Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, and Attachment
Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, and Attachment –
(Relational Perspectives Book) (2017) – Stephen Seligman
The recent explosion of new research about infants, parental care, and infant-parent relationships has shown conclusively that human relationships are central motivators and organizers in development. Relationships in Development examines the practical implications for dynamic psychotherapy with both adults and children, especially following trauma. Stephen Seligman offers engaging examples of infant parent interactions as well as of psychotherapeutic process. He traces the place of childhood and child development in psychoanalysis from Freud onward, showing how different images about babies evolved and influenced analytic theory and practice. Relationships in Development offers a new integration of ideas that updates established psychoanalytic models in a new context: “Relational-developmental psychoanalysis.” Seligman integrates four crucial domains:
• Infancy Research, including attachment theory and research
• Developmental Psychoanalysis
• Relational/intersubjective Psychoanalysis
• Classical Freudian, Kleinian, and Object Relations theories (including Winnicott).