The Clinic of Disability: Psychoanalytical Approaches

Editor : Simone Korff Sausse, Editor : Regine Scelles

The Clinic of Disability: Psychoanalytical Approaches

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 236
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 38559
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782204459
  • ISBN 10 : 1782204458

Reviews and Endorsements

‘For decades, those struggling with disabilities have remained very much on the margins – often overlooked, ignored, pitied, or mistreated. Happily, mental health professionals have worked hard to place disability at the very centre of clinical discourse, so that everyone may now benefit from the fruits of new developments in the psychological therapies. Simone Korff Sausse and Régine Scelles have gathered a group of some of the most impressive disability psychoanalysts in France and have served up a feast of clinical insight, progressive psychotherapeutic practice and, above all, a sense of hopefulness for the future. This book should occupy a seminal place on the bookshelves of every practitioner of the psychological arts.’
— Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow, Tavistock Relationships, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and founding Trustee and Director of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability

‘The disability therapy field will be enriched by the translation into English of the long-standing work of French colleagues. A key group of eminent academics led by Professor Simone Korff Sausse and Professor Régine Scelles have transformed the French attitude to intellectual disability by their annual inter-university conferences under the auspices of Séminaire Universitaire International sur la Clinique du Handicap. A profound psychoanalytic and philosophic thread runs through the contributions.’
— Baroness Sheila Hollins, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London and Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the British Medical Association

‘In this book, outstanding clinical and academic writers present the essence of their original and inspiring psychoanalytic research in and approach to physical and mental disability in an inclusive perspective. Their reflections are embedded in a rich French cultural tradition with a high clinical relevance. A revelation!’
— Johan De Groef, former President of the European Association on Mental Health in Intellectual Disability and the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis

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