Click here to download

The work of Tavistock Relationships: couple psychoanalysis and contemporary developments
Journal Title: INTERAZIONI 
Author/s: Susanna Abse 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 15-20 FullText PDF:  121 KB
DOI:  10.3280/INT2016-002002
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 

This paper describes the work of Tavistock Relationships from its inception in 1948 to the current day. It explores the organisation’s theoretical development and its wide psychoanalytic influences. It discusses briefly the technical aspects of couple psychoanalysis as developed in the UK with reference to new developments using mentalization based therapeutic techniques.
Keywords: Couple psychoanalysis, Tavistock, mentalization, object relations.

  1. Abse S (2013). Further thoughts on When a Problem Shared is a Problem… Whose Illness is it Anyway?: Questions of Technique When Working with a. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3, 2: 178-187.
  2. Balfour A. (2014). Developing therapeutic couple work in dementia care – the living together with dementia project. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 28, 3: 304-320., DOI: 10.1080/02668734.2014.934524
  3. Bateman A.W., Fonagy P. (2004). Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization Based Treatment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Clark D. (1990). Marriage and Social Change. Marriage: Disillusion and Hope. Papers Celebrating Forty Years of the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies. London: The Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies & Karnac Books.
  5. Mattison J. (1975). The Reflection Process in Casework Supervision. London: Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies.
  6. Nyberg V. Hertzmann L. (2014). Developing a Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) for Therapeutic Intervention with Couples (MBT-CT). Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 2(4): 116-135.
  7. Ruszczynski S. (Ed.) (1993). Psychotherapy with Couples (Theory and Practice at the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies). London: Karnac.

Susanna Abse, The work of Tavistock Relationships: couple psychoanalysis and contemporary developments in "INTERAZIONI" 2/2016, pp. 15-20, DOI:10.3280/INT2016-002002


FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content