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Psychodynamics of Writing
Weegmann, Martin (Edt)
Routledge (Karnac) / Softcover / 2018-08-01 / 1782205047
Psychoanalysis & Literature
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Psychoanalysis is often referred to a talking cure, but in this fascinating book it is the art of writing that is discussed and explored.

Including contributions from a selection of leading therapists, the book shines a psychoanalytic light on the very process through which the discipline is described. It includes chapters on the idea of creativity, the issues around a therapist’s subjectivity, the challenges of describing trauma, as well as those of co-authorship.

Psychodynamics of Writing will appeal to clinicians, therapists and anyone interested in what the process of writing means.

Table of Contents

On writing – notes from an attachment-informed psychotherapist. Jeremy Holmes
Finding a Creative Writing Space. Joyce Slochower
A Letter Always Reaches its Destination. Stephen Frosh
Becoming an author. Martin Weegmann
Mad Desire and Feverish Melancholy: reflections on the
psychodynamics of academic writing. Nick Barwick

Clinical writing and the analyst’s subjectivity. Lawrence Spurling
The transformative other: Some thoughts on the psychodynamics of co authorship. Ian S. Miller & Alistair Sweet
The writer in the archive: trauma, empathy, ambivalence. Phil Leask
An I for an I. Cheryl Moskowitz
Configuring words. Joan Raphael-Leff
Writing as rebellion. Morris Nitsun
Raiding the inarticulate- the clinical case study & the representation of trauma. Maggie Turp

About the Editor

Martin Weegmann is Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, working in private practice and the NHS in London. He is a trainer and teacher. His latest book is Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture (Karnac, 2016)

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