This book contains a continuation and expansion of the topics covered in the author's previous book, Psychoanalysis: from Practice to Theory, about the use of theories in analytic practice. As a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Conceptual Research Committee and Chair of the Working Party on Theoretical Issues, the author, who teaches at Nanterre University, has studied and taught on the subject for several years, as well as writing many articles on it. The book will be particularly useful for psychoanalytical and psychotherapeutic societies, as well as for research committees.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface -- Introduction -- The use of public and of private implicit theories in the clinical situation -- Do analysts do what they say they do? -- Theoretical and clinical reflections on public and private theories -- The case of Albert -- Unconscious theories in the analyst’s mind at work: searching for them in clinical material -- Supervision in psychoanalytical training: the analysis and the use of implicit theories in psychoanalytical practice -- Theories as objects: a psychoanalytic inquiry into minds and theories -- Conclusions -- Appendix