Esther Bick's legacy of infant observation at the Tavistock — Some reflections 60 years on.

Rustin, Margaret (2009) Esther Bick's legacy of infant observation at the Tavistock — Some reflections 60 years on. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 12 (1). pp. 29-41. ISSN 1369-8036 Full text available

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This paper reviews the development of Infant Observation from its inception in 1948. It revisits Bick's original 1964 paper and explores current divergences from her original practice in the context of contemporary theories of psychoanalysis and adjacent disciplines and of relevant changes in society. It draws on the personal recollections of Bick's early students as well as the expanding published literature. It discusses seminar technique, the training of seminar leaders, and clinical and research applications of the observational method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Esther Bick's Legacy, Infant Observation, Tavistock, Psychoanalysis, Societal Change, Observational Method
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Psychoanalysis
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Theresa Callaghan
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 14:52
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/262

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