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.

About the Book

Written with the contributions of many members of Tavistock Relationships’ Faculty staff and graduates, 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’.


Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2018

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About the editors

Aleksandra Novakovic is a Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a Psychoanalyst who has worked at Tavistock Relationships.

Marguerite Reid is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has more recently trained as a Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She is a Visiting Clinician at Tavistock Relationships.