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Tavistock Clinic Series


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The aim of the Tavistock Clinic Series is to make available to the reading public the clinical, theoretical, and research work that is most influential at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The Series sets out new approaches in the understanding and treatment of psychological disturbance in children, adolescents, and adults, both as individuals and in families.

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Perspectives from a Psych-Oncology Team Working with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer Thrown Off Course

Perspectives from a Psych-Oncology Team Working with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer: Thrown Off Course

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Elfer
March 31, 2023

Exploring the work of a Psych-Oncology Team in an inpatient and outpatient setting, this powerful, interesting, and engaging book is about teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer. As part of the few multidisciplinary teams of this type in the United Kingdom, the authors offer helpful ...

Mourning and Metabolization Close Readings in the Psychoanalytic Literature of Loss

Mourning and Metabolization: Close Readings in the Psychoanalytic Literature of Loss

1st Edition

By Rael Meyerowitz
November 30, 2022

By bringing together perspectives from psychoanalysis and literary studies and considering the reciprocal relation between ideas about mourning and our internal worlds, this book provides a guide to thinking theoretically about loss and how we deal with it. Rael Meyerowitz conceptualizes the work ...

Complex Trauma The Tavistock Model

Complex Trauma: The Tavistock Model

1st Edition

Edited By Joanne Stubley, Linda Young
December 22, 2021

The new diagnosis of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder presents diagnostic and treatment challenges that need to be grappled with, since, in a troubled world, it is increasingly important to understand the impact and aftermath of traumatic experiences and, crucially, how to work with those ...

Group Relations and Other Meditations Psychoanalytic Explorations on the Uncertainties of Experiential Learning

Group Relations and Other Meditations: Psychoanalytic Explorations on the Uncertainties of Experiential Learning

1st Edition

By Carlos Sapochnik
September 30, 2021

This book examines the Tavistock tradition of using group relations conferences as temporary training organizations for groups and institutions, and how those can inform and enrich the theory and practice of experiential learning more generally. First, this book analyses the structures, rituals, ...

Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Primary Schools Tavistock Approaches

Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Primary Schools: Tavistock Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Argent
September 03, 2021

This book investigates the experiences of severely troubled children and their families, teachers, and child psychoanalytic psychotherapists working together in primary schools. The book begins by looking at children’s emotional life during the primary school years and what can disrupt ordinary, ...

Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership Keeping Your Head

Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership: Keeping Your Head

1st Edition

Edited By Emil Jackson, Andrea Berkeley
July 29, 2020

Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership: Keeping Your Head concerns the emotional and psychological experience of school leadership—in particular, the felt experience of life as a headteacher. It describes the pressures and rewards of the role, together with some of the ways that school ...

A for Adoption An Exploration of the Adoption Experience for Families and Professionals

A for Adoption: An Exploration of the Adoption Experience for Families and Professionals

1st Edition

By Alison Roy
May 18, 2020

The experience of adoption—both adopting and being adopted—can stir up deep emotional pain, often related to loss and early trauma. A for Adoption provides insight and support to those families and individuals facing these complex processes and challenges. Drawing on both a psychoanalytic, ...

Inside Lives Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality

Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality

1st Edition

By Margot Waddell
December 31, 2002

This second edition of the remarkable Inside Lives (expanded with a chapter on the last years of the life cycle) provides a perspective on the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the nature of human development. Following the major developmental phases from infancy to old age, the author...

Sexuality and Gender Now Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

1st Edition

Edited By Leezah Hertzmann, Juliet Newbigin
August 27, 2019

Sexuality and Gender Now uses a psychoanalytic approach to arrive at a more informed view of the experience and relationships of those whose sexuality and gender may not align with the heterosexual "norm". This book confronts the heteronormative bias dominant in psychoanalysis, using a combination ...

Therapeutic Approaches with Babies and Young Children in Care Observation and Attention

Therapeutic Approaches with Babies and Young Children in Care: Observation and Attention

1st Edition

By Jenifer Wakelyn
August 02, 2019

Therapeutic Approaches for Babies and Young Children in Care: Observation and Attention is about the value of observation and close attention for babies and young children who may be vulnerable to psychological and attachment difficulties. Case studies explore the potential for ...

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy Findings from Qualitative Research

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy: Findings from Qualitative Research

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin
June 13, 2019

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy presents eleven new contributions to child psychoanalytic research, most of them based on the experience of the clinical consulting room. Each chapter is the work of an experienced child psychotherapist or child analyst, vivid in their description of the ...

Researching the Unconscious Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

1st Edition

By Michael Rustin
February 21, 2019

Researching the Unconscious provides an exposition of key issues in the philosophy and methods of the social sciences that are relevant to psychoanalysis, both as a clinical practice and as a human science. These include the debates initiated by Thomas Kuhn’s theory of scientific revolutions,...

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