Play and power / editors, Karen Vibeke Mortensen and Liselotte Grünbaum.

1st ed.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
1 online resource (278 p.)


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The power of play, so central to psychoanalytic theory and practice, is conjoined to the social psychological or socio-politically coloured concept of power, giving rise to many fruitful discussions of how these concepts manifest themselves in clinical work with children, groups and adults.The inspiration for this book was the 3-section EFPP conference in Copenhagen in May 2007 with the main theme ""Play and Power"". At the conference and in the book, this theme is presented both inside and outside the therapeutic space. It is amply illustrated in clinical cases from individual psychotherapies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-172) and index.
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  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Some Brief Organisational Perspectives; About The Author; Introduction; Chapter One: Transformation through play: Living with the traumas of the past; Discussion: The power of play-a comment on Monica Lanyado's article: 'Transformation through play: Living with the traumas of the past'; Chapter Two: Has play the power to change group and patients in group analysis?; Discussion: A commentary on Peter Ramsing's article 'Has play the power to change group and patients in group analysis?'; Chapter Three: The power of hate in therapy
  • Chapter Four: Survival and helplessness in empty spaceChapter Five: The power to play with movement, vibrations and rhythms when language emerges; Chapter Six: The return of the absent father; Chapter Seven: Power and play: A tale of denigration and idealisation; Chapter Eight: Research in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children-an enterprise in need of power?; References
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