By Pierre Geissmann, Claudine Geissmann
Child research has occupied a distinct position within the background of psychoanalysis as a result of the demanding situations it poses to practitioners and the clashes it has provoked between its advocates. because the early days in Vienna less than Sigmund Freud baby psychoanalysts have attempted to understand and make understandable to others the psychosomatic problems of adolescence and to conform scientific and healing techniques to all of the phases of improvement of the infant, the kid, the adolescent and the younger adult.
Claudine and Pierre Geissmann hint the background and improvement of kid research over the past century and examine the contributions made by way of pioneers of the self-discipline, whose efforts to extend its theoretical foundations ended in clash among faculties of inspiration, so much significantly to the rift among Anna Freud and Melanie Klein.
Now taught and practised largely in Europe, the us and South the United States, baby and adolescent psychoanalysis is exclusive within the perception it offers into the mental points of kid improvement, and within the healing merits it will probably deliver either to the kid and its family.
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Ludovika, who was a cultivated woman, musical and linguistically gifted, seems to have been the person who undertook Hermine’s primary education, since she did not go to school until she was 11. It was this secondary education that led her to become a school mistress. Both she and her half-sister were teachers for a number of years. In 1897, at the age of 26, Hermine enrolled at the University of Vienna, probably as a student who attended lectures but was not obliged to sit exams. This would appear to be the first year in which women were admitted to university.
1974:48) In fact, in his answer, Freud assumed that they were talking about analysis and not hypnosis. e. silence). In 1908 we note a significant bone of contention in the correspondence. On 14 April Freud writes: ‘Oddly enough, I have been reading in your Amsterdam paper that child hysteria does not enter this context [Jung had written that, “In any case, hysteria in children and the psychotraumatic neuroses form a group apart”] whereas I myself have been toying with the idea of working up my analysis of hysterical phobia in a five-yearold boy for the Congress’ (1974:81).
I remember that he took me in his arms, then carried me or led me to his consulting rooms, a room which I only entered on those occasions. He would sit me on the carpet and I would play with the chess pieces or some Karl Abraham: the ‘father’ of Melanie Klein 29 of the draughts and he would sit in a chair and doze off; I would keep quiet until he woke up and came to play on the floor with me… Her analysis started when she was 6 and a half, and lasted two months, November and December in 1913. The symptom which had alarmed Karl Abraham was a very pronounced tendency to daydream, which was very disrupting both at school, where she was not learning anything, and at home.
A History of Child Psychoanalysis by Pierre Geissmann, Claudine Geissmann