On Aggression and Violence: An Analytic Perspective

Author(s) : Richard Mizen, Author(s) : Mark Morris

On Aggression and Violence: An Analytic Perspective

Book Details

  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : January 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 92265
  • ISBN 13 : 9781403902184
  • ISBN 10 : 1403902186
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Working with aggressive and violent patients is an increasing concern for psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals. The shortcomings of many existing models means that phenomena such as hate, aggression, cruelty and violence are often conflated. In this important new book Mizen and Morris critically review and synthesise current and classic psychoanalytic literature in the area as well as presenting their own coherent and highly practical new model. With its clear clinical focus and emphasis on issues of managing violence in therapy in a range of settings, this book will be essential reading for practitioners and trainees.

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Contents
The Semiotics of Aggression and Violence
Psychoanalytic Theories of Aggression and Violence
Aggression, Violence, Attachment and Psychopathy
Towards a Theory of Aggression and Violence
Types of Aggression and Violence
Aggression, Normal Development and Transference
Aggression, Violence, Pathology and Transference
Aggression, Violence and Countertransference
Aggression, Violence and Sexuality
Aggression and Violence against the Self
Aggression, Violence, Institutions and Groups
Some Incomplete Reflections upon Aggression and Violence
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Author Biographies:
RICHARD MIZEN worked for over twenty years in health and social services in the fields of adult mental health, child protection and forensic psychiatry. He is currently course co-leader for the MSc in Psychological Therapies at the University of Exeter, UK, and in private practice as an analyst and supervisor in Devon. His previous publications include "Supervising and Being Supervised: A Theory in Search of a Practice" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

MARK MORRIS is a Psychoanalyst who has worked with personality disorder in different settings, including hospitals and prisons, for the past fifteen years. He currently leads a medium secure personality disorder service in Kneesworth House in Cambridgeshire, UK.

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