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How Society Shapes Who We Are
The Political Self explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and well-being, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich our understanding of these wider discussions. It therefore looks both inside and outside—indeed one of the main themes of the book is that the conceptually discrete categories of “inner” and “outer” in reality constantly interact, shape, and inform each other. Severing these two worlds, it suggests, has led both to a devitalised and dissociated form of politics, and to a disengaged and disempowering form of therapy and analysis.
Top Karnacology Blogs of the Year
Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported Karnacology in 2016. It’s been another remarkable year both in terms of the breadth and the quality of posts – a huge thank you to all of the therapists, analysts, and mental health professionals who have very kindly written such compelling and original pieces for us. Posts have covered everything from the scientific status of psychoanalysis and the transgenerational inheritance of trauma, to Brexit, child sexual abuse, boarding school syndrome, mentalizing in arts therapy, and why Oedipus didn’t have an Oedipus complex. Visitors to the site more have more than doubled over the last year – with site views also doubling from 45,506 in 2015 to a mighty 84,685 in 2016. With our recent move to the main Karnac domain website we’re hoping that 2017 will be even more exciting – and as always, please let us know if there are particular subjects or therapies that you’d like to see covered. Or if you’d like to write for us yourself, simply drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foraging Film is as Pleasant as a Writer’s Work Gets
You don’t have to be a psychoanalyst to recognize a stalker or to read or write a book about stalking. I hope the readers of Karnacology will indulge me by accompanying me through some selected personal highlights of my journey in preparing this volume, which is not, I believe, your typical experience of a psychoanalyst attempting to break new ground via writing.
The Debate about the Training Analyst System
The Future of Psychoanalysis is a call to action with the aim of reaching a fundamental discussion within our worldwide psychoanalytic community about one question: How do we want to train? Continue reading
Psychological and Behavioural Assessment and Treatment Strategies for People with Sleeping Problems and Insomnia
Teaching the World to Sleep was written on the back of a presentation delivered to a group of around 120 psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and others in London in December 2014. This presentation had been delivered many times over the previous decade, mostly to healthcare professionals and, on occasion, to members of the public and other interested parties. At the event in London in December 2014 there was, sitting in the audience, an associate editor from Karnac. After the event Rod Tweedy, editor-in-chief at Karnac, contacted me and suggested that I might consider translating the presentation that his associate had heard into a book for Karnac to publish. I roughed-out an outline for the book and, in due course, contracts were signed and the work was commissioned by Karnac in February 2015. Writing took one-year and the final manuscript went to publication in November 2016, after some great support from Rod Tweedy, Constance Govindin, Cecily Blench, Kate Pearce, Oliver Rathbone and the rest of the team at Karnac.
Hanging between Heaven and Hell: Jung’s Pioneering Understanding of Integration
Jung’s Red Book records an extraordinary series of self-induced visions that Jung experienced between 1913 and 1917, together with his reflections and interpretations of them, which he continued to reinterpret and refine until about 1930. The book, which was only publicly published in 2009, takes us to the core of the personal experience on which Jung drew more circumspectly in his psychological works.