Frances Tustin describes the life and clarifies the work of an outstanding clinician whose understanding of autistic and psychotic children has brilliantly illuminated the relationship between autism and psychosis for others in the field. Sheila Spensley defines Tustin's position in traditional and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and explains how it is related to work in infant psychiatry and developmental psychology. She makes Tustin's original concepts accessible to the non-specialist reader and shows how relevant they are to work in other areas such as learning disability and work with adult patients.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|5 pages

Growing up in the bosom of the church

chapter 2|8 pages

Professional development

chapter 4|6 pages

Unnatural children

chapter 5|10 pages

Encapsulation and entanglement

chapter 6|9 pages

Mental cataclysm and black holes

chapter 7|8 pages

The frontiers of consciousness

chapter 9|14 pages

The keeper of the keys

chapter 10|13 pages

Mental handicap and mental illness

chapter 12|11 pages

The restoration of god