Reluctant Treasures: The Practice of Analytic Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Reluctant Treasures: The Practice of Analytic Psychotherapy / Edition 1

by Gordon Warme
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568212178

ISBN-13: 9781568212173

Pub. Date: 08/01/1994

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

This book is about the complexities of psychoanalytic practice. It aims to instruct students and practitioners in the ambiguities and contradictions that make analytic work difficult - if not infuriatingly difficult - and, at the very same time, an activity of consuming interest. Freud's position was clear. Patients present themselves to us in particular ways and, in…  See more details below

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This book is about the complexities of psychoanalytic practice. It aims to instruct students and practitioners in the ambiguities and contradictions that make analytic work difficult - if not infuriatingly difficult - and, at the very same time, an activity of consuming interest. Freud's position was clear. Patients present themselves to us in particular ways and, in our curiously skeptical analytic manner, we realize that they firmly reside in an inflexibly preferred psychological world. That world cunningly denies any other world. Every other reality is thereby rendered impossible and nonexistent - in other words, is repressed. In the language of Wittgenstein, the "states of affairs" that the patient announces to us are his vehemently adhered to and precious realities, and all other states of affairs are denied any existence or plausibility. Psychoanalytic theory is at great pains to deny this and to assert that every reality is both relevant and arbitrary, both understandable and refutable. With this as background, Dr. Warme spells out the oddly ambiguous technical consequences of the psychoanalytic position. Covering such issues as interpretation, transference and countertransference, and the idea of change, this book will appeal to anyone who practices analysis or analytically based psychotherapy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568212173
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 5.68(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Ironic Science1
2The Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Theory15
3The Therapeutic Contract39
4Regressive and Progressive Diversification61
5Changes in Language81
6The Analyst's Regressive and Progressive Participation in the Treatment101
7Transference and Countertransference111
8Interpretation131
9The Analyst's Paradigmatic Intervention149
10Abstinence and the Analytic Attitude169
11Yielding to the Pressure to Deviate187
12The Problem of Developmental Change203
13Preferred Metaphors of Change229
References249
Index257

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