The book presents a modern, psychoanalytically-informed chronological view of how the mind develops from infancy through young adulthood. It is a comprehensive work which integrates analytic theories and concepts with a contemporary systems model of development and draws on scholarly research from neighboring fields.
Dr. Gilmore is currently Senior Consultant at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She served as Director of the Child Division there for 15 years. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia. Dr. Meersand is the Director of the Child Division, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia.