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Initiating Psychoanalysis presents an international collection of papers brought together by the Working Party on Initiating Psychoanalysis of the European Psychoanalytic Federation and addresses the specific clinical and technical issues involved in launching the processes that are at the core of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic treatment.
Expert contributors provide introductions and commentaries on a selection of psychoanalytic papers, including one by Freud himself, which refer to beginning psychoanalytic treatment in a wide range of settings. Divided into four main sections, areas of discussion include:
This book will be helpful to all psychoanalytical practitioners in thinking about their work in first interviews with prospective patients, as well as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists at all levels of experience, who will be able to use this book to enrich their own practice.
"This thoughtful book reminded me how difficult it can be to listen fairly and objectively to our colleagues’ clinical material, particularly so when it concerns a first interview. […] I congratulate the editors of this book for offering us a thoughtful, searching and important publication." - Anne-Marie Sandler, From the Foreword
Møller, Lagerlöf, Reith, General Introduction. PART I: ‘Are you a Doctor, Sir?’ Lagerlöf, Skale, Introduction. Freud, Katharina. Skale, Commentary. Argelander, The Psychoanalytic Initial Interview and its Method: A Postscript to Freud’s Case ‘Katharina’. Lagerlöf, A Short Overview of the Development of Ideas about ‘First Interviews’ after Freud. PART II: Consultation and Referral. Crick, Introduction. Gibeault, Commentary. Kestemberg, Well, then, Anything New? What that First Interview Can Teach Us. Crick, Commentary. Klauber, Personal Attitudes to Psychoanalytic Consultation. Crick, Commentary. Bronstein, Flanders, The Development of a Therapeutic Space in a First Contact with Adolescents. Gibeault, Commentary. Baldacci, Bouchard, The Analytic Encounter: A Historical and Process-Oriented Perspective. Gibeault, Commentary. Donnet, de M'Uzan, The Analytical Encounter. Jaffè, Commentary. Bolognini, The Profession of Ferryman: Considerations on the Analyst’s Internal Attitude in Consultation and in Referral. PART III: The Analyst’s Struggle with the Experience of a First Meeting. Møller, Introduction. Møller, Commentary. Ogden, Comments on Transference and Countertransference in the Initial Analytic Meeting. Wegner, Commentary. Dantlgraber, Observations on the Subjective Indication for Psychoanalysis. Skale, Commentary. Wegner, The Opening Scene and the Importance of Countertransference. Jaffè, Commentary. Racalbuto, The Consultation in Psychoanalysis and its Places: Working on the Frontier. Jaffè, Commentary. Ferro, Consultation, Reverie and Story-Telling. PART IV: Daring or Reluctance to Start Analysis? Reith, Introduction. Reith, Commentary. Rothstein, A Perspective on Doing a Consultation and Making the Recommendation of Analysis to a Prospective Analysand. Gibeault, Commentary. David, In What Frame of Mind should the First Interview be Approached? Reith, Commentary. Quinodoz, The Psychoanalyst of the Future: Wise Enough to Dare to be Mad at Times. Møller, Commentary. Ehrlich, The Analyst’s Reluctance to Begin a New Analysis. Vermote, Making the Best of a Bad Job.
Through the Teaching subseries, the New Library of Psychoanalysis publishes books that provide comprehensive, yet accessible, overviews of selected subject areas aimed at those studying psychoanalysis and related fields such as the social sciences, philosophy, literature and the arts.