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Working the Organizing Experience: Transforming Psychotic, Schizoid, and Autistic States

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This text addresses the earliest stage of the infant's attachment to the mother and shows how we can use the understanding of their origin of severe psychopathology in psychotherapy. The author advocates discrete, limited and well-timed physically interpretive touching in therapy.

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Overview

This text addresses the earliest stage of the infant's attachment to the mother and shows how we can use the understanding of their origin of severe psychopathology in psychotherapy. The author advocates discrete, limited and well-timed physically interpretive touching in therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568212555
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Special Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. I The Organizing Experience and Its Context in Personality
1 A Shattered Self 3
2 The Backdrop for the Organizing Experience 23
3 Listening to Relatedness Experience 33
Pt. II The Organizing Experience and Transference Psychosis
4 Listening to Organizing Experience 51
5 Defining the Organizing Experience 61
6 The Organizing Transference 73
Pt. III The Path to Organizing Experience
7 Considering Craziness 99
8 The Quest for Reliable Connection 109
9 The Experience of the Reflexive World 119
10 The Idiosyncratic Use of Symbols, with a Case Illustration by Frances Tustin 131
11 Nonhuman Imagery, Focus on Physical Sensations, and Orientation in Time and Space 145
12 Transformation Through Connection 151
13 Transference Psychosis: The Rupture of Contact 161
14 Countertransference to the Organizing Experience 173
Pt. IV Technical and Managerial Issues Involved in Working the Organizing Experience
15 Overview of Technical and Theoretical Issues 181
16 Common Subjective Concerns and Empathic Considerations 209
17 Case Management Issues 261
18 Concluding Thoughts 269
Appendix: Informed Consent Regarding Limited Physical Contact During Psychotherapy 275
References 279
Index 287
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