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Introducing Psychoanalysis : Essential Themes and Topics - Susan Budd

Introducing Psychoanalysis

Essential Themes and Topics

By: Susan Budd (Editor), Richard Rusbridger (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2005
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Introducing Psychoanalysis brings together leading analysts to explain what psychoanalysis is and how it has developed, setting its ideas in their appropriate social and intellectual context.

Based on lectures given at the British Psychoanalytic Society, the contributions capture the diversity of opinion among analysts to provide a clear and dynamic presentation of concepts such as:

  • sexual perversions
  • trauma and the possibility of recovery
  • phantasy and reality
  • interpreting and transference
  • two views of the Oedipus complex
  • projective identification
  • the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions
  • symbolism and dreams.

Frequently misunderstood subjects are demystified and the contributors' wealth of clinical and supervisory experience ensures that central concepts are explained with refreshing clarity. Clinical examples are included throughout and provide a valuable insight into the application of psychoanalytic ideas. This overview of the wide variety of psychoanalytic ideas that are current in Britain today will appeal to all those training and practicing in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as those wishing to broaden their knowledge of this field.

The Mind and Psychic Pain
The Defences
The Paranoid-Schizoid Position
The Depressive Position
'Can this be Pity?' - Envy, Guilt and Projective Identification
Symbolisation
The Facilitating Environment
Symbol Formation and the Construction of the Inner World
Recent Developments in the Theory of Dreams
Sexuality and the Formation of Identity
Gender Identity and Reality
The Feminine
The Oedipus Complex I
The Oedipus Complex I
Patient and Analyst Interaction
Transference and Countertransference: An Historical Approach
Projective Identification
Two Approaches to Interpretation and the Relationship Between Them
Extreme Psychic States
Perversion: Sadism and Survival
Trauma and the Possibility of Recovery
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ISBN: 9781583918883
ISBN-10: 1583918884
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1