Over the course of a long and distinguished career, psychologist and psychoanalyst Sidney J. Blatt has made major contributions to cognitive-developmental theory, psychoanalytic object relations theory, applied psychoanalysis, and current research in the areas of psychopathology and psychotherapy. This book presents chapters by Dr. Blatt's many colleagues and students who address the key areas in which Dr Blatt focuses his intellectual endeavours:
*Issues in psychological testing and assessment
*Psychotherapy and the treatment process
*Applied psychoanalysis and broader cultural trends
Relatedness, Self-Definition and Mental Representation explores Dr. Blatt's unique contributions within both psychoanalysis, where empirical research is often neglected, and clinical psychology, where psychoanalysis is increasingly ignored. It will be engaging reading for psychoanalysts and clinical psychologists, as well as all those concerned with psychotherapy and personality theory and development.
Morris I. Stein, Foreword. Acknowledgements. John S. Auerbach Kenneth N. Levy, Carrie E. Schaffer, Introduction: The Contributions of Sidney J. Blatt. Part 1: Personality Development. Beatrice Beebe, Joseph Jaffe, Frank M. Lachmann, A Dyadic Systems View of Communication. Beatriz Priel, Representations in Middle Childhood: A Dialogical Perspective. Norbert Freedman, On Spatialization: Personal and Theoretical Thoughts. Part 2: Psychopathology. David C. Zuroff, Darcy Santor, Myriam Mongrain, Dependency, Self-Criticism, and Maladjustment. Nasreen Khatri, Zindel V. Segal, Characterizing Cognitive Vulnerability in Depression. Stephen Fleck, The Development of Schizophrenia: A Psychosocial and Biological Approach. Phebe Cramer, Another 'Lens' for Understanding Therapeutic Change: The Interaction of IQ with Defense Mechanisms. Part 3: Assessment. Barry Ritzler, Sidney Blatt's Contributions to the Assessment of Object Representations. Howard D. Lerner, Object Relations and the Rorschach. Philip S. Holzman, The Rorschach Method: A Starting Point for Investigating Formal Thought Disorder. Part 4: Psychotherapy and the Treatment Process. Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Some Reflections on the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy. Lester Luborsky, Tomasz Andrusyna, Louis Diguer, How Often are Relationship Narratives Told During Psychotherapy Sessions? Stanley B. Messer, Laura McCann, Research Perspectives on the Case Study: Single-Case Method. Part 5: Applied Psychoanalysis. Paul L. Wachtel, Greed as an Individual and Social Phenomenon: An Application of the Two Configurations Model. Rachel B. Blass, Attachment and Separateness and the Psychoanalytic Understanding of the Act of Faith. Diana Diamond, Narcissism as a Clinical and Social Phenomenon. Robert R. Holt, The Menace of Postmodernism to a Psychoanalytic Psychology.