Reading Italian Psychoanalysis

Editor : Franco Borgogno, Editor : Alberto Luchetti, Editor : Luisa Marino Coe

Part of New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series - more in this series

Reading Italian Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 758
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38813
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138932869
  • ISBN 10 : 1138932868

Also by Franco Borgogno

W.R. Bion: Between Past and Future

W.R. Bion: Between Past and Future

Price £30.87

save £1.12

Bion's Legacy to Groups

Bion's Legacy to Groups

Price £29.19

save £0.80

Paperback
£60.29
RRP : £66.99
save £6.70
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Psychoanalysis in Italy is a particularly diverse and vibrant profession, embracing a number of influences and schools of thought, connecting together new thinking, and producing theorists and clinicians of global renown. Reading Italian Psychoanalysis provides a comprehensive guide to the most important Italian psychoanalytic thinking of recent years, including work by major names such as Weiss, E.Gaddini, Matte Blanco, Nissim Momigliano, Canestri, Amati Mehler, and Ferro. It covers the most important theoretical developments and clinical advances, with special emphasis on contemporary topics such as transference, trauma and primitive states of mind where Italian work has been particular influential.

In this volume, Franco Borgogno, Alberto Luchetti and Luisa Marino Coe of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society provide an overview of how Italian psychoanalysis has developed from the 1920's to the present day, tracing its early influences and highlighting contemporary developments. Forty-six seminal and representative papers of psychoanalysts belonging to the two Italian psychoanalytical societies (the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and the Italian Association of Psychoanalysis) have been chosen to illuminate what is special about Italian theoretical and clinical thinking, and what is demonstrative of the specificity of its psychoanalytic discourse.

The selected papers are preceded by a first introductory section about the history of psychoanalysis in Italy and followed by a swift glance at Italian psychoanalysis from abroad. They are grouped into sections which represent the areas particularly explored by Italian psychoanalysis. Each section is accompanied by introductory comments which summarize the main ideas and concepts and also their historical and cultural background, so as to offer to the reader either an orientation and stimulus for the debate and to indicate their connections to other papers included in the present volume and to the international psychoanalytic world.

The book is divided into six parts including:

* History of psychoanalysis in Italy

* Metapsychology

* Clinical practice, theory of technique, therapeutic factors

* The person of the analyst, countertransference and the analytic relationship/field

* Trauma, psychic pain, mourning and working-through

* Preverbal, precocious, fusional, primitive states of the mind

This volume offers an excellent and detailed fresco of Italian psychoanalytic debate, shining a light on thinking that has evolved differently in France, England, North and Latin America. It is an ideal book for beginners and advanced students of clinical theory as well as experienced psychoanalysts wanting to know more about Italian psychoanalytic theory and technique, and how they have developed.

About the Editor(s)

Franco Borgogno is full professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Turin and training and supervising psychoanalyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. He is author of several papers and books, including Psychoanalysis as a Journey, and lectures and supervises throughout Europe and Israel, as well as in North and South America. He is part of the Editorial Board of Italian and International psychoanalytic journals and IPA Chair of the 'Psychoanalysis and University' Committee. In 2010 Borgogno has received the Mary Sigourney Award.

More titles by Franco Borgogno

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Holding and Interpretation: Fragment of an Analysis

Holding and Interpretation: Fragment of an Analysis

Donald W. Winnicott

Price £34.23

save £1.76

The Klein Tradition

The Klein Tradition

Penelope Garvey

Price £52.71

save £5.28

The Cure for Psychoanalysis

The Cure for Psychoanalysis

Adam Phillips

Price £17.85

save £2.15

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates