Desire and the Female Therapist
Engendered Gazes in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy
By (author) Joy Schaverien
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Desire and the Female Therapist by Joy Schaverien
Book DescriptionDesire and the Female Therapist is one of the first full-length explorations of erotic transference and countertransference from the point of view of the female therapist. Particular attention is given to the female therapist/male client relationship and to the effects of desire made visible in art objects in analytical forms of psychotherapy. Drawing on aesthetic and psychoanalytic theory, specifically Lacan and Jung, the book offers a significant new approach to desire in therapy. Richly illustrated, with pictures as well as clinical vignettes, this book follows on from Joy Schaverien's innovative previous work The Revealing Image. Written primarily for psychotherapists, art therapists and analysts, Desire and the Female Therapist will be essential reading for all therapists affected by erotic transference and countertransference in the course of clinical practice and all whose clients bring art works to therapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415087018
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joy Schaverien
Art Therapy and Postmodernism, Paperback (September 2011)
This book brings together the work of international art therapists with diverse experiences and perspectives. They share, however, a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client.
Supervision of Art Psychotherapy, Hardback (April 2007)
Formulates a theoretical base to the practice in art psychotherapy supervision. This book focuses on supervision in groups addressing training, difference and peer group image consultation, as well as supervision of experienced practitioners. It explores theory related to purposes and challenges in supervision and research.
Gender, Countertransference and the Erotic Transference, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Joy Schaverien
Offers insights into working with complex transference and countertransference phenomena. Including views from a spectrum of theoretical backgrounds, this work makes a contribution to discourse on themes of gender, sexuality and the erotic transference. It is aimed at experienced clinicians, students and trainees in the field of psychoanalysis.
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