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The World of Self Psychology





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Published February 5, 2015 by Routledge

 
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Volume 14 of Progress in Self Psychology, The World of Self Psychology, introduces a valuable new section to the series: publication of noteworthy material from the Kohut Archives of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  In this volume, "From the Kohut Archives" features a selection of previously unpublished Kohut correspondence from the 1940s through the 1970s.  The clinical papers that follow are divided into sections dealing with "Transference and Countertransference," "Selfobjects and Objects," and " Schizoid and Psychotic Patients."  As Howad Bacal explains in his introduction, these papers bear witness to the way in which self psychology has increasingly become a relational self psychology - a psychology of the individual's experience in the context of relatedness.  Coburn's reconstrual of "countertransference" as an experience of self-injury in the wake of unresponsiveness to the analyst's own selfobject needs; Livingston's demonstration of the ways in which dreams can be used to facilitate "a playful and metaphorical communication between analyst and patient"; Gorney's examination of twinship experience as a fundamental goal of analytic technique; and Lenoff's emphasis on the relational aspects of "phantasy selfobject experience" are among the highlights of the collection.  Enlarged by contemporary perspectives on gender and self-experience and a critical examination of "Kohut, Loewald, and the Postmoderns," Volume 14 reaffirms the position of self psychology at the forefront of clinical, developmental, and conceptual advance.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Howard Bacal
From the Kohut Archives - Charles B. Strozier
I. Clinical Transference and Countertransference
Patient Unconscious Communication and Analyst Narcissistic Vulnerability in the Countertransference Experience - William J. Coburn
The Figure-Ground Relationship of the Selfobject and Repetitive Dimensions of the Transference - Jeffrey J. Mermelstein
The Template or Transference: Some Thoughts About Mark Gehrie's " Empathy in Broader Perspective" - Jeffrey Stern
The Playing Through of Selfobject Transferences of a Nine-Year-Old Boy - Iris Hilke
Twinship, Vitality, Pleasure - James E. Gorney
The Loss and Restoration of the Sense of Self in an Alien Culture: An Application of the Concept of the Twinship Selfobject Function - Hideki Wada
Dreams, the Understanding-Explaining Sequence, and the Facilitation of Curative Process - Martin S. Livingston
Phantasy Selfobjects and the Conditions of Therapeutic Change - Lester Lenoff
Selfobject Need Conflict and Loss Experience: A Hidden Potential - Jack Kohl
Dyadic Capacity: Progress in Narcissistic Development - Judith E. Levene and Taras Babiak
Expressive Relating: The Intentional Use of the Analyst's Subjectivity - Lynn Preston
The Development of a More Than Binary Self: Constructing a Common Language Between the Therapist and a Primitively Organized Schizoid Patient - Karen Yadley Cobb
II. Gender 
Exploring the "Bi" Ways of Self-Experience: Dissociation, Alter Ego Selfobject Experience, and Gender - Doris Brothers
Sex, Gender, and Intersubjectivity: The Two Analyses of Mr. G - Judith Kaufman
Self and Relationship: Kohut, Loewald, and the Postmoderns - Judith Guss Teicholz
The Freud-Jung Break: Reflections and Revisions in the Light of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology - Lionel Corbett and Anne-Lise Cohen

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