"For those familiar with this area of work, it is like reading a 'a state of the art' view on the exciting integration of developmental psychology, neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, as experienced by the clinician in the consulting room" - Monica Lanyado, Young Minds Vol 63 2003
"Like the thinking and teaching of Anne Alvarez, this collection of essays is rich in content, multi-faceted and extremely rewarding... The depth and breadth of Being Alive are reflected in the professional backgrounds of its contributors, practitioners in psychoanalytic child psychotherapy and child and adult analysis, and teachers, academics and researchers of psychoanalytic theory and related field, spanning three continents, Europe, the USA and Australia... it is a testimony to Alvarez's great gift for giving life to ideas." - Graham Shulman (currently also editor of JCP), International Journal of Infant Observation, Vol 6 No 2, 2003-4
* brings together assessment of the influence of Alvarez's work across a range of child psychotherapy and related areas
* evaluates how her ideas affect the most current developments in these areas
* includes contributions from renowned psychoanalysts and psychotherapists from around the world.
It will be of great interest to child and adolescent psychotherapists in training and practice, and also to clinical psychologists, psychoanalysts and psychiatrists working with autistic/severely disturbed children.