Ed Tronick is program director of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital, associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and author of more than one hundred articles on infant and child development. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
"[W]ell-organized, Tronick's influential writings come together to
form a coherent, illuminating whole....recommend this book to
anyone interested in infant development." -- Milton H. Erickson
"There is something in this volume for every reader....Ed Tronick offers us much to think about and much to learn from his unique perspective as scientist and clinician." -- Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Newsletter
"This book will easily find a comfortable place on the shelves of psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, infant researchers and enthnographers. It is definitely a must for subspecialty trainees in Infant Mental Health." -- Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
"I recommend it highly...[T]his volume serves as a timely reminder of the value of insights gained through infant and child development research to underpin our own work observing and engaging with nonverbal language and patterns. Tronick's most influential papers are gathered together in this weighty (in all senses of the word) volume. One of the things that stands out overall in Tronick's work is his ability to define terminology, with fine-tuned precision, for describing significant moments of shared experiences between mothers and babies. The implications of his work for clinical psychotherapy with adults are made explicit in some of his later papers...[A] consistent and key element in Tronick's research is the careful, nuanced practice of observation. Rather than necessarily working from preconceived labels or categories, he tends to derive categories from observation; in this way he articulates new definitions and proposes new models of theory. This is one of the things which has made his work so important in his own field, and in related fields like dance/movement therapy." -- American Journal of Dance Therapy