Chaos and Control: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Unfolding Creative Minds

1st Edition

Desy Safan-Gerard

Routledge
Published May 17, 2018
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781782202943 - CAT# K377738

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Summary

This book explores the role of chaos and control in the creative process as well as the difference between talent and creativity. Part One describes explores some of the common biases and pitfalls in the analysis and therapy of creative people, the role of the accidental in creative work, the nature of creative blocks, passion and its absence, as well as the problem of being able to exercise one's freedom. The author describes the special needs of creative patients, the common problems arising in therapy, its solutions, and, most importantly, the analyst's distinctive role when dealing with such patients. She also probes into the role of narcissism, neurosis, and psychosis on creative work.

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