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The Tavistock Clinic Series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

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Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership Keeping Your Head

Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership Keeping Your Head

1st Edition

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

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, ...

Sexuality and Gender Now Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

Sexuality and Gender Now Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

1st Edition

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

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

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 ...

Addictive States of Mind

Addictive States of Mind

1st Edition

Marion Bower, Robert Hale, Heather Wood
January 01, 2013

This chapter, written by a psychiatrist working with people with severe and complex addictions, sets the scene. We are provided with a graphic account of the multiple problems—physical, psychological, social, financial—of someone with severe drug addiction, where sex working and the risks of ...

The Anorexic Mind

The Anorexic Mind

1st Edition

Marilyn Lawrence
January 31, 2008

Eating disorders vary in severity from developmental difficulties in adolescence which may be transitory, to serious and chronic mental illnesses. The Anorexic Mind offers a coherent approach to these difficult and demanding problems, always underlining the point that while many of the ...

Researching the Unconscious Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

Researching the Unconscious Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

1st Edition

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,...

Reflecting on Reality Psychotherapists at Work in Primary Care

Reflecting on Reality Psychotherapists at Work in Primary Care

1st Edition

Sue Blake, Dilys Daws, John Launer
December 31, 2005

Primary care and psychotherapy are in some ways worlds apart. Yet both deal with the same human fundamentals: birth, and death, hope and disappointment, identity and uncertainty. This innovative book looks at how psychotherapists can make use of their skills in primary care. It examines how ...

Acquainted with the Night Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination

Acquainted with the Night Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination

1st Edition

Hamish Canham
December 31, 2003

This book explores some of the ways in which an understanding of poetry, and the poetic impulse, can be fruitfully informed by psychoanalytic ideas. It could be argued that there is a particular affinity between poetry and psychoanalysis, in that both pay close attention to the precise meanings of ...

Borderline Welfare Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

Borderline Welfare Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

1st Edition

Andrew Cooper, Julian Lousada
December 31, 2005

Which 'forms of feeling' are facilitated and which discouraged within the cultures and structures of modern state welfare? This book illuminates the social and psychic dynamics of these new public cultures of welfare, locating them in relation to our understanding of borderline states of mind in ...

Looking into Later Life A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age

Looking into Later Life A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age

1st Edition

Rachael Davenhill
July 05, 2007

This book belongs to a long tradition at the Tavistock Clinic of work focused on the mental and emotional well-being of the elderly. It applies psychoanalytic thinking to areas that have generally attracted very little sustained attention over the years....

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