Quietly subversive: The selected works of Dilys Daws

Daws, Dilys and Lumley, Matthew (2022) Quietly subversive: The selected works of Dilys Daws. World Library of Mental Health Series . Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781032294636

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This book gathers together selected papers and book chapters by Dilys Daws, covering her 50 years of pioneering work as a child psychotherapist. It provides those working with parents, infants, and children with a means of learning from Daws’s decades of experience as a psychotherapist and therapeutic consultant, with plentiful case material illustrating her method of working in action. The first two sections of the book focus on her work as consultant psychotherapist in the baby clinic of a GP practice and her parent-infant work in this context as well as at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. The third section explores her work with young children, focusing on questions around the therapeutic frame and setting. The fourth section features extended excerpts from her writings for the general public, most particularly aimed at new parents and parents with infants. Finally, the book also contains several short reflective pieces addressing themes to do with parent-infant work, the experience of the therapist, and the social role of psychoanalytic thinking. This book will be of interest to all those working with parents and children, including doctors, health visitors, and social workers, as well as child psychotherapists and child psychoanalysts.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Department/People: Honorary Staff
URI: https://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2680

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