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Title Couple attachments : theoretical and clinical studies / edited by Molly Ludlam and Viveka Nyberg.
Imprint London : Karnac Books, 2007.

Subject Couples -- United States -- Psychology.
Couples -- Counseling of -- United States.
Couples -- United States -- Case studies.
Couples Therapy.
Alt Name Ludlam, Molly.
Nyberg, Viveka.
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 259 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Our attachment to "the couple in the mind" / Molly Ludlam -- The marriage of the Macbeths / James V. Fisher -- Fusion, diffusion, de-fusion, confusion: exploring the anatomy of the couple psyche / Adrian Perkel -- When siblings become couples / Elspeth Morley -- Ghost of early sibling relationships in couples / Jody J. Leader -- Dysfunctional aspects of couple relationships observed in a therapeutic group / Barbara Bianchini and Fabio Monguzzi -- Love in a warm climate: a partnership between object relations theory and attachment theory / Noela Byrne, Jenny Berg, and Penny Jools -- An impasse in power relationships: an intersubjective view in a South African socio-cultural context / Rika van den Berg -- Touching the void: the impact of psychiatric illness on the couple / Christopher Vincent -- An exploration of the unconscious couple fit between the "detached" and the "adherent" narcissist: one couple's shared fear of madness / Viveka Nyberg -- Sex as protection against intimacy and closeness: working with buyers and sellers of sex / Gullvi Sandin and Anna Kandell -- The power of our attachment to theory--or Oedipus meets Ganesh / David Hewison -- Marriage is a strange attractor: chaos theory, a paradigm shift for couple therapy / David E. Scharff and Jill Savege Scharff -- Can attachment theory help define what is mutative in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy? / Christopher Clulow -- Attachment therapy with couples: affect regulation and dysregulation in couple relationships; effective and ineffective responses to painful states by therapists and partners / Una McCluskey -- Psychopathology and therapeutic style: integrating object relations and attachment theory in working with borderline families / Timothy Keogh [and others].
Summary The couple relationship is at the centre of this book. The complex nature of the couple attachment is emphasized, drawing both on psychoanalytic concepts and on attachment theory. The chapters aim to integrate theory with practice and can be seen, both separately and together, as offering new insights into the intricate web of psychic fantasies, shared unconscious anxieties and external realities that shape the attachment between the couple. This book will be of great interest to all practitioners involved in couple work and can be used as a well-referenced teaching aid. It however has a much.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849405805 (electronic bk.)
1849405808 (electronic bk.)
9781855754522
1855754525
OCLC # 733352632
Additional Format Print version: Couple attachments. London: Karnac Books, 2007 9781855754522 (DLC) 2008371746 (OCoLC)181137398