A special section of papers on the evolution, current status, and future development of self psychology highlights The Evolution of Self Psychology, volume 7 of the Progress in Self Psychology series. A critical review of recent books by Basch, Goldberg, and Stolorow et al. is part of this endeavor. Theoretical contributions to Volume 7 examine self psychology in relation to object relations theory and reconsider the relationship of psychotherapy to psychoanalysis. Clinical contributions deal with an intersubjective perspective on countertransference, the trauma of incest, and envy in the transference.
I. Theory 1. Are Selfobjects the Only Objects? Implications for Psychoanalytic Technique, Basch 2. Why Self Psychology Is Not an Object Relations Theory: Clinical and Theoretical Considerations, Ornstein 3. Commentaries, Shane, Bacal 4. Can Psychotherapy Substitute for Psychoanalysis? Miller Jr. 5. Commentaries, Tolpin, Fosshage II. Clinical 6. Countertransference in an Intersubjective Perspective: An Experiment, Thomson 7. Commentaries, Ornstein, Brandchaft 8. The Trauma of Incest: Threats to the Consolidation of the Self, Peoples 9. Envy in the Transference: A Specific Selfobject Disruption, Wahba III. Critique 10. Self Psychology Expanding: A Consideration of Recent Books by Michael Basch, Arnold Goldberg, and Robert Stolorow, Bernard Brandchaft, and George Atwood, Shane 11. Three Psychologies or One? Lachmann 12. Reflections on the Future Development of Self Psychology, Kulka 13. Heinz Kohut Memorial Lecture: Toward a Level Playing Field, Wolf IV. Exhibitionism in Group Psychotherapy 14. Hamlet: The Self of Despair, Muslin 15. Exhibitionism in Group Psychotherapy, Weinstein