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Author Davenhill, Rachael
Title Looking into Later Life : A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
©2007
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Descript 1 online resource (366 pages)
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Series Tavistock Clinic Ser
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- SERIES EDITOR' S PREFACE -- ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE -- Introduction -- PART I Overview: past and present -- 1 Developments in psychoanalytic thinking and in therapeutic attitudes and services -- PART II Mainly depression -- 2 The metapsychology of depression -- 3 Assessment -- 4 Individual psychotherapy -- 5 Couples psychotherapy: separateness or separation? An account of work with a couple entering later life -- 6 "Tragical-comical-historical-pastoral": groups and group therapy in the third age -- 7 The experience of an illness: the resurrection of an analysis in the work of recovery -- PART III Observation and consultation -- 8 Psychodynamic observation and old age -- 9 Consultation at work -- 10 Where angels fear to tread: idealism, despondency, and inhibition in thought in hospital nursing -- PART IV Mainly dementia -- 11 Only connect-the links between early and later life -- 12 No truce with the furies: issues of containment in the provision of care for people with dementia and those who care for them -- 13 Facts, phenomenology, and psychoanalytic contributions to dementia care -- 14 The pink ribbon -- 15 Caring for a relative with dementia-who is the sufferer? -- 16 My unfaithful brain-a journey into Alzheimer's Disease -- 17 Conveying the experience of Alzheimer's Disease through art: the later paintings of William Utermohlen -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
Looking into Later Life aims to bring alive the relevance and value of psychoanalytic concepts in supporting the core role of those working directly in services for people who are older. It does not aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the whole field of either old age or psychoanalysis, but to share an approach to thinking useful to clinical psychologists and psychotherapists working with people coming for consultation and intensive psychoanalytic treatment in the latter part of the lifespan. Though each chapter is different and stands in its own right, there are certain psychoanalytic concepts that appear and reappear again and again. Specifically these are the concepts of transference, countertransference, and projective identification, which are the theoretical and clinical bedrock on which psychoanalytic psychotherapy rests. Each chapter provides a different lens to the reader that will broaden and deepen understanding of such core concepts and their straightforward applicability in strengthening the quality of treatment. The book will also be of interest to analysts and psychotherapists concerned with old age and the application of psychoanalytic thinking in the public sector.Part of The Tavistock Clinic Series
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Davenhill, Rachael Looking into Later Life : A Psychoanalytic Approach to Depression and Dementia in Old Age London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2007 9781855754478
Subject Psychotherapy for older people.;Psychoanalysis.;Dementia -- Treatment.;Depression in old age -- Treatment
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