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The Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 3.00PM

This seminar will discuss 'The Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development' in Playing and Reality by Donald W. Winnicott.

The second in a series of three seminars this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst. 

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today. The Irish novelist John Banville has him as 'one of the finest prose stylists in the language, an Emerson of our time'.  Adam has been Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature since 2006.  He is the General Editor of the Penguin Freud, and author of more than 16 books of essays and studies from On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (1993) to Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (2014) and his most recent book Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015).‌

The Mirror-Role of Mother and Family (PDF , 753kb)

Location: Seminar Room BS/008, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus