Caversham invites you to join in celebrating the release of LONELINESS and LONGING: Conscious and Unconscious Aspects , edited by Brent Willock, Lori C. Bohm and Rebecca Coleman Curtis • among the contributors: Art Caspary, Philip Classen, Bruce Herzog, John Sloane and Graeme Taylor • published by Routledge
at Caversham Booksellers, 98 Harbord St - Reception 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Thursday, February 16th, 2012 • RSVP to Caversham Booksellers: (416) 944-0962, 1-800-361-6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A fascinating, original contribution to a neglected area in the psychoanalytic literature, with wide and deep ramifications. As a psychoanalytic treatment of an everyday human experience, it represents a genre of which I would like to see more. Psychoanalysis can only benefit by leaving the ivory tower of metapsychology and descending into the hurly burly of quotidian life in a way which enriches our understanding of familiar human dilemmas'. — Karl Loszak, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice, Toronto, Canada
We all experience loneliness at some time in our lives and it often motivates people, consciously or otherwise, to enter treatment. Yet it is rarely explicitly addressed in psychoanalytic literature. Loneliness and Longing rectifies this oversight by thoroughly exploring this painful psychological state.
In this book contributors address the inner sense of loneliness – that is feeling alone even in the company of others – by drawing on different aspects of loneliness and longing.
Loneliness and Longing draws on both theory and practice to discuss ways to help people to understand and cope with this important emotional state, encouraging them to make loneliness and longing less pervasive in their lives. This will be ideal reading for analysts, psychotherapists, and related practitioners facing the challenges of loneliness in their consulting rooms. -- from the publisher
About the Editors:
Brent Willock is President of the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, a Board member of the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program and a faculty member of the Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology.
Lori C. Bohm is a Supervising Analyst, faculty member, and Director at the Center for Applied Psychoanalysis and Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute.
Rebecca Coleman Curtis is a member of the faculty and Supervisor at William Alanson White Institute, Supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University.