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The Provision of Primary Experience: Winnicottian Work with Children and Adolescents

: Menzies Lythe, Isabel Docker-Drysdale, Barbara

At a time of rapid change in the welfare professions these papers make it clear that the experience of intensive psychotherapeutic work in a residential setting is a resource from which much can be learnt about emotional distress and its origins. Foreword by Isobel Menzies Lythe, edited by Barbara Docker-Drysdale. Read more…

Comparative Treatments of Eating Disorders

: Miller, Katherine; Mizes, J Scott.

This volume edited by Katherine Miller, and J Scott Mizes addresses the treatment of eating disorders from the perspective of nine experts, each representing a specific treatment modality from psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioural therapy, interpersonal psychothedrapy and the Adlerian approach, to developmental systemic feminist therapy, self-psychology therapy, integrative cognitive therapy, cognitive analytical therapy, and family therapy. Read more…

Cultural Collapse

: Weatherill, Rob

At a time when the relations between morality, the social fabric and the inner world are causing distress throughout the world, Rob Weatherill provides a searching study of the growing impoverishment of life in Western society. He plumbs the depths of the ways our culture impoverishes and does violence to our private selves and spaces. He addresses himself to the role of ideals in psychoanalysis and brings a Kleinian perspective to bear on the schizoid nature of modern culture; the emptiness of the addict; the crisis in education; feminism and the shattering of male narcissism. Read more…

Creativity and Perversion

: Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine

This is the best single account of the psychoanalysis of creativity, pseudo-creativity and the perverse mind. The author, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, explores art, film and literature to show the relations between true creativity and the artful universe of the pervert. Read more…