This book presents the proceedings of the of the conference on the Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance held in Belfast in June 2008.
The aim of the conference was to offer a state of the art communication of the key psychoanalytic thinking and approaches to the conceptualisation and treatment of severe disturbance. The result of a unique gathering of the most eminent psychoanalysts in the field with insights into their work on personality disorder, psychotic states and the nature and function of suicidal ideation.
This book will be of interest to mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and nurses who have an interest in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Notes about the author(s):
Paul Williams, Ph.D., is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and a consultant psychotherapist in the British National Health Service, as well as a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From 2001-2007 he was joint Editor-in-Chief, with Glen Gabbard, of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has written widely on the subjects of personality disorders and psychosis, and co-authored, with Murray Jackson, Unimaginable Storms: A Search for Meaning in Psychosis
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