Lacanian Psychotherapy With Children

The Broken Piano


Publication Date: Jan 17, 1999

224 pp

Trade Paperback

List Price US $20.00
ISBN: 9781892746016


In a groundbreaking integration of the work of Lacan, Winnicott, and Tustin, Catherine Mathelin reveals how a child’s symptoms can be a striking reflection of its parents’ unresolved conflicts. She shows how her patients’ art, much of it reproduced here, can communicate both initial anguish and progress in treatment, and draws on her experience of working on a neonatal unit to argue compellingly that a child’s mental health can be endangered even before birth.



Excerpt from Lacanian Psychotherapy With Children

“This is a book hard to put down, filled with the most fascinating brief case vignettes of parents and children who live in worlds disconnected from each other, hoping for experts to heal their suffering.” —Anni Bergman, coauthor of The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant