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True Pretences: Psychodynamic Work with the Lost, the Angry and the Depressed

Biven, Barrie

Verlag: Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2005
ISBN 10: 1905237049 / ISBN 13: 9781905237043
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Titel: True Pretences: Psychodynamic Work with the ...

Verlag: Troubador Publishing Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

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Inhaltsangabe: This book of essays comes from the mind of a sophisticated psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist who is also a poet and a pioneering rock climber, who broke new ground in youth work by running a café for disaffected youth in London's Hoxton district. Dr Biven later worked intensively with the most intractable young offenders in Britain's 'Secure Units'. In True Pretences he explores the nature of suicide, pain, female perversion, sadomasochism and teenage runaways. The book includes a chapter on the psychoanalytic meaning of skin, with a footnote on the poet Sylvia Plath. Two controversial essays contrast the meanings of freedom and authority in the development of the delinquent character. Both essays question the prevailing attempts to rehabilitate these violent youngsters. An original and flexible mind, linked to a deeply empathic and truthful heart, gives a sense of unity to a series of essays on some of today's moral dilemmas, and the help that the psychoanalytic approach can make available.

Über den Autor: Barrie Biven is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist who trained in London under Anna Freud. He was born in Humberstone, Leicester and was educated at the Alderman Newton Boys' School and the University of Sussex. Dr Biven served in the Royal Marines Commando as an Instructor in the Cliff Assault Wing before directing an experimental project working with street corner juvenile delinquents in London. He founded and co-directed with Josephine Klein a project in Brighton aimed at researching and meeting the needs of itinerant adolescents. In 1977 he and his wife moved to America to join the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he was Associate Director of the Child Analytic Study Program alongside Dr Humberto Nagera. He has been a consultant to the Detroit Psychiatric Institute, to the University of Capetown / Red Cross Hospital, Child and Family Unit, and since 1978 to the Instituto de Salud Mental, Monterrey, Mexico, where he continues to supervise and teach the trainees in Child Psychotherapy. Domiciled in the UK, Dr Biven retains a private practice in psychotherapy with adults, and conducts evaluations of adolescents for the courts.

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