By Pierre Geissmann, Claudine Geissmann
Child research has occupied a different position within the historical past of psychoanalysis as a result of demanding situations it poses to practitioners and the clashes it has provoked between its advocates. because the early days in Vienna lower than Sigmund Freud baby psychoanalysts have attempted to realize and make understandable to others the psychosomatic issues of early life and to evolve medical and healing techniques to all of the levels of improvement of the infant, the kid, the adolescent and the younger adult.
Claudine and Pierre Geissmann hint the background and improvement of kid research during the last century and determine the contributions made by means of pioneers of the self-discipline, whose efforts to extend its theoretical foundations resulted in clash among colleges of notion, so much significantly to the rift among Anna Freud and Melanie Klein.
Now taught and practised generally in Europe, the united states and South the US, baby and adolescent psychoanalysis is exclusive within the perception it provides into the mental points of kid improvement, and within the healing advantages it might deliver either to the kid and its family.
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Questioning of the families is essential. When it is successful, the most delightful result analyses. In regard to Bleuler I should add: the Three Essays do give a clear picture of autoerotism. Psychically negative, if you will. Another reason why the child fails to talk about it is that, as your observation shows, she enters immediately and fully into the transference, as your observation also shows. (1974:48) In fact, in his answer, Freud assumed that they were talking about analysis and not hypnosis.
Her father, Hugo Hug, Ritter von Hugenstein, had been born in Prague on 6 November 1830. A captain in the Imperial army, wounded at the Battle of Königgratz in 1866, he finished his career as a lieutenant-colonel at the War Ministry. On 17 January 1864 an illegitimate daughter, Antonia Farmer, was born to him, the same Antonia Farmer who later called herself Antonia Hug and who was the mother of ‘Rolf’ She was the daughter of a Miss Farmer, of humble origins. Because of his background, and as was the custom in the Imperial and Royal Army, the military court forbade Hugo to marry the mother and to acknowledge the child, Antonia.
This was undoubtedly true at the time, because no child psychoanalyst existed at this time, and in fact only the father could have done it. However, one is bound to add that without Freud it would never have happened. Today’s reader might question the psychoanalytical nature of this treatment, which is vastly different from the ‘technical’ conditions under which psychoanalyses are now conducted. First, it would be reasonable to take Freud’s own opinion into account: he published the case under the title ‘analysis of a phobia in a five-year-old boy’.