This book will stimulate readers to cross borders: between theory and practice, between research and everyday therapy, between out-patient and in-patient psychotherapy, between the view of ones own, the known and the culturally foreign. Yet it is only with an awareness of these borders, an acknowledgement and respect of them, that it will be possible to proceed towards integrating differences, where this makes sense and appears necessary.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Questioning Psychoanalytical Conceptualisation -- On transference interpretation as a resistance to free association -- Attachment and psychoanalysis: Is the concept of attachment drive really heretical? -- Combining individual and group therapy in an out-patient setting for patients with personality disorders—useful approach or invitation to acting out? -- Must one respect religiosity? -- Psychotherapy in Culture and Society: Problems of Migration, Interculturality -- Trauma, Migration and Creativity -- Culture-orientated psychoanalysis: On taking cultural background into account in the therapy of migrants -- Similar and yet different. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with first and later generation immigrants in the Netherlands -- Teaching psychotherapy as a bridge in a multicultural environment -- Widening the Borders in Psychoanalytic Treatment -- Reflecting on borderline pathologies: The perverse core and its role in the crossroads between self-representation and confusion -- Aborted hope: Transference and countertransference implications of a narcissistic phantasy -- Experiencing loss and mourning in the countertransference -- Function of borders: Permeability and demarcation. The contact barrier in the psychoanalytic process -- The infra-verbal dimension of language in the transference: Its significance in the therapeutic process -- Is Psychoanalytic Research Possible? -- The profession and empirical research—sovereignty and integration -- Evidence-based psychoanalysis—a critical discussion of research into psychoanalytic therapy -- Psychosocial problems of patients with difficult to treat depression