Envy is Not Innate: A New Model of Thinking

Author(s) : Patricia Polledri

Envy is Not Innate: A New Model of Thinking

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2012
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 31188
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780490021
  • ISBN 10 : 178049002X

Reviews and Endorsements

'In this imposing and groundbreaking book, Polledri encourages us to look beyond easily accepted traditional psychoanalytic concepts, such as envy and the psychopathology associated with it. The reader will be challenged with both old and new ways of thinking about the nature of the mother-baby relationship that will undoubtedly prove helpful in both clinical and theoretical work. It is with pride that I endorse this book written by an early student of the diploma course in Forensic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic NHS Trust.'
- Estela Welldon, MD DSc (Hon) F.R.C.Psych, founder & Honorary Life President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, author of Playing with Dynamite and Mother, Madonna, Whore

'This is a rich and sophisticated book by an experienced therapist in the field of forensic psychotherapy. Patricia Polledri has skilfully reviewed a number of complex academic discourses (psychoanalytic, ethological, neurobiological) to produce an account of envy that is empirically based, and clinically meaningful. The book is illustrated with clinical examples that support the thesis and demonstrate the suffering caused by envy in its various manifestations. I hope practising analysts will read this book and use it as a basis for teaching and training the psychoanalytic therapists of the future.'
- Dr Gwen Adshead, consultant forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust

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