Rosenfeld in Retrospect Essays on his Clinical Influence
How has Herbert Rosenfeld contributed to psychoanalysis today?
Rosenfeld in Retrospect presents original psychoanalytic papers showing the influence of Herbert Rosenfeld on psychoanalysis today, and reproduces some of Rosenfeld's most important clinical writings.
In the first part of this book, The Conference Papers: Contemporary Developments of Rosenfeld's Work, the editor brings together papers and discussions by Rosenfeld's well-known contemporaries, Ronald Britton, Michael Feldman, Edna O'Shaughnessy, Hanna Segal and Riccardo Steiner who explore his contribution to psychoanalysis. John Steiner demonstrates the importance of Rosenfeld's classic papers, and critically surveys the more controversial developments in his later work. Part II contains four papers by Rosenfeld, chosen by his colleagues to be his most significant and original contributions.
This collection conveys Rosenfeld's liveliness and influence, and will be of interest to all of those attracted to his work.
Part I: The Conference Papers: Contemporary Developments of Rosenfeld’s Work. O’Shaughnessy, Intrusions. Feldman, Discussion of O'Shaughnessy's Paper. Britton, What Part Does Narcissism Play in Narcissistic Disorders? Segal, Discussion of Ron Britton's Paper. Steiner, Some Notes on Rosenfeld’s Contribution to Psychoanalysis. Steiner, A Personal Review of Rosenfeld’s Contribution to Clinical Psychoanalysis. Part II: Four Papers by Herbert Rosenfeld. Analysis of a Schizophrenic State with Depersonalization (1947). On the Psychopathology of Narcissism: A Clinical Approach (1964). A Clinical Approach to the Psychoanalytic Theory of the Life and Death Instincts: An Investigation into the Aggressive Aspects of Narcissism (1971). Contribution to the Psychopathology of Psychotic States: The Importance of Projective Identification in the Ego Structure and the Object Relations of the Psychotic Patient (1971).
"I highly recommend this book to all therapists and analysts. Besides becoming familiar with Rosenfeld, the reader will have the additional benefit of becoming familiar with the theoretical and clinical approach of the Klenian school and hopefully come to see its incredible value in working with patients at all levels of pathology." – Robert Waska, Psychodynamic Practice, Vol 17, No 1 - April 2011