Modern Kleinian Therapy is a model of effective psychoanalytic work that offers relief to deep internal conflicts by establishing and maintaining analytic contact, and beginning to unravel, modify, and heal turbulent and torn minds. This book defines Modern Kleinian Therapy as a modality for treating severely affected patients in a fairly traditional psychoanalytic manner, even when the environment or frequency of sessions are compromised. Chapter by chapter the book provides detailed clinical material to illustrate the complex dynamics that unfold when working with more closed off patients, and each case report shows the often limited clinical situations that the contemporary analyst must contend with. The book's detailed material serves to emphasize the nature of psychoanalytic work with individuals and couples, who otherwise rarely find their way to healthy attachment or reciprocal whole object relational harmony.
Included in the book:
* Technical and theoretical methods of Modern Kleinian Therapy
* Psychoanalytic treatments to modify internal object relational conflicts
* The Modern Kleinian Therapy approach to couple's treatment
* The value of analytic contact.
A Practical Casebook of Time-Limited Psychoanalytic Work: A Modern Kleinian Approach introduces new aspects of Kleinian work and offers a contemporary view on Kleinian techniques and concepts. It will be valuable reading for psychotherapists, mental health workers, and psychoanalytic therapists.
Table of Contents
The Initial Psychoanalytic Interaction. Once a Week Frequency. Paranoia and the Object of Dread. Couples Treatment and the Quest for Analytic Contact. Stumbling in the Counter-transference. Catching My Balance in the Counter-Transference. Combative and Reactive Patients. Embedded Enactments and Emotional Truth. The Limits of Our Value and the Value of Our Limits. Keeping the Faith When Working with Turbulent Patients. Phantasies of Dread, Demand, and Desire. Captured and Absorbed into the Familiar. The Give and Take in Projective Identification.
Robert Waska is a graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, an International Psychoanalytical Association affiliate organization. He runs a psychoanalytic practice for individuals and couples in San Francisco and Marin County, California, USA.