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  • Beginnings in Psychotherapyby Seth Eichler

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 24.95

    Every new therapist faces a first session, often with trepidation. How do they prepare for that first session? How do they know what tools to apply on that first day, and over those first few weeks? Beginnings in Psychotherapy will help readers to begin to answer those questions and start psychotherapy with increased confidence. In addition it will... more...

  • What do Patients Want?by Christine A.S. Hill

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 25.95

    What do Patients Want? provides readers with an insight into patients' psychoanalytic experiences "from the couch".Outcome studies have usually privileged the practitioner or researcher's voice, whilst underutilizing the rich published accounts of patients' own stories. Thus very little is understood or valued as to what actually takes place between... more...

  • The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbanceby Paul Williams

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 25.95

    This book presents the proceedings of the of the conference on the Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance held in Belfast in June 2008.The aim of the conference was to offer a state of the art communication of the key psychoanalytic thinking and approaches to the conceptualisation and treatment of severe disturbance. The result of a unique gathering... more...

  • The Muse as Therapistby Heward Wilkinson

    Karnac Books 2009; US$ 26.95

    In recent years there has been a cautious movement towards seeing psychotherapy and counselling as arts not as sciences. In this rich, yet rigorous, multidisciplinary text, this movement is explored in terms of poetry; therapy; dreams; literary texts; Heideggerian, Kantian, and post-modern philosophy; the modern developmental theorising of Daniel Stern;... more...

  • Understanding Boundaries and Containment in Clinical Practiceby Rebecca Brown; Karen Stobart

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    The authors propose to investigate the meaning and purpose of boundaries within and around the therapeutic experience. A boundary is more than a simple line delineating one space from another; it is an entity with properties that demand a response if they are to be negotiated. Boundaries circumscribe a space that can be viewed objectively, or experienced... more...

  • Ideas in Practiceby Bernardine Bishop; Angela Foster; Josephine Klein; Victoria O'Connell

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 25.95

    Comprising the second volume in the series The Practice of Psychotherapy, this volume brings together six contributors, all members of the London Centre for Psychotherapy, presenting psychoanalytic ideas lucidly illustrated by clinical observatioins taken from the consulting room. Focusing upon such issues as sibling attachment and the impact of maternal... more...

  • Challenges to Practiceby Bernardine Bishop; Angela Foster; Josephine Klein; Victoria O'Connell

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 25.95

    The first title in the Practice of Psychotherapy Series that explores the limits of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Each of the five chapters in this book takes up an aspect of this challenge. In an open and enquiring manner, the authors invite readers to share in their thinking as they describe how they use their psychoanalytic skills to understand... more...

  • Perspectives on Supervisionby David Campbell; Barry Mason

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 26.95

    This reader-friendly and stimulating volume, indispensable to anyone interested in supervision from a systemic perspective, emerged from a conference organised jointly by the Institute of Family Therapy and the Tavistock Clinic in London. It is focused on developments within supervisions and reflects the increasing need for clinical supervisors in... more...

  • Lives Transformedby Patricia C. Della Selva; David Malan

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 28.95

    The world has long awaited compelling and unmistakable evidence for the validity of dynamic psychotherapy. A review in the present book shows that such evidence has been accumulating over the past ten years. It comes from clinical trials, process research, case studies, and objective physiological measurements concerned with the importance of expressing... more...

  • The Impossibility of Sexby Susie Orbach

    Karnac Books 2005; US$ 14.95

    In these intriguing accounts, Susie Orbach, the celebrated author of Fat is a Feminist Issue, presents us with six imaginary clinical cases, including Adam, the serial seducer; Belle, the compulsive liar; and Joanne, the self-mutilator. Through them, Orbach presents an intriguing look into the hidden world of the consulting room. She demonstrates the... more...