Insight and interpretation are crucial tools of the psychoanalytic process that have been neglected and misunderstood in recent psychoanalytic literature, where the focus has shifted to the effects of countertransference on the relationship between patient and analyst. Roy Schafer brings these tools back to the forefront of psychoanalytic thinking, integrating them with recent contributions on countertransference to create a more cohesive understanding of the psychoanalytic process. These essays will prove invaluable to analysts trying to maintain an articulated and rounded view of what it takes to bring meaning to their patients lives through the power of insight and beneficial interpretations.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Insight and Its Vicissitudes -- Introduction to Part I -- Insight into Insight -- Insight for Whom? -- Insight: Seeing or Telling? -- Remembering in the Countertransference -- Intimate Neutrality -- Applications -- Introduction to Part II -- Interpreting Sex -- Psychoanalytic Discourse on Male Nonnormative Sexuality and Perversion -- Gender Jokes/Sexual Politics -- An Overview -- Introduction to Part III -- Knowing Another Person Psychoanalytically