The Earliest Relationship

The Earliest Relationship : Parents, Infants, and the Drama of Early Attachment

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The world-renowned pediatrician, T. Berry Brazelton, and Bertrand G. Cramer, psychoanalyst and pioneer in infant psychiatry, have combined lifetimes of research and practice to write the definitive work on early parent/child relationships. Praised and welcomed by all those who work with new parents-pediatricians, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers-the book will be a valuable resource for concerned and curious parents.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0201567644
  • 9780201567649
  • 330,696

About Bertrand G. Cramer

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., founder of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Boston, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Brown University. He is a famed advocate for children, and his many other internationally acclaimed books for parents include To Listen to a Child, Infants and Mothers, and, with Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., The Irreducible Needs of Children. Bertrand G. Cramer, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Table of contents

Pregnancy: The Birth of Attachment * Introduction * The Prehistory of Attachment * The Dawn of Attachment * Attachment in Fathers-to-Be The Newborn as Participant * Introduction * The Appearance of the Newborn and Its Impact * Reflexes in the Newborn * The Five Senses in the Newborn * States of Consciousness * Assessment of the Newborn * Individual Differences Observing Early Interaction * Introduction * Interaction Studies: An Overview * Interaction in Context * Still-Face Studies * Four Stages in Early Interaction * Essentials of Early Interaction Imaginary Interactions * The Infant As Ghost * Reenacting Past Modes of Relationship * The Child As One Part of the Parent * Assessing Imaginary Interactions Understanding the Earliest Relationship: A Complementary Approach to Infant Assessment * Introduction * Combining Developmental Observation and Analytic Insight * Assessing Interaction * Lisa: Angry Already * Sebastian: Reproachful Eyes * Peter Wild Man * Clarissa: No Matter What * Bob: They Took Him Away * Antonio: A Bad Eye * Sarah: Malina * Mary: Time Out * Julian: The Tyrant * Assessment As Intervention

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