The Group as an Object of Desire: Exploring Sexuality in Group Therapy

Author(s) : Morris Nitsun

The Group as an Object of Desire: Exploring Sexuality in Group Therapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 89614
  • ISBN 13 : 9781583918722
  • ISBN 10 : 1583918728

Reviews and Endorsements

Detailed clinical illustrations cover areas such as:
* The erotic connection
* The dissociation of desire
* The group as witness
* Erotic transference and counter-transference

Psychotherapists and all those interested in sexual development and diversity will value the challenging approach to sexuality this book offers.

Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Wider Discourse. Discourses of Desire. Sexual Development. Sex and Psychoanalysis. Sex and Politics. Part II: The Group Discourse. Sex in Group Psychotherapy - A Review. Desire in Group Analysis. A Group Psychotherapy Perspective of Sexuality. Part III: The Clinical Discourse. Introduction to Part III. The Erotic Connection. The Theme of Incest. Dissociated Desire. The Group as Witness. Sexual Pairing. Erotic Transference and Counter-Transference. Homosexuality in the Group. Part IV: The Linked Discourse. The Therapist, Overview - Linking Theory and Practice.

Author Biography:
Morris Nitsun is a consultant clinical psychologist in Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust. He is also a training analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis and works privately at the Group Analytic Practice. He is author of 'The Anti-Group: Destructive forces in the group and their creative potential'

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