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Routledge Focus on Mental Health


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Routledge Focus on Mental Health presents short books on current topics, linking in with cutting-edge research and practice.

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Psychoanalysis and the Act of Artistic Creation A Look at the Unconscious Dynamics of Creativity

Psychoanalysis and the Act of Artistic Creation: A Look at the Unconscious Dynamics of Creativity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach

Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Initiating Individuation and Enabling Liberation

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Initiating Individuation and Enabling Liberation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Growing Through the Erotic Transference An Analysand's Journey

Growing Through the Erotic Transference: An Analysand's Journey

1st Edition

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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 ...

Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue Basic Assumptions

Analytic Listening in Clinical Dialogue: Basic Assumptions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

James Joyce and the Internal World of the Replacement Child

James Joyce and the Internal World of the Replacement Child

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

The Gifts We Receive from Animals Stories to Warm the Heart

The Gifts We Receive from Animals: Stories to Warm the Heart

1st Edition

Edited 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, ...

Psychoanalysis and Euripides' Suppliant Women A Tragic Reading of Politics

Psychoanalysis and Euripides' Suppliant Women: A Tragic Reading of Politics

1st Edition

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 ...

The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Principles and Practice

The Working Alliance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

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 ...

The Disseminated Self Ecosystem Perspective and Metapsychology

The Disseminated Self: Ecosystem Perspective and Metapsychology

1st Edition

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 ...

Single-Session Therapy and Its Future What SST Leaders Think

Single-Session Therapy and Its Future: What SST Leaders Think

1st Edition

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 ...

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy Theory, Research, and Practice

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice

1st Edition

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 ...

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