1st Edition

The Process of Psychoanalytic Therapy
Models and Strategies

ISBN 9781138872059
Published March 20, 2019 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

In his extensive description of the heuristic approach to psychoanalytic therapy, Peterfreund discusses the strategies used by both patient and therapist as they move toward discovery and deeper understanding.

Table of Contents

I. Stereotyped Approaches to Psychoanalytic Therapy  1. Stereotyped Approaches: Examples from Personal Experience  2. Stereotyped Approaches: Examples from the Literature  3. General Characteristics of Stereotyped Approaches  II. A Heuristic Approach to Psychoanalytic Therapy  4. Psychoanalytic Therapy as Heuristic Process  5. The Concept of Heuristic Strategies  6. The Concept of Working Models  7. Working Models in Communication Processes and in Psychoanalytic Therapy  III. Case Illustrations of the Heuristic Approach  8. Case of Mrs. C  9. Case of Mrs. D  10. Case of Mr. E  11. Case of Mr. F  12. Case of Mr. G  IV. Strategies Used in the Therapeutic Process  13. Strategies of the Analyst: General Strategies  14. Strategies of the Analyst: The Analyst as Participant Observer  15. Strategies of the Analyst: The Patient as Participant in the Therapeutic Process  16. Strategies of the Analyst: The Establishment of Meanings  17. Strategies Used by the Patient  18. Some General Characteristics of Heuristic Analytic Sessions  V. Evidence, Explanation, and Effectiveness  19. Evidence and Explanation in Psychoanalytic Therapy  20. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Psychoanalytic Therapy  21. What Makes Psychoanalytic Therapy Effective?

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Emanuel Peterfreumd, a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, was trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in New York City.  He is a member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He is the author of Information, Systems, and Psychoanalysis as well as numerous articles on clinical and theoretical issues.


"[Peterfreund] thinks about questions that matter to all practicing clinicians, and then tells us what he thinks in a writing style notable for both its muscularity and ease. . . . it bears repeating that this is a book of power, clarity, grace, and utility. The analytic community is in his debt."

- Joyce Root, M.D., International Journal of Psychoanalysis