Geri Anasayfa


The True Story of Child Psychoanalysis

In this article top-notch child-psychoanalysis related resources in English and German are synthesized and interpreted. The first influence of the founding father of psychoanalytical theory Sigmund Freud on the real mother of child analysis Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, who is largely unknown to Turkish intelligentia, her start with child analysis, the unplanned emergence of play therapy during her child analysis practice, her successors Melanie Klein and Anna Freud, alongside their rivalry for gaining leadership in Child Psychoanalysis are presented in a historical perspective. In Turkey Child Psychoanalysis is still in a toddler stage, thus in need of training and expertise. This article aims to become a useful information guide for Turkish psychotherapists and science historians interested in the field.

psychoanalysis, child psychoanalysis, psychotherapy