Relating to self-harm and suicide. Psychoanalytic perspectives on practice, theory and prevention.

Briggs, Stephen and Lemma, Alessandra and Crouch, William (2008) Relating to self-harm and suicide. Psychoanalytic perspectives on practice, theory and prevention. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-42257-4

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Abstract/Book Review

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.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parasuicide, Compulsive Behaviour
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Suicide
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalysis
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Self Harm
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Angela Douglas
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 15:26
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 14:21
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/156

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