‘Coming into being’: The process of developmental growth in a severely deprived child in intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Meehan, Deirdre (2016) ‘Coming into being’: The process of developmental growth in a severely deprived child in intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Professional Doctorate thesis, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust / University of East London. Full text available

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This thesis is a study of recovery, reparation and developmental progress in a severely deprived child in intensive psychoanalytic treatment. The methodology involved the detailed analysis of a single case study, using grounded theory. The study was designed to analyse the process of treatment and discover how the child made developmental progress. Implications for psychoanalytic technique in working with children who have endured severe deprivation is examined. Some of the key findings add to existing knowledge about psychotherapeutic theory and practice, particularly in relation to reverie, attunement and containment in the context of the child's experience of gaps and breaks in treatment.

Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Additional Information: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of East London in collaboration with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for the Professional Doctorate in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Top-Up
Uncontrolled Keywords: M80, M80TN, Professional Doctorate in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Top-Up
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Abuse & Neglect - Psychology
Emotions, Affective Psychology > Attachment/Affectional Bonds
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Department/People: Research
Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 10:32
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 15:40
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1421

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