Reading Winnicott (3) Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

A small study group facilitated by Rob Abbott

Three lunchtime reading discussion sessions focussing on the work of Donald Winnicott. In each session we will focus on one seminal paper from Winnicott. I can send you a copy of the paper which you will need to read before the session.

Please bring along a copy of the paper and, if you wish, some lunch and a drink.

The small charge for each session is for room hire and ticket admin via Eventbrite. All three events are being held in the upstairs rooms of the Friends’ Meeting House, Chichester.

Session 3: Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development

In this paper Winnicott explores the idea of how the infant uses the responsive mother’s face as a mirror, reflecting back to him how he feels, However, is the mother is preoccupied or in some way unavailable this vital process becomes distorted.


Friends Meeting House
Priory Road
West Sussex
PO19 1NX
United Kingdom

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