Parent Infant Psychotherapy training: Reading List
Recommended reading is in bold
Acquerone, S. (2007) Signs of Autism in Infants: Recognition and Early Intervention Karnac Books
Ainsworth, M., Blehar, M., Waters, E., & Wall, S. (1978). Patterns of Attachment. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Bar Lev Elieli, R. (2000) from Organisational and Social Dynamics, A Journey towards integration: A transitional phase in the organizational life of a clinic, 1: 21-41
Baradon, T. (Ed) et al. (2005). The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Claiming the Baby Routledge: London
Baradon, T.(Ed.) (2010) Relational Trauma in Infancy : Psychoanalytic, Attachment, and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. Routledge
Baradon, T. (2002 Apr;4) Attachment & Human Development 1) :25-38. Psychotherapeutic work with parents and infants -- psychoanalytic and attachment perspectives. Taylor & Francis Ltd
Barlow, J. and Svanberg, P.O. (2009) Keeping the Baby in Mind :Infant Mental Health in Practice Routledge
Beebe, B., and Lachmann,F. (2002) Infant Research and Adult treatment :CoConstructing Interactions. The Analytic Press
Beebe, B. et al (Eds) (2005) Forms of Intersubjectivity in Infant Research and Adult Treatment. Other Press
Beebe, B.(2003) Brief Mother-Infant Treatment: Psychoanalytically Informed Feedback. Infant Mental Health Journal, vol 24, pp 24-52.
Beebe, B., Jaffe, J., Markese, S., Buck, K., Chen, H., Cohen, P., Bahrick, L., Andrews, H., & Feldstein, S. (2010): The origins of 12-month attachment: A microanalysis of 4month mother-infant interaction. Attachment and Human Development; 12: 1-135
Berlin.L.J. et al (Eds) (2005) Enhancing Early Attachments: Theory, research, Intervention, and Policy The Guildford Press
Bion, W., (1959) ‘Attacks on linking’ International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 40: 308 – 15; republished in W.R. Bion, Second Thoughts, pp. 93 – 109; and (1998) in BottSpillius, (Ed) Melanie Klein Today: Volume 1, Mainly Theory, pp. 87 – 101
Bowlby J. (1969) Attachment and Loss Volume 1 Attachment London: Hogarth Press/Institute of Psycho-analysis
Bowlby J. (1988) The Secure Base: Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory, Routledge
Bowlby, J., (1979) The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds Tavistock/Routledge
Brearley J., (2005) in The Legacy and Fairbairn and Sutherland, eds Scharff and Scharff (2005) Organizational Consultancy, Chapter 24 p.237
Broucek, F., (1976) Efficacy in infancy: a review of some experimental studies and their possible implications for clinical theory, International Journal Psychoanalysis, 60, pp311-315
Cairns K (2002) Attachment, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Caring For Children BAAF
Cassidy,J., and Shaver, P., (Eds) (1999) Handbook Of Attachment: Theory, Research, And Clinical Applications. Guildford Press
Cohen, M., (2003) Sent Before My Time: A Child Psychotherapist's View of Life on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Karnac Books
Cowan, C. P., & Cowan, P. A. (2000) When Partners Become Parents: The Big Life Change For Couples. Second Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Cudmore, L. (2007) "It wasn't meant to happen like this". The complexity of mourning great expectations. In: Innovations in parent-infant psychotherapy. Karnac, London, pp. 196-214
Daws, D. (1989). Through The Night: Helping Parents And Sleepless Infants.
Free Association Books
Dorman Heather & Dorman Charlie (2002) The Social Toddler: Promoting Positive
Behaviour CP Publishing
Dozier M. et al (2001) Attachment For Infants In Foster Care: The Role Of Caregiver State Of Mind. Child Development 72 (5): 1467-77
Ellis, L. (1997) The Meaning of Difference from Reid, S. Developments in Infant Observation: The Tavistock Model, Chapter 4 pp56-80
Emanuel, L., and Bradley, E.,(Eds.) (2008) “What Can the Matter Be?” The Tavistock Clinic Series
Fonagy P, Steele H and Steele M (1991) Maternal Representations Of Attachment
During Pregnancy Predict The Organisation Of Infant-Mother Attachment At One Year
Of Age. Child Development 1991, Vol 62, 891
Fonagy, P, (2009) Trauma And The Neuroscience Of Attachment: Intersubjectivity Via
Contingent Marked Mirroring, VIG IRC University of Dundee.
Fonagy et al (1993) Attachment, The Development Of The Self, And Its Pathology In Personality Disorders. Psychomedia Review
Fonagy, P. Transgenerational Consistencies Of Attachment: A New Theory
Fonagy, P., and Target, M., (2007) Playing With Reality: IV A Theory Of External
Reality Rooted In Intersubjectivity, International Journal Psychoanalysis 2007; 88; 91737
Fonagy,P., Gergely, G., Jurist, E., and Target, M., (2002) Affect Regulation, Mentalisation, and the Development of the Self, Other Press.
Foreman D. (1998) Maternal Mental Illness And Mother-Child Relations. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 4: 135-43.
Forrester D et al. (2008) Communication Skills In Child Protection: How Do Social Workers Talk To Parents? Child and Family Social Work 13 (1) 41-51
Fowler, J. (2003) A Practitioner’s Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Fraiburg, S., Adelson, E. and Shapiro, V. (1975) Ghosts in the Nursery: A Psychoanalytic Approach To The Problem Of Impaired Infant-Mother Relationships. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry 14: 387 – 422, or in S Fraiberg (Ed) Selected writings of Selma Fraiberg,100-136 Ohio State University Press.
Freidman, E. and Klein, R. (2008) Refugees to Britain since the second World War. In: Reluctant refuge. The story of asylum in Britain, London, The British library, pp.33-56
Freud, S., (1917) Mourning and Melancholia, in On Metapsychology Penguin books 1991
Gabbard, G. (1995). Countertransference: The Emerging Common Ground International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 76:475-485
Gergely, G., (2007) The Social Construction Of The Subjective Self: The Role Of Affect
Mirroring, Markedness, And Ostensive Communication In Self-Development And Psychoanalysis., in Mayes., L., Fonagy,P., Target, M., (Eds,) 2007 Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis: Integration and Innovation Publisher: London: Karnac.
Gerhardt, S. (2004) Why love matters: How Affection Shapes A Baby’s Brain
Gerhardt, S. (2011) The Selfish Society: How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead Simon and Schuster
Hobson, P. (2002) The Cradle of Thought, Macmillan
Hobson et al, (2009) The British Journal of Psychiatry 195, How mothers with borderline personality disorder relate to their year-old infants, pp.325–330
Hodges J. Steele M. Hillman S. Henderson K. & Kanuik J. (2003) Changes In Attachment Representations Over The First Year Of Adoptive Placement: Narratives Of Maltreated Children. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry 1359-1045 (2000307) 8:3
Holloway, W., and Featherstone, B. (Eds) (1997) Mothering and Ambivalence
Holmes, J. The search for the secure base: attachment theory and psychotherapy Brunner Routledge
Honjo et al. (2003) “Antenatal Depression and Maternal-Fetal Attachment.” Psychopathology, 2003, 36:304-311.
Horvath, A. and Luborsky, L. (1993) Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
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Howe, D. (2005) Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment Development And Intervention Palgrave Macmillan
Hunt, C. (2003) The Parenting Puzzle : How To Get The Best Out Of Family Life, Family Links Nurturing Programme
Jacoby, M. (1984) The Analytic Encounter: Transference and the Human Relationship Inner City Books
Joseph, B. (1985). Transference: The Total Situation International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 66:447-454
Karen, R. (1994) Becoming Attached: First Relationships And How They Shape Our Capacity To Love Oxford University Press
Kennedy, H., Landor, M., and Todd, L. (Eds) (2011) Video Interaction Guidance: A Relationship-Based Intervention to Promote Attunement, Empathy and Wellbeing. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Kitamura,T., Sugawara, M., Sugawara, K., Toda, M.A. and Shima,S.,(1996)
Psychosocial Study Of Depression In Early Pregnancy The British Journal of Psychiatry 168: 732-738 (1996)
Knox, J. (2011), Self-Agency in Psychotherapy: Attachment, Autonomy, and Intimacy Norton and Co.
Kumar, R., (1982) Neurotic disorders in Childbearing Women, in Brockington I.F., and Kumar, R., (eds) Motherhood and Mental Illness pp71-118
Lieberman, A.F. (1999). Negative Maternal Attributions: Effects on Toddlers' Sense of Self. Psychoanal. Inq., 19:737-756.
Lieberman, A.F. Padron, E, van Horn, P, and Harris W.W.(2005) Angels In The Nursery: The Intergenerational Transmission Of Benevolent Parental Influences Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 26(6), 504–520 (2005) Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/imhj.20071
Likierman, M. (2003) Postnatal depression, the mother's conflict and parent – infant psychotherapy, Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 29:3, 301-315
Lyons-Ruth, K. (1992) Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Disorganised Infant-Mother
Attachment Relationships And Hostile-Aggressive Behaviour In The Pre-School
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Main, M. & Hesse, E. (1990). Parents’ Unresolved Traumatic Experiences Are Related To Infant Disorganized Attachment Status: Is Frightened And/Or Frightening Parental Behavior The Linking Mechanism? In Greenberg, M., Cicchetti, D., and Cummings, M.
(Eds.), Attachment In The Preschool Years: Theory, Research, and Intervention. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Mayes, L., Fonagy, P., and Target, M., (Eds) (2007) Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis: Integration and Innovation Karnac Books
McDougall, J. (1989) Theatres of the Body: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Psychosomatic Illness. Free Association Books
McDougall, J. (1986) Theatres of the Mind: Illusion and Truth on the Psychoanalytic Stage. Free Association Books
McIntosh, J. (2002) Thought in the face of violence: a child’s need. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 26, 229-241.
McNeill, B., Worthen, V. (1989) The Parallel Process In Psychotherapy Supervision. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 20(5), Oct 1989, 329-333. doi:
Meins, E., Fernyhough, C., Wainwright, R., Das Gupta, M., Fradley, E. & Tuckey, M. (2002) Maternal Mind-Mindedness And Attachment Security As Predictors Of Theory Of Mind Understanding. Child Development 73(6): 1715-1726.
Menzies Lyth, Isabel (1959) 'The Functions of Social Systems as a Defence Against Anxiety: A Report on a Study of the Nursing Service of a General Hospital', The Dynamics of Organizational Change, pp.439-462
Mollon, P., (2002) Shame and Jealousy: the Hidden Turmoils. Karnac Books
Mollon, P. (1993) The Fragile Self: the Structure of Narcissistic Disturbance. Whurr Publishers Ltd.
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Munro, E. (2011) The Munro Review of Child Protection: Final Report A Child Centred System.
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Murray L. (1988) Effects of Postnatal Depression on Infant Development: Direct Studies of Early Mother-Infant Interaction. In Kumar, K, Brockington I, (eds) Motherhood and Mental Illness. Vol 2, London: Wright
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Raphael-Leff, J., (2000) Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss & Breakdown. Karnac Books
Riddley, M. (2003) Nature via Nurture Genes, experience and what makes us human. London: Fourth Estate
Rustin, M., (1998) Encountering primitive anxieties: Some aspects of infant observation as a preparation for clinical work with children and families Journal of Child Psychotherapy Volume 14, Issue 2, 1988
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