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Understanding self-injury: Psychoanalytical approaches to understanding self-injury

Richard Curen and Pauline Heslop

  • This chapter by Richard Curen and Pauline Heslop on psychoanalytical approaches to understanding self-injury can be found in the book: Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities Who Self-injure edited by Pauline Heslop and Andrew Lovell. Adopting a predominantly psychological approach, the book provides carers with up-to-date information and resources to provide appropriately individualised care to people with learning disabilities who self-injure.

Use of the HoNOS-LD in identifying domains of change

Hillier, B., Wright, L. & Hassiotis, A.


    The aim of the work was to analyse clinical outcome indicator data from the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD) in adults with intellectual disability admitted to mental health wards during a 19-month period; and to identify clinically relevant domains of change associated with in-patient admission. 

Understanding violence: Does psychoanalytic thinking matter?

Meloy, J.R. & Yakeley, J.

  • A coherent psychoanalytic theory of violence has been hindered by the very few psychoanalysts who have actually worked with violent patients, by political allegiance to certain psychoanalytic schools of thought, a na├»ve belief that all violence is typically not intentional, but rather a problem of impulse control, and the lack of understanding of recent neurobiological findings concerning aggression. Although intensive psychoanalytic treatment is usually not appropriate for violent individuals, the authors assert that a comprehensive understanding of violent behavior from a psychoanalytic perspective is of relevance for all mental health practitioners interested in the nature of human aggression. 

Understanding Dunblane and other massacres: forensic studies of homicide, paedophilia and anorexia - an extended book review

Celia Taylor

  • This extended book review appears in Psychodynamic Practice 20 (2): 164-169. 

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