Learning Disabilities and Psychic Conflict: A Psychoanalytic Casebook

Learning Disabilities and Psychic Conflict: A Psychoanalytic Casebook

by Arden Aibel Rothstein, Jules Glenn
     
 

This book will sensitize analysts to the presence of learning disabilities in cases where they might not consider this possibility. It opens with a discussion of the clinical, theoretical, and technical issues in the analysis of patients with learning disabilities, and goes on to review the literature on the subject. In-depth data from nine psychoanalyses (5 children,…  See more details below

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This book will sensitize analysts to the presence of learning disabilities in cases where they might not consider this possibility. It opens with a discussion of the clinical, theoretical, and technical issues in the analysis of patients with learning disabilities, and goes on to review the literature on the subject. In-depth data from nine psychoanalyses (5 children, 1 adolescent, and 3 adults) follows, providing a wealth of detail on the psychoanalytic process, the nature of transferences and countertransferences, past and present environmental influences, the character of defenses, and the affects and wishes they defended against. Diagnostic psychological test findings are presented in each case.

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Reviewer: Tony A. Fletcher, PsyD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the first text to address learning disabilities (LD), usually associated with neuropsychology, from a psychoanalytic approach. The authors accumulate the current research and the clinical expertise of several therapists into a case illustration of relevant knowledge in effectively treating individuals with LD. They take into consideration the cognitive difficulties as well as the secondary emotional dilemmas these individuals face daily.
Purpose: The purpose is to give mental health professionals additional treatment options that deal with patients' psychological and emotional dimensions. Traditionally treating their psychic conflicts have been overlooked and undertreated. This is an important, timely, and much needed understanding of LD that addresses psychological factors that play an intricate role in appropriate treatment.
Audience: This book is written for graduate course study in psychoanalytic therapy and will be an invaluable resource for the practicing professional who works with patients with LD. The authors are leading experts in psychoanalysis and give practical applications for this particular population.
Features: This book includes several clinical case vignettes which help to round out the appreciation of the plight of individuals with LD and possible treatment for these individuals. There are sufficient tables and figures that aid in the illustration of the authors' understanding and benefits gained by the use of psychoanalytic treatment. The references give an innovative look at the use of psychoanalytic treatment to a traditionally viewed neurological disturbance.
Assessment: This extremely useful therapeutic guide to treatment is a must-read for any clinician who treats individuals with LD. It brings together theoretical concepts, relevant research, and clinical applicability, and connects them with clinical vignettes to aid in the appreciation and appropriate treatment of LD.
Tony A. Fletcher
This is the first text to address learning disabilities (LD), usually associated with neuropsychology, from a psychoanalytic approach. The authors accumulate the current research and the clinical expertise of several therapists into a case illustration of relevant knowledge in effectively treating individuals with LD. They take into consideration the cognitive difficulties as well as the secondary emotional dilemmas these individuals face daily. The purpose is to give mental health professionals additional treatment options that deal with patients' psychological and emotional dimensions. Traditionally treating their psychic conflicts have been overlooked and undertreated. This is an important, timely, and much needed understanding of LD that addresses psychological factors that play an intricate role in appropriate treatment. This book is written for graduate course study in psychoanalytic therapy and will be an invaluable resource for the practicing professional who works with patients with LD. The authors are leading experts in psychoanalysis and give practical applications for this particular population. This book includes several clinical case vignettes which help to round out the appreciation of the plight of individuals with LD and possible treatment for these individuals. There are sufficient tables and figures that aid in the illustration of the authors' understanding and benefits gained by the use of psychoanalytic treatment. The references give an innovative look at the use of psychoanalytic treatment to a traditionally viewed neurological disturbance. This extremely useful therapeutic guide to treatment is a must-read for any clinician who treats individuals with LD. Itbrings together theoretical concepts, relevant research, and clinical applicability, and connects them with clinical vignettes to aid in the appreciation and appropriate treatment of LD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823629527
Publisher:
International Universities Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.31(d)

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