‘Undressing’ by James O’Neill

When James O'Neill started his placement as a trainee psychotherapist at a therapy centre in west London, his first referral was Abraham, a silent and frightened young man in a tightly-zipped, hooded anorak. For the majority of their initial sessions, Abraham hardly...

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Narcissism and its Discontents by Julie Walsh

Narcissism and Its Discontents challenges the received wisdom that narcissism is only destructive of good social relations. By building on insights from psychoanalysis and critical theory it puts forward a theorisation of narcissistic sociability which redeems...

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Joanna Ryan

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality, Routledge, 2017 (2011) Research Encounters, Reflexivity and Supervision. International Journal of Social Research Methodology  1–12. With H Elliot and W.Hollway. (2009) Elision and Disavowal: The Extrusion of Class...

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‘A Question of Training’ by Chris Oakley

Does anyone really know what makes a good psychoanalyst? The psychogeographer Ian Sinclair in his latest book "London Orbital" about his tramp round the M25 describes the road as follows ... "a doughnut ring of perpetual diesel fug and muck, road heat, visible from...

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