The tenth volume in the Progress in Self Psychology series begins with four timely assessments of the selfobject concept, followed by a section of clinical papers that span the topics of homosexuality, alter ego countertransference, hypnosis, trauma, dream theory, and intersubjective approaches to conjoint therapy. Section III, "A Dialogue of Self Psychology," offers Merton Gill's astute appreciation of "Heinz Kohut's Self Psychology," followed by commentaries by Leider and Stolorow and Gill's reply. The concluding section offers Stolorow and Atwood's "The Myth of the Isolated Mind," followed by discussions by Gehrie and the Shanes. A forum for the kind of spirited, productive exchanges that have long found a home within the self-psychological community, A Decade of Progress builds on the past in responding to the theoretical and clinical challenges of the present.
Part I: The Selfobject Reconsidered. Basch, The Selfobject Concept: Clinical Implications. Rowe, Jr., Reformulations of the Concept of Selfobject: A Misalliance of Self Psychology with Object Relations Theory. Bacal, The Selfobject Relationship in Psychoanalytic Treatment. Gilbert, Selfobjects Throughout the Life Span: Research with Nonclinical Subjects. Part II: Clinical Papers from Homosexuality to Conjoint Therapy. Shelby, Homosexuality and the Struggle for Coherence. Fuqua, Teaching, Learning, and Supervision. Brothers, Dr. Kohut and Mr. Z: Is This a Case of Alter Ego Countertransference? Newsome, The Legacy of Hypnosis: Freud and Subjectivity. Ornstein, Trauma, Memory, and Psychic Continuity. Trop, Conjoint Therapy: An Intersubjective Approach. Ringstrom, An Intersubjective Approach to Conjoint Therapy. Gabel, The Development of a Self-Psychological Theory of Dreams: Historical and Clinical Considerations. Part III: A Dialogue on Self Psychology. Gill, Heinz Kohut's Self Psychology. Leider, Comments on Merton Gill's "Heinz Kohut's Self Psychology." Stolorow, Kohut, Gill, and the New Psychoanalytic Paradigm. Gill, Response to Discussion of Self Psychology Paper. Part IV: A Discussion of the "Contexts of Being." Stolorow, Atwood, The Myth of the Isolated Mind. Gehrie, Discussion of Stolorow and Atwood's "The Myth of the Isolated Mind." Shane, Shane, Discussion of "The Myth of the Isolated Mind."