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Psychoanalysis

  • The Skin-Egoby Didier Anzieu; Naomi Segal

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 25.95

    In this classic work, Didier Anzieu presents a synthesis of his research and proposes a theory on the functions of 'the skin-ego'. Just as the skin is envelope to the body, Anzieu sees 'the skin-ego' as a psychic envelope containing, defining and protecting the psyche. From this perspective, the structures and the function of the skin can provide psychoanalysts... more...

  • Into the Darkest Placesby Marcus West

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 31.95

    This book explores the roots of borderline states of mind in early relational trauma and shows how it is possible, and necessary, to visit 'the darkest places' in order to work through these traumas. This is despite the fact that re-experiencing such traumas is unbearable for the patient and they naturally want to enlist the analyst in ensuring that... more...

  • From Soma to Symbolby Phyllis L. Sloate

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 30.95

    This book traces the theoretical history of psychosomatics in psychoanalysis, and with it the ways that psychoanalytically-trained clinicians have tried to understand and treat patients with complex psychosomatic symptoms. It offers a rethinking of the mind-body relationship in psychoanalysis, eschewing past dichotomies between the psychological and... more...

  • Ethics of Evilby Jon Mills; Ronald C. Naso

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 31.95

    In today's world where every form of transgression enjoys a psychological motive and rational justification, psychoanalysis stands alone in its ability to uncover the hidden motives that inform individual and social collective behaviour. Both in theory and practice, it bears witness to the impact of anonymity on the potential for perpetration, especially... more...

  • Making Room for Madness in Mental Healthby Marcus Evans

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 30.95

    In this book, Marcus Evans argues that in addition to providing a helpful treatment for patients who suffer from serious psychological difficulties, psychoanalytic thinking can also help mental health staff develop a better understanding of their patients and complement other ways of thinking about mental disturbance. Mental health professionals need... more...

  • True Tales of Organisational Lifeby Barbara-Anne Wren

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    The context in which healthcare is delivered continues to be one of extreme organisational turbulence and increasing workload, all factors exacerbating the anxiety being felt by staff about the ability of healthcare systems to keep either them, or their patients, truly safe. At the same time there is an increased focus on so called "failures of compassion"... more...

  • A Forgotten Freudianby Daniel Burston

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 26.95

    This book explores the life and work of a neglected figure in the history of psychoanalysis, Karl Stern, who brought Freudian theory and practice to Catholic (and Christian) audiences around the world.Karl Stern was a German-Jewish neurologist and psychiatrist fled who Germany in 1937 - first to London, then to Canada, where he taught at McGill University... more...

  • The Clinical Erik Eriksonby Stephen Schlein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The twentieth century has been described as the time of man?s discovery of himself; few have contributed more to this cause than Erik Erikson. The Clinical Erik Erikson: A psychoanalytic method of engagement and activation highlights Erikson?s transforming contributions to the field of psychoanalysis and honors his legacy by providing unpublished... more...

  • Ghosts in the Consulting Roomby Adrienne Harris; Susan Klebanoff; Margery Kalb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis is the first of two volumes that delves into the overwhelming, often unmetabolizable feelings related to mourning. The book uses clinical examples of people living in a state of liminality or ongoing melancholia. The authors reflect on the challenges of learning to move forward and... more...

  • The Urban Uncannyby Lucy Huskinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The Urban Uncanny explores through ten engaging essays the slippage or mismatch between our expectations of the city?as the organised and familiar environments in which citizens live, work, and go about their lives?and the often surprising and unsettling experiences it evokes. The city is uncanny when it reveals itself in new and unexpected light;... more...