Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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    Trauma and Loss: Key Texts from the John Bowlby Archive

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    During his lifetime John Bowlby, the founder of attachment theory, was unable to publish as he wished due to strong opposition to his ideas. Now, with the support of the Bowlby family, several complete and near-complete works from the John Bowlby Archive at the Wellcome Collection are published for the first time.


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    The Rough Beast: Psychoanalysis in Everyday Life

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    The past continues to operate powerfully, wordlessly, in that less conscious part of our human mind and can trip us up unexpectedly. We can perceive and respond to situations in ways which are more to do with early experiences than the present. We can push from mind what we would rather not know. Feelings such as doubt and sadness can seem too weak; envy and anger, too bad; feeling small and in any way in need, could leave us too vulnerable.


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    Transference and Countertransference from an Attachment Perspective: A Guide for Professional Caregivers

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    Locating the phenomenon of transference within an evolutionary perspective, this important book develops a new form of dynamic therapy that focuses on the dynamics of attachment in adult life and will be of use to a range of mental health professionals and those at all levels in the caring and education professions.


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    Sexuality, Excess, and Representation: A Psychoanalytic Clinical and Theoretical Perspective

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    Sexuality, Excess, and Representation develops a psychoanalytic understanding of psychic bisexuality and how it can be understood theoretically and in clinical practice.
    Rosine Jozef Perelberg articulates a Freudian metapsychology with modern preoccupations with questions of sexual difference and differences. She expands on the ideas presented in her previous book edited work, Psychic Bisexuality: a British-French Dialogue.


    In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Offices

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    In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Offices uses text and images to form a complex portrait of psychoanalysis today. It is the culmination of the authors 15-year project of photographing psychoanalysts in their offices across 27 cities and ten countries.


    Psychoanalysis with Wilfred R. Bion: Contemporary Approaches, Actuality and The Future of Psychoanalytic Practice – The Routledge Wilfred R. Bion Studies Book Series

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    Psychoanalysis with Wilfred R. Bion is the product of Francois Levy’s efforts over a period of twenty years to represent clearly the classical elements and the innovatory propositions of the thought and work of Bion, who offers both new and modified ways of practising and thinking about the psychoanalytic experience.


    The Psychoanalyst’s Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots: The Emotional Development of the Clinician

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    Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts enter an emotional relationship when they treat a patient; no matter how experienced they may be, their personalities inform but also limit their ability to recognise and give thought to what happens in the consulting room. The Psychoanalyst’s Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots investigates the nature of these constrictions on the clinician’s sensitivity.


    Working With Fathers in Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

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    Working With Fathers in Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy interfaces theoretical ideas about fatherhood and their incorporation into the clinical practice of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy. Often, when a family attends parent-infant psychotherapy, issues of the father are eclipsed by attention to the mother, who is usually the identified patient.


    Psychoanalytic Approaches to Loss

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    Psychoanalytic Approaches to Loss: Mourning, Melancholia and Couples will make an important contribution to the literature on grief and mourning and the application of psychoanalytic thinking to couples presenting with difficulties linked to unresolved grief, following loss.


    Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning

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    Dark Times starts with a look at European history in terms of monuments and mourning, before moving into storytelling and the elision of thought and history at this current time, including harrowing detail of the brutalities inflicted by ISIS on the Yazidi, and concludes with a meditation on the relationship between cruelty in the early environment and hatred of the other within society, with particular focus on racism in the US.


    Building Bridges: The Impact of Neuropsychoanalysis on Psychoanalytic Clinical Sessions

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    Building a bridge between neuropsychoanalysis and psychoanalysis through the clinical session is the main purpose of the book, which consists of two parts.


    The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning

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    The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst introduces a new psychoanalytic register for working with such patients and states, involving a present and engaged analyst who is unobtrusive to the unfolding of the patient’s inner world and the flow of mutual enactments.


    Meaning and Melancholia: Life in an age of bewilderment

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    Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment sees Christopher Bollas apply his creative and innovative psychoanalytic thinking to various contemporary social, cultural and political themes.


    Conundrums and Predicaments in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: The Clinical Moments Project

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    Conundrums and Predicaments in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: The Clinical Moments Project comprises twelve distinct clinical moments during which the treating/presenting analyst feels him- or herself in just such a quandary.


    Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults: Changing Patterns in Modern Love, Loss, and Longing

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    Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults explores the rich, multi-layered parent-child interactions that unfold during the period of separation and launching.


    Freud: The Unconscious and World Affairs

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    This book sheds a new light on Freud who, from the beginning, was aware that the edifice he was constructing – psychoanalysis – which revealed in each individual an “ego not master in its own house”, had clear implications for understanding collective human behaviour.


    Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak

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    Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak offers a compilation of some of the most innovative thinking on psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of eating disorders available today. In its recognition of the multiple meanings of food, weight, and body shape, psychoanalytic thinking is uniquely positioned to illuminate the complexities of these often life-threatening conditions.


    Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting

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    Covering such topics as the prevalence and importance of step-mothers historically, the reasons for psychoanalytic neglect of this subject, and using clinical material drawn from work with step-mothers, children and fathers, this is a much-needed guide to working with families affected by maternal loss and alternative parenting roles.


    Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and EMDR: Embodied Experience and Clinical Practice

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    Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and EMDR: Embodied Experience and Clinical Practice provides contemporary theoretical and clinical links between Relational Psychoanalysis, attachment theory, neuroscience, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, all of which bring both the patient’s and analyst’s embodied experience into the forefront of clinical thinking and practice.

     


    Reconsidering the Moveable Frame in Psychoanalysis: Its Function and Structure in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory

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    This book presents a dialogue among distinct and different voices. It re-examines the state and status of the frame, searching for its limits and sifting through its unexpected contents whilst expanding upon the meaning, purview and state of the frame.


    Making of a Psychoanalyst: Case Studies in Emotional Education

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    In this unique and uplifting work, Dr. Claudia Luiz reveals why psychoanalysis is more relevant than ever, perhaps the only discipline currently suitable to helping solve the mystery of our emotional challenges.  


    At War with the Obvious: Disruptive Thinking in Psychoanalysis

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    At War with the Obvious aims to return those ideas to their original disruptive status. Donald Moss explores a wide range of issues-the loosening of constraints on deep systematized forms of hatred, clinical and technical matters, the puzzling status of revenge and forgiveness, a consideration of the dynamics of climate change denial, and an innovative look at the problem of voice in the clinical situation.


    The Voice of the Analyst: Narratives on Developing a Psychoanalytic Identity

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    The Voice of the Analyst contains personal narratives by twelve psychoanalysts, each taking the reader through his or her unique path toward developing a voice and identity as an analyst.

     


    Interpersonal Psychoanalysis and the Enigma of Consciousness

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    This book explores how the rational algorithm of psychoanalytic engagement and the mysterious flows of consciousness interact; this has traditionally been thought of as dialectical, an unresolvable duality in psychoanalytic practice.