Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Mary Target, Jorge Canestri (eds.)
Early Development and its Disturbances: Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research on ADHD and other Psychopathologies

London: Karnac Books, 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781855757455


This is one of the first psychoanalytic books devoted to ADHD and other disturbances of early development. Some of the papers of this volume were presented at the 9th Joseph Sandler Research Conference which took place in Frankfurt, organized by both Research Subcommittees of the International Psychoanalytical Association: The Research Subcommittee for Empirical Research (Chair: Peter Fonagy) and the Research Subcommittee for Clinical, Conceptual, Historical and Epistemological Research (Chair: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber).

The research conference carried the name of Joseph Sandler, one of the most productive psychoanalytic researchers of the last decades. In this volume the authors contribute to a more intensive engagement of psychoanalysts in this field.

Notes about the author(s):

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber is a training analyst in the German Psychoanalytical Association, Chair of the Research Subcommittees for Conceptual Research, and a member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society. Full Professor for Psychoanalytic Psychology at the University of Kassel, and Head Director of the Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt. Her main research fields include epistemology and methods of clinical and empirical research in psychoanalysis, interdisciplinary discourse with embedded cognitive science, and modern German literature. She is a co-ordinator of EDIG.

Mary Target is Reader in Psychoanalysis at University College London, and member of the directorial team as the Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre. She is Chair Elect of the Psychotherapy Section of the British Psychological Society.

Jorge Canestri, M.D, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. Training and supervising analyst for the Italian Psychoanalytical Association and for the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. Mary S. Sigourney Award recipient 2004. Professor of Psychology of Health at the Roma 3 University. Editor of the Educational Section of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association. Has published numerous psychoanalytical papers in books and reviews including Language, Symbolisation and Psychosis.