Routledge Focus on Mental Health presents short books on current topics, linking in with cutting-edge research and practice.
Psychoanalysis and the Act of Artistic Creation A Look at the Unconscious Dynamics of Creativity
Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach
Forgiveness and Reconciliation Initiating Individuation and Enabling Liberation
By Luís Manuel Romano Delgado
September 19, 2022
This book explores the phenomenon of creativity and creation from a psychoanalytic point of view, focusing on understanding the psycho-emotional dynamics underlying the artistic creative activities, such as theatre, literature, and painting. Throughout, Delgado considers these works of art through ...
By Stacy K. Nakell
August 01, 2022
Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is the first book to establish the theory and practice of a psychodynamic approach to treating body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (BFRBDs), such as hair pulling, skin picking, and cheek, lip, and cuticle biting. Chapters set out a new ...
By Monika Renz
July 25, 2022
This book details a five-phase model of the process of forgiveness and reconciliation, exploring how it can be understood as a threshold experience with the potential to offer profound emotional renewal. Illustrated with numerous case study vignettes, the book presents the findings of a research ...
By Frances H. Moore
July 25, 2022
The book offers an in-depth case study of the erotic transference experienced by a female analysand with her male analyst, exploring how the shifting phases of erotic transference help the analysand to understand, rediscover and redefine herself with transformative growth. The first half of the ...
By Dieter Bürgin, Angelika Staehle, Kerstin Westhoff, Anna Wyler von Ballmoos
June 27, 2022
Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue focuses on the work of four leading clinicians as they assess how their unconscious basic assumptions impact their clinical work. Using the case study of a seven-year-old boy, the authors evaluate a videotaped psychoanalytic first interview and exchange their...
By Mary Adams
June 27, 2022
This book is an exploration of the internal world of James Joyce with particular emphasis on his being born into his parents’ grief at the loss of their firstborn son, offering a new perspective on his emotional difficulties. Mary Adams links Joyce’s profound sense of guilt and abandonment with the...
By Lori R. Kogan
June 20, 2022
The Gifts We Receive from Animals is a book guaranteed to brighten a reader’s day. Professionals engaged in therapy work as well as those who have companion animals at home will enjoy learning about the many ways in which animals impact people’s lives. Through a series of short, true-life stories, ...
By Sotiris Manolopoulos
May 09, 2022
Psychoanalysis and Euripides' Suppliant Women applies the "tragic" reading of politics, presented by Euripides in his play, The Suppliant Women, to the contemporary world. Manolopoulos presents a psychoanalytic assessment of the key themes of the play, considering the phenomenon of hubris in ...
By Windy Dryden
May 31, 2021
The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy explores the principles and practice of REBT from the perspective of working alliance theory. Windy Dryden seeks to debunk the myth that REBT neglects the therapeutic relationship by breaking down working alliance theory into specific ...
By Jean Paul Matot
December 15, 2020
The Disseminated Self: Ecosystem Perspective and Metapsychology explores attitudes to climate change and ecological disaster from a psychoanalytic perspective. The author examines the concept of Self, how this can be broad enough to encompass our world as well as just our own bodies and why in ...
By Windy Dryden
November 09, 2020
Single-Session Therapy and Its Future provides an introduction to the major principles of single-session therapy and what currently constitutes good practice in the field. The book is a timely reflection on where SST is at, and where it might be heading. It is comprised of interviews with ...
By Cheryl Hulburd
October 09, 2020
Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is an innovative and comprehensive approach that significantly advances the field of play therapy. This easy to read, user-friendly book includes history, creative interventions, case studies, the art of puppetry, and the worldwide benefits of puppet-assisted play ...