Attachment and Sexuality in Clinical Practice

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The significance of attachment and its relationship to sexuality is crucial in our psychological worlds. This book explores our thinking about the developmental, relational and interpersonal aspects of the links between attachment and sexuality as they emerge in clinical practice. Leading clinicians discuss ways in which attachment and sexuality are experienced and expressed in the therapeutic encounter. The papers are informative and provocative, exploring the subject of attachment and sexuality within ...
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Overview

The significance of attachment and its relationship to sexuality is crucial in our psychological worlds. This book explores our thinking about the developmental, relational and interpersonal aspects of the links between attachment and sexuality as they emerge in clinical practice. Leading clinicians discuss ways in which attachment and sexuality are experienced and expressed in the therapeutic encounter. The papers are informative and provocative, exploring the subject of attachment and sexuality within contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In the main paper, Jody Messler Davies presents an object-relational analysis of the particular nature of sexual arousal and satisfaction, and a clinical case vignette is provided to illustrate her theory.

Contributors: Jody Messler Davies, Joanna Ryan, Joseph Schwartz, Rachel Wingfield and Judy Yellin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855753921
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 70
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate White
Kate White
Kate White is one busy woman. When she isn’t helming Cosmopolitan magazine as editor-in-chief, she is writing her wonderfully wicked mystery novel series starring Bailey Weggins or penning sly self-help volumes like How to Set His Thighs on Fire.

Biography

As the editor-in-chief of famed magazine Cosmopolitan, Kate White knows women inside and out. She knows what women like, and she especially knows what they like to read. So it's no surprise that her deliciously decadent mystery novels are such a hit with the ladies.

White came from a strong background in the magazine world. Since getting her foot in the door at Glamour magazine by winning their Top Ten College Women contest, she has worked as an editorial assistant at Glamour, later becoming a feature writer and columnist for the magazine. Following her stint at Glamour, she worked her way up to editor-in-chief for Child, then Working Woman, McCall's, and Redbook. In 1998, White became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan.

Since joining the ranks of Cosmo, White has spear-headed a spin-off magazine called Cosmo Style, started a channel called Cosmo Radio on Sirius Radio, and published books such as Cosmo Kama Sutra through the magazine's Cosmo Books. She is also responsible for driving Cosmopolitan's readership through the roof. Since taking control of the magazine, she has increased its circulation by over 500,000. So, how can a woman with such a full plate find time to also launch a successful fiction-writing career? Well, as she says on her web site, "I don't really have any other hobbies other than cooking. I can't sing, play a musical instrument, excel at sports, draw, quilt, knit or decoupage. So writing mysteries is my hobby."

That hobby has led White to create sultry true-crime reporter Bailey Weggins, who has sashayed her way through three novels since If Looks Could Kill was published in 2002. The following year, Weggins reappeared in White's second perfect-for-the-beach mystery. A Body to Die For is rife with White's trademark wit and sexiness and became another big seller. The book not only pleased White's readers but also garnered her some well-deserved praise from the press. Publishers Weekly, which was critical of If Looks Could Kill, applauded A Body to Die For, saying that "fans will find Bailey's sassy wit as engaging as ever and are sure to admire the skill with which White pulls together all the threads."

In 2005, White published her third Bailey Weggins novel, Over Her Dead Body. This time out, Bailey loses her job at Gloss magazine (no doubt a fictional stand-in for Cosmo). However, things get hotter than ever when she begins covering celebrity crime for Buzz magazine and her new boss is murdered. Again, White is pleasing fans and critics alike.

White's most recent release is a brief break from Weggins's exploits, but it certainly isn't a break from the kind of sly blend of humor and sex that readers have come to expect from her. How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex is a slightly satirical, high-spirited take on the kinds of self-help guides found in women's mags such as, well, Cosmopolitan. But fans of Bailey Weggins should not fear -- White is currently working on the next installment of her hit series.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Glens Falls, New York
    1. Education:
      Union College, 1972
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Attachment and sexuality in clinical practice : introduction to the monograph of the John Bowlby Memorial Conference 2004 1
Attachment theory and the John Bowlby Memorial Lecture : a short history 5
"Such stuff as dreams are made on" : sexuality as re/creation 11
Clinical implications of queer theory : a response to Judy Yellin's paper 39
Attachment and sexualty : what does our clinical experience tell us? 49
The John Bowlby Memorial Lecture 2004 : the times we sizzle, and the times we sigh : the multiple erotics of arousal, anticipation, and release 57
Response to Jody Davies 81
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