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Witnessing Psychoanalysis
From Vienna back to Vienna via Buchenwald and the USA

ISBN 9780946439577
Published December 31, 1990 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

This book contains a collection of articles on social psychology, the psychology of terror and violence, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and the history of psychoanalysis. It also includes Federn's moving memoir of his encounter with Bruno Bettelheim in Buchenwald.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Psychoanalysis in Buchenwald -- On the discussions between Bruno Bettelheim, Dr. Brief and Ernst Federn -- On Social Psychology -- Mental hygiene as applied to the prevention of war -- Some remarks on the meaning of help -- A psycho-social view of ‘drug abuse’ in adolescence -- On the psychology of terror and violence -- The Endurance of Torture -- The Therapeutic Management of Violence -- Some clinical remarks on the psychopathology of genocide -- On the psychology of mass murderers: an exchange of letters between Ernst Federn and Robert Wälder -- On Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy -- The psychotherapeutic personality, as illustrated by Paul Federn and August Aichhorn -- Some challenges and pitfalls of milieu therapy -- On the history of psychoanalysis -- How Freudian are the Freudians? Some remarks on an unpublished letter -- Freud, hero or villain? -- Some remarks on a case of fiction being stranger than life, or How to write or not to write a history of psychoanalysis -- Psychoanalysis: a ‘neutral’ or a ‘committed’ science? -- Psychohistorians discuss psychohistory: some little-known contributions of psychoanalysis to history -- Some further remarks on the relationship between psychoanalysis and politics -- A cooperation through life -- About King Laius and Oedipus: reminiscences from a childhood under the spell of Freud

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