Volume 11 begins with a timely assessment of self psychology and intersubjectivity theory, with original contributions by Carveth, Trop, and Powell, and a critical commentary by P. Ornstein. Clinical studies span the transferences, the complementarity of individual and group therapy, the termination phase, and multiple personality disorder. A special section of "dying and mourning" encompasses women professionals and suicide, the self psychology of the mourning process, and the selfobject function of religious experience with the dying patient. The volume concludes with theoretical and applied studies of personality testing in analysis, writer's block, "The Guilt of the Tragic Man," and the historical significance of self psychology. A testimony to the evolutionary growth of self-psychology, The Impact of New Ideas will be warmly welcomed by readers of the Progress in Self Psychology series.
Part I: Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity. Carveth, Self Psychology and the Intersubjective Perspective: A Dialectical Critique. Trop, Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Theory. Ornstein, Critical Reflections on a Comparative Analysis of "Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Theory." Trop, Reply to Ornstein. Powell, Internal Object Relations as Intersubjective Phenomena. Part II: Treatment: Clinical Studies. Lachmann, Kiersky, Why Can't a Woman Be a Man…in the Transference? Baker, The Complementary Function of Individual and Group Psychotherapy in the Management and Working Through of Archaic Selfobject Transferences. Lewinberg, Jacquie: The Working Through of Selfobject Transferences with a Latency-Aged Girl. Muslin, The Termination Phase of Psychoanalysis: A Self Psychology Study. Palef, A Self-Psychological Perspective on Multiple Personality Disorder. Part III: Dying and Mourning. Abramowitz, Killing the Needy Self: Women Professionals and Suicide (A Critique of Winnicott's False Self Theory). Hagman, Death of a Selfobject: Toward a Self Psychology of the Mourning Process. Knoblauch, The Selfobject Function of Religious Experience: The Treatment of a Dying Patient. Part IV: Theoretical and Applied. Geller, The Use of Sequential Personality Testing in Analysis to Monitor the Uncovering of Childhood Memories of Abuse. Tuch, On the Capacity to Be Creative: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Writer's Block. Droga, Kaufmann, The Guilt of the Tragic Man. Shapiro, Looking at Patient Responses: Judging Empathic Attunement. Kilian, Psychohistory, Cultural Evolution, and the Historical Significance of Self Psychology.