Impasse and Interpretation: Therapeutic and Antitherepeutic Factors in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychotic Borderline

Impasse and Interpretation: Therapeutic and Antitherepeutic Factors in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychotic Borderline

by Herbert Rosenfeld

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415010122
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/1987
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Part One: Introduction. A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Treatment of Psychosis. Part Two: The Analyst's Contribution to Successful and Unsuccessful Treatment. Some Therapeutic and Anti-therapeutic Factors in the Functioning of the Analyst. Breakdown of Communication between Patient and Analyst. Part Three: The Influence of Narcissism on the Analyst's Task. The Narcissistic Omnipotent Character Structure: A Case of Chronic Nypochondriasis. Narcissistic Patients with Negative Therapeutic Reactions. Destructive Narcissism and the Death Instinct. The Problem of Impasse in Psychoanalytic Treatment. Part Four: The Influence of Projective Identification on the Analyst's Task. Projective Identification in Clinical Practice. Projective Identification and the Problem of Containment in a Borderline Psychotic Patient. Further Difficulties in Containing Projective Identification. Projective Identification and the Psychotic Transference in Schizophrenia. Projective Identification and Counter-transference Difficulties in the Course of an Analysis with a Schizophrenic Patient. Part Five: Conclusion. Afterthought: Changing Theories and Changing Techniques in Psychoanalysis. Appendix: on the Treatment of Psychotic States by Psychoanalysis - An Historical Approach. References. Indexes.

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