Nearly a century has passed since Freud's theories unleashed a revolution in our understanding of the human psyche. Yet, as Arnold Modell firmly points out, we still do not possess a theory that explains how psychoanalysis works. Other Times, Other Realities provides brilliant insight into this perplexing problem and lays the foundation for a comprehensive theory of psychoanalytic treatment. Modell's careful consideration of Freudian theory, the interpretations of contemporary ego psychology, and the contribution of object theory discloses the changing significance of the fundamental elements of the therapeutic process.
In Other Times, Other Realities, readers will discover an illuminating synthesis of concepts underlying the various interpretations of the psychoanalytic process.
About the Author
Arnold H. Modell is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Hospital.
Table of Contents
1. Freud's Theory of Psychoanalytic Treatment
2. Play, Illusion, and the Setting of Psychoanalysis
3. Transference and Levels of Reality
4. Repetition and Retranscription
5. Experiencing Time
6. The Act of Interpretation
7. The Schizoid Dilemma and Other Forms of Resistance
8. The Patient's Use of the Therapist
9. Paradox and Therapeutic Dilemmas
10. Theories of Psychoanalytic Treatment