Between Sessions and Beyond the Couch

Author: Joan Raphael-Leff
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781904059097
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· †...an impressive international collection of professional voices that will echo beyond the first hearing.†--Don Campbell, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society This volume includes over ninety contributions from analysts and psychotherapists world wide, writing on work behind and beyond the couch, with unique emphasis on the mind-body matrix and its replenishment between sessions. The Editor: Joan Raphael-Leff is Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, U.K.

Beyond the Couch

Author: Bryan G. Miller Ph. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983710110
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Want to increase your income and expand your behavioral health practice without getting another degree? Dr. Bryan Miller was a therapist for nine years before discovering he could have greater freedom (and income) with his profession if he was a consultant, rather than as a traditional therapist. After his unexpected glimpse into the consulting world and the resulting choice to move "beyond the couch," Miller has now written a step-by-step guide aimed specifically at helping behavioral health professionals looking to adapt or expand their careers. Increase your income and expand your behavioral health practice by learning to think like a consultant-all without getting another degree. After reading his indispensable guide, you will know: - How to identify potential clients - How to develop proposals and get them funded - How to conduct and analyze projects - How to utilize the skills you already possess as a trained behavioral health professional - How to use basic research skills to make your work more efficient - How to manage a consulting business - How organizations and businesses think about the people who work for them As a consultant, you'll be able to see fewer clients and, at the same time, make more money, and who doesn't want that? This book is your officialinvitation into the consulting world-can you see yourself beyond the couch?

Research on the Couch

Author: R. D. Hinshelwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041562519X
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Is psychoanalysis knowledge? Is psychoanalysis a science, or is it hermeneutics? Can clinical material be considered research data? Psychoanalysis is ambiguous about whether it is about meaning or about truth, and the relations between these two compelling experiences. Psychoanalysts often think of their work as closer to the humanities than to medical and natural science. The wider the gap between science and psychoanalysis appears, the more psychoanalysts feel pulled to something that respects subjectivity, the humanity of their patients themselves, and move away from the procedures of natural science. Research on the Couch is a relevant and timely contribution to the current debate about both the nature and validity of psychoanalysis and its body of knowledge. Freud always regarded his clinical material as his research data. In this book R.D. Hinshelwood aims to explore that view and defend Freud's claim whilst acknowledging the criticisms of single case studies and the inevitable problems for research into human subjectivity and personal experience. To this end the book reviews Freud’s own methods of disseminating his discoveries, discusses the problem of evaluating different claims to psychoanalytic knowledge, and presents a cogent logical model for testing psychoanalytic theories clinically. This book evolves a model for the generation and justification of psychoanalytic knowledge, a 'parascience' just as rigorous as natural science, and one that addresses the subjectivity of meaning. Research on the Couch will be of interest to psychoanalysts of all schools, academics, clinicians, students and those keen to further their knowledge of psychoanalytic studies.

Beyond the Couch

Author: Natasha C. Filippides
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781369661729
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This study is a theoretical exploration of a depth-oriented, psychoanalytic theoretical framework for EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) entitled DEAP (Depth Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). The elements of EAP are interpreted through a hermeneutic study of psychoanalytic perspectives, specifically object relations theory, self psychology, intersubjectivity, and relational analysis to better understand the therapeutic character of EAP. Particular attention is paid to the following analytic dimensions: projection of self and object representations, projective identification, enactments, and the intersubjective relational experience that emerges in the arena. DEAP's major contribution to depth psychology is it is one of the first depth-oriented approaches of EAP to be systematically conceptualized with an emphasis on the role of unconscious dynamics. A psychoanalytic approach to EAP facilitates exploration of unconscious dynamics that unfold in the arena such as object relational conflict resolution, self integration, and reparation of psychological deficits through the relational experience with the horses and therapist in the continuous symbolic enactment. The patient's internal world and interpersonal relationships are brought to life in the experiential activities with the horses and therapist. The horse's behavior and reactions to a patient act as a diagnostic barometer of the patient's intrapsychic and interpersonal dimensions. The therapist serves as a container, engaging deeply in the experience beyond strictly observational interventions. DEAP's integration of the intrapsychic object relational and interpersonal intersubjective dimensions of the patient along with the confluence between insight and relational experience are the agents of psychic change.

Under the Skin

Author: Alessandra Lemma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135160988
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Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis! Under the Skin considers why people pierce, tattoo, cosmetically enhance, or otherwise modify their body, from a psychoanalytic perspective, discussing how the therapist can understand and help individuals who feel body modification is necessary.

Engaging with Climate Change

Author: Sally Weintrobe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415667607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we help and support people to face climate change? Engaging with Climate Change is one of the first books to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. It brings members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to introduce a psychoanalytic perspective. The important insights that result have real implications for policy, particularly with regard to how to relate to people when discussing the issue. Topics covered include: what lies beneath the current widespread denial of climate change how do we manage our feelings about climate change our great difficulty in acknowledging our true dependence on nature our conflicting identifications the effects of living within cultures that have perverse aspects the need to mourn before we can engage in a positive way with the new conditions we find ourselves in. Through understanding these issues and adopting policies that recognise their implications humanity can hope to develop a response to climate change of the nature and scale necessary. Aimed at the general reader as well as psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and climate scientists, this book will deepen our understanding of the human response to climate change.

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Author: Alessandra Lemma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135016852
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Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis! By now the internet and other forms of virtual communication have been in place for at least twenty years. However, surprisingly little has been written about the use of new technologies in the psychoanalytical literature. As such, Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era is a timely exposition on the subject of both virtual and analytic space. Bringing together the work of several psychoanalysts, the Editors Alessandra Lemma and Luigi Caparrotta illustrate how new technologies have become an integral part of our everyday lives and how they have silently and subtly permeated the psychoanalytic setting. The contributors explore how new technologies have affected psychoanalytic practice and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use. Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era unravels some of the meanings of virtual world terms, and opens this field to greater scrutiny, stimulating and promoting discussion about new technologies in psychoanalytic practice. This book will be of interest to the psychoanalytic community including psychotherapy professionals, psychoanalysts, post graduate, graduate and undergraduate students.

Couples on the Couch

Author: Shelley Nathans
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315278804
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Couples on the Couch provides a clear guide to applying the Tavistock model of couple psychotherapy in clinical psychoanalytic practice, offering a compelling sampling of ideas about couple relationships and couple psychotherapy from a broadly relational psychoanalytic perspective. The book provides an in-depth perspective to understanding intimate relationships and the complexities of working in this domain.The chapters and their accompanying discussion also offer a fertile resource of material for readers who have not previously had exposure to the theory and technique of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as offering an expanded and more rigorous approach to those who are already familiar with the Tavistock model. The chapters cover key topics including: unconscious beliefs, forms of couple relating, sex and aging and draw upon the work of Klein, Winnicott and Bion, as well as attachment and object relations theory. The majority of the contributors are affiliated with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relations (TCCR) in London or The Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group in Berkeley, California and make fundamental use of the theoretical model that has been developed at TCCR since the 1940's. Couples on the Couch provides an introduction to the TCCR approach to couple psychotherapy and exposure to the depth and breadth of this framework. Each of the chapters contain in-depth theoretical and clinical case material, presented in tandem with formal discussion, demonstrating how theory may be applied in a variety of clinical encounters and by doing so, deepening the theoretical understanding of the difficulties that beset couples and the challenges posed to those who work with them. The book provides an in-depth perspective to understanding intimate relationships and the complexities of working in this domain. Couples on the Couch will be of great interest to couple psychotherapists and counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, as well as graduate and postgraduate students in psychology, marriage and family therapy, or those in psychoanalytic training programs.