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The Intimate Edge: Extending the Reach of Psychoanalytic Interaction

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From an interactive perspective, the author proposes a "theory of therapeutic action", focusing on what is healing in psychoanalysis, whether or not it evolves from "technique".
Using vivid case examples, she looks at the "intimate edge", intense encounters and playfulness in a way that is based in traditional psychoanalytic thought and yet open to the possibilities of the moment.
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Overview

From an interactive perspective, the author proposes a "theory of therapeutic action", focusing on what is healing in psychoanalysis, whether or not it evolves from "technique".
Using vivid case examples, she looks at the "intimate edge", intense encounters and playfulness in a way that is based in traditional psychoanalytic thought and yet open to the possibilities of the moment.
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Using case examples, psychoanalyst Ehrenberg elaborates why the recognition of the interactive nature of the analytic field has profound and radical implications for one's thinking about analytic technique, regardless of theoretical orientation. For clinicians and other interested readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393701401
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Awakening of Desire 1
Ch. 2 Analytic Interaction Beyond Words 13
Ch. 3 The "Intimate Edge" 33
Ch. 4 On the Question of Analyzability 49
Ch. 5 Structuring a Psychoanalytic Engagement 64
Ch. 6 Dangers of Countertransference Resistance 80
Ch. 7 Constructive Use of Countertransference 95
Ch. 8 Playfulness 116
Ch. 9 The Role of Encounter in the Process of Working Through 140
Ch. 10 Abuse and Desire 159
Epilogue 192
Notes 195
References 199
Index 206
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