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, Alessandra Lemma, William Crouch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415422566

ISBN-13: 9780415422567

Pub. Date: 08/02/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

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

List of contributors x

Foreword Peter Fonagy xvi

Preface Nicholas Temple xxi

Acknowledgements xxiii

Introduction Stephen Briggs William Crouch Alessandra Lemma 1

Part 1 Developments in theory 11

1 Psychoanalysis and suicide: process and typology Robert Hale 13

2 The father transference during a pre-suicide state Donald Campbell 25

3 Self break-up and the descent into suicide John T. Maltsberger 38

4 Who is killing what or whom? Some notes on the internal phenomenology of suicide David Bell 45

5 A psychoanalytical approach to suicide in adolescents Robin Anderson 61

6 Treatment priorities after adolescent suicide attempts François Ladame 72

7 Mental pain, pain-producing constructs, the suicidal body, and suicide Israel Orbach 80

Part 2 Practice 93

8 Hostility and suicide: the experience of aggression from within and without Mark J. Goldblatt 95

9 Attacks on life: suicidality and self-harm in young people Jeanne Magagna 109

10 Suicidality and women: obsession and the use of the body Benigna Gerisch 128

11 Violence to body and mind: infanticide as suicide Carine Minne 139

12 Suicidal thoughts during an analysis Elmar Etzersdorfer 150

Part 3 Applications in practice, prevention and postvention 161

13 On suicide prevention in hospitals: empirical observations and psychodynamic thinking Frank Matakas Elisabeth Rohrbach 163

14 On being affected without being infected: managing suicidal thoughts in student counselling Ann Heyno 175

15 Suicidality in later life Reinhard Lindner Astrid Altenhöfer George Fiedler Paul Götze 187

16 Skin toughening and skin porosity: addressing the issue of self-harm omissionMaggie Turp 189

17 Psychological safety: a missing concept in suicide risk prevention Martin Seager 210

18 Postvention: the impact of suicide and suicidal behaviour on family members, professionals and organisations Stephen Briggs 224

Name index 238

Subject index 242

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