This book argues for the value and application of psychoanalytic thinking beyond, as well as within, the consulting room. Inspired by a Scottish psychoanalytic tradition that owes much to W.R.D. Fairbairn and J.D. Sutherland, the Scottish Institute of Human Relations has provided a valuable reference point for the work described in the book. It illustrates how the coming together of human beings into a shared space fosters opportunities to create loving, collaborative relationships in which to work and from which to grow. The book's first section explores how psychoanalytic thinking developed in Scotland, while section two focuses on work with children, families and couples, showing how psychoanalytic perspectives can be used to strengthen capacities for loving relationships. The chapters in section three show how psychoanalysis can be applied in such varied settings as psycho-social research, education, institutional development and organisational consultancy. The fourth section pursues this theme further, considering the potential of psychoanalytic concepts to enhance work in religious ministry, in medical and psychiatric services, and in understanding the processes of ageing.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORSFOREWORD by Monica LanyadoPART I OPENING UP SPACES FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC THINKING CHAPTER ONE The development of psychoanalytic spaces in Scotland: historical overview and introduction Liz Bondi and Molly Ludlam CHAPTER TWO Inner and outer worlds: then and now Jill Savege Scharff CHAPTER THREE A liminal practice? Making interdisciplinary spaces for psychoanalysis Liz BondiPART II MAKING SPACE TO LOVE CHAPTER FOUR The "Fort Da" game and other stories from infant observation Nicola Chadd CHAPTER FIVE Learning from experience: developing observation skills and reflective thinking in social work practice with children and families Debbie Hindle and Alexandra Scott CHAPTER SIX Scotland the brave: freedom to roam between individual, family, systemic, and social perspectives in psychoanalytic work with children and young people Joan Herrmann CHAPTER SEVEN The perinatally depressed couple and the work of mourning: a development imperative Molly LudlamPART III MAKING SPACE TO WORK CHAPTER EIGHT Temenos or ivory tower? Academic pedagogy through a psychodynamic lens Lindy Barbour CHAPTER NINE Precious gift or poisoned chalice: what does psychoanalysis offer to social research? Sue Jervis CHAPTER TEN The inner voice: building the institution in the mind Eileen Francis CHAPTER ELEVEN Knowing (and not knowing) one's place: organisational ranking and the operation of envy and shame in organisational life Marie KanePART IV MAKING SPACE TO GROW CHAPTER TWELVE The heart has its reasons: reflections on working with a relational supervision group Susan Lendrum CHAPTER THIRTEEN Thinking under fire: the experience of staff at the front line of mental health services Grant Wilkie CHAPTER FOURTEEN Ministers ministering to ministers: psychoanalytic reflections Murray Leishman CHAPTER FIFTEEN A plea to "see into the life of things": thinking psychoanalytically about later life Susan Maciver and Tom C. RussINDEX