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Event Series Event Series: Elective: D.W. Winnicott

Elective: D.W. Winnicott

March 4, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Freud Classroom

Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2021-22, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm

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March 4, 2022 — Transitional phenomena and play

[29 pages]

[29 pages + 16 suggested]

In his works on play, beginning with his early conceptualization of the transitional object, Winnicott ranged far and wide over his theories of psychic life and functioning. In these papers, which also convey a sense of Winnicott’s ability to connect with (and interpret to!) children, we see Winnicott exploring the nature of objects, processes of internalization and growth, and the nature of the potential, transitional spaces we inhabit. In these works we see Winnicott expressing the centrality of freedom, empathy and creativity in developing fulfilling lives.

Winnicott, D.W. (1951). “Transitional objects and transitional phenomena” in Through Paediatrics to Psycho-Analysis. London: Hogarth Press (1975), pp229-242.

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). Chapter 3: “Playing: a theoretical statement” in Playing and Reality. London: Tavistock Publications, pp38-52.

Suggested Reading:

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). “Case V: Robert.” in Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry. London: Hogarth Press, pp89-104.


March 4, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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SPSI on Madison
4020 E Madison St, #230
Seattle, WA 98112
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