The Family and Individual Development represents a decade of writing from a thinker who was at the peak of his powers as perhaps the leading post-war figure in developmental psychiatry. In these pages, Winnicott chronicles the complex inner lives of human beings, from the first encounter between mother and newborn, through the "doldrums" of adolescence, to maturity. As Winnicott explains in his final chapter, the health of a properly functioning democratic society "derives from the working of the ordinary good home."
D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971). An internationally renowned psychoanalyst and paediatrician, Winnicott is most famous for his conception of the Transitional Object or "security blanket".
'Psychiatrists and social scientists, sitting half-way between the priest and engineer, enjoy a hot spot in our democracy. It takes a man with Winnicott's creative flair to assure us that some can preserve their integrity while sitting there.' - "New Society"
'Psychiatrists and social scientists, sitting half-way between the priest and engineer, enjoy a hot spot in our democracy. It takes a man with Winnicott’s creative flair to assure us that some can preserve their integrity while sitting there.' - New Society
ACKNOWLEDG EM E NTS
INTRODUCTION TO THE ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS
1 The first year of life: modern views on the emotional development
2 The relationship of a mother to her baby at the beginning
3 Growth and development in immaturity
4 On security
5 The five-year-old
6 Integrative and disruptive factors in family life
7 The family affected by depressive illness in one or both parents
8 The effect of psychosis on family life
9 The effect of psychotic parents on the emotional development of'the child
10 Adolescence: struggling through the doldrums
11 The family and emotional maturity
12 Theoretical statement of'the field of'child psychiatry
13 The contribution of'psycho-analysis to midwifery
14 Advising parents
15 Casework with mentally ill children
16 The deprived child and how he can be compensated for loss offamily life
17 Group influences and the maladjusted child: the school aspect
18 Some thoughts on the meaning of the word democracy