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  • Unimaginable Stormsby Murray Jackson; Paul Williams

    Karnac Books 1994; US$ 42.95

    A distillation of many years' work on a therapeutic milieu ward of the Maudsley Hospital, in which psychotic patients were treated with an integral combination of psychiatric and psychological care anchored in the use of advanced psychoanalytic concepts of psychosis. Compelling clinical material is reproduced to help illuminate the meaning of illnesses... more...

  • Therapy or Coercionby R.D. Hinshelwood

    Karnac Books 1997; US$ 41.95

    This book questions whether 'autonomy' is a pivotal psychotherapeutic value. Basing his discussion upon the key Kleinian concept of 'projective identification', the author argues that 'integration' should be the aim of psychoanalysis, and - furthermore - that actions can be judged ethical or unethical according to whether they foster or hinder integration. more...

  • Tradition and Change in Psychoanalysisby Roy Schafer

    Karnac Books 1997; US$ 34.95

    This book traces a line of continuity in psychoanalysis back to Freud and his immediate followers, and describes the major transformations that followed, particularly in the works of Heinz Hartmann and the ego psychologists, and Hanna Segal and the contemporary Kleinians of London. more...

  • Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Perversionby Juan Pablo Jimenez; Rodolfo Moguillansky

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 31.95

    'Perversion is a challenge for theory and psychoanalytic practice that Juan Pablo Jimenez and Rodolfo Moguillansky, American psychoanalysts known for the originality of their contributions, have managed successfully. In this book they offer us vivid and detailed clinical material of patients of analysis who presented various kinds of perversions, which... more...

  • The Search for the Selfby Heinz Kohut; Paul Ornstein

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 38.95

    'The re-issuing of the four volumes of Heinz Kohut's writings is a major publishing event for psychoanalysts who are interested in both the theoretical and the therapeutic aspects of psychoanalysis. These volumes contain Kohut's pre-self psychology essays as well as those he wrote in order to continue to expand on his groundbreaking ideas, which he... more...

  • The Wolf-Man and Sigmund Freudby Muriel Gardiner

    Karnac Books 1972; US$ 53.95

    It is a well known that the Wolf-Man was the subject of what James Strachey described as 'the most elaborate and no doubt the most important of all Freud's case histories'. It is less well known that he was still living in Vienna more than half a century since his analysis with Freud.In this remarkable biographical account, the Wolf-Man comes alive... more...

  • Personality Structure and Human Interactionby Harry Guntrip

    Karnac Books 1977; US$ 42.95

    How has a theory of man as a social being to be formulated if we are to do justice to his individuality, to the subtle ways in which his love and hate compete within his relations with others and to the anxieties and resistances he shows when he seeks to change himself? To answer this question is the task which the author sets himself. After assessing... more...

  • Narcissus and Oedipusby Victoria Hamilton

    Karnac Books 1982; US$ 42.95

    Freud organised the theory of the child's journey to adulthood around the myths of Narcissus and Oedipus. In this intelligent study, the author re-examines these myths to see if a radical reinterpretation of them will give birth to new sets of images through which psychoanalysts can contemplate the contemporary patient. more...

  • The Analytic Attitudeby Roy Schafer

    Karnac Books 1983; US$ 35.95

    'It is my aim in this book, writes Dr Schafer, 'to clarify the intellectual and emotional attitude adopted by the analyst at work.'"The analytic attitude" ranks as one of Freud's greatest creations. Both the findings of psychoanalysis as a method of investigation and its results as a method of treatment depend on its being consistent to a high degree.... more...

  • Primary Love and Psychoanalytic Techniqueby Michael Balint

    Karnac Books 1985; US$ 41.95

    One of the eternal problems of mankind is that of love and hate. Why and how does it happen that we love this one of our fellow-men, feel safe in his affection, expect satisfactions of our needs from him and are attracted to him, while we hate and avoid other? Ever since the publication of Freud's first works one of the main objects of psycho-analytic... more...