New title features content from former and past staff
Aleksandra Novakovic and Marguerite Reid’s book Couple Stories: Application of Psychoanalytic Ideas in Thinking About Couple Interaction, is being officially ‘launched’ at an event at Tavistock Relationships. This book presents the application of key psychoanalytic concepts in thinking about the dynamics in the couple relationship. The contributions to the first part, mainly theory, discuss how different psychoanalytic ideas can be used in conceptualizing the nature of couple interaction. In the second part, on clinical practice, four couples tell their stories during their clinical sessions.Written with the contributions of many members of Tavistock Relationships’ clinical team, including CEO Andrew Balfour, Couple Stories conveys experience of the couple’s relationships as these occur in the consulting room and there are several commentaries for each ‘couple story’.
The editor Aleksandra Novakovic is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst. She was Joint Head of the Inpatient & Community Psychology Service and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Adult Mental Health Psychology Service. She worked at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships and taught and supervised on the Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training. She teaches for the British Psychoanalytic Association and supervises on the Reflective Practice in Organizations Course, Institute of Group Analysis
Marguerite Reid is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has more recently trained as a Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She co-founded the Perinatal Service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where she specialized in perinatal mental health problems. Her doctoral research was in the area of perinatal loss and the mother’s experience when she gives birth to the next baby. She is a Visiting Clinician at Tavistock Relationships.
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