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Tavistock Relationships is proud to have taken over responsibility for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis with Karnac as our publishers. We intend to maintain the high standards set by the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors, under the Editorship of Molly Ludlam who continues in post. The journal’s brief is to promote the theory and practice of working with couple and family relationships from a psychoanalytic perspective. It seeks to provide a forum for disseminating current ideas and research and for developing clinical practice.

For information about subscriptions please see vist here.

Reasons to subscribe to Couple and Family Psychoanalysis:

  • An established journal, listed by PEP, bringing together the interests of all professionals who draw on psychoanalytic perspectives in their work with
    couples and families.
  • An international journal presenting ideas and experiences of clinical practitioners from around the world.
  • An innovative journal, critically reviewing and discussing developments in practice, research, and literature, together with lively and topical book and
    arts reviews.
  • A journal to enhance professional practice with authoritative articles from established as well as new authors in twice yearly issues. First time authors
    are especially encouraged with advice on preparing papers for publication.
  • A welcoming journal offering a forum for those seeking closer connection with others in their field.

Information for contributors can be found here.

CONTENTS - for the next edition, Autumn/Winter 2017


Molly Ludlam


“Somewhere (There’s a place for us)…”: A cross-cultural approach to psychoanalytic psychotherapy with cross-cultural couples

Perrine Moran

The role of interpretation in the assessment phase of couple psychoanalysis

Timothy Keogh & Cynthia Gregory-Roberts

Response to “The role of interpretation in the assessment phase of couple psychoanalysis”

Damian McCann

Response to “The role of interpretation in the assessment phase of couple psychoanalysis”

Alicia Leisse de Lustgarten

Does Oedipus never die? The grandparental couple grapple with “Oedipus”

Catriona Wrottesley

Fear of break-up, fear of breakdown: why some can come to psychoanalysis only as a partner in a couple

Klaus Wiedermann

Book Reviews

Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein 

edited with Critical Review by John Steiner

Reviewed by Francis Grier

Handbook of Emotions (Fourth Edition)

edited by Lisa Feldman Barrett, Michael Lewis, and Jeanette Haviland-Jones

Reviewed by Christopher Clulow

From Ultrasound to Army: The Unconscious Trajectories of Masculinity in Israel,

by Hanni Mann-Shalvi

Reviewed by Mónica Vorchheimer


Arts Reviews

Manchester by the sea directed by Kenneth Lonergan, 2016.

Reviewed by Kate Thompson


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee directed by James Macdonald

National Theatre Live, May 2017

Reviewed by Christopher Clulow

Consent by Nina Raine directed by Roger Michell

Reviewed by Marian O’Connor


            A Mind of its Own

             Robert Monzo


International Congress on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis

“Interpretation in Family and Couple Psychoanalysis”

Madrid, 23-26 February, 2017

Jill Savege Scharff

The SPRING Project

Vivian Eskin and Elizabeth Fritsch

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