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The “Motherhood Constellation”

In my article (Toronto, 1999. The Application of Therapists’ Maternal Capacity in Prerepresentational Body-Based Transference and Countertransference. Psychoanal. Soc. W., 6(2):37-59) I describe the manner in which maternal functioning at its best is replicated in the consulting room in work with pre-verbal material.

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Children and Teenagers

Mother’s Stored Memories

In my article (Toronto, 1999. The Application of Therapists’ Maternal Capacity in Prerepresentational Body-Based Transference and Countertransference. Psychoanal. Soc. W., 6(2):37-59) I describe the manner in which maternal functioning at its best is replicated in the consulting room in work with pre-verbal material....


Entanglement

The Inner Life of “Mother”

In my article (Toronto, 1999. The Application of Therapists’ Maternal Capacity in Prerepresentational Body-Based Transference and Countertransference. Psychoanal. Soc. W., 6(2):37-59) I compare the relationship of mother and infant to that of therapist and patient. There are, of course, important differences but the...


Children and Teenagers

The “Maternal Capacity” of Therapists

Our understanding of the early mother/child relationship has been greatly expanded by the explosion of research which has revolutionized our view of the infant. Observational research from many quarters has taught us that from the moment of birth the intelligent infant is an engaging,...