Psychology and Mental Health

Research and Reference Titles

Psychoanalysis

  1. Attachments: Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

    The selected works of Jeremy Holmes

    By Jeremy Holmes

    Series: World Library of Mental Health

    For three decades Jeremy Holmes has been a leading figure in psychodynamic psychiatry in the UK and across the world. He has played a central role in promoting the ideas of John Bowlby and in developing the clinical applications – psychiatric and psychotherapeutic – of Attachment Theory in working...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Environmental Melancholia

    Psychological dimensions of engagement

    By Renee Lertzman

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    In this groundbreaking book, Renee Lertzman applies psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial research to the issue of public engagement and public apathy in response to chronic ecological threats. In highlighting unconscious and affective dimensions of contemporary ecological issues, Lertzman...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. Journeys in Psychoanalysis

    The selected works of Elizabeth Spillius

    By Elizabeth Spillius

    Series: World Library of Mental Health

    Elizabeth Spillius is a greatly respected and influential psychoanalyst, particularly within the Kleinian school of thought. This book is in our World Library series, and brings together a collection of Elizabeth’s papers from across the long range of her career, showing the development of her...

    To Be Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Loneliness Updated

    Recent research on loneliness and how it affects our lives

    Edited by Ami Rokach

    "To be alone is to be different. To be different is to be alone, and to be in the interior of this fatal circle is to be lonely. To be lonely is to have failed" (Susan Schultz, 1976) Loneliness carries a significant social stigma, as lack of friendship and social ties is socially undesirable, and...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Melanie Klein and Marcelle Spira: Their Correspondence and Context

    By Jean-Michel Quinodoz

    Melanie Klein and Marcelle Spira: Their Correspondence and Context includes 45 letters Melanie Klein wrote to the Swiss psychoanalyst Marcelle Spira between 1955 and 1960, as well as six rough drafts from Spira. They were discovered in Spira’s library after her death in 2006. As only a few of the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001

    A Primary Prevention Project

    Edited by Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen, K. Mark Sossin, Sara Markese

    The group of papers presented in this volume represents ten years of involvement of a group of eight core therapists, working originally with approximately forty families who suffered the loss of husbands and fathers on September 11, 2001. The project focuses on the families of women who were...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Psychotherapy as Love

    Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Approaches

    By Tahlia Rainbolt

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    This book emphasizes the significance of loving feelings in psychotherapy, how and why they are vital, and what gets in the way of valuing them. The research is grounded in a confluence of psychoanalytic and philosophical inquiry and attends to the way in which humanistic ethics and psychological...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Alchemy of Wolves and Sheep: A Relational Approach to Internalized Perpetration in Complex Trauma Survivors

    By Harvey L. Schwartz

    The literature on psychological trauma and traumatic attachment has progressed over the past few decades, however issues of coerced and internalized perpetration have not been fully explored and deconstructed. This book presents a synthesis of relational and archetypal psychology, trauma and...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Heart of Man’s Destiny

    Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Early Reformation Thought

    By Herman Westerink

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    Can Luther's writings inform us on the fundamental questions of Freudian psychoanalysis? Does an intellectual filiation between early Reformation thought and psychoanalysis exist? Does Lacanian psychoanalysis offer an instrument for analysing theological writings? In The Heart of Man's Destiny,...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Therapeutic Imagination

    Using literature to deepen psychodynamic understanding and enhance empathy

    By Jeremy Holmes

    Use of the imagination is a key aspect of successful psychotherapeutic treatments. Psychotherapy helps clients get in touch with, awaken, and learn to trust their creative inner life, while therapists use their imaginations to mentalise the suffering other and to trace the unconscious stirrings...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics

    By Jon Mills

    The first book of its kind to provide a detailed analysis of the history of the unconscious from the underworlds of Greek and Egyptian mythology to psychoanalysis and metaphysics, Jon Mills presents here a unique study of differing philosophies of the unconscious. Mills examines how three major...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  12. Wish-fulfilment in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

    The tyranny of desire

    By Tamas Pataki

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    Wish-fulfilment as a singular means of satisfying ineluctable desire is a pivotal concept in classical psychoanalysis. Freud argued that it was the thread that united dreams, daydreams, phantasy, omnipotent thinking, neurotic and some psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, art,...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Women, Mothers, Subjects

    New Explorations of The Maternal

    Edited by Maura Sheehy

    This collection, drawn from twelve years of the influential journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, offers a groundbreaking advance in thinking and theorizing about what happens to women when they become mothers. It explores how women are changed and shaped by interaction with their children and...

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge