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A couple state of mind, the psychoanalysis of couples, Mary Morgan

A Couple State of Mind is a much anticipated book aimed at an international audience of practitioners, students and teachers of psychoanalytic couple therapy, describes the Tavistock Relationships model of couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy, drawing on both historical and contemporary ideas, including the author's own theoretical contributions. The book references contemporary influences of other psychoanalytic approaches to couples, particularly from an international perspective. It will be invaluable for all students learning about psychoanalytic work with couples for other psychoanalytic practitioners interested in this field
Table Of Contents
A psychoanalytic understanding of the couple relationship: past, present, and future -- Assessment -- Engaging a couple in treatment and establishing a couple analytic setting -- Unconscious phantasy, shared unconscious phantasy and shared defence, unconscious beliefs and fantasy -- Transference and countertransference and the living inner world of the couple -- Projective identification and the couple projective system -- Narcissism and sharing psychic space -- The couples psychic development, sex, gender and sexualities -- Interpretation -- Endings and the aim of couple therapy
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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