The Embodied Analyst brings together the history of embodied analysis found in the work of Freud and Reich and contemporary relational analysis, particularly as influenced by infant research. By integrating the 'old' embodied and the 'new' relational traditions, the book contributes to a new clinical perspective focusing on form and process rather than content and structure - the 'how', rather than the
'what' and the 'why'. This perspective is characterised by a focus on movement, emotional interaction and the therapists own bodily experience in the analytic encounter.
presents a user-friendly approach to embodied experience, providing the history, theory, training and practice of embodied experience and expression as a way of expanding clinical attention. Starting with a
Spinozan view of the embodied mind, Part One: History of Embodied Psychoanalysis presents an overview of the history of the field in the works of Freud and Reich as well as a look at the Norwegian Character
Analytic tradition . Part Two: Conceptual Framework and Clinical Guidelines explains how clinical interaction can be navigated based on the embodied concepts of subjectivity,
intersubjectivity and reflexivity. Part Three: Embodied Training and Supervision presents innovative approaches to training in emotional communication inspired by the performing arts. The book ends with a consideration of the embodied analyst in the 21st century consulting room.
Capturing key aspects of a transitional movement in the development of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy,
The Embodied Analyst is ideal for those working and training in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
About the Author
Jon Sletvold is a Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He is former chair of the Psychotherapy Speciality Board of the Norwegian Psychological Association and is co-editor of two previous books.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Preface. Chapter 1: The Embodied Mind. Part One: History of Embodied Psychoanalysis. Chapter 2: The History of Embodied Analysis – Freud and Reich. Chapter 3 – Character Analysis and Reichian Body-Work. Chapter 4: The Norwegian Character Analytic Tradition. Part Two: Conceptual Framework and Clinical Guidelines. Chapter 5: Navigating Clinical Interaction: Memory and Overview. Chapter 6: Embodied Subjectivity: Freud’s "Ich" and the Embodied Self. Chapter 7: Embodied Intersubjectivity: "You" in Mind. Chapter 8: Embodied Reflexivity: "We" in Mind. Chapter 9: Clinical Perspectives on Two Body Psychology. Part Three: Embodied Training and Supervision. Chapter 10: Training to Work with Unconscious Embodied Expressions. Chapter 11: Embodied Supervision: Making Unconscious Relational Experience Conscious. Chapter 12: The Embodied Analyst in the 21st Century Consulting Room. References. Index.