Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Playing with Dynamite

A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality, 1st Edition

By Estela V. Welldon

Routledge

320 pages

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The author brings together a generous selection derived from her many literary gems, in which she illustrates her groundbreaking-and sometimes explosive-studies of female sexuality and perversions, perverse transference, malignant bonding, perverse motherhood, and the impact upon children of viewing domestic violence. Along with these are vivid descriptions of group analytic psychotherapy with forensic patients and, uniquely, of the joint group treatment of incest survivors and perpetrators. She also outlines the development of forensic psychotherapy as a new field of clinical and academic endeavour and her involvement in this. In a series of interviews with Brett Kahr she describes her professional journey, from being trained by Horacio Etchegoyen in her native Argentina, followed by an eye-opening period at the Menninger Clinic, then eventually to London and a distinguished career at the Portman Clinic.

About the Author

Estela V Welldon

About the Series

The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General