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1st Edition

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Institutional Settings

ISBN 9781855751989
Published December 31, 1998 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

This book deals with psychotherapeutic life and work at the interface between psychoanalytic theory and institutional reality. It focuses on the set of constraints and pressures which arise as a result of working in institution, and how to deal with them.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Beyond the treatment contract: psychoanalytic work in the public mental hospital -- Integrated theoretical/clinical and organizational models for the institutional treatment of psychosis -- The role of institutional settings in symbolization -- The hospital in the mind: in-patient psychotherapy at the Cassel Hospital -- A psychoanalytic hospital unit for people with severe personality disorders -- “How hard can you kick a baby before it dies?”: psychotherapy in an institution for disturbed children -- Treatment and management of the sexually deviant and criminal: an out-patient facility -- Children in torture-surviving families: child psychotherapy within a family-orientated context -- The adolescent psychotic and the context of residential treatment -- Psychoanalytically orientated in-patient treatment -- The legacy of power play in societies for psychoanalytic psychotherapy

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