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The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

by Aaron Balick

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

Over the past decade, the very nature of the way we relate to each other has been utterly transformed by online social networking and the mobile technologies that enable unfettered access to it. Our... (more)

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

by John Michael Greer

  • Paperback £13.49 (RRP : £14.99 save £1.50)

For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a... (more)

Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalysis of Art

Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalysis of Art

by Danielle Knafo

  • Paperback £35.91 (RRP : £37.99 save £2.08)

Combining theory and therapy - the clinic and the studio - Danielle Knafo's Dancing with the Unconscious extends the dialogue between psychoanalysis and art and shows how each discipline informs the... (more)

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

by Linda Hopkins

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
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This is the definitive biography of one of the most engaging figures of British psychoanalysis. M. Masud R. Khan (1924-1989) exposed through his candor and scandalous behavior the bigotry of his... (more)

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

by Juliet Miller

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

This book is an attempt to look at creativity from a female perspective. By looking at artistic endeavour, mothering and psychotherapeutic relationships, Juliet Miller considers how a patriarchal... (more)

Off the Couch

Off the Couch

by Noe Marchevsky

  • Paperback £10.99

A humorous look at the world of therapy in a series of amusing cartoon drawings. The perfect present for all those interested in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis. (more)

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences: Ideas on Personality and Intelligence

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences: Ideas on Personality and Intelligence

by Alex Forsythe

  • Paperback £16.19 (RRP : £17.99 save £1.80)

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences introduces the life, work and thought of 25 of the most influential figures who have shaped and developed the measurement of intelligence and personality.... (more)

Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Edited by Ladson Hinton, Hessel Willemsen

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £2.60)

Temporality has been a central preoccupation of modern philosophy, and shame has been a major theme in contemporary psychoanalysis. To date, however, there has been little examination of the critical... (more)

Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

by Janet Sayers

  • Paperback £87.00

Many debate whether religion is good for our health. Starting with this question, Janet Sayers provides a fascinating account of today's psychotherapy. Divine Therapy is told through love stories.... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £16.99

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But... (more)

A Word to the Wise: Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion

A Word to the Wise: Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion

by Francoise Davoine, Jean-Max Gaudilliere

  • Paperback £32.20 (RRP : £32.99 save £0.79)

After giving us a fascinating reading of Cervantes’ classic novel in Don Quixote: Fighting Melancholia, Françoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudillière co-author a second work, to reflect on the hero’s... (more)

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

Edited by Ellen Toronto, Joann Ponder

  • Paperback £35.99 (RRP : £39.99 save £4.00)

Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women's identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. In this book, a distinguished group of contributors explore... (more)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much... (more)

Body of Work

Body of Work

by Hayley Berman

  • Paperback £19.99

Body of Work is a visual monograph of Lefika La Phodiso/The Art Therapy Centre's Founding Director Dr Hayley Berman's work.

Both the form and the content of this monograph of Hayley Berman’s... (more)

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

by Jared Russell

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £25.99 save £0.16)

Nietzsche and the Clinic reimagines what a sustained engagement with Nietzsche’s thinking has to offer psychoanalysis today. Beyond the headlines that continue to misrepresent Nietzsche’s project,... (more)

Losing Your Head: Abjection, Aesthetic Conflict, and Psychoanalytic Criticism

Losing Your Head: Abjection, Aesthetic Conflict, and Psychoanalytic Criticism

by Giuseppe Civitarese

  • Hardback £40.46 (RRP : £44.95 save £4.49)

Losing Your Head: Abjection, Aesthetic Conflict, and Psychoanalytic Criticism looks at the subject of beheading in art as a trope of the destruction of the mind. This book discusses both... (more)

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £34.16 (RRP : £37.95 save £3.79)

This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the... (more)

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Edited by Bonnie Zindel

  • Paperback £9.99 (RRP : £21.99 save £12.00)

This innovative book offers a collection of creative writings by psychotherapists – poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction. The

themes tap into our most passionate and spontaneous selves,... (more)

Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis: Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis: Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Susan Walker

  • Hardback £71.99 (RRP : £79.99 save £8.00)

Description: This volume fills the gap in books dedicated to the ideas of ground-breaking theorist Juliet Mitchell. Essays from internationally renowned scholars address themes that cross-cut her... (more)

Sports on the Couch

Sports on the Couch

by Ricardo A. Rubinstein

  • Paperback £17.99 (RRP : £19.99 save £2.00)

Bringing together concepts from psychoanalysis with an attentive eye and A. Rubinstein popular wisdom, Sports on the Couch explores the psychology of athletes and those around them. As a product of... (more)

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

by Russell Meares

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

In The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind, Russell Meares presents a fascinating inquiry into the origin of mind. He proposes that the way in which mind, or self, evolved, may resemble the way it... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

by Cosimo Schinaia

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

This book explores how psychoanalysis and architecture can enhance and increase the chances of mental 'containment', while also fostering exchange between inside and outside.

The way in which... (more)

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's <i>A Memoir of the Future</i>

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's A Memoir of the Future

by Meg Harris Williams

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)
  • eBook £20.24 (RRP : £24.99 save £4.75)
  • Paperback + eBook £24.49 (RRP : £45.23 save £20.74)

The contents of this book represent a series of experiments in dramatizing Bion’s A Memoir of the Future, the primary one being an unfinished film begun in India in the 1980s and directed by Kumar... (more)

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

by Francoise Davoine

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

Françoise Davoine has been investigating psychotic phenomena and trauma for over thirty years, in collaboration with Jean-Max Gaudillière. In this book, she draws on her literary background to take... (more)

Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

During the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany, Albert Einstein wrote to Sigmund Freud asking the fundamental question: What can be done to liberate humanity from the menace of war? The... (more)

On Revelation

On Revelation

by Eric Rhode

  • Paperback £19.99 (RRP : £24.00 save £4.01)

Revelation occurs to each of us at every hour in the form of thoughts, feelings, dreams, insights and intuitions that seemingly derive from an unknown source. It feels like a gift. And yet it is... (more)

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

by Brent Potter

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

Damage and reparation are central themes of human existence. Melanie Klein, among other pivotal discoveries, noted our capacity for destructiveness towards others and ourselves. More importantly, she... (more)

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

by Adrian Stokes

  • Paperback £21.59 (RRP : £23.99 save £2.40)
  • eBook £19.43 (RRP : £23.99 save £4.56)
  • Paperback + eBook £23.59 (RRP : £43.42 save £19.83)

This edition is an introductory selection from the writings of Adrian Stokes (1902-1972), the Kleinian aesthete who created a unique vision of the relation between psychoanalysis, art, and aesthetic... (more)

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Michael Eigen

  • Paperback £17.99

This book picks up where Michael Eigen's previous work, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis, left off. It is based on two expanded transcriptions of seminars given for the New York University Postdoctoral... (more)

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

by Ian Miller

  • Paperback £16.19 (RRP : £17.99 save £1.80)

On Minding and Being Minded explores links between depictions of lived experience written by Samuel Beckett and the experience of psychoanalytic psychotherapy pioneered in the writings of W.R. Bion.... (more)

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