1st Edition

Power of Understanding
Essays in Honour of Veikko Tahka

ISBN 9781855753952
Published April 1, 2004 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

This book, published in honour of Veikko Tahka, represents the synthesis of his thinking based on more than forty years' experience as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and supervisor, concerning the nature of understanding, a debate in which the psychoanalytic model was used as an example.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Psychoanalytic understanding and psychoanalytic therapy: Veikko Tähkä’s contributions -- A Festschrift for Veikko Tähkä—2003 -- “Dissidence” in psychoanalysis: a psychoanalytic reflection -- Illusion and reality in the psychoanalytic relationship -- Transference: an historical and present-day perspective -- Actualized unconscious fantasies and “therapeutic play” in adults’ analyses: further study of these concepts -- The past in the present: a case vignette -- Sexualities and neosexualities -- Father makes a difference -- Dreams in the therapeutic relationship -- A brief inquiry into the value of man -- The religions of health and beauty -- Descartes’ cogito as a model of reality -- The conceptual space of psychoanalysis -- On the conditions of understanding -- On the idea of a new developmental object in psychoanalytic treatment -- When mother wasn’t there to be left

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