On the Daily Work of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is an operating manual for the challenging, often lonely and confusing work of doing therapy. It locates clinical method in a historical tradition of many contributory workers including Freud, Breuer, Klein, Segal, Ferenczi, Waelder, Katan, Tausk, Sullivan, Lacan, Bion, and Ogden. In this way, the book links clinicians with psychoanalytic thinkers across the foreclosures of scholastic orientation and politics, to arrive at a methodology, based in interpretive reflection, and demonstrably active from the period of psychoanalytic origins as an application of the influence of mind upon mind.
The authors provide the reader with a methodology of clinical thinking, of how clinicians orient themselves in clinical registration, moment by moment. It develops a route of fundamental therapeutic action, applicable under all clinical situations, from the single session consultation to intensive, long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Forms Within the Clinical Setting
- Chapter 2: Psychopathology and d elements: fusion and de-fusion within the psychotherapeutic encounter.
- Chapter 3: Symbol formation and movement within d.
- Chapter 4: On d
- Chapter 5: Recognitions in d
- Chapter 6: On the Essay: Disclosing Emboldened d (d)
- Chapter 7: Temporal Arrivals in d: Beckett from time (n) to (n+1), (n+2), (n+3), and (n+4)
- Chapter 8: Meeting Heine in the Bronx: Negation, the Particular and the Universal
- Chapter 9: Origins of the Dyadic d in the Talking Cure of Breuer and Anna O
- Chapter 10: From Freud and Frau Emmy to Today
- Chapter 11: d From Time (n) to Time (n+1)
- Chapter 12: Conclusion.
Ian Miller is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, practising and writing in Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of Defining Psychoanalysis: Achieving a Vernacular Expression (Karnac, 2016); On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett (Karnac, 2015); and, with Kay Souter, Beckett and Bion: The (Im)Patient Voice in Psychotherapy and Literature (Karnac, 2013).
Alistair D. Sweet is director and senior psychotherapist with Meriden Psychotherapy, based in Belfast, United Kingdom. He is also an honorary lecturer and training supervisor in clinical psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast. Before entering full-time private practice, he held posts as both senior psychotherapist and head of clinical services with the Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service. His research work on the addictions, disturbances of attachment, and earliest object relations has appeared internationally in a range of peer reviewed journals.