Treating Character Disorders (The Master Work)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568211589
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/7/1977
  • Edition description: 1st softcover ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. I Identity and Psychopathology 1
1 Psychopathologic Aspects of the Identity Sense 3
2 Defensive Meaning of a Specific Anxiety Syndrome 10
3 The Submerged Ego 19
4 The Frozen Introject 29
5 Compulsory Happiness: Adolescent Despair 41
6 Fantasy Formation, Ego Defect, and Identity Problems 55
7 Identity Problems 67
8 The Blank Self 79
9 The Concrete and Difficult Patient 92
Pt. II Developmental and Ego Aspects of Psychopathology 103
10 Maternal Introjection and Ego Defect 105
11 Frustration and Externalization 117
12 Aggression: Adaptive and Disruptive Aspects 126
13 Regressed States, Timelessness, and Ego Synthesis 136
14 The Symbiotic Phase 148
Pt. III Special Types of Object Relationships 177
15 Mutual Adaptation in Various Object Relationships 179
16 Resistance and External Object Relations 194
17 Integrative Aspects of Object Relationships 210
18 Treatment of Marital Disharmonies: The Classical Approach 221
19 Characterological Aspects of Marital Interaction 253
Pt. IV Clinical and Technical Issues 261
20 Transference, Incorporation, and Synthesis 263
21 The Influence of Interpretation Upon Schizophrenic Patients 279
22 Modern Psychoanalysis and Modern Psychoanalysts: A Review 292
23 The Need to Be Helped 316
24 Technical Difficulties in Treating Some Characterological Disorders: Countertransference Problems 327
25 The Treatment of Characterological Disorders 340
26 The Analytic Setting and the Treatment of Psychoses 356
27 Interpretation and Definition of the Analytic Setting 367
Pt. V Psychosomatic Considerations 379
28 Some Affective Meanings of Dizziness 381
29 The Ego and the Psychosomatic State 388
30 Somatic Symptoms and the Transference Neurosis 402
31 Ego Equilibrium and Cancer of the Breast 415
Pt. VI Ego Adaptations and Creativity 427
32 On Scientific Creativity 429
33 The Ego Ideal of a Creative Scientist 444
34 Dreams and the Creative Process 460
35 Characterological Factors and the Creative Personality 475
36 Creativity, Adolescence, and Inevitable Failure 489
References 509
Index 523
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