Psychoanalysis is often referred to a talking cure, but in this fascinating book it is the art of writing that is discussed and explored.
Including contributions from a selection of leading therapists, the book shines a psychoanalytic light on the very process through which the discipline is described. It includes chapters on the idea of creativity, the issues around a therapist’s subjectivity, the challenges of describing trauma, as well as those of co-authorship.
Psychodynamics of Writing will appeal to clinicians, therapists and anyone interested in what the process of writing means.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 5|13 pages
Mad desire and feverish melancholy
Reflections on the psychodynamics of academic writing
chapter 12|12 pages
Raiding the inarticulate
The clinical case study and the representation of trauma