The Ego and Analysis of Defense, by Paul Gray, without a doubt represents a major advance in analytic technique. This book, together with the series of seminal journal articles he published over the past 30 years are a testament to Gray's pioneering intellect. They have stirred up enormous interest and controversy about the most important part of psychoanalytic technique: how the analyst listens. This second edition of Gray's book contains four additional papers, two of them known to his readership from their ...
The Ego and Analysis of Defense, by Paul Gray, without a doubt represents a major advance in analytic technique. This book, together with the series of seminal journal articles he published over the past 30 years are a testament to Gray's pioneering intellect. They have stirred up enormous interest and controversy about the most important part of psychoanalytic technique: how the analyst listens. This second edition of Gray's book contains four additional papers, two of them known to his readership from their publication in 1996 and 2000. The two others contain ideas not published before.
With perfect clarity this book informs the mental health practitioner and scholar on the essential nature of psychoanalysis. It demystifies and defines the ego capacities within the analyst and the patient necessary to do the work of analysis. The technical focus and tools required of the analyst are beautifully explicated, as are multiple sources and contents of resistance inevitably used by patients during the course of treatment. The personal and theoretical difficulties therapists face in doing defense analysis also are brought to light.... The complete anatomy of this method of analysis is drawn...with illuminating clinical examples....This book is equally as useful for supervisors of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy as it is for practitioners, for it offers an exclusive model of the process of supervision that compliments the recommended treatment approach. In its fairness and lucidity, The Ego and Analysis of Defense makes... the technique in defense analysis eminently understandable.
Arnold Richards, M.D.
... The Ego and Analysis of Defense will be read with admiration for Dr. Gray's scholarship and creativity; at the end the reader will find Tray's precision compelling, his argument sound. He's one of the small group of psychoanalysts who have earned the rank of master.
Paul Gray earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees at the University of Chicago. As a training and supervising analyst with the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis for many years, he taught candidates and graduates, as well as social workers and psychiatric residents in the community. Elected twice as Councillor-at-Large, Dr. Gray was active with the American Psychoanalytic Association. For more than thirty years he was a regular participant in the semi-annual conferences of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, held in Princeton, NJ. In 1997, Dr. Gray gave the Freud Memorial Lecture at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In 2000, he received the American Psychoanalytic Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychoanalytic Education, and was the recipient of the Mary S. Sigourney Trust Honorary Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychoanalysis.
Chapter 1 Foreword to the Second Edition
Chapter 2 Foreword
Chapter 3 Preface
Chapter 4 Acknowledgments
Part 5 Part I: Technique
Chapter 6 The Capacity for Viewing Intrapsychic Activity
Chapter 7 ''Developmental Lag'' in the Evolution of Technique
Chapter 8 On Helping Analysands Observe Intrapsychic Activity
Chapter 9 The Nature of Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysis
Chapter 10 The Analysis of the Ego's Inhibiting Superego Activities
Chapter 11 The Analysis of the Ego's Permissive Superego
Chapter 12 Memory as Resistance, and the Telling of a Dream
Part 13 Part II: Teaching and Supervisory Guidelines
Chapter 14 A Guide to Analysis of the Ego in Conflict
Chapter 15 Brief Psychotherapy, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis
Chapter 16 The Ego's Predictable Response to the Unfamiliar Analytic Situation
Chapter 17 A Brief Historical Perspective Regarding Defenses against Instinctual Drive Derivatives Reaching Consciousness
Chapter 18 Reflections on Supervision
Chapter 19 Elements of Supervision
Chapter 20 A Conversation with Paul Gray
Chapter 21 Undoing the Lag in the Technique of Conflict and Defense Analysis
Chapter 22 Facilitating the Analysis of Conflicted Drive Derivatives of Aggression
Chapter 23 Close Process Attention and Termination
Chapter 24 References
Chapter 25 Credits
Chapter 26 Index
Chapter 27 About the Author