Live Company – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy With Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children

Alvarez, A., 1992. Routledge.

Anne Alvarez reflects on thirty years’ experience of treating autistic, psychotic and borderline children and adolescents with psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The author discusses developments in this area, and describes points of convergence and divergence between organicist and psychodynamicist theories of autism. Her integration of psychoanalytic theory with new findings in infant psychiatry, has enabled her to formulate new ideas and suggest additions to established theory. This enlightening book will be of interest to all professionals involved with children and adolescents, as well as anyone interested in the growth of the mind