Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy

  • Adrian K. PerkelEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_36

Synonyms

Attachment theory; Containment; Defenses; Depth psychology; Diphasic sexuality; Drive theory; Emergent systems; Freudian psychology; Mental apparatus; Object relations; Oedipal enactments; Phantasy and fantasy; Projective identification; Psychoanalytic systems; Relational theory; Repetition compulsion; Transference-counter-transference; Unconscious gridlocks

Introduction

Psychoanalytic couple and family therapy challenges the clinician to take a conceptual journey through the core underlying precepts, research, and theory which lies at the foundation of the richly textured and complex field of psychoanalytical thinking. Without some of the foundational theory, contemporary methods would make little sense to an informed reader. Accordingly, some of the core theory and concepts that underpin psychoanalysis as it has evolved to be incorporated into modern theory of emergent couple and family systems are provided in this entry. This theoretical and evidentiary buildup will...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bellevue Therapy CentreCape TownSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Molly Gasbarrini
    • 1
  1. 1.California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International UniversityLos AngelesUSA