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1st Edition

Psychoanalysis and Positivity

ISBN 9781855756595
Published January 1, 2010 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores certain asymptomatic areas of the mind and integrates them within the overall domain of psychopathological dynamics. It examines how positivity operates, and investigates the concept of the reversal of repetition, and the problematic issues raised by impasse and trauma.

Table of Contents

A Few Words about the English Version -- Introductory Remarks -- Positivity in psychoanalysis -- Theoretical fundamentals -- Clinical work and positivity -- Psychoanalysis and mental health -- Repetition and its reversal -- Trauma and positivity -- The internal setting -- Reanalysis and impasse -- Clinical vignettes -- An essay on joy -- Closing Words

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