The Homosexualities and the Therapeutic Process

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Fourteen contributions from psychoanalysts discuss how homosexuals can (and should) learn to change their sexual orientation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823623488
  • Publisher: International Universities Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Observations on the Treatment of Homosexual Patients 9
Ch. 2 Homosexuality and Psychosis 29
Ch. 3 The Search for the Vagina in Homosexual Women 47
Ch. 4 Homosexual and Preoedipal Issues in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of a Female-to-Male Transsexual 75
Ch. 5 The Narcissistic Imperative and Therapeutic Alliance in the Opening Phase of the Analytic Treatment of Male Homosexuals 97
Ch. 6 Transitional Phenomena and Anal Narcissism Controlling the Relationship with Representations of the Mother and the Father: The Transference in a Case of Latent Homosexuality 109
Ch. 7 Instinctualization of Ego Functions and Ego Defects in Homosexual Men: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment 143
Ch. 8 Identification Processes in the Therapy of Male Oedipal Homosexuality 159
Ch. 9 The Psychoanalytic Treatment of an Oedipal Male Homosexual 191
Ch. 10 Homosexual Enactments 207
Ch. 11 Homosexual Cruising Compulsion 227
Ch. 12 The Course of Treatment of a Case of Photoexhibitionism in a Homosexual Male 241
Ch. 13 The Unconscious Wish to Develop AIDS: A Case Report 251
Ch. 14 The Specific Tasks in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Well-Structured Sexual Deviations 277
References 293
Name Index 303
Subject Index 307
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