Relating to Self-harm and Suicide : Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention Paperback
Edited by Stephen Briggs, Alessandra Lemma, William Crouch
Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis!
Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide presents original studies and research from contemporary psychoanalysts, therapists and academics focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of suicide and self-harm, and how this can be applied to clinical work and policy.
This powerful critique of current thinking suggests that suicide and self-harm must be understood as having meaning within interpersonal and intrapsychic relationships, offering a new and more hopeful dimension for prevention and recovery.
Divided into three sections, the book includes: * a theoretical overview * examples of psychoanalytic practice with self-harming and suicidal patients * applications of psychoanalytic thinking to suicide and self-harm prevention.
Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide will be helpful to psychoanalytic therapists, analysts and mental health professionals wanting to integrate psychoanalytic ideas into their work with self-harmers and the suicidal.
This text will also be of use to academics and professionals involved in suicidal prevention.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 3 black & white tables, 2 black & white line drawings
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2008
- Category: Sociology: death & dying
- ISBN: 9780415422574