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Psychoanalysis

  • Changing Sexualities and Parental Functions in the Twenty-First Centuryby Candida Se Holovko; Frances Thomson-Salo

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    Recent societal changes have challenged long-established concepts in psychoanalysis, including the Oedipus complex, parental functions, and male and female psychosexuality. 'Postmodern families', based on sexual and emotional exchanges independent of gender, now include homoerotic couples who adopt children, or who create them through assisted fertilisation,... more...

  • Sexual Difference in Debateby Leticia Glocer Fiorini

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    Now well into the twenty-first century, relevant changes in symbolic codes that organize social bonds are observed. Important modifications regarding the model of the nuclear family in Western society, the vicissitudes of desire and changing identities, as well as advances in biotechnology and informatics, are leading to a re-consideration of previously... more...

  • Doing Things Differentlyby Margaret Cohen; Alberto Hahn

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 73.99

    This book is a distillation of papers presented at a three-day conference in February 2015, organised by the Donald Meltzer Development Fund and held at the Tavistock Clinic in London. The aim of the conference was to celebrate the work of Donald Meltzer, who was such a lively force in the training of child psychotherapists at the Tavistock for many... more...

  • Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Todayby Alison Vaspe

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 72.99

    This book illustrates the distinctive psychoanalytic contribution to mental health services for children, young people, and adults, with detailed case vignettes illustrating therapeutic treatment and the ways in which staff are supported to do work that is frequently difficult and disturbing.Psychoanalytic thinking contributes to effective mental health... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Participationby Kenneth A Frank

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In Psychoanalytic Participation: Action, Interaction, and Integration , Kenneth Frank argues that the gulf between analysis and what he terms "action-oriented" or cognitive-behavioral techniques is anachronistic and has unnecessarily limited the repertoire of analytically oriented clinicians. In point of fact, action-oriented and even cognitive-behavioral... more...

  • Consulting to Chaosby John Gordon; Gabriel Kirtchuk; Maggie McAlister; David Reiss

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    In clinical work, an awareness of patients' subjective experiences, particularly their perceptions of interpersonal relationships, is indispensable. The aim of this book is to improve care and treatment planning by describing a structured approach to eliciting patients' core relationship patterns. These patterns consist of the roles and scenarios into... more...

  • Dreaming in Dark Timesby Sharon Sliwinski

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    What do dreams manage to say?or indeed, show ?about human experience that is not legible otherwise? Can the disclosure of our dream-life be understood as a form of political avowal? To what does a dream attest? And to whom?  Blending psychoanalytic theory with the work of such political thinkers as Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, Sharon Sliwinski... more...

  • Paranoiaby Luigi Zoja

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Luigi Zoja presents an insightful analysis of the use and misuse of paranoia throughout history and in contemporary society. Zoja combines history with depth psychology, contemporary politics and tragic literature, resulting in a clear and balanced analysis presented with rare clarity. The devastating impact of paranoia on societies is explored in... more...

  • Developments in Object Relationsby Lavinia Gomez

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Developments in Object Relations provides a highly accessible account of how British Object Relations developed in the second half of the twentieth century, focusing on the generation who took up where Klein and Winnicott left off. Complementing and building on its predecessor, An Introduction to Object Relations , it gives an overview of the development... more...