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The Inner World Outside: Object Relations Theory and Psychodrama

The Inner World Outside: Object Relations Theory and Psychodrama

by Paul Holmes

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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"Through this book we can, in simple terms and vivid illustrations, approach the basic psychoanalytic concepts - the unconscious, transference, countertransference, psychic conflict, containment, and externalisations (projection) and enactment and is as good a way as any for beginning to learn about psychoanalysis." - Professor Robert Hinshelwood BSc MB BS Lond. FRCPsych . Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

"This is the best practical introduction to psychodrama. It is thoroughly informed by psychoanalytic thinking. A significant educational achievement – and an essential read for those who are interested in making things happen in psychotherapy." - Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, FMedSci, OBE, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London

"This book builds bridges across what can sometimes feel like a yawning gap between psychoanalytic ideas and psychodrama. Paul Holmes’ take on Object Relations theory is very accessible, clear and direct. Psychoanalytic concepts are not easy to apply but he gives them life. Through his descriptions of live drama it is possible to initially recognise unconscious internalised objects in the minds of group members and then how they are revealed. The title tells it all – The Inner World Outside! The book will be invaluable for students, teachers and clinicians alike." - Teresa von Sommaruga Howard, Architect and Group Analyst

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Paul Holmes is a Fellow of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and a recipient of their David A. Kipper’s Scholar's Award. He was a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, adult psychotherapist and he was the first Chair of the British Psychodrama Association. He worked in community child and adolescent mental health teams for many years with a specialist interest in the services for fostered and adopted children. He has a long-standing interest in integrating the theories and clinical practices of different schools of psychotherapy, with a more recent focus on the applications of attachment theory.

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