Taboo or Not Taboo? Forbidden Thoughts, Forbidden Acts in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Editor : Brent Willock, Editor : Rebecca C. Curtis, Editor : Lori C. Bohm

Taboo or Not Taboo? Forbidden Thoughts, Forbidden Acts in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 404
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 27697
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855756236
  • ISBN 10 : 1855756234

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Elisabeth Hanscombe on 07/12/2010 16:06:27

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In this book, psychoanalysts, Brent Willock, Rebecca Curtis and Lori Bohm have edited a series of essays on a range of topics that are considered taboo within psychoanalytical discourse. The essays are written with passion by psychoanalysts concerned to open up a meaningful dialogue in areas within our psychoanalytical work that have traditionally been considered 'unspeakable'.

Although the book is written by and directed at psychoanalysts, it applies equally to psychoanalytical psychotherapists. A discussion about the differentiation between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy could be considered another area of taboo, and certainly one that warrants consideration. However, this controversial area is not considered in the book. Many other taboos are. Overall this is a book to be read thoughtfully, with plenty of time and space given to stop, pause and reflect on these new ideas about old unspoken territory. As Fonagy argues at the book's beginning, 'Addressing taboos is about making the mind of the analyst real . [while] changes require taking the human mind to places where it least wishes to be' (p. xvi). This is a timely collection.

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