1st Edition

The State of the Psychoanalytic Nation, Volume II

Edited By Paul Cundy, Jessica Yakeley Copyright 2024

    This book, the second of the two volumes, continues to chart the ways in which psychoanalytic psychotherapy has been implemented, developed and researched within the public sectors of six different countries around the world. It discusses psychoanalytic practitioners locally have responded to the challenge of evidence-based practice. For each country the authors describe:

    • How people can access talking therapies as part of the national healthcare system, including a brief history of how this system has developed and the place of psychoanalytic psychotherapy inside/outside of this system historically
    • How clinicians train and qualify as a psychoanalytic practitioner, and demographic profiles of their communities of psychoanalytic practice
    • How evidence-based practice has impacted the mental health system and, in particular, access to and provision of talking therapies e.g. through the development and implementation of treatment guidelines
    • How outcome monitoring and reporting of access, waiting times and recovery rates are used in the commissioning and provision of psychological therapies
    • What is needed to secure a viable future for psychoanalytic psychotherapy

    The book concludes with a comprehensive review of changes in public sector psychoanalytic psychotherapy across Europe over the last 30 years and will be of great interest to all practicing psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists. The chapters in these volumes were originally published as a special issue of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.


    Paul Cundy


    1. The health insurance system and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Japan: the association with evidence-based practice

    Akiyoshi Okada


    2. Psychoanalysis in India: a story of ascent, decline and revival

    Abdul Salam, Amala Shanker and Malika Verma


    3. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Israel: a tale of hegemony, strife, and (apparent) growth

    Aner Govrin, Golan Shahar and Sharon Ziv-Beiman


    4. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Russian Federation

    C.A. Lemeshko, S.M. Babin, N.V. Semenova, Y.O. Fedorov, E.A. Kalinina, A.M. Koryoukin and D.V. Sevryougin


    5. Croatia: the development of a psychodynamic approach to the comprehensive treatment of persons with psychic disorders

    Ivan Urlić, Eduard Klain, Sladjana Ivezić, Branka Restek-Petrović and Majda Grah


    6. Contemporary situation of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytical therapies in France

    Christophe Clesse, Thomas Rabeyron and Michel Botbol


    7. Changes in psychoanalytic therapy in Europe over three decades. Then and now

    Brian Martindale


    Paul Cundy is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Lead at North East London NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Leicester, UK and Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

    Jessica Yakeley is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy, Director of the Portman Clinic, and Director of Medical Education at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. She is a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK and former Editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.