Early Interaction and Developmental Psychopathology

Volume I: Infancy

  • Gisèle Apter
  • Emmanuel Devouche
  • Maya Gratier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Colwyn Trevarthen
    Pages 1-18
  3. Early Interactive Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Emmanuel Devouche, Maya Gratier
      Pages 21-33
    3. Fabia Eleonora Banella, Ed Tronick
      Pages 35-53
    4. Anne Bobin-Bègue
      Pages 55-86
  4. At Risk-Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Marc Poget, Marie-Camille Genet, Gisèle Apter
      Pages 89-105
    3. Joëlle Provasi
      Pages 123-149
  5. Early Interactive Assessment and Therapeutic Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Emmanuel Devouche, Sara Dominguez, Gisèle Apter
      Pages 167-180
    3. Drina Candilis-Huisman
      Pages 181-193
    4. Alexandra Murray Harrison
      Pages 219-228

About this book


This first book of a two-volume series describes current research and state of the art clinical practice the shed light on  the developmental origins of psychopathology in the first year of life, i.e. approximately up to the emergence of secondary intersubjectivity and/or walking. The second volume explores the interactional underpinnings of  psychopathology in toddlerhood, from the time of voluntarily gross motor functioning to the emergence and basic organization of symbolic language at 24-30 months.

A comprehensive approach is adopted, focusing on the fundamentally interactive nature of early development and examining interactions both with caregivers and more broadly with the socio-cultural environment. The books describe the processes involved in psychopathological trajectories and provide clinical insight into tailored, culturally sensitive therapeutic care in diverse environments. This volume discusses in detail situations placing the infant at risk and the nature of infant development, including communication, intersubjectivity, functional development, and affective and emotional development. Culturally and socially sensitive approaches to psychopathology are examined, with examples of specific infant- and family-centered therapies. Information on risk of abuse and neglect and infant protection policies is included.


Emotional development Functional development Infancy Infant centered therapy Infant development Psychopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gisèle Apter
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Devouche
    • 2
  • Maya Gratier
    • 3
  1. 1.Groupe Hospitalier du HavreUniversité de Rouen NormandieRouenFrance
  2. 2.Institute of PsychologyParis Descartes UniversityParisFrance
  3. 3.University of Paris NanterreNanterre CedexFrance

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