the classroom.
      Bibby is a teacher and educationalist who comes as a breath of fresh air in an environment where the politicisation and commodification of education threatens to undermine the core role of adults and institutions in providing the facilitating environment in which children can learn and mature.
    • Tea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr (2016)
      "Brett Kahr’s Tea With Winnicott is a curious and highly original offering: a work of ‘imaginary non-fiction’, wherein child psychoanalyst Winnicott returns to his former home and consulting room for a posthumous interview with the author....."
    • A.H. Brafman (2016) The language of distress: understanding a child’s behaviour
      The language of distress focusses principally on the ways in which children’s emotional conflicts may be expressed through physical symptoms and how parental responses can inadvertently perpetuate these symptoms. His approach is to seek to help the child understand more about their underlying fears and sadnesses and to enable parents to take this into account in their responses...
    • Andre Green at the Squiggle Foundation Revised Edition 2016
  • CONFERENCE REPORTS
    • Dr James Johnston reports and reflects on Squiggle’s 2016 Spring Lecture ‘Forgiveness: a gift at any cost?’
      "Forgiving the irreparable damage done for both victim and perpetrator is a process for both… It is not an event and cannot be prescribed; it is not a cure – no magical reparation will resolve this mental pain. Drinking from the same bowl of bitterness marks a beginning of the reparative process, not the completion of reparation. Reparation cannot be completed."
    • Donald Winnicott: The History of the Present
      The Winnicott Trust: 21-23 November 2015: London “One of the best conferences I have attended” says Chris Brogan, Squiggle Foundation Trustee for the North East of England, who provides an extended report of this conference held as part of the launch of the new collected works of Donald Winnicott. The editors of this major new contribution to the field, Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson, will be the joint presenters of the Madeline Davis Lecture, on November 26th 2016. Chris integrates detailed commentary and personal reflection to whet the appetite for the possibility of the conference papers being published at a future date.
    • There’s No Place Like Home: The Experience Of Uprootedness – Dr Katie Lewis
      Squiggle North East: 13 February 2016: Newcastle Matthew Evans, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, reflects on a presentation which made imaginative use of film alongside clinical material to enhance understanding of the plight of children who cannot remain in their original homes because their needs could not be met there but who may feel ever-drawn back to the familiar despite this. Where can a Holding Environment be found – and do those professionals trying to provide it find resonances in their own experience?
    • “‘I AM’ – Vitality, Creativity, Destructiveness and the Value of Contributing: Winnicott’s unique view of Depression”.
      David Cornelius (Child Psychotherapist) reports on Squiggle North East's Conference held at the Mining Institute in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on Saturday 4th November 2017 when Chris Brogan presented his paper ‘I AM’ - Vitality Creativity Destructiveness and the Value of Contributing: Winnicott's unique view of Depression" in conjunction with Kate Purdy's presentation of mother -infant psychotherapy.