Routledge Focus on Mental Health presents short books on current topics, linking in with cutting-edge research and practice.
Understanding and Coping with Illness Anxiety
Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity A Lacanian Perspective on Identity, Language and Queer Theory
Transference in Institutional Work with Psychosis and Autism The Transferential Constellation
By Lori R. Kogan
January 31, 2024
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 Mary Adams
January 29, 2024
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 Sotiris Manolopoulos
January 29, 2024
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 Shirley Zisser
November 16, 2023
The Linguistic Turn of the English Renaissance: A Lacanian Perspective examines a selection of cultural phenomena of the English Renaissance, all of which include a focus on language, from a Lacanian perspective. The book examines four inter-related cultural symptoms of the English Renaissance: the...
By Phil Lane
November 16, 2023
This book offers comfort and psychoeducation to readers as well as psychological explanation of concepts to mental health and medical professionals. The importance of understanding how disease, illness, and health affect our emotional and mental wellbeing cannot be overstated. The book is divided ...
By Raul Moncayo
June 28, 2023
Exploring how a Freudian-Lacanian approach to psychoanalysis intersects with social and cultural theory, Lacan, Jouissance, and the Social Sciences demonstrates the significance of subjectivity as a concept for the study of leadership, social psychology, culture, and political theory. Raul Moncayo ...
By Duane Rousselle
May 31, 2023
Offering a concise yet comprehensive introduction to gender theory, this thought-provoking new book aims to make an intervention into the contemporary American paradigm of thinking gender and sexuality and offers a powerful challenge to the paradigm of social constructionism. Within each gender ...
By Ole Jacob Madsen
May 24, 2023
Can school teach us to master life? This book confronts what the author sees as an ongoing trend in many Western democracies where citizens are increasingly being held accountable for their health and happiness. The author believes that the introduction of life skills in school shows a tendency to ...
By Pierre Delion
March 22, 2023
Transference in Institutional Work with Psychosis and Autism presents Pierre Delion’s extensive experience in psychiatric institutions, focusing on the concept of the transferential constellation. Delion first discusses the pioneering work of François Tosquelles at the Saint Alban psychiatric ...
By Jean Paul Matot
January 09, 2023
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 Jessica Stone
October 31, 2022
Technology in Mental Health focuses on the responsible integration of technology into therapy in a world affected by COVID. Author Jessica Stone discusses the pandemic’s effects on the mental health field, historical fundamentals, and possible future implications. Chapters also explore legal and ...
By Luís Manuel Romano Delgado
September 26, 2022
This book explores the phenomenon of creativity and creation from a psychoanalytic point of view, focusing on understanding the psychoemotional dynamics underlying artistic creative activities, such as theatre, literature, and painting. Throughout, Delgado considers these works of art through a ...