In the Analyst's Consulting Room

1st Edition

Antonino Ferro

Routledge
Published April 11, 2002
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9781583912225 - CAT# RU37246

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Summary

In The Bi-Personal Field: Experiences in Child Analysis, Antonino Ferro devised a new model of the relationship between patient and analyst. In the Analyst's Consulting Room complements and develops this model by concentrating on adults.
From the standpoint of the "analytic field", Antonino Ferro explores basic psychoanalytic concepts, such as criteria for analysability and ending the analysis, transformations that occur during the session, the impasse and negative therapeutic reactions, sexuality and setting. The author explores certain themes in greater depth, including:
* ways in which characters that appear during sessions can be interpreted
* continual indications given by the patient during the emotional upheavals of the field
* the function of "narrator" which the analyst takes on to mark the boundaries of the possible worlds.
Through clinical narrative, Ferro renders Bion's often complex ideas in a very personal and accessible way, making this book invaluable for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and psychologists.

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