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1st Edition

Psychodynamics of Writing

ISBN 9781782205043
Published August 14, 2018 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

Psychoanalysis is often referred to a talking cure, but in this fascinating book it is the art of writing that is discussed and explored.

Including contributions from a selection of leading therapists, the book shines a psychoanalytic light on the very process through which the discipline is described. It includes chapters on the idea of creativity, the issues around a therapist’s subjectivity, the challenges of describing trauma, as well as those of co-authorship.

Psychodynamics of Writing will appeal to clinicians, therapists and anyone interested in what the process of writing means.

Table of Contents

  1. On writing – notes from an attachment-informed psychotherapist. Jeremy Holmes
  2. Finding a Creative Writing Space. Joyce Slochower
  3. A Letter Always Reaches its Destination. Stephen Frosh
  4. Becoming an author. Martin Weegmann
  5. Mad Desire and Feverish Melancholy: reflections on the
    psychodynamics of academic writing. Nick Barwick
  6. Clinical writing and the analyst’s subjectivity. Lawrence Spurling
  7. The transformative other: Some thoughts on the psychodynamics of co authorship. Ian S. Miller & Alistair Sweet
  8. The writer in the archive: trauma, empathy, ambivalence. Phil Leask
  9. An I for an I. Cheryl Moskowitz
  10. Configuring words. Joan Raphael-Leff
  11. Writing as rebellion. Morris Nitsun
  12. Raiding the inarticulate- the clinical case study & the representation of trauma. Maggie Turp

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Martin Weegmann is Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, working in private practice and the NHS in London. He is a trainer and teacher. His latest book is Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture (Karnac, 2016)