Recent book publications by members of staff at the Tavistock Relationships

Psychoanalysis of Couples and the Tavistock Relationships Model

By Mary Morgan

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Tavistock Relationships is delighted to announce ‘A Couple State of Mind, Psychoanalysis of Couples and the Tavistock Relationships Model’ by Mary Morgan.  It will be invaluable reading for all students learning about psychoanalytic work with couples and for psychoanalytic therapists and counsellors

New Directions in Therapeutic Work with Families

By Christopher Clulow, Kate Thompson, Andrew Balfour

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This book challenges a silo-based approach within our available support services, examines the disconnects that can exist between child and adult mental health care, and between competing therapeutic approaches, and addresses the segmentation rather than integration of support for adults who are partners as well as parents.

Launched to coincide with Tavistock Relationships’ 70th Anniversary, the book represents essential reading for clinicians, family practitioners, their support staff and trainers.

Application of Psychoanalytic Ideas in Thinking about Couple Interaction

Edited by Aleksandra Novakovic and Marguerite Reid

Couple Stories Book by Novakovic

Couple Stories 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.

Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy and the Tavistock Model

Edited by Shelley Nathans, Milton Schaefer

Couples on the Couch book

Couples on the Couch will be of great interest to couple psychotherapists and counsellors, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, as well as graduate and postgraduate students in psychology, marriage and family therapy, or those in psychoanalytic training programs.

A Clinician’s Guide to Integrative Practice

By David Hewison, Christopher Clulow and Harriet Drake

Tavistock Relationships is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Couple Therapy for Depression – A Clinician’s Guide to Integrative Practice’, written by Tavistock Relationships' David Hewison, Christopher Clulow and Harriet Drake.

Written by couple therapists who understand the unique challenges of doing therapy with couples, this book is based on the Tavistock Relationships' training programme for Couple Therapy for Depression commissioned by the NHS.

ESSM Educational Committee

Edited by P.S. Kirana, F. Tripodi, Y. Reisman, H. Porst

Tavistock Relationships is excited to announce the publication of the new, European-wide Syllabus of Clinical Sexology, in which Tavistock Relationships' Marian O'Connor and Janice Hiller have contributed a chapter on Psychodynamic Aspects of Psychosexual Therapy.

The book, which is published by the European Society for Sexual Medicine and European Federation of Sexology, is a comprehensive textbook on how to treat sexual dysfunctions. 

Foundations of Theory and Practice

Edited by David E. Scharff and Jill Savege Scharff

Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Foundations of Theory and PracticeThis exciting new book from Tavistock Relationships and the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington is a comprehensive statement about psychoanalytic work with couples from an international perspective. Drawing on collaborative video seminars between the two organisations, it outlines current theoretical debates and contemporary clinical practice. Tavistock Relationships senior staff Mary Morgan, Dr David Hewison, Pierre Cachia, Dr  McCann, Christopher Vincent, Susanna Abse and Dr Christopher Clulow all contribute chapters.  



Clinical Practice, Research and Policy Perspectives

Edited by Andrew Balfour, Mary Morgan and Chris Vincent

‘This is a most welcome, twenty-first century updating of psychodynamic approaches to working with couples. The best minds in the field have contributed to this comprehensive consideration of key aspects of this most important domain of clinical activity. This book represents a genuine leap forward.’ Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, Head of Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre


Psychoanalytic Perspectives: A Psychoanalytic Reader

Edited by Christopher Clulow

'Threading through the chapters of this book is a strong sense of the interconnection between sexual behaviour and patterns of attachment in couple relationships. Each provides a window on the other, and, like a double helix, they snake an intertwined pathway together over the life course.

Theory and Practice at the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies Psychotherapy With Couples

By Stanley Ruszczynski

A thought provoking, persuasive, challenging, and above all practical guide for beginners and more experienced therapists alike. It shows the demands and complexity of marital work and is an important reminder of the interdependence of theory and practice.

Oedipus_and_the_coupleThe Tavistock Clinic Series

Edited by: Francis Grier

The latest title in the Tavistock Clinic Series consists of a diverse series of contributions and reflections on couples and the Oedipus complex, from leading psychotherapists and psychoanalysts in the couples field. All contributors base their theories on a contemporary Kleinian/object-relations psychoanalytic viewpoint and this helps the reader feel that there is a basic unity to facilitate meaningful links between the ideas and themes in different chapters.


Emerging from Narcissism towards Marriage

By James V. Fisher

"A fascinating and imaginative book combining psychoanalytic theory and literature - in particular classic plays about marriage and married couples - to help couples therapists as they piece together their clients' histories and stories during the therapeutic process. A profound yet accessible guide of interest to clinicians and non-clinicians alike."


LudlumNybergTheoretical and Clinical Studies

Edited by Molly Ludlum and Viveka Nyberg

“… a most welcome, refreshing approach to a field of growing importance in the application of psychodynamic principles to couple’ conflicts… a theoretically stimulating and clinically valuable book that is highly recommended to all psychotherapists working in this area.”
Otto Kernberg, MD Cornell University, NY

Some Analytic Perspectives

Edited by: Francis GrierBrief_Encounters

This book draws on different perspectives and working contexts within the psychoanalytic field to explore various aspects of brief work with couples. Contributions discuss technical issues encountered in initial consultations, cases where there has been the death of a child, brief work with parents with under-fives, treating psycho-sexual problems, providing expert opinion for the courts, brief marital psychotherapy and giving advice to parents who are contesting contact arrangements.

clulow_bkThe Secure Base in Practice and Research

Edited by: Christopher Clulow

Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy brings research and practice perspectives to bear on the adult couple relationship, and provides a framework for assessing and working with secure and insecure partnerships. The book uses vivid illustrations from clinical and community work and offers stimulating reading for all those involved in this field who wish to re-assess their models of practice.