Introducing Psychoanalysis: Essential Themes and Topics

Budd, S. and Rusbridger, R. (eds.) 2005. Routledge.

Introducing Psychoanalysis brings together leading analysts to explain what psychoanalysis is and how it has developed, placing analytic ideas in their social and intellectual context. Based on lectures given at the British Psychoanalytic Society, the contributions capture the diversity of opinion among analysts and provide an engaging presentation of key concepts. Frequently misunderstood subjects are demystified and, bringing a wealth of clinical experience, the contributors explain crucial ideas clearly. Clinical examples throughout provide a valuable insight into the application of psychoanalytic ideas.