Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

by Robert Waska


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855757202
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Combined Persecutory and Depressive Trauma 1

Chapter 1 Psychoanalysis as defined by the clinical situation: Establishing analytic contact with acutely troubled patients 3

Chapter 2 When suffering never ends: The internal experience of the paranoid and the depressive world colliding 23

Chapter 3 When patients face the dual threat of depressive and paranoid phantasies 41

Chapter 4 Unresolved depressive and paranoid phantasies: Certain clinical difficulties 57

Chapter 5 Longing for the disappointing object and dreading its return 69

Part II Analytic Contact in Untraditional Clinical Situations 89

Chapter 6 Low-frequency Kleinian psychoanalysis: Establishing analytic contact with a new case 91

Chapter 7 A Kleinian view of psychoanalytic couples therapy 111

Chapter 8 Clinical issues in couples treatment 131

Chapter 9 Optimism as a way to save the self and the object 149

Chapter 10 Why won't the voices leave me alone: Patients who live in a world of persecutory anxiety 167

Part III Counter-Transference and the Establishment of Analytic Contact 183

Chapter 11 Using the counter-transference: Analytic contact, projective identification, and transference phantasy states 185

Chapter 12 The counter-transference and analytic contact 205

Summary 225

Bibliography 231

Index 239

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