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1st Edition

Representation and Communication

ISBN 9781855755901
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

This book traces the development of the understanding of symbols and their formation and use in its historical context, and discusses their clinical significance in psychoanalysis. It will be of relevance and use in the practical sense as well as the theoretical.

Table of Contents

Symbolization -- About the Editor -- Symbols: on their formation and use -- A connection between a symbol and a symptom -- Triangulation, one’s own mind and objectivity -- Symbols and their function in managing the anxiety of change: an intersubjective approach -- A psychoanalytic approach to perception -- A clinical paradox of absence in the transference: how some patients create a virtual object to communicate an experience -- Observing patients’ use of the psychoanalytic setting to communicate an experience of absence: the work of progressive triangulation -- Some conclusions

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