Psychotherapy of the Severely Disturbed Adolescents
by Dimitris Anastasopoulos
Editorial Committee: Dimitris
Anastasopoulos, Effie Layiou-Lignos,
D. Anastasopoulos (Greece),
H. Dubinski (UK), P. Jeammet (France), G. Monniello (Italy), A.
Noveletto (Italy), J. Pestalozzi
(Switzerland), M. Waddell (UK).
4, 1999, Paperback, 189 pages, price £22.50
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With chapters written by psychoanalytic psychotherapists from across
Europe, and from different analytic traditions, this book shows
the common thread that weaves through these different traditions
and the serious challenges facing psychotherapists dealing with
the future adult generations of Europe. 189 pages.
EFPP Monograph Series
a 'second chance' - to use Blos's term - adolescence contains components
that are capable of leading either to a restoration of the fragmented
personality or to a hell in which the chaotic psychic disturbance
that becomes permanent. This volume brings together a distillation
of the therapeutic experience and thinking of senior psychoanalytic
therapists working in different European countries and belonging
to different 'schools' of psychoanalysis. I believe that it will
contribute to the exploration of the therapeutic approach to severely
disturbed adolescents which has got under way in recent years. The
cross-cultural nature of the book is, in particular, a symbol of
the prospect of a Europe without frontiers and of the development
of the theoretical basis and clinical practice of psychoanalytic
psychotherapy beyond ideological classifications and obstacles.
That, I believe, was also the purpose of the foundation and operation
of the EFPP."
Dimitris Anastasopoulos, from his Foreword
chapters are written by psychoanalytic psychotherapists from different
countries of Europe and from different analytic traditions, and
yet it can be seen that there is a thread running through all of
them which shows that our common psychoanalytical ancestry has interacted
creatively with our different traditions in Europe. Sometimes these
seem to divide us, but I think that they can also be shown to enrich
us as we face a common and serious challenge to our psychoanalytic
skills and to the future adults of Europe.
Robin Anderson, from his Introduction