The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field

1st Edition

Giuseppe Civitarese

Published June 25, 2010
Reference - 240 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415575102 - CAT# Y107454
Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

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The Intimate Room provides an original exploration of psychoanalytic thought, showing how contemporary psychoanalysis seeks to answer the challenges raised by today’s post-modern culture.

Offering a deeply personal and insightful reading of Bion, this book acts as a stimulating guide to the development of the theory of the analytic field and both its technical and clinical implications. As such topics of discussion include:

  • the concept of the internal setting
  • the rhetoric of interpretation
  • the 'subversive' notion of Nachträglichkeit
  • the role played by characters in analytic discourse
  • the bi-personal field as virtual reality
  • new concepts of transference.

Allowing the reader to engage with the inner space of analysis, The Intimate Room will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all those with an interest in the field of psychoanalysis. It will also be a useful tool in psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic work on a day-to-day basis.


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