Books and publications
Making Room for Madness in Mental Health:
The psychoanalytic understanding of psychotic communications’ published by Karnac in the Tavistock series.
In this book, Marcus Evans argues that in addition to providing a helpful treatment for patients who suffer from serious psychological difficulties, psychoanalytic thinking can also help mental health staff develop a better understanding of their patients and complement other ways of thinking about mental disturbance.
Psychoanalytic Thinking in Mental Health Settings
This book demonstrates the use of psychoanalytic thinking in front-line mental health settings and aims to make an approach to working with emotional and mental disturbance available to a wide range of clinicians within psychiatric and other mental health settings.
Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Review of Psychoanalytic thinking in mental health settings by Marcus Evans
In his new book Psychoanalytic Thinking in mental health practice published by Routledge, Marcus Evans, psychoanalyst, argues that a psychoanalytic approach which, puts the therapeutic relationships at the heart of mental health work, can help practitioners maintain a humane compassionate and thoughtful approach to their difficult work. Mental illness can interfere with the patient’s perception of reality and their relationship with themselves and others. This may lead to feeling isolated in a fragmented state of mind, which limits their capacity to communicate their distress in a way that is easy to understand. (These patients need practitioners to listen to their experience and empathise while not being overwhelmed).
In this book, the author, who originally trained and worked as a registered mental health nurse, before going on to qualify as a psychoanalyst uses clinical examples from front line mental health settings to illustrate how mental health practitioners are able to tune into their patient’s underlying preoccupations. I would recommend this book to trainees and qualified clinician’s
A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults