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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letters, clinical case reports, child consultations, psychoanalytic articles, and papers, including many previously unpublished works on topics of continuing interest to contemporary readers.
    • Christine Bradley (2018): Revealing the inner world of traumatised children and young people.
      "Throughout this book, Winnicott’s compassion for children’s suffering and his deep interest in the problems of living and parenting shine though. Bradley provides us with a clear and useful reformulation of Winnicott’s ideas, based on years of professional experience, rending his (and other key theorists’) concepts suitable to the contemporary moment. This is pure gold for adopters in my view – I hope it will be read by many and gain its rightful place on those Local Authority and adoption charity training courses that make adopters’ lives possible. Of course, a book directly oriented towards adopters would be a wonderful sequel to this volume!" Prof Celia Roberts.
    • 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.
    • Angela Joyce (ed) (2017). Donald Winnicott & the History of the Present.
      ‘Winnicott’s gift was his ability to provide us with a psychoanalysis that appreciates the specialness of the ordinary without sentimentalising or disregarding complexity. The papers in this book demonstrate how his ideas integrate the physical, personal, interpersonal and cultural realms. In capturing what can make or break the emergence of life as a ‘good-enough’ experience, they illustrate how his work continues to guide and enliven practice and research, providing a framework that also harnesses the power of spontaneity. This book exemplifies how Winnicott’s gift will continue to be a present for the future.’ Adrian Sutton, Director Squiggle
    • 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...
    • Gregorio Kohon (2016). Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny.
      Tessa Dalley reflects on The Madeleine Davis lecture 2017 and Gregorio Kohon's related book.
    • 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...
    • Adrian Sutton (2013). Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Through counter-transference to case management.
      Children's health problems can place enormous strain on both children and their families. Whether symptoms are acute or chronic, assessment and treatment can be confusing and frightening even when the illness itself is not dangerous. Understanding the impact of illness on emotions, relationships and development is an essential part of providing good health care services. For health care professionals it is necessary to understand how their clinical practice affects their patients and how this reciprocal relationship shapes good or bad practice.
    • Peter Shoenberg (2007) Psychosomatics: The Uses of Psychotherapy
    • Jan Abram (ed) (2016). Andre Green at the Squiggle Foundation Revised Edition.
    • Peter Shoenberg & Jessica Yakeley (2014). Learning about Emotions in Illness.
      The book describes two approaches aimed at helping students learn how psychotherapeutic understanding can help them with their patients: the student psychotherapy scheme and student Balint groups. There are accounts of the scheme both from its supervisors and from participants...
  • CONFERENCE REPORTS
    • Winnicott at the BBC. Newcastle, June 2018
      'Hearing Winnicott's voice added a new dimension to his work, where words on a page came alive and one could really get a sense of 'where he was coming from'. There is much about the quality of Winnicott's voice that added to the seminars...' Jo Montgomery (Counsellor)
    • Aesthetics and the Psychoanalytic Frame. Madeleine Davis Lecture 2017.
      Tessa Dalley, Chair of The Squiggle Foundation, reflects on Gregorio Kohon's Madeleine Davis Lecture 2017.
    • 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."
    • The Emergence & Submergence of Authenticity. Manchester: November 2017
      Michaela Edwards, Lecturer in Organizational Health and Wellbeing & Helen Ingham, Art Therapy Student, University of Chester, reflect on the study day in Manchester.
    • “‘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.
    • 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?