Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 273) Remarks on Some Chapters Revised for the Collected Works 

(p. 273) Remarks on Some Chapters Revised for the Collected Works
(p. 273) Remarks on Some Chapters Revised for the Collected Works

Lesley Caldwell

, Helen Taylor Robinson

, Robert Adès

, and Amal Treacher Kabesh

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Clinical Psychology Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 10 April 2020

Volume 2

Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood [CW 2:6:15]

Some sentences removed by Winnicott for the republication of this chapter in 1958 have been included here in the footnotes.

Volume 3

Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development [CW 3:5:2]

This paper was compiled from three different lectures given over the course of five years. Winnicott first composed the first section as a contribution to a pre-conference symposium in 1947, on Anna Freud’s paper on the same subject. A few previously unpublished sections from this 1947 draft have been included here in the footnotes.

Volume 5

Child Analysis in the Latency Period [CW 5:4:14]

Winnicott’s own hand-written annotations on his copy of the essay, made during its first reading at the Lisbon Conference of Child Psychiatry, have been included in the footnotes.

Volume 6

Envy: A Male Patient at the End of His Analysis [CW 6:2:21].

This case study, part of which is included in ‘The Beginnings of a Formulation of an Appreciation and Criticism of Klein’s Envy Statement’, has been printed here separately and in full. (p. 274)

The Beginnings of a Formulation of an Appreciation and Criticism of Klein’s Envy Statement [CW 6:3:7]

The final lines of the manuscript have been reinstated in this edition.

Fear of Breakdown [CW 6:4:21]

Two notes on the same subject from Winnicott’s archive in the Wellcome Library London: ‘On the Nature of Mental Breakdown’, and ‘Winnicott’s Axiom’, both dating from 1963, have been included as footnotes to this paper.

Volume 7

The Concept of the False Self [CW 7:1:1]

The final few incomplete paragraphs, including a brief account of a patient with an eating disorder, are reinstated at the end of this unfinished paper.

New Light on Children’s Thinking [CW 7:2:1]

Winnicott included a note to himself in this lecture to present a long research case which expanded on the extract he had just quoted from D. W. Harding. Winnicott, specifying that the patient had had a trauma ‘that had been retained but not experienced’, draws on Harding’s use (in an essay on John Donne) of a poem by Thomas Hardy to the same effect. Winnicott may have encountered Harding personally, as he was at this time Professor of Psychology at Bedford College, London.

Dissociation Revealed in a Therapeutic Consultation [CW 7:2:21]

Ralph Slovenko, the editor of the first publication of this case study, included in his edition an anonymous critique of Winnicott along with Winnicott’s reply, included here in a footnote.

The Concept of Trauma in Relation to the Development of the Individual Within the Family [CW 7:2:7]

This paper is the amalgamation of two drafts of an essay on the subject of trauma. The first four pages of the second draft of the paper, comprising the sections ‘The Nature of the Present Study’ and ‘The Good-Enough Family’, have been included for the first time in the edition published here. The second draft then proceeds directly to the case of Phyllis.

Case Notes for a Psychoanalytic Seminar: Withdrawal, Regression, Male Identification [CW 7:2:19]

The complete manuscript, from which ‘Notes on Withdrawal and Regression’ was selected for publication in 1989, is published here for the first time.

(p. 275) Volume 8

Two Clinical Illustrations of the Use of an Object [CW 8:2:29 and CW 8:2:30]

The final line of the manuscript of the first clinical illustration, added by hand, has been included in this edition. A second clinical illustration prepared for the same meeting is also published here for the first time.

The Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry Observed as a Group Phenomenon [CW 8:1:3]

The first two paragraphs of the section on ‘Child Care’ are published here for the first time.

The Use of an Object and Relating Through Identification [CW 8:2:28]

The summary and reading list Winnicott sent to the New York Psychoanalytic Society in advance of his presentation of this paper, and a short footnote included with the manuscript of this paper, have been included as appendices to this paper.

Volume 9

Answers to Comments on ‘The Split-off Male and Female Elements’ [CW 9:1:30]

Winnicott’s full and specific answers to the comments by the discussants of this paper are published here, along with the generalised version of his answers as they were published in 1974 and 1989.

Commentary on Virginia Axline’s Book on Play Therapy [CW 9:1:32]

Both recordings Winnicott made of himself discussing this book have been transcribed and are published here. The recordings themselves can be accessed in the Audio section [CW 12:3:3].

Child Psychiatry, Social Work and Alternative Care [CW 9:2:3]

A final paragraph from Winnicott’s manuscript has been reinstated from this posthumously published chapter.

The Place of the Monarchy [CW 9:2:6]

This article exists in the form of four complete versions and was published posthumously. Several paragraphs have been added to this newly edited version, either side of the heading on Transitional Phenomena. (p. 276)

Living Creatively [CW 9:2:11]

This chapter is a posthumous amalgamation of two drafts of a lecture, one on living creatively and the other on creative living in marriage. Several paragraphs have been included for the first time in this edition.

Notes for the Vienna Congress [CW 9:3:12]

The complete set of six notes. The first four were published in Donald Winnicott Today;i the final two sections are published in the Collected Works for the first time.

Volume 10: Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry

Additional material from earlier publications of some of the cases in this volume has been included in Volume 10 as appendices. The shorter first version of the case of Ruth has been reprinted in full.


Editorial Note i J. Abram, ‘D. W. W.’s Notes on the Vienna Congress 1971: A Consideration of Winnicott’s Theory of Aggression and an Interpretation of the Clinical Implications’. In J. Abram (Ed.), Donald Winnicott Today (2013). New Library of Psychoanalysis. Hove/New York: Routledge.