Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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    Mothering Alone: A Plea for Opportunity

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    The study this book is based upon was of a pioneering facilitating programme enabling low-income mothers with little to no outside support to attend college or university. The women’s stories are told in their own words and are used to explore the importance of education as a way to improve their and their children’s lives.

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    Psychoanalysis and the Mind-Body Problem

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    Given that disciplines from the humanities and the social sciences to neuroscience cannot agree upon the nature of consciousness―from what constitutes psychic reality to mental properties, psychoanalysis has a unique perspective that is largely ignored by mainstream paradigms. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the mind-body problem in various psychoanalytic schools of thought, including philosophical and metapsychological points of view.


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    Yoga and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on the Psychology of Regression

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    This book discusses the relevance of tracing back the course of individual development noted in psychoanalysis (regression) and in Patañjali’s Yoga (prati-prasava).


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    Psychoanalysis and Ecology: The Unconscious and the Environment

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    This book presents the psychoanalyst with the question of how our enormously modified environmental conditions determine our subjective mental changes and vice versa.


    Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family: The Crisis of Initiation

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    Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Family aims to raise a sophisticated and highly accessible debate around the family, self-making and the political and cultural implications of liberation.


    Sándor Ferenczi: A Contemporary Introduction

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    This book aims to present an up-to-date introduction and critical study of one of the most important psychoanalysts of all times, Sándor Ferenczi.


    Analysis and Exile: Boyhood, Loss, and the Lessons of Anna Freud

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    Vivian Heller draws on a wealth of primary sources, including her father’s case history and his internment diary, using novelistic techniques to bring the past alive.


    Psychoanalytic Credos: Personal and Professional Journeys of Psychoanalysts

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    This book serves to provide companionship to analysts in training, as part of reading lists in institutes as well as analysts post-training and yet still evolving in their psychoanalytic journey.

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    Traveling through Time: How Trauma Plays Itself out in Families, Organizations and Society

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    Organized in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, this book is a collection of stories and reflections on the way traumatic experiences play out over time: the conditions that lead to trauma, the forms it takes, the ways it affects a person’s life and the lives of others.


    Building Bridges: The Negotiation of Paradox in Psychoanalysis

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    Enlivened by numerous clinical vignettes and a richly detailed chronicle of an analytic case from its earliest negotiations to termination, Building Bridges adds a significant dimension to theoretical understanding and clinical practice. It is altogether a psychoanalytic work of our time.


    Psychoanalytic Diaries of the COVID-19 Pandemic: There Is a Virus Among Us

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    This intimate book explores the experiences of two psychoanalysts during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Complex Trauma: The Tavistock Model

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    The editors bring together chapters that will be of interest to those working with traumatized individuals in a variety of settings and using different modalities. The central importance of relationships, as understood within the psychoanalytic model, is depicted throughout as being at the heart of understanding and working with traumatic experience.


    Coaching Self-Organising Teams: Helping Teams Flourish

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    Coaching teams is more than just applying coaching skills. It requires a deep understanding of how people behave and an adaptive approach to coaching. This book provides both research references and practical tools to help team coaches start their team coaching journey.


    Projective Identification: A Contemporary Introduction

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    This clear and thoughtful book by Robert Waska provides an accessible introduction to Projective Identification and the role it plays in internal and external life.


    First Thoughts: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Beginnings

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    Full of penetrating insight into the quest for ‘truth’ and the meaning of life, Jayne Hankinson applies psychoanalytic theory to enable a deeper understanding of the creation myths that exist for each and every one of us. First Thoughts builds on the traditions established by the visionary W. R. Bion to present a philosophical and spiritual odyssey to inspire and enjoy.


    Plato’s Ghost: Minus Links and Liminality in Psychoanalytic Practice

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    Taking its inspiration from Freud’s The Uncanny and building on Bion’s idea of vertices, this book brings together psychoanalytic and literary theory, case vignettes, fiction, history of ideas, and science and culture to expand commonly used terms such as regret, candour, autonomy, and parasitism and further the conversation between disciplines.


    Autonomy, Relatedness and Oedipus: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

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    Development is about being related to the other without losing yourself and being with yourself without losing the other. Through his examination of the psychoanalytic discipline and the Oedipus complex in particular, Thijs de Wolf demonstrates the power of psychoanalysis to create new perspectives by making the unconscious known.


    Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life

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    This book argues that the notion of ‘wild’ analysis, a term coined by Freud to denote the use of would-be psychoanalytic notions, diagnoses, and treatment by an individual who has not undergone psychoanalytic training, also provides us with a striking new way of exploring the limits of psychoanalysis.


    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.


    Freud’s Pandemics: Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu and the Nazis

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    In this compelling book, the first in the new Freud Museum London series, Professor Brett Kahr describes how Sigmund Freud endured innumerable emotional pandemics during his eighty-three years of life, ranging from unsubstantiated accusations by medical colleagues to anti-Semitic abuse, the loss of one daughter to Spanish flu and the arrest of another child by the Gestapo, to his own painful cancer treatments and his final flight from Adolf Hitler’s Austria.


    Treating Pathological Narcissism with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

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    Filling a crucial gap in the clinical literature, this book provides a contemporary view of pathological narcissism and presents an innovative treatment approach.


    Psychoanalysis After Freud: Memory, Mourning and Repetition

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    This book draws on a number of Freud’s lesser-known works to explore psychoanalytic perspectives on memory, mourning and repetition.


    Clinical Research in Psychoanalysis: Theoretical Basis and Experiences through Working Parties

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    This book offers different theoretical approaches about what clinical research is.


    The Infantile in Psychoanalytic Practice Today

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    The Infantile in Psychoanalytic Practice Today demonstrates the concept of the Infantile, first proposed almost a quarter of a century ago, and the ways in which it has become an indispensable tool in contemporary psychoanalytic clinical practice.