Attachment and New Beginnings: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Therapy

Attachment and New Beginnings: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Therapy


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


This collection of written pieces plots the work of an NHS psychotherapist, Jonathan Pedder, turning the science of psychiatry into human encounters. He had a career teaching and inspiring colleagues and students with psychoanalytic ways of thinking, encouraging and supporting them in the challenges of contemporary psychiatry. In his work he made the world of psychoanalysis accessible to non-analysts, and this book augments the textbook on psychotherapy which Pedder wrote with Dennis Brown. Pedder was a quiet visionary influential in offering a pathway for mental health workers from many disciplines to find their way to the psychoanalytic ideas that illuminate their patients/clients.'- Professor R. D. Hinshelwood, Author of Clinical Klein and Dictionary of Kleinian Thought

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855756328
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Pedder

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Jonathan Pedder vii

About The Author And Editor ix

Foreword Jeremy Holmes xi

Editor's Introduction Gary Winship xix

Editor's commentary on Chapter One 1

Chapter 1 The role of space and location in psychotherapy, play, and theatre 5

Editor's commentary on Chapter Two 21

Chapter 2 Attachment and new beginnings 25

Editor's commentary on Chapter Three 37

Chapter 3 Failure to mourn and melancholia 39

Editor's commentary on Chapter Four 57

Chapter 4 Fear of dependence in therapeutic relationships 61

Editor's commentary on Chapter Five 75

Chapter 5 Termination reconsidered 79

Editor's commentary on Chapter Six 97

Chapter 6 Reflections on the theory and practice of supervision 101

Editor's commentary on Chapter 7 115

Chapter 7 A brief history of psychotherapy in the British National Health Service: how can psychotherapists influence psychiatry? 121

Editor's commentary on Chapter 8 137

Chapter 8 Lines of advance: increasing access to psychoanalytic therapy 141

References 157

Index 167

Customer Reviews