Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach fleshes out the implications for psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of adopting a consistently intersubjective perspective. In the course of the study, the intersubjective viewpoint is demonstrated to illuminate a wide array of clinical phenomena, including transference and resistance, conflict formation, therapeutic action, affective and self development, and borderline and psychotic states. As a consequence, the authors demonstrate that an intersubjective approach greatly facilitates empathic access to the patient's subjective world and, in the same measure, greatly enhances the scope and therapeutic effectiveness of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Treatment is another step in the ongoing development of intersubjectivity theory, as born out in Structures of Subjectivity (1984), Contexts of Being (1992), and Working Intersubjectively (1997), all published by the Analytic Press
Table of Contents
Principles of Psychoanalytic Exploration. Reflections on Self Psychology. Transference: The Organization of Experience. Bonds That Shackle, Ties That Free. Affects and Selfobjects. Developmental Failure and Psychic Conflict. Thoughts on Psychoanalytic Cure. Treatment of Borderline States. Treatment of Psychotic States.