Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Theory and Practice: Second Edition

Author(s) : Anthony Bateman, Author(s) : Jeremy Holmes, Author(s) : Elizabeth Allison

Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Theory and Practice: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 342
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 95890
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367375713
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367375

Reviews and Endorsements

'The best scholarly and clinically focused introduction to psychoanalytic ideas brilliantly integrating and celebrating the majesty of the concepts while also identifying key shortcomings. For a comprehensive, up to date and accessible presentation of this immense body of work you need to look no further.' - Peter Fonagy, OBE FMedSci FBA FAcSS, Professor of Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science.

'This book brings together three experts in conveying the essentials of psychoanalysis to varied and often sceptical audiences. They are deeply versed in its framework and clinical relevance, but well able to stand back and ask key questions, including on very contemporary issues such as remote analysis and institutional prejudice. One can hear in their shared voice that they understand, value and respect but do not idealise psychoanalysis. I am sure that a very large number of mental health professionals, trainees and the interested public will be really captivated by the serious, open-minded engagement with what psychoanalysis is and why, helped by the exceptionally clear writing to recognise questions they had not yet formulated but now realise they want to grapple with. I think here they are in safe hands as they navigate the different perspectives.' - Professor Mary Hepworth, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL.

'This splendid second edition has been collaboratively authored by three outstanding clinicians who are superb authors and conceptualizers. They have integrated major themes in psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic discourse in a seamless way. They have definitely accomplished their goal to bring psychoanalysis into the contemporary scientific and intellectual mainstream and to focus primarily on ideas and techniques rather than personalities. I heartily recommend this impressive second edition to all serious clinicians and to students who are preparing for clinical practice.' - , MD, Author of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice.

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