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Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Theory and Practice [NOOK Book]

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The need for a concise, comprehensive guide to the main principles and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy has become pressing as the psychoanalytic movement has expanded and diversified. An introductory text suitable for a wide range of courses, this lively, widely referenced account presents the core features of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice in an easily assimilated, but thought-provoking manner. Illustrated throughout with clinical examples, it provides an up-to-date ...
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Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Theory and Practice

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Overview

The need for a concise, comprehensive guide to the main principles and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy has become pressing as the psychoanalytic movement has expanded and diversified. An introductory text suitable for a wide range of courses, this lively, widely referenced account presents the core features of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice in an easily assimilated, but thought-provoking manner. Illustrated throughout with clinical examples, it provides an up-to-date source of reference for a wider range of mental health professionals as well as those training in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy or counselling.

Describes the main features of contemporary psychoanalysis & common aspects of the different schools of psychoanalysis.

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Throughout they give a measured, critical appraisal of psychoanalytic thought and practice; both its strengths and weaknesses ... I found it an extremely helpful exposition of what analysts now think, why they think it, and what they now do as a result. - British Association of Counselling Practice

This extensively researched and usefully referenced book deserves the place it aspires to as an introductory text. - International Journal of Psycho-analysis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134842063
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,054,346
  • File size: 701 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Theory
1 Introduction: history and controversy 3
2 Models of the mind 27
3 Origins of the internal world 49
4 Mechanisms of defence 76
5 Transference and Countertransference 95
6 Dreams, symbols, imagination 118
Pt. II Practice
7 The assessment interview 139
8 The therapeutic relationship 153
9 Clinical dilemmas 182
10 Psychoanalytic contributions to psychiatry 212
11 Research in psychoanalysis 243
References 260
Index 283
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