Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention

Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention

by Stephen Briggs
     
 

Relating to Self-harm and Suicide presents original studies and research from contemporary psychoanalysts, therapists and academics focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of suicide and self-harm, and how this can be applied to clinical work and policy.This powerful critique of current thinking suggests that suicide and self-harm must be understood as having

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Relating to Self-harm and Suicide presents original studies and research from contemporary psychoanalysts, therapists and academics focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of suicide and self-harm, and how this can be applied to clinical work and policy.This powerful critique of current thinking suggests that suicide and self-harm must be understood as having meaning within interpersonal and intrapsychic relationships, offering a new and more hopeful dimension for prevention and recovery.

Divided into three parts, the book includes:

a theoretical overview

examples of psychoanalytic practice with self-harming and suicidal patients

applications of psychoanalytic thinking to suicide and self-harm prevention

Relating to Self-harm and Suicide will be helpful to psychoanalytic therapists, analysts and mental health professionals wanting to integrate psychoanalytic ideas into their work with self-harmers and the suicidal. This text will also be of use to academics and professionals involved in suicide prevention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415422567
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Psychoanalysis and suicide: process and typology

2 The father transference during a pre-suicide state

3 Self break-up and the descent into suicide

4 Who is killing what or whom? Some notes on the internal phenomenology of suicide

5 A psychoanalytical approach to suicide in adolescents

6 Treatment priorities after adolescent suicide attempts

7 Mental pain, pain-producing constructs, the suicidal body, and suicide

8 Hostility and suicide: the experience of aggression from within and without

9 Attacks on life: suicidality and self-harm in young people

10 Suicidality and women: obsession and the use of the body

11 Violence to body and mind: infanticide as suicide

12 Suicidal thoughts during an analysis

13 On suicide prevention in hospitals: empirical observations and psychodynamic thinking

14 On being affected without being infected: managing suicidal thoughts in student counselling

15 Suicidality in later life

16 Skin toughening and skin porosity: addressing the issue of self-harm by omission

17 Psychological safety: a missing concept in suicide risk prevention

18 Postvention: the impact of suicide and suicidal behaviour on family members, professionals and organisations

Name index

Subject index

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