According to the popular imagination, psychoanalysis is about men wanting to sleep with their mothers and women wanting penises. Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives tells a different story about what has happened to sex in psychoanalysis over the past century.
In the book, a range of distinguished contributors challenge the view that sexuality is nothing other than historically and culturally determined. Introducing the ideas of sexuality from the viewpoint of a number of theoretical schools, they then go on to offer contemporary psychoanalytic views of
* Sexuality in childhood
* Female and male sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual)
* Sexual perversions
Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering its development over the last 100 years, and bringing it up to date for the 21st century. The book will make enlightening and essential reading for both professional and students involved in psychoanalyis, psychotherapy and counselling.
Celia Harding is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in East London. She is a member of and Trainig Therapist for, the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (WPF). She has organised and run courses for professional counsellors and psychotherapists belonging to FPC for the past eight years. She is a Founder Member and Secretary of the Association for Psychotherapy in East London (APEL).