The Mystery of Analytical Work: Weavings From Jung and Bion / Edition 1
ISBN-10:
041554775X
ISBN-13:
9780415547758
Pub. Date:
12/19/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Mystery of Analytical Work: Weavings From Jung and Bion / Edition 1

The Mystery of Analytical Work: Weavings From Jung and Bion / Edition 1

by Barbara Stevens Sullivan

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ISBN-13: 9780415547758
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/19/2009
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Stevens Sullivan is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Oakland, California and a training analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she is on the teaching faculty. She has previously written Psychotherapy Grounded in the Feminine Principle (Chiron, 1989) and two novels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp|viii

1 Beginning with relatedness 1

What is analysis? 22

Taking a symbolic attitude 23

The relationship is central 25

Part 1 Theoretical considerations 29

2 The creative unconscious and the Self 31

The primacy of the psyche 35

"O" 38

The collective unconscious 45

The Self 50

The Self and the self 59

The relationship between the "I" and the Self 63

Truth and lies 66

3 The work of life 67

Experiencing emotional life 68

Processing emotional experience 69

Alpha elements 74

The contact barrier 78

The development of a function 81

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a function in the analytic situation 88

Gertrude 96

Discussion 107

The hour as a dream 111

4 The structure of psychopathology 117

The narcissistic complex 121

God and worm 126

The structure of pathology imaged in a dream 134

Rosenfeld's narcissistic omnipotent character structure 150

Penny 155

Working through Penny's complex 160

5 Truth and lies 167

The individuation drive 170

The nature of truth 181

-K and K 194

Part 2 Clinical implications 207

6 The listening process 209

Without memory, understanding or desire 214

Definitions 216

The volatile nature of truth 218

Being in the now 221

Making the volatile fixed 225

Not-knowing 226

The transcendent function 231

The frightful fiend 233

Faith 234

The analytic perspective 236

Fear of change 240

7 Transformation 243

Transformation in K: clinical example 245

Transformations in O 246

Jung's exploration of transformation 250

Susan 252

Sarah 254

Conclusion 257

Bibliography 261

Index 267

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