This book allows patients to speak for themselves about their psychoanalytic experiences. It challenges the preconceived perception that the analytic practitioner "knows best" when it comes to treatment, and responds to the growing sophistication of those seeking the treatment.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction: central conceptual issues -- Meeting the challenge -- Beginning the analytic journey -- Working with the transference -- The quality of engagement -- The paternal transference -- Ending the analysis -- Post analytic reflections -- A difficult question: to recommend analysis or not? -- Drawing together key findings -- Clinical implications for psychoanalytic practice