Letter to Anna Freud

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott

Published on behalf of © The Winnicott Trust

Published in print October 2016 | ISBN: 9780190271374
Published online December 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190458430 | DOI:
Letter to Anna Freud

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In this letter to Anna Freud, Winnicott confirms that she will be one of the discussants of Bowlby’s paper ‘Separation Anxiety’. Winnicott expresses his uncertainty on whether they will be discussing the development of Freud’s theory of anxiety, the clinical effect of separation in the seven months to third birthday period, or the contribution of ethology to the theory of instincts.

Keywords: Winnicott; Anna Freud; anxiety; separation; ethology; instincts

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Subjects: Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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