Conversations in Self Psychology

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Volume 13 provides valuable examples of the very type of clinically grounded theorizing that represents progress in self psychology. The opening section of clinical papers encompasses compensatory structures, facilitating responsiveness, repressed memories, mature selfobject experience, shame in the analyst, and the resolution of intersubjective impasses. Two self-psychologically informed approaches to supervision are followed by a section of contemporary explorations of sexuality. Contributions to therapy address transference and countertransference issues in drama therapy, an intersubjective approach to conjoint family therapy, and the subjective worlds of profound abuse survivors. A concluding section of studies in applied self psychology round out this broad and illuminating survey of the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881632583
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Progress in Self Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnold Goldberg, M.D., is the Cynthia Oudejan Harris, M.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Rush Medical College in Chicago, and Training and Supervising Analyst, Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including Being of Two Minds: The Vertical Split in Psychoanalysis (TAP, 1999) and Errant Selves: A Casebook of Misbehavior (TAP, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Part I: Clinical. Tolpin, Compensatory Structures: Paths to the Restoration of the Self. Fosshage, "Compensatory" or "Primary": An Alternative View - Discussion of Marian Tolpin's "Compensatory Structures." Tolpin, Response to Fosshage. Fosshage, Listening/Experiencing Perspectives and the Quest for a Facilitating Responsiveness. Bacal, Optimal Responsiveness and Analytic Listening: Discussion of James L. Fosshage's "Listening/Experiencing Perspectives and the Quest for a Facilitating Responsiveness." Eldridge, Walking into the Eye of the Storm: Encountering "Repressed Memories" in the Therapeutic Context. Hagman, Mature Selfobject Experience. Stein, The Shame Experience of the Analyst. Miller, The Nondifficult Patient and the Nondifficult Analyst: Resolving the Impasse of Intersubjective Pseudoconjunction. Part II: Supervision. Rosbrow, From Parallel Process to Developmental Process. Koenig, The Drift Toward Contemporary Self Psychology: Supervision on the Cusp of a Change in Theory. Part III: Sexuality. Shelby, The Self and Orientation: The Case of Mr. G. Solomon, Discussion of Shelby's "The Self and Orientation: The Case of Mr. G." Kassoff, The Self in Orientation: Issues of Female Homosexuality. Abramowitz, A Discussion of Lesbians and Psychoanalytic Culture and a Response to Kassoff's Treatment of a Homosexual Woman. Brothers, The Leather Princess: Sadomasochism as the Rescripting of Trauma Scenarios. Part IV: Therapy. Kindler, Lonely as a Cloud: Finding Daffodils in the House of Terror - Transference and Countertransference in Drama Therapy with a Ten-Year-Old Boy. Shaddock, An Intersubjective Approach to Conjoint Family Therapy. Hirschman, Restoring Complexity to the Subjective Worlds of Profound Abuse Survivors. Part V: Applied. Lachmann, Lachmann, The Evil Self of the Serial Killer. Rachman, Sandor Ferenczi and the Evolution of a Self Psychology Framework in Psychoanalysis. Schultz, The Prositute in the Film Klute: A Self-Psychological Analysis.

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