Couples on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy and the Tavistock Model (PDF) provides a clear guide to applying the Tavistock model of couple psychotherapy in clinical psychoanalytic practice, offering a compelling sampling of ideas about couple relationships and couple psychotherapy from a broadly relational psychoanalytic perspective. The ebook provides an in-depth perspective to understanding intimate relationships and the complexities of working in this domain. The chapters and their accompanying discussion also offer a fertile resource of material for readers who have not previously had exposure to the theory and technique of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as offering an expanded and more rigorous approach to those who are already familiar with the Tavistock model. The chapters cover key topics including unconscious beliefs, sex, and aging, and draw upon the work of Klein, forms of couple relating, Winnicott, and Bion, as well as attachment and object relations theory.
The majority of the contributors are affiliated with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relations (TCCR) in London or The Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group in Berkeley, California and make fundamental use of the theoretical model that has been developed at TCCR since the 1940s. Couples on the Couch provides an introduction to the TCCR approach to couple psychotherapy and exposure to the depth and breadth of this framework. Each of the chapters contains in-depth theoretical and clinical case material, presented in tandem with formal discussion, demonstrating how theory may be applied in a variety of clinical encounters and by doing so, deepening the theoretical understanding of the difficulties that beset couples and the challenges posed to those who work with them. The ebook provides an in-depth perspective to understanding intimate relationships and the complexities of working in this domain.
Couples on the Couch will be of great interest to couple psychotherapists and counselors, psychoanalysts, marriage and family therapists, as well as postgraduate and graduate students in marriage and family therapy, psychology, or those in psychoanalytic training programs.
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