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From the Publisher"These essays are both moving and informative because their authors are willing to share with us not only their sophisticated clinical experiences but also their personal experiences of the mutually transforming relationship between therapist and the person with AIDS who seeks counseling. Hope and Mortality is wonderfully open to questioning assumptions, even as it demonstrates how interpersonal and relational psychoanalytic thinking can illuminate a difficult treatment journey. It is essential reading for clinicians of our time."
- Gillian Walker, ACSW, Author, In the Midst of Winter
“Hope and Mortality is a much needed, beautifully done book. The chapters on technique are wise; the case studies poignant and illuminating. Overall, the book is essential for those who work with AIDS patients, and extremely useful to anyone who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy."
- Jay Greenberg, Ph.D., Contemporary Psychoanalysis
"For anyone who might ask where generosity, humanity, and flexibility have gone in mental health care, the answer is that they are present every day in psychodynamic work with AIDS patients. The cutting edge of psychotherapy is here, in the pressure cooker" of engagement with people made inescapably aware of their mortality. This is a book for every psychotherapist. n particular, I cannot imagine a clinician reading Mark Blechner's wise and measured overview chapter without gaining a sense of renewal."
- Peter D. Kramer, M.D., Author, Listening to Prozac