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Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott

Donald Woods Winnicott (1896-1971) was one of Britain's leading psychoanalysts and paediatricians and his work remains of great relevance to 21st century psychoanalysis.

Now, for the first time, the Winnicott Trust together with Oxford University Press have published a 12 Volume Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott under the general editorship of Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson. The Collected Works presents virtually all Winnicott's writings chronologically, bringing together letters, clinical case reports, child consultations, psychoanalytic articles, and papers, including many previously unpublished works on topics of continuing interest to contemporary readers (such as delinquency, antisocial behaviour, corporal punishment, and child care).

The Collected Works begins with an authoritative General Introduction by editors Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson, while each of the volumes features an original introduction examining that volume's major themes and written by an international Winnicott scholar and psychoanalyst. These are Kenneth Robinson, Christopher Reeves, Vincenzo Bonaminio and Paolo Fabozzi, Dominique Scarfone, Jennifer Johns and Marcus Johns, Angela Joyce, Anna Ferruta, Anne Horne, Arne Jemstedt, Marco Armellini, and Steven Groarke. Throughout The Collected Works, editorial annotations provide historical context and background information of scholarly and clinical value.

The final volume contains new and illuminating appendices, comprehensive bibliographies of Winnicott's publications and letters, documentation of his lectures and broadcasts, and a selection of his drawings, introduced by Robert Ades.

The entire Audio section of the CW is online and freely available at:http://www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com/oxford/page/Audio$0020recordings/audio-recordings.

This extraordinary publication will be an essential resource for those interested in Winnicott's work, and psychoanalysis generally, and those interested in the history and origins of the fields of child development and psychoanalysis.

The Collected Works of D.W. Winnicott edited by Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson has been selected as the winner of the 2017 American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis annual book prize, in the Historical category. 

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