Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Concrete Experience, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Concrete Experience, 1st Edition

By Allan Frosch


172 pages

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This book offers a wealth of original contributions, all promising steps towards a fuller understanding of the phenomenon of "concreteness" and towards more effective approaches to the clinical challenges concreteness poses.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface -- Introduction -- Concretisation, reflective thought, and the emissary function of the dream -- Content and process in the treatment of concrete patients -- Transitional organising experience in analytic process: movements towards symbolising space via the dyad -- Enactment: opportunity for symbolising trauma -- The bureaucratisation of thought and language in groups and organisations -- Painting poppies: on the relationship between concrete and metaphorical thinking -- When words fail -- Some observations about working with body narcissism with concrete patients

About the Series

CIPS (Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies) Boundaries of Psychoanalysis

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health