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Life Is with Others: Selected Writings on Child Psychiatry
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One of the most influential child psychiatrists of the twentieth century, Donald J. Cohen (1940-2001) made groundbreaking contributions to the study of autism and developmental disabilities, Tourettes syndrome, developmental psychopathology, child psychoanalysis, and childrens adaptation to trauma. As director of the Yale Child Study Center from 1983 to 2001, he fostered international collaborations and innovative approaches to the study of childrens mental health. This book contains a selection of some of his most enduring and influential writings.
Showcasing Dr. Cohens distinctive approach, these essays—one of which is published here for the first time—address a wide range of topics including autobiographical writings; childhood psychiatric disorders; the role of play fantasy, aggression, and violence in childhood; and research ethics and mentorship.
Donald J. Cohen, 1940-2001, was one of the leading child psychiatrists of his generation. This book gathers some of his most enduring and influential writings, in which he discusses his research on neurobiological disorders, trauma, and aggression; his clinical work; the role of the mentor; and a wide variety of other issues.
About the Author
Andrés Martin, M.D., M.P.H., is associate professor of child psychiatry and psychiatry at the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, and medical director of the Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital. Robert A. King, M.D., is professor of child psychiatry and medical director of the Tourette’s/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine.CITATION:
(Dante Cicchetti) CITATION:
"This volume provides a clear lens into the mind of one of the major innovators in the fields of Child Psychiatry and Developmental Psychopathology. The breadth and depth of Donald Cohen's scientific and clinical wisdom are awe-inspiring."-Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D.
(Edward Zigler) CITATION:
"Donald Cohen was a world class child psychiatrist and a powerful advocate for children. The reach of his intellect is inspiring, and this book is a treat for both the mind and the heart."-Edward Zigler, Yale University
"All professionals caring for children-especially their students-should read this book for it brings us in touch with one of the outstanding integrative minds of the twentieth century on issues of biopsychosocial development."-Julius E. Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School
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