Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Social Work and the Legacy of Freud

    1. Geoffrey Pearson, Judith Treseder, Margaret Yelloly
      Pages 1-57
  3. Psychoanalysis and its Social Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Robert Bocock
      Pages 61-81
    3. Stephen Wilson
      Pages 82-96
    4. Janet Sayers
      Pages 97-113
  4. Varieties of Practice

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 216-236

About this book


Social Work and the Legacy of Freud reasserts the fundamental importance of the Freudian legacy for human self-understanding and the practice of welfare. The authors address core themes such as the scientific basis of psychoanalysis, its place within a wider social theory, new developments in therapeutic practice and the increasing attention paid to psychoanalysis within contemporary feminism. They then assess the practical applications of psychoanalytic thinking to a range of social work activities.


attention development psychoanalysis social work transference

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Pearson
    • 1
  • Judith Treseder
    • 2
  • Margaret Yelloly
    • 3
  1. 1.Middlesex PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.St Thomas’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.University of StirlingUK

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