The Psychoanalytic Ideas Series

Psychoanalytic Ideas is a series which bring together the best of Public Lectures and other writings given by analysts of the British Psycho-Analytical Society on important psychoanalytical subjects. The focus of this series is to communicate some of the intellectual excitement about the past, present, and future of psychoanalytic ideas. The series aims to help make these ideas accessible to an even larger group of students, scholars, and practitioners worldwide.

  • Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Today book cover

    Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Today

    1st Edition

    By Alison Vaspe

    This book illustrates the distinctive psychoanalytic contribution to mental health services for children, young people, and adults, with detailed case vignettes illustrating therapeutic treatment and the ways in which staff are supported to do work that is frequently difficult and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-14
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  • The Non-Linear Mind: Psychoanalysis of Complexity in Psychic Life book cover

    The Non-Linear Mind

    Psychoanalysis of Complexity in Psychic Life, 1st Edition

    By James Rose

    This book is concerned with whether we can develop our understanding of the mind through the application of new approaches to the study of complex systems. It is divided into two sections. The first is concerned with the application of non-linear systems theory to the psychoanalytic study of the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-15
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  • The Feeling Brain: Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis book cover

    The Feeling Brain

    Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    By Mark Solms

    Neuropsychoanalysis is the fastest growing area within psychoanalysis, providing a bridge between "classic" psychoanalysis and the neurological sciences. This book provides an accessible introduction to the field through a selection of papers by one of its leading figures. It includes papers on the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29
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  • Donor Conception for Life: Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family book cover

    Donor Conception for Life

    Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Fine

    This book is about the psychological experiences of women and men who have used donor conception to create their families. The authors offer diverse accounts of their clinical, research, and personal experiences. They describe the challenge of powerful conscious and unconscious fantasies that can…

    Paperback – 2015-03-13
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  • Money as Emotional Currency book cover

    Money as Emotional Currency

    1st Edition

    By Anca Carrington

    The importance of money and our relationship to it is impossible to ignore in a decade defined by global economic crisis and financial instability. Integrating a psychoanalytic perspective with insights offered by economics, this book contributes to a debate that aims for a better understanding of…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
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  • Aggression: From Fantasy to Action book cover

    Aggression

    From Fantasy to Action, 1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    This book is a result of the 2nd International Psychoanalytic Conference: "Aggression: From Fantasy to Action", held in May 2010.It contains papers that were delivered to the conference, together with edited summaries of discussions from the floor that followed each paper. The standard of the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-31
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  • Mapping Psychic Reality: Triangulation, Communication, and Insight book cover

    Mapping Psychic Reality

    Triangulation, Communication, and Insight, 1st Edition

    By James Rose

    This book is about how we can deepen our understanding of subjectivity through the use of the concept of triangulation. Fundamentally, this book seeks to address the question of how we can be objective about subjectivity. If psychology, as a scientific discipline, is concerned with the study of…

    Paperback – 2011-12-31
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  • The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance book cover

    The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance

    1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    This book presents the proceedings of the of the conference on the Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance held in Belfast in June 2008.The aim of the conference was to offer a state of the art communication of the key psychoanalytic thinking and approaches to the conceptualisation and…

    Paperback – 2010-12-31
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  • The Organic and the Inner World book cover

    The Organic and the Inner World

    1st Edition

    By Ronald Doctor

    For some years, there has been an unfortunate tendency in the UK for psychiatry and psychoanalysis to be perceived as in opposition to one another, to the detriment of both disciplines. Rather than see 'organic' psychiatry on one side and 'dynamic' psychiatry on the other, the British…

    Paperback – 2009-12-31
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  • Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective book cover

    Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Kate Barrows

    This is the first collection of papers published in this country which spans work with autistic children and autistic features in adults. The links between the two groups make for fascinating reading and go some way to explain the widespread interest in the enigma of autism. Many of the adult…

    Paperback – 2008-12-31
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  • Symbolization: Representation and Communication book cover

    Symbolization

    Representation and Communication, 1st Edition

    By James Rose

    'Because psychoanalysis is a science of subjectivity, it is no surprise that symbolism has been of central interest from its inception and early development. There are few phenomena more obviously subjective than symbols. They conjure a particular fascination because of their enigmatic quality. For…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • Time and Memory book cover

    Time and Memory

    1st Edition

    By Rosine J. Perelberg

    The concern with time permeates Freud's work, from Studies on Hysteria to Analysis Terminable and Interminable, which point out to a network of concepts that indicate Freud's complex theories on temporality. Indeed no other psychoanalytic thinker has put forward such revolutionary vision on the…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • You Ought To!: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Superego and Conscience book cover

    You Ought To!

    A Psychoanalytic Study of the Superego and Conscience, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Barnett

    The superego is one of those psychoanalytic concepts that has been assimilated into ordinary language, like repression, the unconscious and the Oedipus complex. Because it has become such a familiar notion, its complexity may not always be appreciated, nor the controversy that it can inspire. Its…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • Psychoanalytic Ideas and Shakespeare book cover

    Psychoanalytic Ideas and Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Maggie Mills

    Psychoanalysis is concerned with the vicissitudes of life: loss, grief, mourning, guilt and also with reparation and creativity, with death and rebirth, as is the work of Shakespeare. These papers link the Bard's universe to psychoanalytic thought and practice and show us how much both worlds have…

    Paperback – 2006-12-31
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    Child Analysis Today

    1st Edition

    By Luis Rodriguez De La Sierra

    Although there have been many other important contributions to the field of child and adolescent analysis, the major differences in theory and approach still bear the hallmarks of three of the most significant figures in the field: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott. As well as…

    Paperback – 2004-12-31
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    Unconscious Phantasy

    1st Edition

    By Riccardo Steiner

    'There is no doubt that "phantasy" or "unconscious phantasy", as it started to be used in the English translation of Freud's work in the late 1920s and 1930s to differentiate it from "fantasy", is one of the most important theoretical and clinical concepts of psychoanalysis.'- Riccardo Steiner,…

    Paperback – 2003-12-31
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  • Shame and Jealousy: The Hidden Turmoils book cover

    Shame and Jealousy

    The Hidden Turmoils, 1st Edition

    By Phil Mollon

    A volume in the Psychoanalytic Ideas Series, published for the Institute of Psychoanalysis by Karnac. Here, shame and jealousy are examined as hidden turmoils; as basic human feelings found in everyone but often suppressed and neglected. An unfulfilled need, unanswered plea for help, and failure to…

    Paperback – 2002-12-31
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    Adolescence

    1st Edition

    By Inge Wise

    'Adolescence - when we are no longer children and have not yet reached adulthood - is a time of much disturbance, change and potential for growth. The adolescent is confronted with a body that stretches, changes and grows in all directions, as does her or his mind: he is no longer who he was.'-…

    Paperback – 2000-12-31
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    Dreaming and Thinking

    1st Edition

    By Rosine J. Perelberg

    This book includes papers on the dream space and countertransference, the dream space, the analytic situation and eating disorders, dreams of borderline patients and the 'oracle' in dreams: the past and the future in the present.…

    Paperback – 2000-12-31
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  • Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss and Breakdown book cover

    Spilt Milk

    Perinatal Loss and Breakdown, 1st Edition

    By Joan Raphael-Leff

    A collection of lectures by eminent members of the British Psycho-analytical Society. Includes papers on the experience of having a baby, pregnancy and the internal world, pregnancy after stillbirth or neonatal death, and therapeutic intervention for post-partum disturbance.…

    Paperback – 2000-12-31
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  • Psychosis (Madness) book cover

    Psychosis (Madness)

    1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    In this volume a number of British psychoanalysts introduce us to psychoanlaytic definitions of intra-psychic and subjective meaning in patients suffering psychotic conditions. Irrespective of the particular type of psychotic illness under consideration of the context or treatment, each paper…

    Paperback – 1999-12-31
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