Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know

Author(s) : David Tuckett, Author(s) : Elizabeth Allison, Author(s) : Olivier Bonard, Author(s) : Georg J. Bruns, Author(s) : Anna L. Christopoulos, Author(s) : Michael Diercks

Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know

Book Details

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 296
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 97712
  • ISBN 13 : 9781538188101
  • ISBN 10 : 1538188104

About the Author(s)

David Tuckett is Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Professor at University College London, UK. Recently honoured with a Sigourney Award for Psychoanalysis, the highest prize in the field, Professor Tuckett has brought together his initial training as an Economist with his subsequent work in Sociology and Psychoanalysis to initiate a new line of research; the significance of which has been recognised with recent invitations to speak at the Global Economic Symposium and the Global Risks Network of the World Economic Forum. Previously Principal of the Health Education Studies Unit at Cambridge University and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, he is the author of many papers and several highly successful books.

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Elizabeth Allison DPhil is the Director of the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. She is a psychoanalyst and a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is the Programme Director of UCL’s MSc Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies and also supervises students on the Psychoanalysis Unit's Doctoral Programme. She is an Editorial Board member and Editor of the Psychoanalytic Controversies section in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

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Olivier Bonard, MD, a child and adult psychiatrist, is a teaching and supervising member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society. He coordinated CCM activities for six years. He teaches post-graduate courses at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. He practises individual psychoanalytic psychodrama with several co-therapists and teaches this technique in Neuchâtel, Barcelona and Athens. Together with some of his colleagues, he founded the group psychoanalytic psychotherapy training course in Lausanne and Geneva. He is the founder of Tribune psychanalytique, an annual Swiss-French psychoanalytic journal.

Georg J. Bruns, MD, is a specialist in neurology and psychiatry, PhD (Sociology), Prof. emeritus for medical sociology at the University of Bremen; full member of the German Psychoanalytic Association (DPV), of the EPF and IPA, training analyst, president of the DPV 2002 - 2004, chair of the programme committee of IPAC 2007 in Berlin. Member of the CCM Moderators group. Associate Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Publications on psychoanalytic, psychiatric and medical-sociological topics. Author and editor of several books. Scientific fields: psychoanalytic psychotherapy of psychoses, sociology of psychiatry, application of psychoanalysis in cultural and social fields.

Anna L. Christopoulos, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She is a full member of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Association, the European Psychoanalytic Federation and the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is a core member of the European Psychoanalytic Comparative Clinical Methods (CCM) moderators’ group. She is also an associate board member of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She is the author of two books Introduction to adult psychopathology and Research in psychoanalysis both published by Motibo Books (in Greek) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Michael Diercks, Dipl. Psychologist, is a member, training and supervising analyst of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (VPS) and the IPA. Having been head of the child guidance clinic in Wien-Heiligenstadt from 1989 to 2001, he now works in private practice. He was a member of the Training Committee of the VPS from 2005 and Director of Training from 2009 to 2013 and another two years 2018-2019. As a member of the European Working Party on Comparative Clinical Methods (CCM) since 2005 and later of the Comparative Clinical Methods Association he has facilitated numerous workshops in this framework. Passionate about and committed to training in psychoanalysis, he prepared and chaired visits within the European Visiting Project (EVP) created in 2018 to strengthen psychoanalytic training and to ensure and improve its quality. He published several papers in German on psychoanalytic technique, psychoanalytic listening and on Bion’s theory of thinking as well as a paper in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis on Freud’s handling of the transference in the case of the “Ratman”.

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