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Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 662–664 | Cite as

Luis Rodriguez de la Sierra, Child Analysis Today Karnac Books, London, UK 2004

  • Haran Wernik
Book Review

The practice of child and adolescent psychoanalysis today is a dynamic and vibrant field. Withstanding the passage of time, the theoretical grounds of the field still bear the footprints of three analytical giants: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Donald Winnicott. In this volume, Rodriguez de la Sierra brings together six prominent British child psychoanalysts to share their theoretical and applied understanding of the principles of child analysis, with reflection upon theoretical similarities and differences of the three giants

In the introduction, Rodriguez de la Sierra provides the reader with brief descriptions of the theories of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Donald Winnicott, the most prominent analytical theoreticians in their influence on the practice of child and adolescent psychoanalysis today. The reader is exposed to the main concepts of these theoreticians, as well as to their theoretical differences. Klein hypothesized that infants come into the world immediately ready to...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Metropolitan State HospitalNorwalkUSA

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