This book presents a day long symposium with Adam Phillips and includes two brilliant essays that reveal what is at the heart of psychoanalysis - a practice that can enable both analyst and patient to live life more fully. The volume includes questions and commentaries which reflect the creative and open expression supported throughout the symposium. In this unique volume, Phillips works through psychoanalytic theories about cure, encouraging serious consideration of those ideas that allow the analyst and patient to marvel at and take pleasure in the unknowable adventure ahead of them.
About the Author
Adam is a practicing psychoanalyst, formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations and the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently On Wanting to Change Attention Seeking and Unforbidden Pleasures.