Readings are subject to change according to candidate preferences and feedback as the quarter progresses.
December 4, 2020 — Some of the conceptual history of latency in psychoanalysis
Bornstein, B. (1951). On Latency. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 6:279-285.
Knight, R. (2014). A Hundred Years of Latency: From Freudian Psychosexual Theory to Dynamic Systems Nonlinear Development in Middle Childhood. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 62(2):203-235.
December 11, 2020 — Developmental context and features of latency
Gilmore, K. and Meersand, P. (2014). “The Latency Phase: Cognitive Maturation, Autonomy, Social Development and Learning”, in Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer. Ch6, pp141-177.
Loewald, H.W. (1979). The Waning of the Oedipus Complex. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 27:751-775
January 8, 2021 — Research perspectives
Shapiro, T. and Perry, R. (1976). Latency Revisited: The Age 7 Plus or Minus 1. PSC, 31:79-107.
Knight, R. (2005). The Process of Attachment and Autonomy in Latency A Longitudinal Study of Ten Children. PSC, 60:178-210.
January 15, 2021 — Perspectives on latency I
Knight, R. (2011). Fragmentation, Fluidity, and Transformation: Nonlinear Development in Middle Childhood. PSC, 65:19-47.
Goldwater, E. (1997). From pleasure to reality, through fantasy: What do children need? Modern Psychoanalysis, 22:167-173.
January 22, 2021 — Some issues of diversity across psychoanalytic work including latency
Durham, J.I. (2018). Perceptions of microaggressions: Implications for the mental health and treatment of African American yout. In Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 17(1), pp. 52-61
Ehrensaft, D. (2007). Raising girlyboys: A parents perspective. In Studies in Gender & Sexuality, 8, pp269-302.
January 29, 2021 — Reflection and repetition in latency
Jemerin, J.M. (2004). Latency and the capacity to reflect on mental states. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 59:211-239.
Sarnoff, C. (1987). “Repetition compulsion and reparative mastery” in Psychotherapeutic strategies in the latency years, pp305-314.
February 5, 2021 — Understanding transference in the latency phase
Furman, E. (1980). Transference and Externalization in Latency. Psychoanal. St. Child, 35:267-284.
Fraiberg, S. (1966). Further considerations of the role of transference in latency. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 21:213-236.
February 19, 2021 — The role of play in Latency
Slade, A. (1994) “Making Meaning and Making Believe” in Children at Play, pp81-107.
Peller, L. (1954). Libidinal Phases, Ego Development and Play. PSC, 9:178-198.
February 26, 2021 — Moving toward adolescence
Gilmore, K. and Meersand, P. (2014) “Preadolescence: Bodily Changes, Changing Relationships, and the Transition to the Teen Years”, in Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer. Ch7, pp179-202.
Benveniste, D. (1998). Play and the Metaphors of the Body. PSC, 53:65-83.
Bernstein, A. (2001). A Note on the Passing of the Latency Period. Modern Psychoanalysis, 26(2):283-287.
March 5, 2021 — Perspectives on latency II
Kaplan, E.B. (1976). Manifestations of Aggression in Latency and Preadolescent Girls. PSC, 31:63-78.
Klein, M. (1975). “The technique of analysis in the latency period” in The Psychoanalysis of Children, pp.58-79.