This book demonstrates how accomplished clinicians can promote the emergence of a richness and creativity that appeals to practitioners of systemic family therapy, not least because of the immediate relevance and usefulness of the ideas. It will be useful to the field of psychotherapy.
Series Editors' Foreword -- Introduction -- The Unconscious in the System -- Narrative, meaning-making, and the unconscious -- Working with unconscious processes: psychoanalysis and systemic family therapy -- Is there another word for it? Countertransference in family therapy -- Interpreting dreams in psychotherapy with couples: moving between the upper and the lower worlds -- Emotion and Development -- Anger and boredom: unpleasant emotions in systemic therapy -- Working with emotional systems: four new maps -- Thinking through togetherness: developmental metaphors and systemic thinking -- Love and hate and the oedipal myth: the perfect bridge between the systemic and the psychoanalytic -- Dialogue and Otherness -- Reflecting processes and reflective functioning: shared concerns and challenges in systemic and psychoanalytic therapeutic practice -- In the thick of culture: systemic and psychoanalytic ideas -- What does the other want? -- Intersecting Levinas and Bion: the ethical container in psychoanalysis and family therapy