This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career.
Richard Ekins is a retired member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at the University of Ulster. Ruth Freeman is a member of the Scottish Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council. In addition to her work as Professor of Dental Public Health Research at the University of Dundee, she works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.
An achievement of the first importance ... The authors are to be congratulated on producing a work that not only underlines the clarity and cogency of Anna Freud's thinking, but makes it accessible to a wide audience that will include not only psychoanalysts, but all those with a serious concern for children and the way they become adults. -- Clifford Yorke, former Medical Director, the Anna Freud Centre, London