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New Therapeutic Visions begins with Lachmann and Beebe's developmental perspectives on representational and selfobject transferences, followed by commentaries. In Section II, the self-psychological approach is brought to bear on the clinical treatment of an adolescent girl, incest survivors, addictive personalities, patients exhibiting codependency, and a case of desomatization. Section III, on applied self psychology, contains chapters on the theory of creativity; subjectivism, relativism, and realism in psychoanalysis; and quantum physics and self psychology. The final section offers two critical review essays on major contributions to the self psychology literature by Wolf, by Bacal and Newman, and by Lichtenberg. Stolorow's chronicle of his personal odyssey into self psychology and intersubjectivity theory rounds out volume 8 of the Progress in Self Psychology series.
I. Development 1. Representational and Selfobject Transferences: A Developmental Perspective, Lachmann, Beebe 2. Commentaries, Basch, Markson II. Clinical 3. Problems for a Rational Therapeutic in Self Psychology, Wolfe 4. So Little Truth Was Told: The Meaning of the Delusions and Hallucinations of an Adolescent Girl, Atkins, Kaufman 5. Trust Disturbance and the Sexual Revictimization of Incest Survivors: A Self-Psychological Perspective, Brothers 6. The Desomatizing Selfobject Transference: A Case Report, Brickman 7. Dissociative Anesthesia and the Transitional Selfobject Transference in the Intersubjective Treatment of the Addictive Personality, Ulman, Paul 8. Codependency: A Self-Psychological Perspective, Cooper III. Applied 9. Optimal Operative Perversity: A Contribution to the Theory of Creativity, Rotenberg 10. Subjectivism, Relativism, and Realism in Psychoanalysis, Orange 11. Quantum Physics and Self Psychology: Toward a New Epistemology, Sucharov IV. Further Contributions 12. The Latest Word: A Discussion of Three Major Contributions to Self Psychology by Ernest Wolf, Howard Bacal and Kenneth Newman, and Joseph Lichtenberg, Shane 13. The Selfobject Concept: A Further Discussion of Three Authors, Fosshage 14. Subjectivity and Self Psychology: A Personal Odyssey, Stolorow