Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Severely Disturbed Adolescent

Editor : Dimitris Anastasopoulos, Editor : Margot Waddell, Editor : Effie Lignos

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Severely Disturbed Adolescent

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 8335
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855752146
  • ISBN 10 : 185575214X

Reviews and Endorsements

'As a "second chance" - to use Blos's term - adolescence contains components that are capable of leading either to a restoration of the fragmented personality or to a hell in which the chaotic psychic disturbance that becomes permanent. This volume brings together a distillation of the therapeutic experience and thinking of senior psychoanalytic therapists working in different European countries and belonging to different "schools" of psychoanalysis. I believe that it will contribute to the exploration of the therapeutic approach to severely disturbed adolescents which has got under way in recent years. The cross-cultural nature of the book is, in particular, a symbol of the prospect of a Europe without frontiers and of the development of the theoretical basis and clinical practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy beyond ideological classifications and obstacles. That, I believe, was also the purpose of the foundation and operation of the EFPP.'
- Dimitris Anastasopoulos, from his Foreword

'These chapters are written by psychoanalytic psychotherapists from different countries of Europe and from different analytic traditions, and yet it can be seen that there is a thread running through all of them which shows that our common psychoanalytical ancestry has interacted creatively with our different traditions in Europe. Sometimes these seem to divide us, but I think that they can also be shown to enrich us as we face a common and serious challenge to our psychoanalytic skills and to the future adults of Europe.'
- Robin Anderson, from his Introduction

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