This title is a celebration of the life of Nina Coltart, who had a career in medicine and psychoanalysis and was author of bestselling titles in psychotherapy The Baby and the Bathwater and How to Survive as a Psychotherapist. The book contains a large number of contributions by specialists in the field including Michael Brearley, Susan Budd and Anthony Molino. The book offers a long-overdue tribute to Nina Coltart (1927-1997), who was a leading figure in the Independent Group of the British Psychoanalytical Society and, indeed, one of the greatest psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. In addition to providing a comprehensive assessment of Coltart's life and work by patients, supervisees, friends, family members, and readers, the editors have compiled all of her hitherto unpublished or uncollected writings, making this book a capstone of her legacy to psychoanalysis.
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FOREWORD - Brett KahrINTRODUCTION - Peter L. RudnytskyPART ITRIBUTES (A) PATIENTS1) Nina-isms - Susan Budd2) Ways of knowing - Muriel Mitcheson Brown3) Nina and the parcel - Alex Douglas-Morris4) A Buddhist way of seeing - Barbara Hopkinson5) A one-off visit - Kathleen MurphyTRIBUTES (B) SUPERVISEES6) A whole attitude to life and work - Michael Brearley7) Charisma - Mary Twyman8) Nina Coltart the consultant: hospitality conditional and unconditional - Pina Antinucci9) My Nina - Maggie Schaedel10) An “internal supervisor” - Elizabeth Wilde McCormick11) Baby Peter - Mary LeattTRIBUTES (C) FRIENDS 12) Homage to a valued friend - A. H. Brafman13) A recollection of friendship - Nina Farhi14) My pen pal - Gill Davies15) The silent listener - Mona Serenius16) Nina Coltart: a person of paradox - Stuart A. Pizer17) Cometh the hour - Brendan MacCarthyTRIBUTES (D) SCHOOLMATES18) School friends - Janet Mothersill19) That sense of awe - Jane Reid20) A knock on my door - Antonia Gransden21) A very special time - Anne E. KnightTRIBUTES (E) FAMILY22) Little Christmas - Mary Nottidge23) A chink of craziness - Penelope Twine24) Memories of Neen - Martin Preston25) Word games - David Preston26) A five-minute introduction - Gillian PrestonTRIBUTES (F) READERS27) Bare attention: the love that is enough? - Gherardo Amadei and Sara Boffito28) In praise of Nina Coltart - Peter L. Rudnytsky29) For Nina Coltart: in memoriam, or calling the thing by its name - Anthony MolinoPART IIUNCOLLECTED WRITINGS (A) TRAVELS30) The Grand Tour of New England31) The Trans-Siberian Railway32) A Tuscan holiday33) Hotel drama in New YorkUNCOLLECTED WRITINGS (B) ESSAYS34) Diagnosis and assessment of suitability for psychoanalytic psychotherapy35) The assessment of psychological-mindedness in the psychiatric interview36) To go or not to go37) Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: does the ego exist?38) Self-regarding39) Ingredient X UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS (C) REVIEWS40 Reason and Violence, by R. D. Laing and D. G. Cooper 41) The Technique at Issue: Controversies in Psychoanalysis from Freud and Ferenczi to Michael Balint, by André Haynal42) Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood, by Estela V. Welldon43) Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and Human Idiom, by Christopher Bollas44) Ignatius of Loyola: The Psychology of a Saint, by W. W. Meissner45) Body, Blood and Sexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study of St. Francis’s Stigmata and Their Historical Context, by Nitza Yarom46) The Electrified Tightrope, by Michael Eigen 47) Cultivating Intuition: An Introduction to Psychotherapy, by Peter Lomas48 Some comments on The Silent Cry, by Mona SereniusUNCOLLECTED WRITINGS (D) OBITUARIES49) Dr Maurice Friedman50) Jafar Kareem UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS (E) CURRICULUM VITAE51) Nina Elizabeth Cameron ColtartAfterword - Gillian PrestonINDEX