In this, the sixth volume in the highly successful monograph series produced under the auspices of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services (EFPP), the clear distinctions which once existed between psychoanalysis proper and the psychoanalytic psychotherapies are strongly debated and reassessed in the light of contemporary paradigm shifts in treatment modalities.
Contributors: Karin Bell; Marilia Aisenstein; Jean-Marie Gauthier; Prophecy Coles; Salomon Resnik; Bernard Golse; Antonio Suman & Antonino Brignone; Douglas Kirsner; Robert D. Hinshelwood
"...Certainties about the distinct enough compartmentalizations of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapies no longer exist. The borders between them are now blurred, and they shift constantly, depending on one's vantage point and one's theoretical predelictions...This range of uncertainty and contention is clearly illustrated, and very sharply, in the present volume."- Robert S. Wallerstein from his foreword.
About the Editors:
Serge Frisch is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is chairman of the EFPP and also a founding member of the Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche Clinique en Psychanalyse de l'Enfant et de l'Adulte in Luxembourg and is involved in the training activities of that organization. He is co-editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Institutional Settings, and has published on the relationship between psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and the social field.
Jean-Marie Gauthier is a child psychiatrist and an associate member of the Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, and also a Professor at the University of Liege in Belgium.
R.D. Hinshelwood is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and currently holds the post of Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and previously was Clinical Director of the Cassel Hospital in Richmond. He is a past Chair of the Association of Therapeutic Communities. Professor Hinshelwood has written extensively on psychoanalysis and founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 and the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 1984.