Revisiting Winnicott’s Primary Maternal Preoccupation: The Transition to Parenthood

NYU Langone Health Science Building (NYC) 435 East 30th St, New York, NY, United States

Winnicott's concept of primary maternal preoccupation highlighted an altered mental state presumed essential to a mother's transition to parenthood. This presentation will review how Winnicott's is relevant to more contemporary understanding of the psychological transition of adults to parenthood, what are the challenges to adults becoming parents, and how do individual differences in adults' development […]