Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis: A Memorial Volume to Ralph R. Greenson

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The exciting discovery of several incomplete chapters of Ralph R. Greenson's long awaited Volume II of The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis form the cornerstone of this memorial to a man considered by many to be the best clinical psychoanalyst of his generation. Using the detailed outlines of the chapters that Greenson had intended to write, the editors have solicited prominent American psychoanalysts to cover the planned content areas. Such adherence to Greenson's plan makes this a worthy companion to ...
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Overview

The exciting discovery of several incomplete chapters of Ralph R. Greenson's long awaited Volume II of The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis form the cornerstone of this memorial to a man considered by many to be the best clinical psychoanalyst of his generation. Using the detailed outlines of the chapters that Greenson had intended to write, the editors have solicited prominent American psychoanalysts to cover the planned content areas. Such adherence to Greenson's plan makes this a worthy companion to Volume I. One of the most important contributions of Volume I was its elucidation of the clinical implications of the structural model. The contributors to Volume II continue this theoretical heritage as they use the advances in theory of technique to expand on the areas Greenson deemed important. The interpretative process, for example, is examined in detail. So are the issues of suitability and the technical problems posed by acting-out and by countertransference. The analytic process is examined with particular emphases on working through, dream interpretation, and the termination phase. Other areas deemed important by the editors also receive emphasis; these include the goals of psychoanalysis and analytic work with sicker patients. In keeping with Greenson's interest in the clinical encounter, this book is a teaching volume for practicing clinicians. A consistent clinical emphasis with the use of vignettes or lengthier case examples maintains a clinical focus that will make this volume invaluable for both the student as well as the experienced psychoanalyst. Sufficient clinical examples are provided to allow for the easy commerce between theory and technique that made Volume I so valuable.
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The exciting discovery of several incomplete chapters of the late Greenson's (d. 1979) long awaited volume II of The technique and practice of psychoanalysis form the cornerstone of this memorial to a man considered by many to be the best clinical psychoanalyst of his generation. Using the detailed outlines of the chapters that Greenson had intended to write, editors Sugarman, Robert A. Nemiroff, and Daniel P. Greenson have solicited prominent American psychoanalysts to cover the planned content areas, making this a worthy companion to Volume I. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823683222
  • Publisher: International Universities Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 538
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction
Ch. 1 Beginnings: The Preliminary Contacts with the Patient 1
Ch. 2 Assessment of Analyzability 43
Ch. 3 The Goals of Psychoanalysis Reconsidered 63
Ch. 4 Treatment Goals in Psychoanalysis 91
Ch. 5 Interpretation 101
Ch. 6 The Evolution of the Concept of Interpretation 117
Ch. 7 The "Rule" and Role of Abstinence in Psychoanalysis 135
Ch. 8 An Example of the Reconstruction of Trauma 159
Ch. 9 Basic Technical Suggestions for Dream Interpretation 181
Ch. 10 The Male Genital in the Manifest Content of Dreams 211
Ch. 11 Working Through 221
Ch. 12 Some Defensive Aspects of the Masturbation Fantasy and the Necessity to Work It Through 235
Ch. 13 Acting Out 251
Ch. 14 Acting Out and Its Technical Management 263
Ch. 15 Countertransference 279
Ch. 16 Transference, Countertransference, and the Real Relationship: A Study and Reassessment of Greenson's Views of the Patient/Analyst Dyad 285
Ch. 17 Countertransference and Counterdefense 305
Ch. 18 The Working Alliance Revisited: An Intersubjective Perspective 323
Ch. 19 Problems of Termination 341
Ch. 20 Termination: A Case Report of the End Phase of an "Interminable" Analysis 343
Ch. 21 About Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Primitive States: From Gigolo to Self Realization--The Turning Point 383
Ch. 22 Screens, Splits, Frames, and Keys: The Analysis of an Omnipotent Man 427
References 461
Name Index 481
Subject Index 485
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