Further Learning from the Patient
The analytic space and process
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In Further Learning from the Patient, Patrick Casement stresses the value of ‘internal supervision’ which monitors clinical work from the patient’s point of view as well as the therapist’s. This follow-up book to On Learning from the Patient shows that this process can teach the therapist important new things, and, by developing original concepts and using many illustrative examples, Casement enables the trainee and practising analyst to clarify and deepen their clinical understanding of the processes involved in analysis and psychotherapy.
This Classic Edition includes a new introduction to the work by Maria Gilbert and together, with On Learning from the Patient, will be an invaluable training resource for trainee and practising analysts or therapists, and those teaching in related professions.
Table of Contents
Gilbert. Introduction. Casement. Beyond Dogma. Interpretation: Fresh Insight of Cliché. A Child Leads the Way. Countertransference and Interpretation. The Experience of Trauma in the Transference. The Meeting of Needs in Analysis. Unconscious Hope. Inner and Outer Reality. Trial Identification and Interpretation. The Analytic Space and Process.
Patrick Casement is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a Member of the International Association of Psychoanalysis. He was formerly a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, having been in full-time private practice for many years, now retired. He is the author of numerous publications including Learning from Life (Routledge, 2006) and Learning from our Mistakes (Routledge, 2002).
"Everyone who is professionally involved in the ‘helping’ professions will find much of value in this book. Casement is a remarkably sensitive, perceptive psychoanalyst . . . . he is free from dogma, flexible, alert to the patient’s needs, and always ready to modify his technique in response to those needs. At the same time, he is able to retain his critical sense, and to write about both his own and the patient’s emotional involvement with scrupulous intellectual objectivity. Casement’s two books will become classics in their field and deserve to be so. They should be required reading for every psychotherapist in training". Anthony Storr (from the first edition)