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Changing Conceptions of Psychoanalysis

The Legacy of Merton M. Gill, 1st Edition

Edited by Doris K. Silverman, David L. Wolitzky


318 pages

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This outstanding memorial volume records and reassesses the contributions of Merton M. Gill (1914-1994), a principal architect of psychoanalytic theory and a principled exemplar of the modern psychoanalytic sensibility throughout the second half of the 20th century. Critical evaluations of Gill's place in psychoanalysis and a series of personal and professional reminiscences are joined to substantive reengagement of central controversies in which Gill played a key part. These controversies revolve around the "natural science" versus "hermeneutic" orientation in psychoanalysis (Holt, Eagle, Friedman); the status of psychoanalysis as a one-person and/or two-person psychology (Jacobs, Silverman); pyschoanalysis versus psychotherapy (Wallerstein, Migone, Gedo); and the meaning and use of transference (Kernberg, Wolitzky, Cooper).

Table of Contents

I. Merton Gill's Place in Psychoanalysis

1. Gill's Influence on Psychoanalysis: An Introduction - David L. Wolitzky and Doris K. Silverman

II. Personal/Professional Reminiscences

2. Reminiscences - Merton M. Gill

Merton M. Gill - Roberta S. Wallerstein

Merton Gill: Teacher, Scholar, Friend - Philip S. Holzman

Merton Gill: A Sketch of His Life and Some Reminiscences - Robert R. Holt

A Personal View of Gill's Paradigm - Lawrence Friedman

Arguments with Merton - Henry F. Smith

III. Merton Gill: Theoretician and Psychoanalyst

3. Merton M. Gill: A Study in Theory Development in Psychoanalysis - Irwin Z. Hoffman

4. Merton M. Gill: Publications and Awards

IV. Current Controversies in Psychoanalysis

5. My Theoretical Differences with Merton Gill - Robert R. Holt

6. Reflections on Current Conceptions of countertransference and Gill's Hermeneutic Construal of Psychoanalysis - Morris N. Eagle

7. Are Minds Objects or Dramas? - Lawrence Friedman

8. The One-Person-Two-Person Controversy: A View from the Future - Theodore J. Jacobs

9. Arithmetic of a One-and a Two-Person Psychology: Merton M. Gill, An Essay - Doris K. Silverman

10. Merton Gill, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: A Personal Dialogue - Robert S. Wallerstein

11. A Psychoanalysis on the Chair and a Psychotherapy on the Couch: Implications of Gill's Redefinition of the Differences Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy - Paolo Migone

12. Psychotherapy as Applied Psychoanalysis: Further Arguments vis-a-vis Merton Gill - John E. Gedo

13. The Interpretation of Transference: Merton Gill's Contribution - Otto Kernberg

14. The Conception of Transference - David L. Wolitzky

15. The "Early" Interpretation of Transference: Implications for the Concept of Regression and the New/Old Object experience in Psychoanalytic Work - Steven H. Cooper

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health