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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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Surviving Space Papers on Infant Observation

Surviving Space: Papers on Infant Observation

1st Edition

By Andrew Briggs
December 31, 2002

Surviving Space is a collection of papers on infant observation and related issues by contemporary experts in the field, commemorating the centenary of Esther Bick and the unique contribution she has made to psychoanalytic theory. As part of the prestigious Tavistock Clinic Series, this is an ...

The Groups Book Psychoanalytic Group Therapy: Principles and Practice

The Groups Book: Psychoanalytic Group Therapy: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

By Caroline Garland
December 31, 2010

This book examines the ways in which we make use of the Group Relations model, set up in the experimental field of the Group Relations conferences, to understand and modify the functioning of working groups. It is based on a psychoanalytic knowledge of the psychosocial development of human beings....

Consultations in Dynamic Psychotherapy

Consultations in Dynamic Psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Peter Hobson
July 11, 2013

This book illustrates clinical, psychoanalytic approaches to understanding people in depth, even when breadth of understanding is severely constricted by the brevity of a consultation. It considers the changing times in which psychoanalytic psychotherapists carry on consulting....

Couple Dynamics Psychoanalytic Perspectives in Work with the Individual, the Couple, and the Group

Couple Dynamics: Psychoanalytic Perspectives in Work with the Individual, the Couple, and the Group

1st Edition

By Aleksandra Novakovic
November 27, 2015

This book presents psychoanalytic thinking about the phenomenon of the couple and couple dynamics at different levels of organization: the "couple" in the individual's internal world, the dynamics between partners in a couple relationship, and the dynamics between the couple and the group....

Creating New Families Therapeutic Approaches to Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care

Creating New Families: Therapeutic Approaches to Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care

1st Edition

Edited By Jenny Kenrick, Caroline Lindsey, Lorraine Tollemache
December 31, 2006

Creating New Families is intended to reflect the practice of the specialist, multi-disciplinary Fostering and Adoption team in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic. The team is firmly rooted in an approach which values inter-disciplinary working for the contribution which the ...

Doing Things Differently The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Cohen, Maggie Cohen, Alberto Hahn
March 10, 2017

Doing Things Differently celebrates the work of Donald Meltzer, who was such a lively force in the training of child psychotherapists at the Tavistock Clinic for many years. The book represents the harvest of Meltzer's thinking and teaching, and covers such topics as dimensionality in primitive ...

Facing It Out Clinical Perspectives on Adolescent Disturbance

Facing It Out: Clinical Perspectives on Adolescent Disturbance

1st Edition

Edited By Robin Anderson, Anna Dartington
December 31, 1998

Based on the wealth of experience gathered in the forty years of the life of the Adolescent Department at the Clinic, this covers a full range of clinical work with some of the most difficult areas of adolescence, but it also gives a conceptual framework of normal adolescence and traces the ...

Internal Landscapes and Foreign Bodies Eating Disorders and Other Pathologies

Internal Landscapes and Foreign Bodies: Eating Disorders and Other Pathologies

1st Edition

By Gianna Williams
December 31, 1997

Klein’s model of projective and introjective processes and Bion’s theory of the relationship between container and contained have become increasingly significant in much clinical work. in a highly imaginative development of these models of thought, the distinguished clinician gianna williams, one ...

Living on the Border Psychotic Processes in the Individual, the Couple, and the Group

Living on the Border: Psychotic Processes in the Individual, the Couple, and the Group

1st Edition

Edited By David Bell, Aleksandra Novakovic
May 01, 2013

This book centres on the problem of psychosis, understood from a psychoanalytic perspective, as it manifests itself in different contexts and different levels of organisation: from the individual psychoanalytic session, through work with couples, groups and institutions and wider levels of social ...

Making Room for Madness in Mental Health The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication

Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication

1st Edition

By Marcus Evans
April 12, 2016

In this book, Marcus Evans makes a strong case for the importance of psychoanalytic supervision in mental health practice and its role in helping frontline staff to "tune in" to their patients' unconscious communications or the "psychotic wavelength"....

Mirror to Nature Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society

Mirror to Nature: Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society

1st Edition

By Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin
December 31, 2002

This book brings the insights of psychoanalysis to bear on drama in the western dramatic tradition. Plays which are discussed in detail include works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, and Beckett among others. The authors seek to show that the subtle understanding of conscious and unconscious ...

Multiple Voices Narrative in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

Multiple Voices: Narrative in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Edited By John Byng-Hall, Renos K. Papadopoulos
December 31, 1997

Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series, this book focuses on narrative and stories in Family Systems Therapy - particularly on how stories develop within the domain of a therapist's own theoretical, clinical and professional contexts. The aim is to allow the reader to understand the uses of stories in...

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