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 overviewexamples of psychoanalytic practice with self-harming and suicidal patientsapplications 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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 541 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"This book offers a complex and in-depth approach to coping with suicidal patients by understanding them better, helping them with effective psychoanalytical treatment and applying psychoanalytical ideas to identify protective factors in suicide prevention." - Nicholas Temple, From the Preface
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