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audiences with authors: the place of the visual in psychoanalytic practice: image in the countertransference
'The Place of the Visual in Psychoanalytic Practice: Image in the Countertransference' explores the place of the visual image in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, a still relatively unexplored topic in the psychoanalytic literature. Though `talking therapies' are necessarily structured around the use of the spoken word, it can be difficult and at times misleading to explore the unconscious through speech alone.
This book examines how it may be further understood through recognising the presence of imagery as a form of non-verbal, but valuable, means of communication. Drawing on the work of Freud, Bion, Winnicott and Ogden, alongside other British and American contributions to this infrequently addressed subject, the book examines the connection between reverie, dream and daydream and explores the reservoirs of imagery of both client and therapist, focusing mainly on the therapists' s visual countertransference. Covering essential theory and a wealth of clinical material, 'The Place of the Visual in Psychoanalytic Practice: Image in the Countertransference' is a rich yet accessible guide to both recognising and using visual imagery within the clinical setting for both psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.
This event is chaired by Harriet Thistlethwaite and it qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours.
about the author
Faye Carey is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice, with a background in art and art education. She trained with the London Centre for Psychotherapy (now merged with the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of the bpf) and continues to chair the outgoing training for the LCP. In its first four years, Faye joined the Training Committee of the PPA where she contributed to the development of the curriculum. She teaches, researches and writes on aspects of art and culture within psychoanalytic practice and theory. Her book, The Place of the Visual in Psychoanalytic Practice: image in the countertransference (Routledge, 2018) was adapted from her doctoral thesis, ‘Seeing Hearing’. Amongst other contributions to several psychoanalytic publications, she has recently contributed a chapter, ‘Derealization: in the shadow of the son’, for a forthcoming publication, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent: In Mythology, History, Politics And Art, ed. J. Burke, Routledge. Faye is a Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation.
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