August 31, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367185190 - CAT# K416658
Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis
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Psychoanalytic Concepts and Technique in Development offers a clear and thorough overview of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and clinical technique, from a largely post-Freudian, French perspective, but also informed by the work of Klein, Bion and Winnicott. Drawing on the French tradition, Florence Guignard sets out a comprehensive guide to the major drives and concepts in classical psychoanalysis, and how these are understood and employed in contemporary psychoanalytic training and practice, whilst looking ahead to the future of the discipline and drawing upon findings from related fields.
Guignard explores the premise that the way psychoanalysts conceptualize their theoretical field and technical tools conditions the way their therapeutic discipline is practiced. She argues that because their main instrument for healing is their own self, it is of utmost importance to update conceptual tools to think about this. To do so, psychoanalysts can draw upon the latest discoveries in related disciplines like neurosciences and physics. Topics covered in this book include:
Combining significant insights with an accessible style, Psychoanalytic Concepts and Technique in Development will appeal to psychoanalytic psychotherapists and psychoanalysts of all levels.
FOREWORD by Sparta Castoriadis & Fanny Cohen Herlem PREFACE by Anna Ferruta INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE Genealogy of the drives CHAPTER TWO The birth of psychic life CHAPTER THREE The question of splitting CHAPTER FOUR An introduction to projective identification CHAPTER FIVE Sadomasochism: a chimerical concept CHAPTER SIX The epistemophilic drive CHAPTER SEVEN From drives to thinking CHAPTER EIGHT The contemporary relevance of neurosis CHAPTER NINE Oedipus with or without complex CHAPTER TEN The adolescent Oedipus CHAPTER ELEVEN The paranoïd-schizoïd and depressive positions revisited CHAPTER TWELVE The concept of the infantile CHAPTER THIRTEEN The infantile-in-the-psychoanalyst: blind patches and stopper-interpretations