Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip's theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem, Personality Structure and Human Interaction (1961). It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Clinical Description of the Schizoid Personality -- The Schizoid Personality and the External World -- The Schizoid Problem, Regression, and the Struggle to Preserve an Ego. -- The Regressed Ego, The Lost Heart of the Self, and the Inability to Love -- The Reorientation of Psychodynamic Theory -- Four Phases of Psychoynamic Theory -- The Clinical-Diagnostic Framework -- The Nature of Basic Ego-Weakness -- Ego-Weakness, The Core of the Problem of Psychotherapy -- Resistance, The Self-Induced Blockage of the Maturing Process -- The Nature of Primary Failure in Ego-Development -- The Ultimate Foundations of Ego-Identity -- Some Implications for Psychotherapy -- Different Levels of Psychotherapy -- The Schizoid Compromise and Psychotherapeutic Stalemate -- Object-Relations Theory and Psychotherapy -- Object-Relations Theory and Psychotherapy -- Object-Relations Theory and Ego-Theory -- The Concept of Psychodynamic Science -- Heinz Hartmann and the Object-Relations Theorists