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(p. 333) Dependence in Infant-Care, in Child-Care and in the Psycho-Analytic Setting 

(p. 333) Dependence in Infant-Care, in Child-Care and in the Psycho-Analytic Setting
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(p. 333) Dependence in Infant-Care, in Child-Care and in the Psycho-Analytic Setting
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271381.003.0055
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date: 13 December 2019

In this paper presented to the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Winnicott examines the nature of transference dependence in a patient using clinical material, and he compares this with the stages of infant and child dependency. This vulnerable dependent patient required a phase of deep dependency on his analyst and a regression to the initial difficulties in her early life. All analysts fail and succeed in this work, but in failing and succeeding, they can help towards change. He comments on Dr Zetzel and her views of his work, correcting how he is represented in the area of early environmental failures.

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