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The Tavistock Clinic Series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

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Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Leezah Hertzmann, Juliet Newbigin
August 09, 2019

Sexuality and Gender Now uses a psychoanalytic approach to arrive at a more informed view of the experience and relationships of those whose sexuality and gender may not align with the heterosexual "norm". This book confronts the heteronormative bias dominant in psychoanalysis, using a combination...

Therapeutic Approaches with Babies and Young Children in Care: Observation and Attention

Therapeutic Approaches with Babies and Young Children in Care: Observation and Attention

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jenifer Wakelyn
July 30, 2019

Therapeutic Approaches for Babies and Young Children in Care: Observation and Attention is about the value of observation and close attention for babies and young children who may be vulnerable to psychological and attachment difficulties. Case studies explore the potential for...

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy: Findings from Qualitative Research

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy: Findings from Qualitative Research

1st Edition

Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin
June 13, 2019

New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy presents eleven new contributions to child psychoanalytic research, most of them based on the experience of the clinical consulting room. Each chapter is the work of an experienced child psychotherapist or child analyst, vivid in their description of the...

Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

1st Edition

Michael Rustin
February 21, 2019

Researching the Unconscious provides an exposition of key issues in the philosophy and methods of the social sciences that are relevant to psychoanalysis, both as a clinical practice and as a human science. These include the debates initiated by Thomas Kuhn’s theory of scientific revolutions,...

On Adolescence

On Adolescence

1st Edition

Margot Waddell
June 06, 2018

Adolescence and adolescent states of mind have seldom captured so much attention publicly, nor have they stirred so much anxiety and disturbance privately. This long acknowledged, problematic, transitional world between childhood and adulthood is especially fraught, these days, with the assaults...

Turning the Tide: The Psychoanalytic Approach of the Fitzjohn's Unit to Patients with Complex Needs

Turning the Tide: The Psychoanalytic Approach of the Fitzjohn's Unit to Patients with Complex Needs

1st Edition

Rael Meyerowitz, David Bell
May 31, 2018

Since it was founded in 1920, the Tavistock Clinic has developed a wide range of developmental approaches to mental health which have been strongly influenced by the ideas of psychoanalysis. It has also adopted systemic family therapy as a theoretical model and a clinical approach to family...

Conjunctions: Social Work, Psychoanalysis, and Society

Conjunctions: Social Work, Psychoanalysis, and Society

1st Edition

Andrew Cooper
May 21, 2018

Conjunctions engages separately and connectively with therapeutic social work practice, psychoanalytically informed research methods and philosophy, as well as contemporary human service organisational cultures and predicaments, and the societal dynamics affecting social work and psychoanalysis....

Melanie Klein Revisited: Pioneer and Revolutionary in the Psychoanalysis of Young Children

Melanie Klein Revisited: Pioneer and Revolutionary in the Psychoanalysis of Young Children

1st Edition

Susan Sherwin-White
June 28, 2017

While much writing has been devoted, predominantly by contemporary Kleinian adult psychoanalysts, to the Kleinian and post Kleinian development of Klein's work, comparatively little has recently been written about the ongoing importance and character of Klein's clinical work for contemporary...

Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Margaret Cohen, Maggie Cohen, Alberto Hahn
March 10, 2017

Doing Things Differently celebrates the work of Donald Meltzer, who was such a lively force in the training of child psychotherapists at the Tavistock Clinic for many years. The book represents the harvest of Meltzer's thinking and teaching, and covers such topics as dimensionality in primitive...

Talking Cure: Mind and Method of the Tavistock Clinic

Talking Cure: Mind and Method of the Tavistock Clinic

1st Edition

David Taylor
January 20, 2017

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression: A Treatment Manual

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression: A Treatment Manual

1st Edition

Jocelyn Catty, Simon Cregeen, Carol Hughes, Nick Midgley, Maria Rhode, Margaret Rustin
November 01, 2016

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (STPP) is a manualised, time-limited model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy comprising twenty-eight weekly sessions for the adolescent patient and seven sessions for parents or carers, designed so that it can be delivered within a public mental health system,...

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