Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To go directly to an article using its bibliographical details…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you know the bibliographic details of a journal article, use the Journal Section to find it quickly. First, find and click on the Journal where the article was published in the Journal tab on the home page. Then, click on the year of publication. Finally, look for the author’s name or the title of the article in the table of contents and click on it to see the article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Bick, E. (2011). Chapter Seven: Notes on Infant Observation in Psychoanalytic Training (1964). The Tavistock Model: Papers on Child Development and Psychoanalytic Training, 97-115.
    

Bick, E. (2011). Chapter Seven: Notes on Infant Observation in Psychoanalytic Training (1964). The Tavistock Model: Papers on Child Development and Psychoanalytic Training, 97-115

Chapter Seven: Notes on Infant Observation in Psychoanalytic Training (1964) Book Information Previous Up Next

Esther Bick

In this foundational paper, Esther Bick describes the nature and purpose of infant observation seminars, and the technical and emotional difficulties faced by the observer in relation to the family and the seminar group. Several examples are given, including long extracts from an observation of one particular baby, in order to demonstrate how only close attention to detail can make these primal emotional strains observable and illuminate the experience of the observer, and of the mother and baby couple. She also stresses the importance of consecutive observation for gathering scientific data as free as possible from linguistic preconceptions. She concludes that the psychoanalytic validity of the experience lies partly in learning how to observe, and partly in the prototypal relationship to the breast as part-object as being the “basic unit of relationship from which more complex relationships are built”.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2018, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.