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Linking, Alliances, and Shared Space
Groups and the Psychoanalyst

ISBN 9781905888047
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents the general framework of the psychoanalytic approach to groups, describing the main elements of a psychoanalytic model of the group and of the subject within the group. It describes the various problems posed by extending the field of investigation and practices of psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

The International Psychoanalysis Library -- Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- How the question of the group was posed in psychoanalysis -- The epistemological problem of the group in psychoanalysis -- The group as a psychoanalytic situation -- Clinical psychoanalytic work in the group situation -- The group as an intrapsychic formation: psychic groupality and internal groups -- Forms and processes of group psychic reality: the group psychic apparatus -- Associative processes in groups -- Phoric functions: speech-bearer, symptom-bearer, dream-bearer -- The common and shared dream space: dream polyphony -- Unconscious alliances -- The subject of the unconscious, the subject of linking -- Epilogue

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