Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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    Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

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    A truly magnificent accomplishment – Salman Akhtar has achieved his century! Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is Dr Akhtar’s one hundredth book and contains one hundred inspirational stories taken from throughout his working life. Written in his inimitable style, the book is a treasure trove for anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis.

    The publication of this title has unfortunately had to be delayed and it will now not be available until May 2021.  You can still order it at our special pre-publication price if you wish and we will supply it as soon as it becomes available.


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    Sex, Death, and the Superego: Updating Psychoanalytic Experience and Developments in Neuroscience (2nd Edition)

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    This second edition of Ronald Britton’s personal reappraisal of psychoanalytic theories is based on further clinical experience, further study of current neuroscience and continued reflection on the relationship of brain and mind, selfhood and self-awareness, belief and knowledge, and certainty and uncertainty.

    This title is due to be published on the 23rd September 2020. You can if you wish order it now at our special pre-publication price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.

     


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    Winnicott and Kohut on Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders

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    Uniquely contrasting the works of two seminal thinkers with a Latin American perspective, Winnicott and Kohut on Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders will be invaluable to clinicians and psychoanalysts.


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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.


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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.


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    This insightful and wide-ranging volume will fascinate practising psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, anyone working in mental health, as well as scholars of philosophy and theatre.


    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 Thinking on the Unhoused Mind

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