Enrique Pichon Rivière was a pioneering Argentinian psychoanalyst, writing in Spanish in the middle of the twentieth century. His work has inspired not only succeeding generations of Latin American analysts, but also spawned the fields of analytic family therapy, dynamic group work and organizational consultation. This book presents Pichon Rivière’s groundbreaking work in English for the first time.
SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD Enrique Pichon Rivière: A Pioneer of the Link -- PREFACE A true master -- INTRODUCTION Enrique Pichon Rivière: his life and work -- Pichon Rivière's Writings -- New problems facing psychiatry -- Neurosis and psychosis: a theory of illness -- Some observations on the transference in psychotic patients -- Operative group technique* 4 -- Family groups: an operative approach 7 , 8 -- The treatment of family groups: collective psychotherapy -- The theory of the link -- The uncanny (sinister) in the life and work of the Count of Lautréamont* 9 -- Some essays concerning everyday life -- Essays on Pichon Rivière's Theory and Clinical Practice -- Enrique Pichon Rivière: a brilliant trailblazer -- Effects of the transmission of Enrique Pichon Rivière's ideas -- Meeting Pichon Rivière -- Pichon Rivière's theory -- The legacy of Pichon Rivière -- The long river of Enrique Pichon Rivière -- Pichon Rivière and object relations theory -- A glossary of Pichon Rivière's concepts
Drawing on the seminal ideas of British, European and American group analysts, psychoanalysts, social psychologists and social scientists, the books in this series focus on the study of small and large groups, organisations and other social systems, and on the study of the transpersonal and transgenerational sociality of human nature. NILGA books will be required reading for the members of professional organisations in the field of group analysis, psychoanalysis, and related social sciences. They will be indispensable for the "formation" of students of psychotherapy, whether they are mainly interested in clinical work with patients or in consultancy to teams and organisational clients within the private and public sectors.