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The Psychoanalytic Ideas Series


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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.

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Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Today

Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Today

1st Edition

By Alison Vaspe
March 14, 2017

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 ...

The Non-Linear Mind Psychoanalysis of Complexity in Psychic Life

The Non-Linear Mind: Psychoanalysis of Complexity in Psychic Life

1st Edition

Edited By James Rose, Graham Shulman
July 15, 2016

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 ...

The Feeling Brain Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis

The Feeling Brain: Selected Papers on Neuropsychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Mark Solms
June 29, 2015

This book focuses on the matter of neuropsychoanalysis. It shows how the neuropsychoanalytic approach makes it possible to begin to locate within the tissues of the brain some of the metapsychological abstractions that Sigmund Freud derived from his work with purely psychiatric disorders....

Donor Conception for Life Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family

Donor Conception for Life: Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family

1st Edition

By Katherine Fine
March 13, 2015

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 ...

Money as Emotional Currency

Money as Emotional Currency

1st Edition

By Anca Carrington
December 19, 2014

This book explores the trace of the emotional undercurrent stirred by money from its beginnings in childhood to its consolidation into adult life, through love and work, for individuals and society alike, and with an emphasis on ordinary development, rather than on pathology....

Aggression From Fantasy to Action

Aggression: From Fantasy to Action

1st Edition

By Paul Williams
December 31, 2011

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 ...

Mapping Psychic Reality Triangulation, Communication, and Insight

Mapping Psychic Reality: Triangulation, Communication, and Insight

1st Edition

By James Rose
December 31, 2011

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 ...

The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance

The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance

1st Edition

By Paul Williams
December 31, 2010

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 ...

The Organic and the Inner World

The Organic and the Inner World

1st Edition

Edited By Ronald Doctor, Richard Lucas
December 31, 2009

This book considers the place for analytic thinking in the world of psychiatry with its emphasis on an organic approach to major psychiatric disorders. It is the result of a conference that was held at the Institute of Psychoanalysis entitled 'The Organic and the Inner World'....

Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

1st Edition

By Kate Barrows
December 31, 2008

This book discusses psychoanalytic understanding of childhood autism and of autistic aspects of adult patients. It describes a wide range of adult patients who are highly articulate, successful people having nonetheless an encapsulated autistic area which blocks communication with others....

Symbolization Representation and Communication

Symbolization: Representation and Communication

1st Edition

By James Rose
December 31, 2007

This book traces the development of the understanding of symbols and their formation and use in its historical context, and discusses their clinical significance in psychoanalysis. It will be of relevance and use in the practical sense as well as the theoretical....

Time and Memory

Time and Memory

1st Edition

Edited By Rosine Jozef Perelberg
December 31, 2007

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 ...

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