Female Experience: Four Generations of British Women Psychoanalysts on Work with Women: Second Edition

Editor : Joan Raphael-Leff, Editor : Rosine J. Perelberg

Female Experience: Four Generations of British Women Psychoanalysts on Work with Women: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Anna Freud Centre
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 396
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 27707
  • ISBN 13 : 9780954931919
  • ISBN 10 : 0954931912

Also by Rosine J. Perelberg

Also by Joan Raphael-Leff

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The analysis of women by women has made a valuable contribution to the development of psychoanalytic technique and theories on femininity, sexuality and embodiment. Female Experience presents contributions from twenty female psychoanalysts representing four generations, encompassing differing psychoanalytic traditions within the British Psychoanalytical Society, discuss their experiences in working with women.

A wide spectrum of subjects are addresed, including: sexual abuse and violence; eating disorders; gender acquisition; childbearing, perinatal loss and postnatal depression; the primitive tie to the mother; and eroticism, fantasy and desire. While the contributors to this book present detailed material pertaining exclusively to the analytic reaction between women, the insights afforded by this into the determinants of gender identity will be of interest to practicing psychotherapists, both male and female, and to students of gender studies, psychoanalytic studies and women's studies.

About the Editor(s)

Joan Raphael-Leff, PhD, psychoanalyst (fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society) and social psychologist, leads the UCL/Anna Freud Centre academic faculty for psychoanalytic research. Previously, she was head of University College London's MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, and professor of psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. For 35 years she has specialized in emotional issues of reproduction and early parenting, with more than 100 single-author peer-reviewed publications, and twelve books. Founder and first international chair of COWAP (IPA's Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis) in 1998, she provides training for practitioners working with teenage parents, and is consultant to perinatal and women's projects in many high and low income countries.

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Rosine Jozef Perelberg, PhD, is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London, and Corresponding Member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society. She edited Gender and Power in Families (with Ann Miller); Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide; Female Experience: Four Generations of British Women Psychoanalysts on Work with Women (with Joan Raphael-Leff); Freud: A Modern Reader; Time and Memory; and Dreaming and Thinking. She is the author of Time, Space and Phantasy and Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex (2015). In 2007 she was named one of the ten women of the year by the Brazilian National Council of Women.

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