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The Psychological Birth Of The Human Infant Symbiosis And Individuation

Margaret S. Mahler, Fred Pine, Anni Bergman


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The pioneering contribution to infant psychology that gave us separation and individuation documents with standard-setting care the intrapsychic process of a child's emergence from symbiotic fusion with the mother toward affirmation of his own psychological birth. Available for the first time in paperback to a new generation of students and clinicians on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its original publication.

Basic Books, 9780465095544, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2000

About the Author

Fred Pine is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, author of Developmental Theory and Clinical Process (1985) and, with Margaret Mahler and Anni Bergman, The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant (Basic Books, 1975) and a practicing adult psychoanalyst.