The Struggle Against Mourning

The Struggle Against Mourning

by Ilany Kogan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765705087

ISBN-13: 9780765705082

Pub. Date: 06/14/2007

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

How does the analyst help the patient to be in touch with pain and mourning? And, what is the analyst's role in the mourning process? Should the analyst struggle to help patients relinquish defenses against pain and mourning, which they may experience as vital to their precarious psychic survival? Or should he or she accompany patients on their way to self-discovery,…  See more details below

Overview

How does the analyst help the patient to be in touch with pain and mourning? And, what is the analyst's role in the mourning process? Should the analyst struggle to help patients relinquish defenses against pain and mourning, which they may experience as vital to their precarious psychic survival? Or should he or she accompany patients on their way to self-discovery, which may not result in the patients letting go of their defenses? The utilization of various defenses and the resulting unresolved mourning reflect the magnitude of the anxiety and pain found on the road to mourning. The ability to mourn and the capacity to bear some helplessness while still finding life meaningful are the objectives of the analytic work in this book.

About the Author:
Ilany Kogan serves as training analyst of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and chief supervisor of the Psychotherapy Center for the Treatment of the Child and Adolescent in Bucharest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765705082
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
06/14/2007
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Revisiting Defenses against Pain and Mourning     9
Obstacles to Individual Mourning     21
Forever Young     23
Lust for Love     47
Unresolved Mourning and Its Bearing on Society     69
Introduction     71
Romania and Its Unresolved Mourning     73
From Enactment to Mental Representation     89
Trauma, Resilience, and Creative Activity     107
On Being a Dead, Beloved Child     123
Obstacles to Mourning in an Age of Terror     157
Introduction     159
Who Am I? Trauma and Identity     161
The Role of the Analyst in the Analytic Cure during Times of Chronic Crises     177
Working with Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors in the Shadow of Terror     199
Epilogue     211
References     219
Index     251
About the Author     263

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