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    Transforming Themes: Creative Perspectives on Therapeutic Interaction

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    An engaging guide to a conceptual therapy that offers therapists more freedom and an enhanced interaction with clients.


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    Sexual Addiction: Psychoanalytic Concepts and the Art of Supervision

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    Understanding of the psychology of addiction with a full-length case study that lays bare the psychoanalytic process from the viewpoint of a psychoanalytic supervisor. This book gives a fascinating insight into the little explored topic of the role of supervision in psychoanalysis. Another must-read book from the award-winning psychoanalyst, author, and internationally known lecturer Vamık D. Volkan.


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    The Power of Talking: Stories from the Therapy Room

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    This book is a joy to read, inviting you into the psychotherapeutic world as a welcome guest to discover the process of psychotherapy, the role of the therapist, and the psychological defences we all employ.


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    Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

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    This book is aimed primarily at clinicians working in the field to provide a model for understanding, assessing, and treating gender dysphoria. The model uses a psychoanalytic framework to help explain disturbed states of mind and how psychic defences can be enlisted unconsciously to avoid overwhelming psychic pain. This offers professionals a way of trying to think with, and offer understanding to, their trans identifying clients.


    Three Characters: Narcissist, Borderline, Manic Depressive

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    Three Characters is a masterclass based on decades of lectures presented to psychoanalysts, analytical psychologists, and psychotherapists, and is a must-read for all psychoanalytic enthusiasts.


    Depression: An Introduction

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    A comprehensive introduction into the incidence, causes, and consequences of depression and how psychotherapy can help with its management and treatment.


    Psychoanalysis and Covidian Life: Common Distress

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    Bringing together a dozen contributions from psychoanalysts of many different countries and theoretical orientations, Psychoanalysis and Covidian Life, a collective work edited by Howard Levine and Ana de Staal, offers readers the opportunity to explore and reflect upon the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to influence analytical practice.

     


    A Healing Relationship: Commentary on Therapeutic Dialogues

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    A Healing Relationship is about a relationally focused psychotherapy, how the author works, and why. The first couple of chapters provide a brief orientation to relationally focused aspects of an integrative psychotherapy. The heart of the book are the transaction-by-transaction examples of what actually occurred in the psychotherapeutic dialogue.


    Finding the Piggle: Reconsidering D. W. Winnicott’s Most Famous Child Case

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    Finding The Piggle gives new life to this classic piece of psychoanalytic literature in which the importance of the child’s feelings and conflicts is made abundantly clear. With this comprehensive exploration, a new generation of clinicians and others can rediscover this important case and think about it anew.


    For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity

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    The perfect book for these unprecedented times, as we all need to find our own inner resources to face whatever lies ahead.


    Depending on Strangers: Freedom, Memory, and the Unknown Self

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    In this book, David Levine explores the unknown self. The unknown self is the self existing as a potential to become something yet to be determined. The shape our personalities and life experiences take depends on a process. At the outset of this process, the self is, in a sense, a stranger; both to us and to others. The more this is the case, the greater the openness of the process of self-formation to a kind of freedom, which is the freedom from predetermination of its outcome.


    A Deeper Cut: Further Explorations of the Unconscious in Social and Political Life

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    A series of superlative seminars that examine the effects of the current upheaval going on worldwide, this book is the second to bring these seminars from leading thinkers to a wider audience.


    The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

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    Embedding the training into his working life, Philip Stokoe came to recognise the crucial importance of curiosity to the development of the mind. Alongside love and hate, it is a primary drive inside each of us. Without the desire to know , human evolution would take a very different path. Stokoe outlines the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion to provide a firm foundation to his exploration of individual development and how it relates to groups and organisations.


    The Tavistock Century: 2020 Vision

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    An incredible review of one hundred years of the Tavistock from its earliest years to today, containing fascinating insights from past and present staff.

     


    Suffering and Sacrifice in the Clinical Encounter

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    Offers a new paradigm for understanding the impasses and failures in the psychotherapy process for patients entrenched in self-blaming and masochistic patterns of behavior.


    A Psychoanalyst on His Own Couch: A Biography of Vamık Volkan and His Psychoanalytic and Psychopolitical Concepts

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    This collaborative biography is full of fascinating insight into a modest man whose work took him to some of the most combative and volatile parts of the world, where his interventions had positive, real-world effects for us all. Professionals working within his field and also those outside will find it full of inspiration and innovation – a riveting read for anyone with an interest in international relations, which should be us all in these uncertain times.


    The Unconscious in Social and Political Life

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    A deeper understanding of humanity awaits the reader of ‘The Unconscious in Political and Social Life’.


    How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist

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    Taking the reader through the life cycle of the therapist, he offers lots of practical advice, from assessing one’s suitability for the career, to managing one’s finances, to preparing for death. Kahr has produced a must-read, gripping account of how you can thrive in every respect in this complex and rewarding career.


    Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning

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    Today sees the rise of nationalism, the return of totalitarian parties in Europe to electoral success, and the rise of the alt-right and white supremacists in the US. Thus, there is urgency for psychoanalysts, with their understanding of cruelty, sadomasochism, perversion, and other mental mechanisms, to speak out. Jonathan Sklar has risen to the challenge with this timely, thought-provoking, and, at times, upsetting work.