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Art in Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Approach to Creativity and Analytic Practice

Art in Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Approach to Creativity and Analytic Practice

1st Edition

Gabriela Goldstein
June 01, 2013

A revolution is brewing in psychoanalysis: after a century of struggle to define psychoanalysis as a science, the concept of psychoanalysis as an art is finding expression in an unconventional 'return to Freud' that reformulates the relationship between art and psychoanalysis and in this process,...

Theory of Psychoanalytical Practice: A Relational Process Approach

Theory of Psychoanalytical Practice: A Relational Process Approach

1st Edition

Juan Tubert-Oklander
June 01, 2013

This book makes an original contribution to the study of the psychoanalytic process from a relational point of view, and at the same time serves as a textbook on the theory of technique. It provides a general exposition of the theory of psychoanalytic practice from a process perspective that...

The Female Body: Inside and Outside

The Female Body: Inside and Outside

1st Edition

Ingrid Moeslein-Teising, Frances Thomson-Salo
May 01, 2013

Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning: Clinical and Theoretical Contributions

Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning: Clinical and Theoretical Contributions

1st Edition

Howard B. Levine, Gail S. Reed, Dominique Scarfone
January 01, 2013

In the last several decades, the analytic field has widened considerably in scope. The therapeutic task is now seen by an increasing number of analysts to require that patient and analyst work together to strengthen, or to create, psychic structure that was previously weak, missing, or functionally...

Psychic Reality in Context: Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, Personal History, and Trauma

Psychic Reality in Context: Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, Personal History, and Trauma

1st Edition

Marion Michel Oliner
December 31, 2012

This book skillfully combines autobiographical stories with clear psychoanalytical theories. During her childhood, the author experienced the Holocaust and was left understandly traumatised by it. It was her desire to confront this trauma that led her to psychoanalysis. For decades, the coherence...

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

1st Edition

Juan Eduardo Tesone
December 31, 2011

Illusions and Disillusions of Psychoanalytic Work

Illusions and Disillusions of Psychoanalytic Work

1st Edition

Andre Green
December 31, 2011

Illusions and Disillusions of Psychoanalytic Work recounts and explores the disappointing and sometimes tragic evolutions of the treatments of certain patients who are resistant to the effects of analytic work. In this book the author reports cases taken from his own experience and that...

Primitive Agony and Symbolization

Primitive Agony and Symbolization

1st Edition

Rene Roussillon
December 31, 2011

The fundamental outlook of this book is clinical. It attempts to establish a unitary model of the processes at work in different forms of narcissistic pathology, and to offer a model that is both an alternative to, and complementary to, Freud's model of what are usually considered to be neurotic...

Psychosomatics Today: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Psychosomatics Today: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

1st Edition

Marilia Aisenstein, Elsa Rappoport de Aisemberg
December 31, 2010

Psychosomatics have classically been of peripheral importance within our wellknown theoretical models, despite the fact that they do have a history in the field of psychoanalysis. This might be owing to the fact that Freud did not explicitly approach psychosomatics and, in consequence, did not put...

The Analyzing Situation

The Analyzing Situation

1st Edition

Jean-Luc Donnet
December 31, 2009

In this book the author explores the particularities of the status of the method in psychoanalysis, linked to the specificity of unconscious psychic processes. If the method aims at ensuring a level of technical mastery, it must also make sure that analytic treatment does not become an 'application...

Good Feelings: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Positive Emotions and Attitudes

Good Feelings: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Positive Emotions and Attitudes

1st Edition

Salman Akhtar
December 31, 2009

This tightly edited volume opens a new vista in psychoanalysis by focusing upon positive and life-enhancing emotions and attitudes. The realms it covers include love, friendship, enthusiasm, courage, tact, resilience, and forgiveness, among others. Seminal papers on these topics have existed but...

The Work of Confluence: Listening and Interpreting in the Psychoanalytic Field

The Work of Confluence: Listening and Interpreting in the Psychoanalytic Field

1st Edition

Madeleine Baranger, Willy Baranger, Leticia Glocer Fiorini
December 31, 2009

This book expands  the authors' oeuvre to the English language and, consequently, to a broader spectrum of readers. These contributions represent a pioneering work of great interest to the field of psychoanalysis. Their proposals concerning the concept of psychoanalytic field, "basic...

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