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(p. 193) Introduction
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(p. 193) Introduction
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271435.003.0033
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date: 15 November 2019

In this short Preface, Clare Winnicott and Ray Shepherd (Winnicott Publications Committee) prepare the reader for the work by outlining that it is a set of verbatim excerpts from a psychoanalyst’s notes on the treatment of a young child, and that it illustrates Winnicott’s contributions to and understanding of psychoanalysis in the area of child development. It is also described as a lively account of two people working and playing together with enjoyment. These sessions were on the basis of ‘on demand’ treatment, with the collaboration of the child’s parents, and addresses the child’s fears and fantasies, stage by stage, allowing her to progress at her own pace over two and a half years to the satisfaction of all the parties.

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