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Psychotic Organisation of the Personality: Psychoanalytic Keys

Psychotic Organisation of the Personality: Psychoanalytic Keys

1st Edition

Antonio Perez-Sanchez
February 23, 2018

The book is a psychoanalytic understanding of psychosis as a particular organisation of the personality, based on 'psychotic personality' (Bion) and 'pathological organisations' (Steiner). The theoretical development is traced through Freud, Klein and Bion, along with contemporary Kleinian authors....

The Analytical Process: Journeys and Pathways

The Analytical Process: Journeys and Pathways

1st Edition

Thierry Bokanowski
February 13, 2017

The term 'psychoanalytical process', though occurring but rarely in Freud's works, has become firmly established nowadays despite being hard to define, explain, or pin down in conceptual or meta-psychological terms. Although it is often employed as equivalent to 'psychoanalytic work', currents of...

The Future of Psychoanalysis: The Debate About the Training Analyst System

The Future of Psychoanalysis: The Debate About the Training Analyst System

1st Edition

Peter Zagermann
November 08, 2016

This book is concerned with the question of what psychoanalytic training should look like today. Should we go on with the system that has developed over time? Or should we abandon it, and if so, for which reasons? It provides a detailed and compelling account of the ongoing, sometimes heated,...

Finding the Body in the Mind: Embodied Memories, Trauma, and Depression

Finding the Body in the Mind: Embodied Memories, Trauma, and Depression

1st Edition

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
June 29, 2015

Interdisciplinary studies from the fields of embodied cognitive science, epigenetics, and cognitive neuroscience offer challenging explanations of the functions in the analyst's mind which might allow him to create spontaneous associations through which he unconsciously 'understands' the traumatic,...

Psychopathology of Work: Clinical Observations

Psychopathology of Work: Clinical Observations

1st Edition

Christophe Dejours
June 09, 2015

This book examines the processes at issue in the onset of psychiatric disorders linked to stress in the workplace. Six clinical observations are presented: an acute psychosomatic decompensation (status asthmaticus); a delirious episode; a dementia-like confusional state; a sexuality disorder; two...

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

1st Edition

Nellie L. Thompson
April 01, 2015

Eleanor Galenson had a remarkable career whose singular focus was her life-long interest in the maturational and psychosexual vicissitudes of infancy and early childhood. The selection of her writings in this volume highlight her approach to the study of the early years of life and, in particular,...

Freud and Culture

Freud and Culture

1st Edition

Eric Smadja
March 25, 2015

In this book Eric Smadja explores the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work. Distinct from contemporary sociological and anthropological conceptions, they led to his construction of a personal socio-anthropology that was virulently criticised by the...

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches

1st Edition

Cyril Levitt
October 14, 2014

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches represents the leading edge of work in the field by members of the International Psychoanalytical Association's Committee on Prejudice (Including Anti-Semitism), psychoanalysts who hail from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Peru, Sweden,...

The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation: The Feminine-Maternal Origins of Responsibility for the Other

The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation: The Feminine-Maternal Origins of Responsibility for the Other

1st Edition

Viviane Chetrit-Vatine
February 25, 2014

According to Jacques Andre, "the patient's encounter with the analyst is a scene of seduction, the seductive statement being that of the fundamental rule or the invitation to address that which is most intimate or personal to a complete stranger." But the practice of psychoanalysis can only unfold...

Shame and Humiliation: A Dialogue between Psychoanalytic and Systemic Approaches

Shame and Humiliation: A Dialogue between Psychoanalytic and Systemic Approaches

1st Edition

Carlos Guillermo Bigliani
July 31, 2013

Death and Identity

Death and Identity

1st Edition

Michel de M'Uzan
July 15, 2013

Michel de M'Uzan has derived several innovative notions from his clinical experience that are relevant not only for the psychoanalyst's status of identity, which is sometimes dramatically shaken by his or her patient's unconscious, but also for the artist who is deeply destabilized by his act of...

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