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Metaphor for Psychic Processes, 1st Edition

By Rosemary Gordon


448 pages

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This book focuses on a number of psychodynamic concepts, processes, symptoms, and also achievements in terms of the bridge and the bridging functions. It deals with questions of psychological growth, creativity, and the arts.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Prologue -- Jung: rebel son or prophet? -- Conflict: combat or dance of the soul? -- The role of self-awareness in a changing culture -- Moral values and analytic insights -- Bridges: Intrapsychic Structures and Functions -- Penis as bridge -- Gods and deintegrates -- Archetypes on the couch -- The location of archetypal experience -- Big self, little self, and individuation -- The drive towards death: a vector of the self -- Symbols: content and process -- Bridges Broken: Clinical Experience and Practice -- Projective identification -- Transference as fulcrum of analysis -- Countertransference: the twinning of Eros and Agape -- Narcissism and the self: who am I that I love? -- Masochism: the shadow of veneration and worship -- Paedophilia: normal and abnormal -- Curing and healing -- Bridges Built: Creativity and the Arts -- Birth and creativity -- Creativity and therapy -- Creativity and archetype -- Theatre: out there and in here -- Look! He has come through! -- Jung’s concept of synchronicity -- Creativity in the second half of life -- A Last View—Over the Bridge

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health