Off the Couch: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Applications

Editor : Alessandra Lemma, Editor : Matthew Patrick

Off the Couch: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Applications

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 236
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 29571
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415476157
  • ISBN 10 : 0415476151

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The contemporary relevance of psychoanalysis is being increasingly questioned; Off the Couch challenges this view, demonstrating that psychoanalytic thinking and its applications are both innovative and relevant, in particular to the management and treatment of more disturbed and difficult to engage patient groups. Chapters address:

* clinical applications in diverse settings across the age range

* the relevance of psychoanalytic thinking to the practice of CBT, psychosomatics and general psychiatry

* the contribution of psychoanalytic thinking to mental health policy and the politics of conflict and mediation.

This book suggests that psychoanalysis has a vital position within the public health sector and discusses how it can be better utilised in the treatment of a range of mental health problems. It also highlights the role of empirical research in providing a robust evidence base.

Off the Couch will be essential reading for those practicing in the field of mental health and will also be useful for anyone involved in the development of mental health and public policies. It will ensure that practitioners and supervisors have a clear insight into how psychoanalysis can be applied in general healthcare.

Reviews and Endorsements

'The editors have gifted us with a rare treasure in putting together this book which reflects the range of contributions that key figures in the world of psychoanalysis have made to the services and culture that create the context for the evolution of psychoanalytic ideas.'
- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London.

Contents
Lemma, Patrick - Contemporary Psychoanalytic Applications: Development and its Vicissitudes
Alderdice - Off the Couch and Round the Conference Table
Cooper, Lousada - The Shock of the Real: Psychoanalysis, Modernity, Survival
Briggs - Suicide Prevention: The Contribution of Psychoanalysis Baradon, Target - Mothers and Babies in Prison: A Psychoanalytic Approach Supporting Attachment
Rustin, Emanuel - Observation, Reflection and Containment: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Work with Parents and Children Under Five Lemma, Young - Working with Traumatised Adolescents: A Framework for Intervention
Lowe - Working with Ambivalence: Making Psychotherapy More Accessible to Young Black People
Stern - The Relevance of Applied Psychoanalytic Practice and Thinking to the Treatment of Medically Symptomatic Patients
Wood - Applied Analytic Work in Forensic Settings: The Understanding and Treatment of Paedophilia
Graff, Milrod, Aronson - Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Manualized, Psychoanalytic Approach to Panic Disorder
Bell - Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis: A Conceptual Mapping
Moorey - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Psychoanalysis

About the Editor(s)

Alessandra Lemma is the Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre, University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies at Essex University. She is the Regional Editor (London) of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge). She has published several books and papers on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the body, and trauma. Alessandra Lemma is also a Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis.

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