Table of Contents

Volume 1: 1911-1938 | Volume 2: 1939-1945 | Volume 3: 1946-1951
Volume 4: 1952-1955 | Volume 5: 1955-1959 | Volume 6: 1960-1963
Volume 7: 1964-1966 | Volume 8: 1967-1968 | Volume 9: 1969-1971
Volume 10: Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry | Volume 11: Human Nature and The Piggle 
Volume 12: Appendices and Bibliographies


Volume 1: 1911-1938 (back to top)
Foreword by Christopher Bollas
Part 1 School to Medical Training, 1911–1920s
Part 2 First Contributions to Medicine, 1926–1930
Part 3 Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood, 1931
Part 4 Further Writings, 1932–1939
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General Introduction to the Collected Works - Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson
Volume 2: 1939–1945 (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 2 - Christopher Reeves
Part 1 1939
Part 2 1940
Part 3 1941
Part 4 1942
Part 5 1943
Part 6 1944
Part 7 1945
Volume 2, 1939–45, covers the years of World War II. It contains an introduction by the late senior child psychotherapist, Christopher Reeves. The volume includes letters to colleagues, including one to the British Medical Journal with Emanuel Miller and John Bowlby regarding the war and children.
Volume 3: 1946–1951 (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 3 - Vincenzo Bonaminio and Paolo Fabozzi
Part 1 1946
Part 2 1947
Part 3 1948
Part 4 1949
Part 5 1950
Part 6 1951
Volume 3, 1949-1951, includes papers on juvenile delinquency; critical interventions in debates on the physical treatment of mental disorder, in particular leucotomy and electroconvulsive therapy; and a selection of letters to colleagues, notable among which are those regarding Melanie Klein and the Kleinians within the British Society.
Volume 4: 1952–1955 (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 4 - Dominique Scarfone
Part 1 1952
Part 2 1953
Part 3 1954
Part 4 1955
Volume 4, 1952-1955, contains texts of further BBC broadcasts and papers on Winnicott’s contribution to the psychoanalytic study of psychosis and the meaning of regression in analysis, and the first published version of ‘Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena’ and the whole case history Holding and Interpretation.
Volume 5: 1955–1959 (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 5 - Jennifer Johns and Marcus Johns
Part 1 1955
Part 2 1956
Part 3 1957
Part 4 1958
Part 5 1959
Volume 5, 1955–1959, covers an extremely productive period of Winnicott’s work in broadcasting, social work, child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Included in this volume are important papers covering diverse areas of Winnicott’s work, including ‘The Anti-social Tendency’, ‘Primary Maternal Preoccupation’, ‘The Mother’s Contribution to Society’, ‘The Capacity to be Alone’, and responses to Klein’s 1957 book Envy and Gratitude.
Volume 6: 1960–1963 (back to top)
Part 1 1960
Part 2 1961
Part 3 1962
Part 4 1963
Volume 6, 1960-1963, contains one of Winnicott’s most important papers, ‘The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship’, along with papers on aggression, the false self, guilt, adolescence, time in psychoanalytic treatment, the capacity for concern, the value of dependence, fear of breakdown, and communicating and not communicating.
Volume 7: 1964–1966 (back to top)
Part 1 1964
Part 2 1965
Part 3 1966
Volume 7, 1964–66, contains an important selection of articles and letters, including articles on the false self, psychosis, psychosomatic illness, regression, children’s thinking, trauma, aggression, dissociation, psychoanalytic research, male and female elements, guilt, the unconscious and a selection of letters on psychoanalytic and more general topics.
Volume 8: 1967–1968 (back to top)
Part 1 1967
Part 2 1968
Volume 8, 1967–68, gathers together Winnicott’s interests in play and playing, and in health, including papers on infantile schizophrenia, the squiggle game, the roots of aggression, interpretation, his significant late paper ‘The Use of an Object’, and his obituary of James Strachey.
Volume 9: 1969–1971 (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 9 - Arne Jemstedt
Part 1 1969
Part 2 1970
Part 3 1971
Part 4 Undated Work and Winnicott’s ‘Ideas’ File
Volume 9, 1969–1971, contains a selection of letters from the last years of Winnicott’s life. The work includes further developments of his work on envy, the use of an object, psychosomatics, the impact of the mother’s unconscious, living creatively, communication, adolescence and rebellion and the final version of transitional objects and transitional phenomena.
Volume 10: Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 10 - Marco Armellini
Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Volume 10, Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry, is a posthumous publication of twenty-one case histories of children and adolescents taken over a ten-year period. It concerns the application of psychoanalysis to child psychiatry. The technique in these reported cases usually takes the form of what Winnicott describes as the Squiggle Game.
Volume 11: Human Nature and The Piggle (back to top)
Introduction to Volume 11 - Steven Groarke
Part 1 Human Nature
Part I The Human Child Examined: Soma, Psyche, Mind
Part II The Emotional Development of the Human Being
Part III Establishment of Unit Status
Part IV From Instinct Theory to Ego Theory
Part 2 The Piggle: An Account of the Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Little Girl
Volume 11 consists of two books of Winnicott’s writings, Human Nature and The Piggle, both published posthumously. Human Nature gathers together Winnicott’s own teaching notes on the subject of human growth and development with other unpublished writings from this period.
Volume 12: Appendices and Bibliographies (back to top)
Part 1 Winnicott’s Publications
Part 2 Winnicott’s Correspondence
Part 3 Winnicott’s Lectures, Broadcasts, and Audio Recordings
Part 5 Selected Drawings and Signatures
Volume 12 contains chronological and alphabetical bibliographies of Winnicott’s work, a list of his published correspondence and biographies of each correspondent, tables of contents of all previously published books, several unrealized plans for anthologies of papers compiled by Winnicott, lists of new and edited work, lists of all the lectures and broadcasts he gave over his life, and a selection of drawings, squiggles and Winnicott’s creative signatures.