Table of Contents

Brief work with parents of infants / Isca Wittenberg.
The relation of infant observation to clinical practice in an under-fives counselling service / Lisa Miller.
Infant-parent psychotherapy: Selam Fraiberg's contribution to undersgtanding the past in the present / Juliet Hopkins.
The process of change in under-fives work / Paul Barrows.
A slow unfolding--at double speed: therapeutic interventions with parents and their young children / Louise Emanuel.
A sinking heart: whose problem is it? Under-fives work in the surgery of a general practitioner / Beverley Tydeman & Janine Sternberg.
Anger between children and parents: how can we help? / Lisa Miller.
Disruptive and distressed toddlers: the impact of undetected maternal depression on infants and young children / Louise Emanuel.
Where the wild things are: tantrums and behaviour problems in two under-fives boys / Cathy Urwin.
Locating the ghost in the nursery: the importance of the parental couple / Paul Barrows.
Father "there and not there": the concept of a "united couple" in families with unstable partnerships / Louise Emanuel.
Oedipal issues in under-fives families: creating a space for thinking / Michi Gurion.
Spanning presence and absence: separation anxiety in the early years / Meira Likierman.
Sleeping and feeding problems: attunement and daring to be different / Dilys Daws.
Holding the balance: life and death in the early years / Elizabeth Bradley.