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    In dialogue with the most famous myth for the origin of different languages – The Tower of Babel – A Psychoanalytic Exploration on Sameness and Otherness: Beyond Babel? provides a series of timely reflections on the themes of sameness and otherness from a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective. How are we dealing with communication and its difficulties, the confusion of tongues and loss of common ground within a European context today? Can we move beyond Babel?

    Confusion and feared loss of shared values and identity are a major part of the daily work of psychoanalytic psychotherapists.Bringing together an international range psychoanalytic practitioners and researchers, the book is divided into six parts and covers an array of resonant topics, including: language and translation; cultural identity; families and children; the cyber world; the psychotherapeutic process; and migration. Whereas the quest for unity, which underpins the myth of Babel, leads to mystification, simplification, and the exclusion of people or things, multilingual communities necessitate mutual understanding through dialogue. This book examines those factors that further or threaten communication, aiming not to reduce, but to gain complexity. It suggests that diversification enriches communication and that, by relating to others, we can create something new.

    As opposed to cultural and linguistic homogeneity, Babel is not only a metaphor for mangled communication, alienation, and distraction, it is also about the acceptance or rejection of differences between self and other. This book will be of great interest to psychoanalytic psychotherapists and researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

    £26.99 ISBN: 9780367374075 PB pub: 2019-12-24
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    This important book gathers a set of influential international contributors with psychoanalytic and group analytic knowledge to provide a wide-ranging critical analysis of the present state of Europe.

    Europe is facing huge challenges: waves of immigrants are reshaping its identity and testing its tolerance; Brexit is a destabilizing factor and its outcomes are not yet clear; economic crises continue to threaten; the resurgence of nationalism is threatening an open-borders one-continent ideology. This book tackles some of these challenges. Divided into two parts, the first analyses the current social, political, cultural and economic trends in Europe using psychoanalytic and group analytic concepts, while the second concentrates on existing applications of psychoanalytic and group analytic concepts to help manage national and international change in individual countries as well as on the continent as a whole, including groups for German, Ukrainian and Russian participants; groups organised in Serbia in order to overcome the recent, traumatic past; and the "Sandwich model", developed to enhance communication in situations of conflict, trauma and blocked communication. When we feel threatened, we cling to our in-group and its members. We want to think the same and be the same as our neighbors, but this group illusion of homogeneity conceals the fact that we are different. While homogeneity offers stability, it is diversity that offers freedom.

    This book will be of great interest to researchers on the present state of Europe from across a range of different disciplines, from psychoanalysis to politics, sociology, economics and international relations.

    £23.99 ISBN: 9780367182779 PB pub: 2019-10-29
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    This book is a compilation of papers by different authors, among them Vamik Volkan, Robi Friedman, John Schlapobersky, Haim Weinberg, and Michael Bucholz, with a foreword by Earl Hopper and an introduction by Gila Ofer, both editor and contributor.
    While most of the writers are group analysts, working in the tradition of Foulkes, several others come from different though complementary perspectives, enriching the theoretical basis of the research. So, there are perspectives, inter alia, from Bion and Cortesao.
    The writers represent different countries and cultures, focusing on problems that are endemic to their own localities that yet have a wider and deeper resonance. We are introduced to conflict and division in Bedouin society, the Roma people living in Greece, citizens' reflective communities in Serbia, continuing territorial and ideological differences in Israel and the middle-east, and tensions of difference in the psychoanalytic community itself.

    £21.59 ISBN: 9781782205777 PB pub: 2017-07-31
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    This book consists of selected texts presented at the EFPP Conference in Cracow, Poland, in October 2011.
    It is an attempt at finding the place of sibling relationships in psychoanalytic theory and practice.
    Like the Conference, it is in dialogue with the emerging interest in the role of siblings in the formation of the self – marked by the works of Juliet Mitchell, Prophecy Coles and others.

    £24.99 ISBN: 97817870491813 PB 320pp Catalogue No: 33778 - 2014
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    This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars on the psychoanalysis of couples and families and provides a wide ranging and articulated picture of the current situation in Europe.
    The reader will find various psychoanalytical models applied in it: from object relations theory to group analysis to the theory of links, encountering the lively and rich French, Italian, and British schools at work in different settings.

    £26.99 ISBN: 97817870491110 PB 352pp Catalogue No: 33073 - 2014
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    This book is an introductory textbook for psychiatrists and psychologists who use psychotherapy in a psychoanalytic attitude in their daily professional work with patients.
    It was developed from the experiences of German psychoanalysts teaching in China between 1997 and 2010. The idea of a basic textbook was developed in order to facilitate the teaching and learning process.

    £35.00 ISBN: 97817870491196 PB 336pp Catalogue No: 33114 - 2013
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    ‘This book comes as a landmark. Sasso’s work is extremely valuable for everybody wanting to think over possible points of convergence between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.
    This well-documented text addresses the complexity of this field and suggests a new model of brain growth that takes into account the psychic work of both the child and his/her carers. It touches especially upon the problems of the development of consciousness and the origins of language.’ – Bernard Golse

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855754829 PB 304pp Catalogue No: 24811 - 2007
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    ‘In their discussion of torture, the contributors to this book write of what its victims cannot put into words and the work that has to be done with them to that end.
    Working with a victim’s account of a traumatic experience goes much further than any debriefing technique would have us believe—above all, victims need someone to listen carefully to what they have to say; that person will be the first to offer a refuge for the pain of those who have no internal “shelter” of their own.’ René Kaës, From the Foreword

    £23.99 ISBN: 9781855757967 PB 226pp Catalogue No: 28301 - 2010
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    The power of play, so central to psychoanalytic theory and practice, is conjoined to the social psychological or socio-politically coloured concept of power, giving rise to many fruitful discussions of how these concepts manifest themselves in clinical work with children, groups and adults.
    The inspiration for this book was the 3-section EFPP conference in Copenhagen in May 2007 with the main theme “Play and Power”.

    £23.99 ISBN: 9781855758032 PB 198pp Catalogue No: 29193 - 2010
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    Working with children, young people and their families has been so demanding and interesting that we have failed to give priority to demonstrating that what we do is helpful. This applies even more to those of us working using psychoanalytic theories.
    This book draws together work by leading clinical researchers from across Europe who have taken up this challenge and have undertaken clinical research to look at the effectiveness of psychoanalytic interventions.

    £23.99 ISBN: 9781855757080 PB 250pp Catalogue No: 28303 - 2010
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    Until now, no book has ever attempted to compare and contrast contributions on field theory and at the same time to explore its clinical and technical implications.
    This volume is intended to link together, for the first time, many of these writings and to provide wide-ranging survey of the subject – for it is our contention that a theory of the field in various of its loci can also be inhabited by different theories.

    £24.99 ISBN: 9781855757813 PB 250pp Catalogue No: 28298 - 2009
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    The book contains theoretical considerations, case presentations, and discussions of sociological issues.
    Modifications and extensions of psychoanalytic standard procedure are reviewed and discussed in a critical light.
    Issues are raised that relate to psychoanalysic psychotherapy with migrants.

    £23.99 ISBN: 9781855757837 PB 200pp Catalogue No: 28608 - 2010
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    Series Editors: Monica Lanyado and Didier Houzel
    Karnac, London & New York, 2005


    Didier Houzel and Maria Rhode

    Chapter one: Autism and psychosis
    Anne Alvarez

    Chapter two: Time, space, and the mind: psychotherapy with children with autism
    Britta Blomberg

    Chapter Three: The symbolic and the concrete: psychotic adolescents in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
    Julia Pestalozzi

    Chapter four: Splitting of psychic bisexuality in autistic children
    Didier Houzel

    Chapter five: Comment on “Splitting of psychic bisexuality in autistic children”
    Suzanne Maiello

    Chapter six: Conversation with Geneviève Haag
    (EFPP Conference, Caen, September 2001)
    Introduced by Hélène and Alexandre Dubinsky

    Chapter Seven: Conversation with Raymond Cahn
    (EFPP Conference, Caen, September 2001)
    Introduced by François Marty

    “This book is a most valuable demonstration of the cross-fertilizing currents in child psychotherapy in Europe. The integration of post-kleinian psychoanalytic theory, particularly drawing on the work of Frances Tustin and of the discoveries of child developmental researchers and neuroscientists, I elegantly described, and the clinical implications of this convergence are explored. The contributions of Houzel, Pestalozzi, Haag and Alvarez indicate just how alive this international dialogue has become. This book is a landmark in developments which fire new hope of understanding deeply troubled children and adolescents and will be read widely and attentively and with profound appreciation.”
    Magaret Rustin, Head of Child Psychotherapy, Tavistock Clinic

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855753983 PB 174pp Catalogue No: 21992 - 2006
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    Contributors: Dimitris Anastasopoulos, Christos Ioannidis, Judy Kantrowitz, Joachim Küchenhoff, Gila Ofer, Evangelos Papanicolaou, Maria Ponsi, Claude Smadja, Imre Szecsody, Gisela Zeller Steinbrich

    Volume 8 in the EFPP Series looks at the analytic relationship by focusing on the therapist's participation in therapy and the influence of personal factors on the therapeutic relationship. It presents an overview of historic and current thinking, while generating further discussion on this important and evolving issue.

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    Dimitris Anastasopoulos and Evagelos Papanicolaou have gathered together a distinguished group of contributors to focus on the therapist’s participation in therapy and the influence of personal factors on the therapeutic relationship. The majority of the papers grew out of the proceedings of the fourth EFPP Congress of the Adults Section in 2000 and explore the therapist-patient relationship with the emphasis on the influence of the therapist as opposed to that of the patient. Topics discussed in this collection include the impact of the patient on the analyst, how the analyst’s clinical theory and personal philosophy affect the analytic process, the effect of the therapist’s dreams on the therapeutic process, the psychoanalyst’s influence on the collaborative process, and intersubjective phenomena and emotional exchange in the psychoanalytic process. Certain papers focus mainly on theory while others are more clinically-oriented. This volume presents an overview of historic and current thinking and aims to generate yet more discussion on this evolving and important issue. It will be of interest to practicing and training psychotherapists.

    ‘The EFPP monograph series has established itself as an important source of high- quality psychoanalytic psychotherapy papers. This volume adds to its growing reputation with a group of papers that deals with the analytic relationship from several perspectives, in particular the influence of the analyst/therapist on the evolution of the therapeutic process. This is, of course, a fundamental issue and one that is hotly debated within the analytic community.’
    Paul Williams from the Foreword

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855759893 PB 160pp Catalogue No: 18432 - 2004
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    Contributors: Anthony W Bateman, Peter Fonagy, Ines Gitzinger, Ralf Grabhorn, Tilman Grande, Johan Grant, Dorothea Huber, Thorsten Jakobsen, Burkard Jäger, Horst Kächele, Wolfram Keller, Guenther Klug, Peter Köhler, Werner Köpp, Peter Malewski, Kingsley Norton, Claudia Oberbracht, Camilla Renlund, Phil Richardson, Gerd Rudolf, Rolf Sandell, Silke Schmidt, Bernhard Strauss, Jörn von Wietersheim, Fiona Warren.

    Volume 7 in the EFPP Series that aims to promote the pan-European community of psychoanalytic psychotherapists. The contributors come from different cultures but are united in their view of the importance of empirical research in psychotherapy. The chapters examine issues as varied as treatment of eating disorders, the differences between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, treatment outcomes of group psychotherapy, and treatment of borderline personality disorders.

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    'This is a pioneering volume of work in progress. It is clear from the variety of findings reported in this stimulating volume that many of the traditional ideas concerning psychoanalytic psychotherapy will need to be revised.' Peter Fonagy from the Foreword PHIL RICHARDSON (UK) is a clinical psychologist and qualified as a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Essex and Head of Psychology at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust where he is also Director of the Psychotherapy Evaluation Research Unit.

    HORST KÄCHELE (Germany) MD is a Specialist in Psychotherapeutic Medicine and a psychoanalyst (IPA). He is full professor and Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine at Ulm University; he also directs the Centre for Psychotherapy Research in Stuttgart. He is a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

    CAMILLA RENLUND (Finland) is an Adult Psychiatrist and a member of the research team of the Helsinki Psychotherapy Study, a randomized psychotherapy outcome study. She also works as a psychoanalyst in private practice in Helsinki and is an Associate Member of the Finnish Psycho-Analytical Society.

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855759497 PB 216pp Catalogue No: 18190 - 2004
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    Contributors: Karin Bell, Marilia Aisenstein, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Prophecy Coles, Salomon Resnik, Bernard Golse, Antonio Suman, Antonino Brignone, Douglas Kirsner and Robert D. Hinshelwood. With a foreword by Robert S. Wallerstein

    Volume 6, 2001, Soft Cover, 154 pages

    In this, the sixth volume in the highly successful monograph series produced under the auspices of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services (EFPP), the clear distinctions which once existed between psychoanalysis proper and the psychoanalytic psychotherapies are strongly debated and reassessed in the light of contemporary paradigm shifts in treatment modalities.

    "...Certainties about the distinct enough compartmentalizations of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapies no longer exist. The borders between them are now blurred, and they shift constantly, depending on one's vantage point and one's theoretical predelictions...This range of uncertainty and contention is clearly illustrated, and very sharply, in the present volume."
    - Robert S. Wallerstein from his foreword.

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855752665 PB 154pp Catalogue No: 6392 - 2001
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    Editorial Committee: Lydia Tischler, Birgit Hallerfors, Siv Boalt Boethius, Anne Horne.

    Contributors: A. Alexandris (Greece), B. Cramer (Switzerland), M. Engelse Frick (Sweden), V. Green (UK), D. Houzel (France), A. Horne (UK), O. Maratou (Greece), G. Miles (UK), M. Rustin (UK).

    Drawing on the rich range and depth of the clinical experience of the contributors, this welcome volume will be a valuable tool for clinicians and trainees. The authors share a powerful commitment to the relevance and value of psychoanalytically based work with parents - an area all too often inadequately provided for - and provide heartening evidence of the resilience and intellectual vitality of the various strands within this tradition. 202 pages.

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    "The decision to publish a volume on work with parents in this EFPP monograph series is much to be welcomed. It will go some way to remedy the relative neglect of systemic thinking about this important area of clinical practice and to mount an intellectual challenge to more systemically based family interventions. The range of authors is suggestive of one of the reasons for the absence of much published work in their area, for it draws our attention to the multidisciplinary nature of the work. Included are contributions from child and adult psychoanalytic psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts. These different professional groups very often pursue their scholarly debates within professionally defined journals and distinct professional bodies. It is therefore with great pleasure to introduce a book in which a wide range of developments within psychoanalytically based work with children and families across Europe are represented.
    "Three things stand out for me in this volume as a whole. First, the rich range and depth of clinical experience available to be pondered by readers makes this book a treasured source for clinicians, and also an excellent resource for training. Second, the service development implications: resources for adequate work with parents are often inadequate, despite all the apparent political will to invest in children's mental health. Last, taken as a whole, the book is a hopeful record of work in progress at the end of the century in many centers. The writers share a powerful commitment to the relevance and value of psychoanalytically based work, and they provide heartening evidence of the resilience and intellectual vitality of strands within this tradition."
    Margaret Rustin, from her Foreword

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855752412 PB 202pp Catalogue No: 5542 - 2000
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    Editorial Committee: Dimitris Anastasopoulos, Effie Layiou-Lignos, Margot Waddell.

    Contributors: D. Anastasopoulos (Greece), H. Dubinski (UK), P. Jeammet (France), G. Monniello (Italy), A. Noveletto (Italy), J. Pestalozzi (Switzerland), M. Waddell (UK).

    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.

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    "As 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

    "These 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

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855752146 PB 189pp Catalogue No: 8335 - 1999
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    Editorial Committee: Serge Frisch, Robert Hinshelwood, Didier Houzel.

    Contributors: T. Cahn (Switzerland), R. du Bois (Germany), S. Frisch (Luxembourg), L. Grünbaum (Denmark), M Günter (Germany), R. Hale (UK), R. Hinshelwood (UK), J. Pestalozzi (Switzerland), R. Roussillon (France), V. Sinason (UK), W. Skogstad (UK), U. Streeck (Germany), M.-J. Vansina Cobbaert (Belgium), R. Vermote (Belgium), M. Vigorelli (Italy).

    Third volume in the EFPP Monograph series. This volume deals with life and work at the interface between psychoanalytic theory and institutional reality, with contributions from writers across Europe, it provides a fascinating cross-fertilisation of ideas. 222 pages.

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    This is the third volume in the highly successful monograph series produced by the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services (EFPP). It deals with psychotherapeutic life and work at the interface between psychoanalytic theory and institutional reality. Contributions are provided by writers from across Europe, whose differing perspectives lead to a fascinating cross-fertilization of ideas. Inevitably, a particular theme is the set of constraints and pressures which arise as a result of working in institution, and how to deal with them.
    As R.D. Hinshelwood says in his Foreword:

    "We need to be continually vigilant and keep our heads clear for thought as well as emotion. This is no minor task. And we have to be ready for it. In my view, there is no better way to prepare ourselves than to be exposed to clear headed reflection about these issues. That is where a book of thoughtful papers such as this becomes essential. These papers, in my view, are not just treatises by people wanting to share obscure issues with each other; they form an essential clinical support to keep us clear-headed and our functions integrated."

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855751989 PB 222pp Catalogue No: 6307 - 1998
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    Editorial Committee: Margareta Morner, María Eugenia Cid Rodríguez, Jean-Pierre Vidit.

    Contributors: K. Gordon (Sweden), L. Grinberg (Spain), R. Langs (USA), D. Lloyd-Owen (UK), M. Martínez del Pozo (Spain), P.-Chr. Miest (Switzerland), V. Sedlak (UK), U. Streeck (Germany), I. Szecsödy (Sweden).

    A collection of papers dealing with supervision.

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    What is so beautifully exemplified in this entire sequence of chapters that I have depicted is how supervision, a process conceptually grounded in the psychoanalytic understanding of mental functioning, is nonetheless a distinct process of its own, applicable generally to the whole range of helping situations from the psychoanalyses carried out by the most intensively trained, to the nursing care and emotional support from caregivers in settings for the dying - although, of course, in each of the settings described in these various chapters.
    Robert S. Wallerstein, from his Foreword

    Previous publications on supervision have often stressed the poverty of the literature available. We hope that this publication will contribute to the evidence that the topic of supervision is one that is now undergoing an exciting phase of much more open investigation and conceptualization. These developments in supervision should lead to considerable benefits in the coming years for those who work in public health settings, where they are exposed to powerful psychological and emotional strains in themselves and their patients, as well as to those who offer formal psychotherapies in both public and private settings.

    Brian Martindale, from his Editor's Introduction

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855751613 PB 161pp Catalogue No: 4523 - 1997
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    Editorial Committee: Anne-Marie Sandler, Dimitris Anastasopoulos and Brian Martindale.

    Contributors: A. Alvarez (UK), D. Anastasopoulos (Greece), J. Godfrind (Belgium), A. Holder (Germany), D. Houzel (France), F. Ladame (Switzerland), A.-M. Sandler (UK), J. Trowell (UK), J. Tsiantis (Greece).

    The chapters in this monograph constitute a wide ranging investigation into the phenomena of countertransference as it appears in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of children and adolescents. The authors tackle the subject by bringing both their knowledge of various theoretical perspectives and their clinical experience and by demonstrating the crucial importance of countertransference in a wide range of clinical conditions and treatment settings.

    This monograph is an addition to the previously modest literature available on countertransference in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis of children and adolescents. We hope it will prove useful to clinicians in the field and for the training and supervision of students in child and adolescent analysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

    John Tsiantis, Editor-in-Chief

    £26.99 ISBN: 9781855751118 PB 176pp Catalogue No: 2635 - 1997