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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271428.003.0003
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date: 06 December 2019

In this introduction to his book Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry, Winnicott describes the application of psychoanalysis to child psychiatry, particularly in the first interview, of which the book that follows gives twenty-one examples with many child drawings or ‘squiggles’. He describes his technique for this work, based on a psychoanalytic training; the use of the Squiggle Game for drawing on the unconscious emotional life of the child; his role as the doctor in relationship to the child; and the many different kinds of need and communication processes for each child.

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