Perversion is a concept that defies simplistic classification. This monograph provides a comprehensive study of the nature of perversion and the therapeutic relationship needed for treatment. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate aspects of perversion and notable psychoanalytic theories are detailed for greater understanding of what perversion is and how it can be treated. Female perversion is explored in a separate chapter as the symptoms and underlying reasons are quite different from those in male perversion.This is a helpful and succinct exploration of perversion in its numerous manifestations that provides a firm foundation in the subject.
Dr Fiona Ross is a Jungian analyst, a Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology, and a Chartered Psychologist. She works in private practice in London and has many years teaching experience of analysis and psychotherapy. She is author of 'Understanding Perversion in Clinical Practice: Structure and Strategy in the Psyche' (Karnac 2003). Her MA dissertation examined 'The Internalized Victim- Perpetrator Relationship'. She continued her research into perversion with a doctoral thesis on Jungian contributions to the theory of perversion.