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 absence, this collection of essays offers uniquely personal insights and new idrom psychotherapeutic encounters. The author believes that in each of these papers there is the spark of an original idea...grounded indeed in psychoanalytic theory, but influenced by individual experience and observation in the consulting room.
'Ideas in Practice shows in several vivid cases how psychoanalytic theory is applied to clinical work in innovative ways. The value of this is greatly enhanced by the authors' willingness to share with the reader the process of their thinking, in their struggle to understand their patients better, while they gradually find their way beyond the maps provided by their training and reading. The book also gives stimulating examples of analytic understanding as it in turn arises out of clinical practice. This is a book to enjoy and to recommend to others.'- Patrick Casement.
Series: Practice of Psychotherapy Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 31st December 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2