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Tavistock Clinic Series


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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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Sibling Matters A Psychoanalytic, Developmental, and Systemic Approach

Sibling Matters: A Psychoanalytic, Developmental, and Systemic Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Debbie Hindle, Susan Sherwin-White
April 30, 2014

This original book gives a timely exploration of the importance of sibling relationships from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It presents for the first time an account of the work on brothers and sisters by Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein and Anna Freud, whose pioneering and vital work on sibling ...

Social Defences Against Anxiety Explorations in a Paradigm

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

1st Edition

By David Armstrong
November 19, 2014

This book revisits the theory of social systems as a defence against anxiety. It explores this theory as a generative paradigm, capable both of theoretical extension and of empirical application to different institutional settings....

The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome

The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome

1st Edition

Edited By Trudy Klauber, Maria Rhode
December 31, 2004

This is the first book on the psychoanalytic treatment of children, young people and adults with Asperger’s syndrome. It includes multidisciplinary contributions on psychiatric perspectives and psychological theories of the condition. There is an overview of relevant psychoanalytic theory, and ...

Thinking Space Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

1st Edition

By Frank Lowe
October 18, 2013

This book promotes curiosity, exploration and learning about difference by paying as much attention as to how we learn (process) as to what we learn (content). It shares the thinking, experience and learning of staff at the Tavistock Clinic, the premier psychotherapy training institution in the NHS....

Towards Belonging Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

Towards Belonging: Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

1st Edition

By Andrew Briggs
April 30, 2015

This book explores what a sense of belonging—its components and state—means for the adopted children and those in care. It contributes to reader's understanding of these children's emotional well-being, mental health, and potential for success in life through education and beyond....

Waiting To Be Found Papers on Children in Care

Waiting To Be Found: Papers on Children in Care

1st Edition

By Andrew Briggs
September 01, 2012

This book explores the importance of relationship between child and care system, child and clinician or other practitioner, practitioners with practitioners, or individuals with the organisation in which they work. It presents the analytic and multifaceted centrality of relationship concept....

What Can the Matter Be? Therapeutic Interventions with Parents, Infants and Young Children

What Can the Matter Be?: Therapeutic Interventions with Parents, Infants and Young Children

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Bradley, Louise Emanuel
December 31, 2008

This book describes the particular approach to clinical work with under fives that has been developed at the Tavistock Clinic. It sets out new approaches in the understanding and treatment of psychological disturbance in children, adolescents, and adults, both as individual and in families....

Work Discussion Learning from Reflective Practice in Work with Children and Families

Work Discussion: Learning from Reflective Practice in Work with Children and Families

1st Edition

By Jonathan Bradley, Margaret Rustin
October 29, 2008

This book provides the history, theory, and practice of work discussion as developed at the Tavistock Clinic. It describes the evolution and contemporary practice of work discussion in relation to a wide range of professional work with children, adolescents, and families....

Working Below the Surface The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

1st Edition

Edited By Clare Huffington, William Halton, David Armstrong, Jane Pooley
December 31, 2004

The chapters contributed to this book have been written by the staff and associates of The Tavistock Consultancy Service, whose distinctive competence is in the human dimension of enterprise and the dynamics of the workplace. The intention is to identify and explore some of the key themes that have...

Young Child Observation A Development in the Theory and Method of Infant Observation

Young Child Observation: A Development in the Theory and Method of Infant Observation

1st Edition

By Simonetta M.G. Adamo, Margaret Rustin
September 25, 2013

Observing young children at play is an everyday and often fascinating and pleasurable experience for many of us. It also has a great pedigree in the development of psychoanalysis from Freud's observation of his grandson's game with the cotton-reel onwards. This book describes the practice of ...

Childhood Depression A Place for Psychotherapy

Childhood Depression: A Place for Psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Gillian Miles, Judith Trowell
December 31, 2012

This title is based on the results of a project based at the Tavistock Clinic in London which set out to explore whether children and young people aged nine years to fifteen years suffering from depression could be helped using brief focused psychodynamic psychotherapy together with parent work and...

Understanding Trauma A Psychoanalytical Approach

Understanding Trauma: A Psychoanalytical Approach

1st Edition

By Caroline Garland
December 31, 2002

Revised edition with additional chapter. This book, from the Tavistock Clinic Series, is about what follows the breakdown in functioning, either short or longer-term, provoked by a traumatic event. The authors offer a psychoanalytical understanding of the meaning of the trauma for an individual, ...

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