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Forms of Expression of a Preverbal Reality in Child Psychotherapy

Publication Date: 
June, 2019

Preverbal contents need special attention in the therapeutic process, due to their difficult accessibility and the tendency to be actuated in the therapeutic relationship. In this article, the author describes how essential steps in intrauterine development are linked to the symbolic representation of the mother-child unit and emphasizes the importance of body-related experiences in curing preverbal traumas.