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Dimensions of Psychotherapy, Dimensions of Experience

Time, Space, Number and State of Mind, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Stadter, David E. Scharff

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296 pages

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How do the fundamental elements of experience impact on the practice of psychotherapy?

Dimensions of Psychotherapy, Dimensions of Experience explores the three basic elements of psychotherapy - time, space and number - summarising theory, setting it in context and bringing concepts to life with clinical illustrations.

Michael Stadter and David Scharff bring together contributions describing how each of these elements, as well as their simple and direct manifestations in the physical world, also combine to form the psychological dimensions of symbolic reality both in the inner world and in the transactional world. They also reveal how, in encounters between patient and therapist, the combination of inner worlds form a new, uniquely psychological, fourth dimension that saturates the activity and experience of the other three elements. This book aims to increase our understanding of the action of the three dimensions of psychotherapy by looking at the elements that constitute the setting and process in which clinicians engage every day. The contributors, all of whom are experienced psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, connect their thinking on the dimensions to clinical practice by illustrating their ideas with case material and examining their impact on general treatment issues.

This book will be useful to practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and students of psychoanalysis and philosophy.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Exploring the Dimensions 1 Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD

TIME

Time, Life and Psychotherapy

Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD

1. Time and the Unconscious Life Cycle

Kent Ravenscroft, MD

2. Time-Near and Time-Far: The Changing Shape of Time in Trauma

and Psychotherapy

Michael Stadter, PhD

3. Bad Infinity: Narcissism and the Problem of Time

Leslie Johnson, PhD, LPC

4. Time and Endurance in Psychotherapy

Lea Setton, PhD and Jill Savege Scharff, MD

SPACE

Spatial Metaphor and Spatial Reality

Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD

5. Right Now I’m Sitting in the Bookshelf: Patients’ Use of Physical Space

in Psychotherapy

Geoffrey Anderson, PhD

6. Changing Spaces: The Impact of a Change in the Psychotherapeutic Setting

Judith M. Rovner, MSW

7. Pandora in Time and Space

Earl Hopper, PhD

8. Telephone, Psychotherapy and the 21st Century

Sharon Zalusky, PhD

9. Conquering Geographic Space: Teaching Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

and Infant Observation by Video Link

David E. Scharff, MD

10. Exploring Space in Workgroups

Susan Barbour, EdD

NUMBER

Numbers in Mind, Numbers In Motion: An Introduction

David E. Scharff, MD and Michael Stadter, PhD

11. Number Theory, Intersubjectivity and Schizoid Phenomena

James Poulton, PhD

12. Super-Vision or Space Invader? Two’s Company and Three Makes for

Paranoid Tendencies

Carl Bagnini, MSW, BCD

13. Fourth Object: On Adding Up to a Family

Christopher Bollas

14. Dynamic Mathematics in Mental Experience Part I: Complex

Numbers Represent Psychic Object Relations

David E. Scharff, MD and Hope Cooper, MSW

15. Dynamic Mathematics in Mental Experience Part II: Numbers in Motion,

a Dynamic Geography of Time and Space

David E. Scharff, MD and Hope Cooper, MSW

STATES OF MIND

The Fourth Dimension: State of Mind

David E. Scharff, MD and Michael Stadter, PhD

16. Chaos Theory and Object Relations: A New Paradigm for Psychoanalysis

David E. Scharff, MD and Jill Savege Scharff, MD

17. Hideouts and Holdouts

Sheila Hill, MSW

18. Being and Becoming

Charles Ashbach, PhD:

19. The Use of the Self Revisited

Theodore J. Jacobs, MD

Epilogue

Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD

About the Editors

Michael Stadter is a clinical psychologist and a member of the faculty and Board of Directors of the International Psychotherapy Institute. He is also Clinical Psychologist-in-Residence at the Department of Psychology at the American University in Washington DC.

David E Scharff is Co-Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute and a psychoanalyst in private practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY026000
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY030000
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology