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1st Edition

The Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique

ISBN 9781855754553
Published October 18, 2005 by Routledge
912 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents the theories and observations of each major contributor to the discussion of psychoanalytic technique and reveals the particular advantages and disadvantages which fall to the various theoretical positions and orientations adopted by each contributor.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1999 Edition -- Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction to the Problems of Technique -- Psychoanalytic technique -- Indications and contraindications according to the diagnosis and other particulars -- Analysability -- The psychoanalytic interview: structure and objectives -- The psychoanalytic interview: development -- The psychoanalytic contract -- On Transference and Countertransference -- History and concept of the transference -- The dynamics of transference -- Transference and repetition -- The dialectics of the transference according to Lacan -- The theory of the sujet supposé savoir— the subject supposed to know -- The forms of transference -- Transference psychosis -- Transference perversion -- Early transference -- Early transference -- On the spontaneity of the transference phenomenon -- The therapeutic alliance: from Wiesbaden to Geneva -- The non-transference analytic relationship -- Therapeutic alliance: discussion, controversy and polemics -- Countertransference: discovery and rediscovery -- Countertransference and object relationship -- Countertransference and psychoanalytic process -- On Interpretation and Other Instruments -- Materials and instruments of psychotherapy -- The concept of interpretation -- Interpretation in psychoanalysis -- Constructions -- Constructions of early development -- Metapsychology of interpretation -- Interpretation and the ego -- Melanie Klein and the theory of interpretation -- Types of interpretation -- Mutative interpretation -- Interpretative styles -- Epistemological aspects of psychoanalytic interpretation -- On the Nature of the Psychoanalytic Process -- The analytic situation -- Analytic situation and analytic process -- The analytic setting -- The analytic process -- Regression and setting -- Regression as a curative process -- Separation anxiety and psychoanalytic process -- The setting and the container/contained theory -- On the Stages of Analysis -- The initial stage -- The middle stage of analysis -- Theories of termination -- Clinical aspects of termination -- The technique of termination of analysis -- On the Vicissitudes of the Psychoanalytic Process -- Insight and its defining characteristics -- Insight and working-through -- The metapsychology of insight -- Acting Out [1] -- Acting out [2] -- Acting out [3] -- Negative therapeutic reaction [1] -- Negative therapeutic reaction [2] -- Reversible perspective [1] -- Reversible perspective [2] -- The theory of misunderstanding -- Impasse -- Epilogue

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