Neville Symington lectured to mental health professionals seconded to the Tavistock Centre: this book is the result of these lectures.
By a leading member of the Australian Psychoanalytic community, based in Sydney. Compiled from a lecture series given at the Tavistock Institute in London this readable, interesting account gives great insight into the development of Psychoanalysis & its major figures from Freud to the present.
Symington also explores what the Analytic experience is, its workings & various techniques. A classic, it still remains a bestselling book. There have been many expositions of psychoanalysis, but none so deeply rooted in clinical practice - both as it affects the patient, and even more as it affects the analyst.
'This is a book of stature and dignity...a book of distinction.' -- International Journal of Psycho-Analysis
'If this journal invited reviewers to nominate their Books of the Year, The Analytic Experience would head my list.' --- The British Journal of Psychiatry