Aggression and Destructiveness

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SKU: 9781583918852 - 88 Categories: , , NDIS approved: Yes Author: HARDING Publisher: Taylor & Francis ISBN: 9781583918852 Publish date: 13/04/2006

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Why, when and how does aggression go wrong?
How can we make sense of apparently meaningless destructiveness and violence
Aggression is a part of human nature that energises our relationships, acts as an impetus for psychic development, and enables us to master our world. More often, we focus on its more destructive aspects, such as the violence individuals inflict on themselves or others and overlook the positive functions of aggression.
In Aggression and Destructiveness Celia Harding brings together contributions from experienced psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists to explore the roots of aggression and the clinical dilemmas it presents in psychotherapy. Beginning with accounts of aggression and destructiveness from a range of developmental and theoretical perspectives, the book provides useful insights into subjects including:

Bullying and abusive relationships
Male and female violence and destructiveness
Depressive, perverse and psychotic states of mind
Attacks on therapeutic treatment
This book makes a valuable contribution to the attempt to make sense of human aggression, destructiveness and violence perpetrated against the self, others and reality. It will be of great interest to trainee and qualified psychodynamic counsellors, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and psychoanalysts.