Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Concrete Experience
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