Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention / Edition 1

Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention / Edition 1

by Stephen Briggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415422574

ISBN-13: 9780415422574

Pub. Date: 08/02/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis!

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

Overview

Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis!

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 sections, 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 suicidal prevention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415422574
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2008
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
767,690
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Fonagy, Foreword. Temple, Preface. Briggs, Crouch, Lemma, Introduction. Part I: Developments in Theory. Hale, Psychoanalysis and Suicide: Process and Typology. Campbell, The Father Transference During a Pre-suicide State. Maltsberger, Self-break Up and the Descent into Suicide. Bell, Who is Killing What or Whom? Some Notes on the Internal Phenomenology of Suicide. Anderson, A Psychoanalytical Approach to Suicide in Adolescents. Ladame, Treatment Priorities After Adolescent Suicide Attempts. Orbach, Mental Pain, Pain Producing Constructs, the Suicidal Body, and Suicide. Part II: Practice. Goldblatt, Hostility and Suicide: The Experience of Aggression From Within and Without. Magagna, Attacks on Life: Suicidality and Self-Harm in Young People. Gerisch, Suicidality and Women: Obsession and the Use of the Body. Minne, Violence to Body and Mind: Infanticide as Suicide. Etzersdorfer, Suicidal Thoughts During an Analysis. Part III: Applications in Practice, Prevention and Postvention. Matakas, Rohrbach, On Suicide Prevention in Hospitals; Empirical Observations and Psychodynamic Thinking. Heyno, On Being Affected Without Being Infected: Counselling Students with Suicidal Thoughts. Lindner, Altenhöfer, Fiedler, Götze, Suicidality in Later Life. Turp, Skin Toughening and Skin Porosity: Addressing the Issue of Self-Harm by Omission. Seager, Psychological Safety: A Missing Concept in Suicide Risk Prevention. Briggs, Postvention: The Impact of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour on Family Members, Professionals and Organisations.

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