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Wilson (psychotherapy, Oxford U.) draws on psychoanalytic theory to examine the psychological precondition for violent behavior stemming from a failure of courage. He argues that violence is an attack not only on the victim but also on the perpetrator's own universe of meaning and value. Most of the 16 essays have been published elsewhere, though some are unpublished lectures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853023064
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Forensic Focus Series
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ways of Seeing the Therapeutic Community 1
2 Can Drug Abuse Treatment be Adequately Evaluated? 11
3 Experiences in Groups: Bion's Debt to Freud 17
4 On Helpful Homunculi 22
5 Some Implications of Melanie Klein's Thought for Clinical Practice 33
6 The Cradle of Violence: Reflections on the Perversion of Meaning 40
7 Psychoanalysis: The Third Culture? 45
8 Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace: Cause or Effect? 57
9 Close Encounters in General Practice: Experiences of a Psychotherapy Liaison Team 62
10 Multiple Personality 71
11 Hans Anderson's Nightingale: A Paradigm for the Development of Transference Love 80
12 Character Development in Daniel Deronda: A Psychoanalytic View 85
13 Destruction and Guilt: Equivocal Death in George Eliot 98
14 Prejudice in Poetry: On Eliot and Pound 110
15 Dark Corners: On Poetry and Melancholy 117
16 Robert Louis Oedipus 124
Original Publication Details 136
References 139
Literary References 148
Subject Index 152
Author Index 156
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