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Changing Notions of the Feminine: Confronting Psychoanalysts' Prejudices

Changing Notions of the Feminine: Confronting Psychoanalysts' Prejudices

1st Edition

Margarita Cereijido
December 07, 2018

As culture changes, so do notions of the feminine. Today, women are exploring new gender identities, gender dynamics, and family configurations. They are questioning and redefining what it is to be feminine and expressing different attitudes toward motherhood. These issues have challenged classic...

When a Child Has Been Abused: Towards Psychoanalytic Understanding and Therapy

When a Child Has Been Abused: Towards Psychoanalytic Understanding and Therapy

1st Edition

Frances Thomson-Salo, Laura Tognoli Pasquali
September 20, 2018

This important and wide-ranging book explores the world of a child or young person who has been abused or neglected. It seeks to understand their world, to ease the pain from which they suffer, and to heal the wounds that the abuse has left. Examining how abuse always takes place in the context of...

Changing Sexualities and Parental Functions in the Twenty-First Century: Changing Sexualities, Changing Parental Functions

Changing Sexualities and Parental Functions in the Twenty-First Century: Changing Sexualities, Changing Parental Functions

1st Edition

Candida Se Holovko
March 02, 2017

Recent societal changes have challenged long-established concepts in psychoanalysis, including the Oedipus complex, parental functions, and male and female psychosexuality. 'Postmodern families', based on sexual and emotional exchanges independent of gender, now include homoerotic couples who adopt...

The Status of Women: Violence, Identity, and Activism

The Status of Women: Violence, Identity, and Activism

1st Edition

Vivian B. Pender
October 06, 2016

Medea: Myth and Unconscious Fantasy

Medea: Myth and Unconscious Fantasy

1st Edition

Esa Roos
July 17, 2015

Myths of Mighty Women: Their Application in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Myths of Mighty Women: Their Application in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira
June 30, 2015

Women whose mothers were not called upon to achieve in a man's world have a difficult time seeing themselves as powerful enough to do that. Identifying with mighty women of the past and of the present culture can help them to permit themselves to achieve more than their mothers did. This book...

Homosexualities: Psychogenesis, Polymorphism, and Countertransference

Homosexualities: Psychogenesis, Polymorphism, and Countertransference

1st Edition

Elda Abrevaya, Frances Thomson-Salo
May 22, 2015

This latest volume in the Psychoanalysis and Women Series for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association presents and discusses theoretical and clinical work from a number of authors worldwide. It clearly demonstrates that there is no typical...

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

1st Edition

Frances Thomson-Salo, Laura Tognoli Pasquali
April 03, 2014

This book addresses aspects of how creativity is viewed in psychoanalytic theory and worked with in the consulting room, with particular reference to human generativity and the life cycle, within the arts in the broadest sense and its workings in society and culture in the widest sense....

Masculinity and Femininity Today

Masculinity and Femininity Today

1st Edition

Ester Palerm Mari, Frances Thomson-Salo
July 15, 2013

This book presents a wide range of psychoanalytic writing on masculinity and femininity from British, European, and North and South American perspectives, exploring how masculine and feminine aspects are structured and evolve in the child, adolescent and adult. The authors address from a background...

Motherhood in the Twenty-First Century

Motherhood in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Mariam Alizade
December 31, 2006

Mothers in the twenty-first century confront us, both in clinical practice and in theory, with fascinating challenges that to some extent subvert the traditional maternal ideal: the motherhood of single women, motherhood in which the mother-child relationship seems minimal (in the case of very busy...

On Incest: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

On Incest: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

1st Edition

Giovanna Ambrosio
December 31, 2005

Incest is a universal taboo that is found throughout the history and mythology of the majority of societies. A neglected subject in more recent psychoanalytic work, this book was inspired by the COWAP European Conference of 2003. On Incest explores the theories and reasons behind incest, using...

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