Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension

1st Edition

By Giovanna Ambrosio

Routledge

160 pages

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Paperback: 9781855757653
pub: 2009-12-31
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'From time to time we listen to some curious views on psychoanalysis as an old fashioned and useless discipline, more important from an historical perspective than as a tool for understanding human life in its normal and pathological dimensions, as well as an effective therapeutic instrument. This book on transsexualism and transvestism shows exactly how psychoanalysis can reflect, discuss, dialogue and formulate useful insights on one of the most challenging situations that nowadays confront all members of the mental health community. The author assembled this group of distinguished analytic thinkers, all of them with deep experience in the field of human sexuality, and asked them to contribute both to the attempt of understanding these relatively new forms of expression of human sexuality and what kind of interrelations psychoanalysis can offer. My own experience in the supervision of analytic psychotherapy with these patients shows me how simultaneously difficult and fascinating is the journey of each analyst or therapist who attempts to treat those patients.

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The International Psychoanalytical Association Controversies in Psychoanalysis Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General