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The Analytic Field

A Clinical Concept, 1st Edition

Edited by Roberto Basile, Antonino Ferro


250 pages

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'Until now no book has ever attempted to compare and contrast contributions on analytic field theory and at the same time to explore its clinical and technical implications. This volume is intended for the first time to link together many of these writings and to provide an initial wide-ranging survey of the subject - for it is our contention that a theory of the field in various of its loci can also be inhabited by different theories. A particular aim of this book is to present not only theoretical discussions of field theory, but also contributions on clinical work and technique. For this reason we have given preference to articles with a substantial clinical component which exemplify specific underlying technical theory. In the Babel of psychoanalytic languages, clinical practice is in our view the most effective way of comparing psychoanalytic models.'

Table of Contents

Introduction , The universe of the field and its inhabitants , On the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis , The enlarged notion of field in psychoanalysis , Adolescence as a dynamic field , Las Meninas , The dynamic field of psychoanalysis: A turning point in the theories of the unconscious , Working with and in the basic layer of the interpersonal field: Opportunities and dangers , The analytic third: Working with intersubjective clinical facts , “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king!” Psychoanalysis as a passion play

About the Editors

Roberto Basile

About the Series

The EFPP Monograph Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health