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Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis
A leading edge journal for clinicians working relationally with their clients; it is a professional journal, not an academic journal, featuring cultural articles, politics, reviews and poetry relevant to attachment and relational issues; an inclusive journal welcoming contributions from clinicians of all orientations seeking to make a contribution to attachment approaches to clinical work. It includes up to date briefings on latest developments in neuroscience relevant to psychotherapy and counseling and is an international journal with contributions from colleagues from different countries and cultures.

Brain Injuries Series
A series dedicated to psychological therapies, social interventions and psychosocial issues following acquired brain injury, emphasising both theoretical exploration and the 'how-to' of therapeutic work. These titles stand in contrast with previous clinical titles in the brain injury literature that have been assessment-focused and offered little in the way of intervention. Every jobbing clinician and therapist working with survivors of brain injury and their significant others should have this series on their shelves.

Cassel Hospital Monograph Series
A series of monographs intended to present accessible teaching texts concerned with the practice of residential care.

Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library
The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) was founded in 1985 with the aim of developing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis in the UK. Lacan's rereading and rethinking of Freud had been neglected in the Anglophone world, despite its important implications for the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The CFAR Library aims to make classic Lacanian texts available in English for the fi rst time, as well as publishing original research in the Lacanian field.

CIPS (Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies) Boundaries of Psychoanalysis
The CIPS Book Series, The Boundaries of Psychoanalysis, represents the intellectual activity of members of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies. The volumes explore the internal and external boundaries of psychoanalysis, examining the interrelationships between various psychoanalytic theoretical and clinical perspectives as well as between psychoanalysis and other disciplines. http://www.cipsusa.org/

Couple and Family Psychoanalysis
A new international journal sponsored by the Bristish Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors, the Professional Association of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships and aims to promote the theory and practice of working with couple and family relationships from a psychoanalytic perspective. It seeks to provide a forum for disseminating current ideas and research and for developing clinical practice.

Developments in Psychoanalysis

Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture Series
This series of books comes from the Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture, an annual event designed for a wide audience of professionals and others involved with children. These lectures focus upon a specific topic, arising from Winnicott's life and ideas, in terms of relevance for 21st century living.

DSM Library
Essential books from leading psychiatric publisher, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

EFPP Monograph Series
A series of Monographs produced in conjunction with the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP). Each volume brings together writings on a particular topic by authors from several European countries. The EFPP promotes communication and discussion between psychotherapists across national boundaries in the child and adolescent, adult, family and group sections of the organisation, through its conferences and seminars on topics of interest in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The organisation represents some 13,000 psychoanalytic psychotherapists in twenty-two countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe and is concerned with many matters which are relevant to the profession, such as training and registration.

Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis
This series presents collections of papers from various schools within psychoanalysis, including Freudian, Lacanian, Kleinian, Jungian and Object Relations perspectives. Each volume attempts to offer a wide-range of opinions on the main theme, with the majority of papers commissioned and written especially for this series.

Essential Papers in Psychoanalysis
Published by New York University Press under the general editorship of Leo Goldberger. A classic collection of important psychoanalytic papers by leaders in the field

Exploring Psycho-Social Studies
A series of publications which demonstrate the breadth and innovation of the new paradigm of psycho-social studies. It welcomes contributions which approach contemporary social issues, research methodologies and new theories, concepts or forms of clinical practice from the psycho-social perspective.

Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series
This series of books aims to provide both practical advice and theoretical stimulation for introductory students and senior practitioners alike.

Group Relations Conferences
An exciting picture of the Group Relations enterprise as it continues to adapt and innovate its approaches to the practice of Group Relations conferences globally.

Guide to Supervision Series
These books aim to create a lively and readable resource that will be informative and inspirational for those planning for the future of training for supervisors of counsellors, or for those who create, teach on or apply for supervisor training courses.

Harold Bridger Transitional Series
This series brings together several different facets of what is termed "the transitional approach". It will be valued by consultants, management students, practitioners and all those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of organisational change.

Harris Meltzer Trust Series
A series of new and classic texts based on the psychoanalytic work of Martha Harris, Donald Meltzer and other leading contributors.

History of Psychoanalysis
This series seeks to present outstanding new books that illuminate any aspect of the history of psychoanalysis from its earliest days to the present, and to reintroduce classic texts to contemporary readers.

Hurly-Burly
The International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis, published by the New Lacanian School

IJPA Key Papers Series
This collection brings together the most important psychoanalytic papers in the Journal's eighty-year long history in a series of accessible monographs.

International Psychoanalytical Association Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues
This series considers at least two lines of development: a contemporary reading of Freud that reclaims his contributions and a clarification of the logical and epistemic perspectives from which he is read today.

Series Editor: Gennaro Saragnano

IPA Publications Committee: Gennaro Saragnano (Rome), (Chair); Leticia Glocer Fiorini (Buenos Aires), (Consultant); Samuel Arbiser (Buenos Aires); Catalina Bronstein (London); Paulo Cesar Sandler (São Paulo); Christian Seulin (Lyon); Mary Kay O'Neil (Montreal); Gail S. Reed (New York), Rhoda Bawdekar (London), (Ex-officio as Publications Officer)

International Psychoanalytical Association Controversies in Psychoanalysis
Theoretical and clinical progress in psychoanalysis continues to develop new concepts and to reconsider old ones, often in contradiction with each other. By confronting and opening these debates, we might find points of convergence but also divergences that cannot be reconciled; the ensuing tension among these should be sustained in a pluralistic dialogue.

IPA Publications Committee: Gennaro Saragnano (Rome), (Chair); Leticia Glocer Fiorini (Buenos Aires), (Consultant); Samuel Arbiser (Buenos Aires); Catalina Bronstein (London); Paulo Cesar Sandler (São Paulo); Christian Seulin (Lyon); Mary Kay O'Neil (Montreal); Gail S. Reed (New York), Rhoda Bawdekar (London), (Ex-officio as Publications Officer)

International Psychoanalytical Association International Psychoanalysis Library
The focus of the Library is on the scientific developments of today throughout the IPA, with an emphasis within the discipline on clinical, technical, and theoretical advances; empirical, conceptual, and historical research project. IPA Publications Committee Gennaro Saragnano (Rome), (Chair); Leticia Glocer Fiorini (Buenos Aires), (Consultant); Samuel Arbiser (Buenos Aires); Catalina Bronstein (London); Paulo Cesar Sandler (São Paulo); Christian Seulin (Lyon); Mary Kay O'Neil (Montreal); Gail S Reed (New York), Rhoda Bawdekar (London), (Ex-officio as Publications Officer)

International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Classics Revisited
This series concentrates on books and articles that have made the history of psychoanalysis, revisited in the light of contemporary psychoanalytical theory and practice.

International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications
The aim is to focus on the scientific production of significant authors whose works are outstanding contributions to the development of the psychoanalytic field and to set out relevant ideas and themes, generated during the history of psychoanalysis, that deserve to be discussed by present psychoanalysts. Series Editor: Gennaro Saragnano IPA Publications Committee Gennaro Saragnano (Rome), (Chair); Leticia Glocer Fiorini (Buenos Aires), (Consultant); Samuel Arbiser (Buenos Aires); Catalina Bronstein (London); Paulo Cesar Sandler (São Paulo); Christian Seulin (Lyon); Mary Kay O'Neil (Montreal); Gail S Reed (New York), Rhoda Bawdekar (London), (Ex-officio as Publications Officer)

International Series of Psychosocial Perspectives on Trauma, Displaced People & Political Violence
This series enables English-speaking readers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with important international contributions in this relevant field.

John Bowlby Memorial Conference Monograph
A series of books taken from the annual John Bowlby Memorial Conference Lecture, produced in association with the John Bowlby Centre, London.

Karnac Developmental Psychology Series
Each book in this series focuses on a particular age range of a child's development. The emphasis is on the description of the typical ways in which the child, at each of these stages, experiences himself in his world. As he develops, the child has different needs, abilities, and resources that underlie his interaction with parents, relatives, and the world at large. The objective is to illustrate how these unfolding characteristics of the child influence and are influenced by the people in his world. It is only careful and (usually) long-term observation that will allow one to identify elements in the infant's or child's behaviour that are likely to be part of his inborn personality.

Karnac Library
A variety of literary fiction, memoirs and biography selected to appeal to the discerning reader

LCP Practice in Psychotherapy Series
This series is intended to address a wide variety of important and challenging issues confronting those working in diverse contexts as psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Library of Analytical Psychology

Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis
The library consolidates and extends the work of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, and offers the best of psychoanalytically informed writing on adult partnerships and couple psychotherapy.

Library of Technology and Mental Health
This is a new series on technology and mental health in which authors from various parts of the global economy discuss the effects of technology on our growth and development, our relationships, our society in general, and the relevance of communication by telephone and internet to the spread of psychoanalysis. They discuss the impact of internet addiction including pornography, the effects of screen time and social media, and the value of telepsychotherapy, telepsychoanalysis, and telesupervision, all illustrated with clinical examples, ethical considerations, and personal reflections. Series editor is Jill Savege Scharff

Lines of Development - Evolution and Theory and Practice over the Decades
This series focuses on a spectrum of psychoanalytic leaders whose ideas have generated a tradition of thinking and working in particular ways. By definition, such pioneers venture further into unknown or unclaimed territories - opening up new areas of theoretical inquiry and/or therapeutic work. As trailblazers, they often inspire others to expand their work and to build on their ideas through research, clinical developments, or practical applications.

Lines of the Symbolic Series
Series Editor, Ian Parker, Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix.

Psychoanalytic clinical and theoretical work circulates through multiple intersecting antagonistic symbolic universes. This series opens connections between different cultural sites in which Lacanian work has developed in distinctive ways, in forms of work that question the idea that there could be single correct reading and application. The Lines of the Symbolic series provides a reflexive reworking of psychoanalysis that translates Lacanian writing from around the world, steering a course between the temptations of a metalanguage and imaginary reduction, between the claim to provide a god's eye view of psychoanalysis and the idea that psychoanalysis must everywhere be the same. And the elaboration of psychoanalysis in the symbolic here grounds its theory and practice in the history and politics of the work in a variety of interventions that touch the real.

Neuropsychoanalysis
An Interdisciplinary Journal for Psychoanalysis and the Neurosciences.

New International Library of Group Analysis
Drawing on the seminal ideas of British, European and American group analysts, psychoanalysts, social psychologists and social scientists, the books in this series focus on the study of small and large groups, organisations and other social systems, and on the study of the transpersonal and transgenerational sociality of human nature. NILGA books will be required reading for the members of professional organisations in the field of group analysis, psychoanalysis, and related social sciences. They will be indispensable for the "formation" of students of psychotherapy, whether they are mainly interested in clinical work with patients or in consultancy to teams and organisational clients within the private and public sectors.

New Library of Psychoanalysis
The New Library of Psychoanalysis is published by Routledge in association with the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London. Its purpose is to facilitate a greater and more widespread appreciation of psychoanalysis and to provide a forum for increasing mutual understanding between psychoanalysts and those in other disciplines.

New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series
The New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series is published by Routledge in association with the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London. Its purpose is to facilitate a greater and more widespread appreciation of psychoanalysis and to provide a forum for increasing mutual understanding between psychoanalysts and those in other disciplines.

New Penguin Freud
A selection of classic Freud texts, in new translations, under the general editorship of Adam Phillips.

OPUS - Organisational and Social Dynamics
An International Journal for the Integration of Psychoanalytic, Systemic and Group Relations Perspectives.

Portman Papers
The Portman Papers series specifically promotes the deeper understanding of, and work with, clients, patients and offenders whose sometimes very disturbing behaviours can often appear to defy understanding. The Portman Clinic, from where this series originated, offers clinical assessment and treatment, teaching, consultancy and research in relation to this patient population and their care and management.

Professional Coaching Series
This series brings together leading exponents and researchers in the coaching field to provide a definitive set of core texts important to the development of the profession. It aims to meet two needs - a professional series that provides the core texts that are theoretically and experimentally grounded, and a practice series covering forms of coaching based in evidence. Together they provide a complementary framework to introduce, promote and enhance the development of the coaching profession.

Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture
This series builds on the work done since 2009 by the Media and the Inner World research network. It aims to consider the relationship between psychoanalysis and popular culture as a lived experience that is ever more emotionalised in the contemporary age. In contrast to many scholarly applications of psychoanalysis, works in this series set out to explore the creative tensions of thinking about cultural experience and its processes whilst also paying attention to observations from both the clinical and scholarly fields. What can academic applications of psychoanalysis learn from the clinical perspective and how might the critical insights afforded by scholarly work cast new light on clinical experience? The series provides space for a dialogue between these different groups with a view to evoking new perspectives on the values and pitfalls of a psychoanalytic approach to ideas of selfhood, society and popular culture. In particular, the series strives to develop a psycho-cultural approach by foregrounding the usefulness of a post-Freudian, object relations perspective for examining the importance of emotional relationships and experience. We nevertheless welcome proposals from all fields of psychoanalytic enquiry. The series is edited by Caroline Bainbridge and Candida Yates, with Brett Kahr as the Consulting Editor.

Psychoanalysis and Women Series
This series provides a forum for discussion of issues involving sexuality, sexual identity, and gender constructs in a cross-cultural and international context.

Psychoanalytic Ideas
Psychoanalytic Ideas is a series which bring together the best of Public Lectures and other writings given by analysts of the British Psycho-Analytical Society on important psychoanalytical subjects. The focus of this series is to communicate some of the intellectual excitement about the past, present, and future of psychoanalytic ideas. The series aims to help make these ideas accessible to an even larger group of students, scholars, and practitioners worldwide.

Psychoanalytic Monograph Series
This is a series of books combining the work of the Psychoanalysis Unit of University College, London and the Anna Freud Centre.

Reflective Citizen
The intention of the "Reflective Citizen" series is to develop volumes from the various OPUS (An Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society) activities which include Scientific Meetings, Workshops, Lectures, Debates and Conferences. The objective of OPUS is to promote and develop the study of conscious and unconscious organisational and societal dynamics through educational activities, research; consultancy and training; and, the publication and dissemination of these activities for the public benefit.

Search for the Self: Selected Writings of Heinz Kohut
The re-issuing of the four volumes of Heinz Kohut's writings is a major publishing event for anyone who is interested in both the theoretical and the therapeutic aspects of psychoanalysis. These volumes contain Kohut's pre-self psychology essays as well as those he wrote in order to continue to expand on his groundbreaking ideas.

Self-Help Series
A series designed to help people work with, understand, and overcome, worrying problems or conditions affecting their lives and the lives of those around them.

Sitegeist
Sitegeist is a space for thinking and questioning philosophy and psychoanalysis; it aims at a change in Geist - spirit, mind, intellect, wit, genius and morale. It seeks to contribute to a renewal of psychoanalysis, engaging with both the theoretical and the clinical and providing a lively contemporary discourse.

Society of Analytical Psychology Monograph Series
Aimed primarily at trainees, these compact editions will be invaluable to all those who wish to learn the basics of major psychoanalytical theories from an intergrated viewpoint. The authors are Jungian analysts, trained at the SAP, highly experienced in both theory and practice.

Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, and assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson, this paperback edition is the definitive reference for all students and practitioners in the field. Published in paperback by Vintage.

Systemic Thinking and Practice Series
This influential series was co-founded in 1989 by series editors David Campbell and Ros Draper to promote innovative applications of systemic theory to psychotherapy, teaching, supervision and organisational consultation. In 2011, Charlotte Burck and Gwyn Daniel became series editors and aim to present new theoretical developments and pioneering practice, to make links with other theoretical approaches, and to promote the relevance of systemic theory to contemporary social and psychological questions.

Systemic Thinking and Practice Series - Work with Organizations
This influential series was co-founded in 1989 by series editors David Campbell and Ros Draper to promote innovative applications of systemic theory to psychotherapy, teaching, supervision and organisational consultation. In 2011, Charlotte Burck and Gwyn Daniel became series editors and aim to present new theoretical developments and pioneering practice, to make links with other theoretical approaches, and to promote the relevance of systemic theory to contemporary social and psychological questions.

Tavistock Clinic Series
The Tavistock Clinic Series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

The Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care
The Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care aims to disseminate articles and new developments in the following broad areas: - Counselling/psychotherapy and other models of clinical work, for example: art therapy - Evaluation and outcome studies - Politics, policy and debate - Commissioning and purchasing developments - Collaboration between general practice and all forms of psychotherapy work in Primary Care - Student (Trainee Counsellors, Psychological Therapists and General Practice Registrars) experiences

Theories of Psychotherapy
Published by the American Psychological Association

Understanding Your Child
Written by professionals working in the Child and Family, and the Adolescent Departments of the internationally renowned Tavistock Clinic, the guides in this series present balanced and sensitive advice that will help adults to become, or to feel that they are, 'good enough' parents. Each book concentrates on a key transition in a child's life, from birth to adolescence, looking especially at how parent's emotions and experiences interact with those of their children. Originally published by Rosendale Press, new revised editions now published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Series
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) promotes the art and science of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the public benefit. It is a membership organisation and holds a national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. It has training and accrediting organisational members covering all the main traditions of psychotherapy. UKCP promotes research and high standards of education, training, and practice, as well as the wider provision of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for all sections of the public.

Winnicott Studies Monograph Series
Produced in association with the Squiggle Foundation, these titles explore the theoretical and clinical work of D. W. Winnicott. This series includes the eleven volumes of The Journal of the Squiggle Foundation.

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