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Contemporary Developments in Adult and Young Adult Therapy: The Work of the Tavistock and Portman Clinics: Volume 1

Contemporary Developments in Adult and Young Adult Therapy: The Work of the Tavistock and Portman Clinics: Volume 1

Edited by Alessandra Lemma

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'Nature dictates that as individuals we are conceived, are born, and then at some point later die. The shape of the arc that we follow, involving growth and development with eventual decline, is... (more)

Sex, Death, and the Superego: Experiences in Psychoanalysis

Sex, Death, and the Superego: Experiences in Psychoanalysis

by Ronald Britton

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This book is a personal reappraisal of psychoanalytic theories in the light of clinical experience. The first part is about sexuality and begins where psychoanalysis began, with hysteria. The second... (more)

The Feeling Brain: Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis

The Feeling Brain: Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis

by Mark Solms

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Neuropsychoanalysis is the fastest growing area within psychoanalysis, providing a bridge between "classic" psychoanalysis and the neurological sciences. This book provides an accessible introduction... (more)

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Edited by David Armstrong, Michael Rustin

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This book revisits the theory of social systems as a defence against anxiety first set out by Elliott Jaques and Isabel Menzies Lyth in papers which they published in 1955 and 1960, and which have... (more)

The Courage of Simplicity: Essential Ideas in the Work of W.R. Bion

The Courage of Simplicity: Essential Ideas in the Work of W.R. Bion

by Hanni Biran

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Relying on and developing the ideas of W.R. Bion, this book observes psychoanalytic thinking through three prisms: person, group and society. The book is divided into four sections.

The first... (more)

The Language of Bion: A Dictionary of Concepts

The Language of Bion: A Dictionary of Concepts

by P.C. Sandler

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Considering that introductory books cannot replace an author's original words, and that Bion's concepts are often found to be difficult to grasp, Dr Paulo Sandler has compiled an unusual style of... (more)

Unrepressed Unconscious, Implicit Memory, and Clinical Work

Unrepressed Unconscious, Implicit Memory, and Clinical Work

Edited by Giuseppe Craparo, Clara Mucci

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Unrepressed Unconscious, Implicit Memory, and Clinical Work analyses the psychological and neurobiological characteristics of what nowadays goes under the name of “unrepressed unconscious”, as... (more)

The Wisdom of Lived Experience: Views from Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Metaphysics

The Wisdom of Lived Experience: Views from Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Metaphysics

by Maxine K. Anderson

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In our quest toward truth we often rely on the guidance and clarity of conscious thought, but in doing so we may bypass awareness of a more deeply informing resource, which is embodied in lived... (more)

Envy and Gratitude Revisited

Envy and Gratitude Revisited

Edited by Priscilla Roth, Alessandra Lemma

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These stimulating essays are evidence that 50 years after its publication Melanie Klein's Envy and Gratitude is still a rich source of psychoanalytic inspiration. Sixteen highly regarded analysts,... (more)

The Complete Works of W.R. Bion

The Complete Works of W.R. Bion

by Wilfred R. Bion

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The Complete Works of W. R. Bion is now available in a coherent and corrected format. Comprising sixteen volumes bound in green cloth, this edition has been brought together and edited by Chris... (more)

Psychoanalysis, Identity, and the Internet: Explorations into Cyberspace

Psychoanalysis, Identity, and the Internet: Explorations into Cyberspace

Edited by Andrea Marzi

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Every day we seek information from the internet, buy something, play videogames, chat, work, and so on. But what exactly is the nature of the space we surf in and through? Is it virtual or real?... (more)

Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning: Clinical and Theoretical Contributions

Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning: Clinical and Theoretical Contributions

Edited by Howard B. Levine, Gail S. Reed

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In the last several decades, the analytic field has widened considerably in scope. The therapeutic task is now seen by an increasing number of analysts to require that patient and analyst work... (more)

The Anorexic Mind

The Anorexic Mind

by Marilyn Lawrence

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Eating disorders vary in severity from developmental difficulties in adolescence which may be transitory, to serious and chronic mental illnesses. The Anorexic Mind offers a coherent approach to... (more)

Mindbrain, Psychoanalytic Institutions, and Psychoanalysts: A New Metapsychology Consistent with Neuroscience

Mindbrain, Psychoanalytic Institutions, and Psychoanalysts: A New Metapsychology Consistent with Neuroscience

by Antonio Imbasciati

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In this book, Antonio Imbasciati criticises the isolationism of traditional psychoanalytic associations, compared to those of other branches of psychology, and their suspicion of neuroscience. Today,... (more)

The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues

The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues

by Jan Abram, R.D. Hinshelwood

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The main aims of this book are to introduce the distinctive clinical paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott, to compare and contrast the way in which their theories evolved, and to present a... (more)

Under the Totem: In Search of a Path

Under the Totem: In Search of a Path

by Michael Eigen

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Totem conveys spirit, a sense of the sacred. Freud attempted to get under the totem and explore psychic forces and pressures below the surface. Jung opened further depths in exploration of the... (more)

Wilfred Bion: Los Angeles Seminars and Supervision

Wilfred Bion: Los Angeles Seminars and Supervision

Edited by Joseph Aguayo, Barnet Malin

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Wilfred Bion’s unpublished lectures at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in April 1967 represent a unique opportunity for students either new to or continuing in the study of... (more)

The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena

The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena

by Donald Meltzer

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Using the Kleinian concept of projective-identification, with special reference to intrusive identification with internal objects, this work examines claustrophobic phenomena and its... (more)

The Status of Women: Violence, Identity, and Activism

The Status of Women: Violence, Identity, and Activism

Edited by Vivian B. Pender

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This book examines the current status of women. It consists of a collection of papers that focus on the political, economic, biologic, cultural, academic and psychological challenges that confront... (more)

Shame: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Shame: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

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A late-comer to psychoanalytic theorizing, 'shame' results from a disjunction between the ego and the ego-ideal. A complex psychosocial experience, it is comprised of a painful exposure of one’s... (more)

From Soma to Symbol: Psychosomatic Conditions and Transformative Experience

From Soma to Symbol: Psychosomatic Conditions and Transformative Experience

Edited by Phyllis L. Sloate

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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... (more)

Taking the Transference, Reaching Toward Dreams:  Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area

Taking the Transference, Reaching Toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area

by M. Gerard Fromm

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"One of the aims of this game is to reach to the child's ease and so to his fantasy and so to his dreams.” What a lovely description of an easy interplay between two people, leading to the... (more)

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

by Robert Waska

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This book introduces the clinical concept of analytic contact. This is a term that describes the therapeutic method of investigation that makes up psychoanalytic treatment. The field has been in... (more)

The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

by Donald Meltzer, Meg Harris Williams

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This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer. It therefore has its roots in English literature and its... (more)

The Tavistock Seminars

The Tavistock Seminars

by Wilfred R. Bion

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Previously unpublished lectures from Wilfred Ruprecht Bion. The book consists of eight talks Bion gave at the Tavistock Clinic between 1976 and 1979. Topics explored include the importance of... (more)

Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis: Collected Papers

Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis: Collected Papers

by Donald W. Winnicott

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The value of Winnicott's work has become more and more widely recognized not only among psycho-analysts but also psychologists, educators, social workers, and men and women in every branch of... (more)

Projective Identification and Psychotherapeutic Technique

Projective Identification and Psychotherapeutic Technique

by Thomas Ogden

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An examination of projective identification and its clinical uses from a Kleinian perspective. The author puts forward the hypothesis that identification is the patient's way of mastering significant... (more)

Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication

Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication

by Marcus Evans

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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... (more)

On Freud's ''Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning''

On Freud's ''Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning''

Edited by Gabriela Legorreta, Lawrence J. Brown

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This book is a collection of papers by leading contemporary psychoanalysts who comment on the continuing important relevance of Freud’s (1911) paper, Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental... (more)

The Groups Book: Psychoanalytic Group Therapy: Principles and Practice

The Groups Book: Psychoanalytic Group Therapy: Principles and Practice

Edited by Caroline Garland

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Including The Groups Manual, A Treatment Manual, with Clinical Vignettes.

'This book is very important both for psychoanalysis and for social science. Psychoanalysis began with the treatment of... (more)

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