Touch Papers: Dialogues on Touch in the Psychoanalytic Space

Editor : Graeme Galton

Touch Papers: Dialogues on Touch in the Psychoanalytic Space

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 220
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 22717
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855754454
  • ISBN 10 : 1855754452

Reviews and Endorsements

'This is surely a time for us to put our thinking about touch on the agenda. I think psychoanalytic clinicians may need to gather and reflect on our own desire to touch, our fear of touching, our responses when asked to touch, our responses to being touched or wanting to. The essays in this collection... are an attempt to open up a space in which the issues around touch can be thought about afresh.'
- Susie Orbach, from the Foreword

'A rich, fascinating and most impressive collection of differing views on touch in psychoanalytical and psychotherapeutic settings, opening a debate long overdue on this controversial and neglected (avoided) subject.'
- Alex Holder, Training and Supervising Analyst; Member of the German and British Psychoanalytical Societies

'The opening up of this whole issue of touch, as presented in this book, when it might be appropriate or inappropriate in the clinical setting of psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, is timely and much to be welcomed.'
- Patrick Casement, Training and Supervising Analyst; Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society

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