Selected Writings - Anna Freud (Paperback)


'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves'

Anna Freud was one of the most innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis, whose pioneering work in child analysis and development revolutionised the treatment of the young. This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career.

Edited with introductions by Richard Ekins and Ruth Freeman. 

The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence
The Mechanisms of Defence
Identification with the Aggressor
A Form of Altruism

Child Development - Normal and Pathological
Notes on Aggression
Observations on Child Development
The Role of Bodily Illness in the Mental Life of Children
The Concept of Rejecting the Mother
About Losing and Being Lost
The Symptomatology of Childhood: A Preliminary Attempt at Classification
A Psychoanalytic View of Developmental Psychopathology
Psychopathology Seen Against the Background of Normal Development
Problems of Pathogenesis: Introduction to the Discussion

Preadolescence and Adolescence
On Certain Difficulties in the Preadolescent's Relation to his Parents

Technique and Scope of Psychoanalysis
Indications for Child Analysis
The Widening Scope of Indications for Psychoanalysis: Discussion
Problems of Technique in Adult Analysis
Difficulties in the Path of Psychoanalysis: A Confrontation of Past with Present Viewpoints

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