Love the wild swan: The selected works of Judith Edwards

Edwards, Judith (2017) Love the wild swan: The selected works of Judith Edwards. World Library of Mental Health . Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138947634

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Love the Wild Swan is the culmination of thirty years of clinical and teaching experience, undertaken by child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist Judith Edwards. Along with new material, the book consists of previously published papers spanning Edwards’s entire career, which have been carefully selected to chart the journey that every clinician and human being makes, from babyhood to adult life. Edwards offers an example of how the evolution of meanings occur and how lifelong learning about the self and the other takes place. The book is divided into four parts, with sections on observation, clinical work, teaching theory, and links between these ideas and ongoing life in the form of the arts, through poetry, film and sculpture.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Includes foreword by Anne Alvarez. Foreword General Introduction Section 1 1.Suffering, Weeping and other preoccupations: Darwin's observations and our present day practice 2 .Early Splitting and Projective Identification 3 Teaching Observation to non-clinical students Section 2 4: Towards solid ground: the ongoing journey of an adolescent boy with autistic features5. You can’t miss what you’ve never had. Can you? The challenges and struggles of single parenthood from a psychoanalytic perspective 6. On being dropped and picked up: The plight of some late adopted children Section 3 7. Teaching, learning and Bion’s Model of digestion 8. Before the threshold: Destruction, reparation and creativity before the depressive position 9. Ripples in mental space caused by dark matters and twisted tales: Some reflections on memory, memoirs and therapeutic work Section 4 10. Teaching and learning about psychoanalysis: Film as a teaching tool, with reference to a particular film, Morvern Callar 11. Sifting through the sands of time: Mourning and melancholia revisited through a film 12. Seeing and being seen: The dialectics of intimate space and Antony Gormley's Event Horizon 13.The elusive pursuit of insight: Three poems by W.B.Yeats and the human task
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nostalgia for the Light, Gormley, Antony, Yeats, W B
Subjects: Schools of Psychology > Biography
Schools of Psychology > Bion, Wilfred
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Cognitive Processes, Theory of Mind > Creativity
Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism
Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Depression
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Human Psychological Processes > Early Experiences
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalysis
Department/People: Honorary Staff
Visiting Lecturer
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