Recent book publications by members of staff at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
Edited by Andrew Balfour, Mary Morgan and Chris Vincent
‘This is a most welcome, twenty-first century updating of psychodynamic approaches to working with couples. The best minds in the field have contributed to this comprehensive consideration of key aspects of this most important domain of clinical activity. This book represents a genuine leap forward.’ Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, Head of Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre
Edited by Christopher Clulow
'Threading through the chapters of this book is a strong sense of the interconnection between sexual behaviour and patterns of attachment in couple relationships. Each provides a window on the other, and, like a double helix, they snake an intertwined pathway together over the life course.
Edited by: Francis Grier
The latest title in the Tavistock Clinic Series consists of a diverse series of contributions and reflections on couples and the Oedipus complex, from leading psychotherapists and psychoanalysts in the couples field. All contributors base their theories on a contemporary Kleinian/object-relations psychoanalytic viewpoint and this helps the reader feel that there is a basic unity to facilitate meaningful links between the ideas and themes in different chapters.
By James V. Fisher
"A fascinating and imaginative book combining psychoanalytic theory and literature - in particular classic plays about marriage and married couples - to help couples therapists as they piece together their clients' histories and stories during the therapeutic process. A profound yet accessible guide of interest to clinicians and non-clinicians alike."
Edited by Molly Ludlum and Viveka Nyberg
“… a most welcome, refreshing approach to a field of growing importance in the application of psychodynamic principles to couple’ conflicts… a theoretically stimulating and clinically valuable book that is highly recommended to all psychotherapists working in this area.”
Otto Kernberg, MD Cornell University, NY
Edited by: Francis Grier
This book draws on different perspectives and working contexts within the psychoanalytic field to explore various aspects of brief work with couples. Contributions discuss technical issues encountered in initial consultations, cases where there has been the death of a child, brief work with parents with under-fives, treating psycho-sexual problems, providing expert opinion for the courts, brief marital psychotherapy and giving advice to parents who are contesting contact arrangements.
Edited by: Christopher Clulow
Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy brings research and practice perspectives to bear on the adult couple relationship, and provides a framework for assessing and working with secure and insecure partnerships. The book uses vivid illustrations from clinical and community work and offers stimulating reading for all those involved in this field who wish to re-assess their models of practice.