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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Independent Tradition

1st Edition

By Stanley Ruszczynski

Edited by Sue Johnson


204 pages

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This book is a collection of papers to which seven senior members of the British Association of Psychotherapists have contributed. Each essay discusses a problem or impasse the author has encountered in the course of her clinical work with mainly borderline and severely traumatized patients. In this context the writers have all chosen those psychoanalytic concepts, mainly from the Independent psychoanalytic theories but also when appropriate those from Kleinian, Post-Kleinian, Contemporary Freudian and American contributions, that they found useful for the understanding of their patients' often painful psychic states they have brought to therapy. The implications for the transference and countertransference as they have evolved during the treatment process and their technical handling of them are discussed.

Table of Contents

1 Who and whose I am: the emergence of the true self 2 The concept of internal cohabitation 3 How far is transference interpretation essential to psychic change? 4 The absent mother: splitting as a narcissistic attempt to find a solution 5 The move from object-relating to object-usage: a clinical example 6 The potential for trauma in the transference and countertransference 7 Erotic transference and its vicissitudes in the countertransference 8 Dreaming and day-dreaming

About the Author/Editor

Stnley Ruszczynski, Sue Johnson,

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health