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The Psychosomatic Therapy Casebook

Stories from the Intersection of Mind and Body, 1st Edition

By Jean Benjamin Stora

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184 pages

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Description

In this fascinating book, eminent Psychosomatician Jean Benjamin Stora outlines 15 case studies to illustrate his work in treating patients.

Examining interrelations and multicausality between different systems within the body and mind, the book features a range of patients, from those suffering from cancer and chronic pain, to those suffering from stress and alcohol addiction. It provides readers with a rich selection of case histories through which to understand the scope of psychosomatic therapy and outlines the psychoanalytic, medical, and neurological dimensions to each case.

The Psychosomatic Therapy Casebook is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in this growing area of work and will appeal especially to practicing psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A mysterious word: "Psychosomatics"

Chapter 1: Doctors, patients and therapists of the mind and the body

Chapter 2: ‘A good enough mother’

Chapter 3: Serious illnesses and pain

Chapter 4: Psychosomatic enigmas

Chapter 5: On the originality of psychosomatic psychotherapies

Conclusion: From the Clinic of Psychoanalysis to the Clinic of Psychosomatic Therapy

Appendix 1: Method of Evaluation and Diagnosis of Psychosomatic Health

Appendix 2: Dynamic Integrative Psychosomatic Nosography

Appendix 3: Glossary: Behavioural Neurosis

About the Author

Jean Benjamin Stora is the Honorary Dean of the Faculty of the School of Higher Commercial Studies of Paris (HEC) and a practicing Psychoanalyst and Psychosomatician. His professional practice began in 1973 and his teaching in 1960. He chaired the Institute of Psychosomatics "Pierre Marty" from 1989 to 1992 and the French Society of Psychosomatic Medicine from 2000 to 2002. He created and ran the consultation of Psychosomatics from 1993 to 2015 at the Hospital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, and the Diploma of Integrative Psychosomatics, Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Neurosciences at the Faculty of Medicine of La Pitié-Salpêtrière, UPMC Paris 6 from 2006 to 2015. He is the current Director of the Institute of Integrative Psychosomatics of the Society of Integrative Psychosomatics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY026000
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health