Looking into Later Life: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age [NOOK Book]

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Looking into Later Life aims to bring alive the relevance and value of psychoanalytic concepts in supporting the core role of those working directly in services for people who are older. The book will also be of interest to analysts and psychotherapists concerned with old age and the application of psychoanalytic thinking in the public sector.
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Looking into Later Life: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age

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Overview

Looking into Later Life aims to bring alive the relevance and value of psychoanalytic concepts in supporting the core role of those working directly in services for people who are older. The book will also be of interest to analysts and psychotherapists concerned with old age and the application of psychoanalytic thinking in the public sector.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780494654
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 7/5/2007
  • Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 380
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rachael Davenhill is a psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Head of the Old Age Development Unit and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in psychotherapy in the Adult Department, Tavistock Clinic; Course Organiser for the M.Sc. 'Psychodynamic Approaches to Old Age'; and Clinical Lead for the National Service Framework for Older People.
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Table of Contents


Series Editor's Preface     xi
About the Editor and Contributors     xiii
Preface     xvii
Introduction     1
Overview: past and present
Developments in psychoanalytic thinking and in therapeutic attitudes and services   Rachael Davenhill     11
Mainly depression
The metapsychology of depression   Cyril Couve     35
Assessment   Rachael Davenhill     50
Individual psychotherapy   Rachael Davenhill     62
Couples psychotherapy: separateness or separation? An account of work with a couple entering later life   Anne Amos   Andrew Balfour     75
"Tragical-comical-historical-pastoral": groups and group therapy in the third age   Caroline Garland     90
The experience of an illness: the resurrection of an analysis in the work of recovery   Ronald Markillie     108
Observation and consultation
Psychodynamic observation and old age   Rachael Davenhill   Andrew Balfour   Margaret Rustin     129
Consultation at work   Maxine Dennis   David Armstrong     145
Where angels fear to tread: idealism, despondency and inhibition in thought in hospital nursing   Anna Dartington     160
Mainlydementia
Only connect-the links between early and later life   Margot Waddell     187
No truce with the furies: issues of containment in the provision of care for people with dementia and those who care for them   Rachael Davenhill     201
Facts, phenomenology, and psychoanalytic contributions to dementia care   Andrew Balfour     222
The pink ribbon   A. S. Byatt     248
Caring for a relative with dementia who is the sufferer?   Heather Wood     269
My unfaithful brain-a journey into Alzheimer's Disease   Anna Dartington   Rebekah Pratt     283
Conveying the experience of Alzheimer's Disease through art: the later paintings of William Utermohlen   Patrice Polini     298
References     319
Index     333
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