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Notes on the technique of psychoanalytic infant observation: A group-analytic training perspective

Winship, G. (2001) Notes on the technique of psychoanalytic infant observation: A group-analytic training perspective. Group Analysis, 34 (2). pp. 253-266. ISSN 0533-3164


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Recent developments in the field of psychoanalytic infant observation are considered as a basis for extending the dyadic focus of the technique to encompass a group orientated perspective. A provisional method of 'group-as-a-whole infant observation' is presented using illustrative material and is accompanied by a contextualizing analysis. It is posited that group observation of infants and children may highlight group dynamics in unrefined forms and may therefore be a useful resource not only in the training of group practitioners but also as a way of deepening group and social theory.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2001 The Group-Analytic Society. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Group Analysis. The definitive publisher authenticated version is available online at: http://gaq.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/34/2/253
Keywords: group-analytic training, psychoanalytic infant observation
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield) > Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (Sheffield)
Depositing User: G Winship
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 22:18
Published Version: http://gaq.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/34/2/253
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/05333160122077857
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/218

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