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Escape from Selfhood
Breaking Boundaries and Craving for Oneness





ISBN 9781905888054
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
126 Pages

 
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This book presents scholarly writings on psychic boundaries. It explores one of the extreme pathological conditions from the complex relationship between Holocaust survivor parents and their offspring: the breaking of boundaries. The book adds the dimension of time to the concept of boundaries.

Table of Contents

Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series -- Foreword -- Escape from Selfhood -- Introduction -- Case Illustration -- The first encounter -- Phase I: Breaking analytic boundaries–the incestuous touch -- Phase II: Breaking analytic boundaries of time and place -- Phase III: The manic period– denial, omnipotence, and sexual promiscuity -- Phase IV: From manic defence to mourning -- Theoretical Issues Connected to the Case Illustration -- The struggle against mourning -- Defences against pain and mourning -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the developmental perspective: normal and pathological symbiosis -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the cultural perspective -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the clinical perspective -- Special clinical dimensions of the treatment

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