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Clinical Implications Of The Psychoanalyst S Life Experience

Author : Steven Kuchuck
ISBN : 9781134702961
Genre : Psychology
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Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience explores how leaders in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy address the phenomena of the psychoanalyst’s personal life and psychology. In this edited book, each author describes pivotal childhood and adult life events and crises that have contributed to personality formation, personal and professional functioning, choices of theoretical positions, and clinical technique. By expanding psychoanalytic study beyond clinical theory and technique to include a more careful examination of the psychoanalyst’s life events and other subjective phenomena, readers will have an opportunity to focus on specific ways in which these events and crises affect the tenor of the therapist’s presence in the consulting room, and how these occurrences affect clinical choices. Chapters cover a broad range of topics including illness, adoption, sexual identity and experience, trauma, surviving the death of one’s own analyst, working during 9/11, cross cultural issues, growing up in a communist household, and other family dynamics. Throughout, Steven Kuchuck (ed) shows how contemporary psychoanalysis teaches that it is only by acknowledging the therapist’s life experience and resulting psychological makeup that analysts can be most effective in helping their patients. However, to date, few articles and fewer books have been entirely devoted to this topic. Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience forges new ground in exploring these under-researched areas. It will be essential reading for practicing psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, those working in other mental health fields and graduate students alike.

The Therapist As A Person

Author : Barbara Gerson
ISBN : 0881633577
Genre : Psychology
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In this collection of powerfully illuminating and often poignant essays, contributors candidly discuss the impact of central life crises and identity concerns on their work as therapists. With chapters focusing on identity concerns associated with the body-self (body size, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age), urgent life crises, and defining life circumstances, The Therapist as a Person exemplifies the myriad ways in which the therapist's subjectivity shapes his or her interaction with patients. Included in the collection are life events rarely if ever dealt with in the literature: the death of family members, late pregnancy loss, divorce, the failure of the therapist's own therapy, infertility and childlessness, the decision to adopt a child, and the parenting of a profoundly deaf child.

The Enigma Of Desire

Author : Galit Atlas
ISBN : 1138789607
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The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis, introduces new perspectives on desire and longing, in and outside of the analytic relationship. This exciting volume explores the known and unknown, ghosts and demons, sexuality and lust. Galit Atlas discusses the subjects of sex and desire and explores what she terms the Enigmatic and the Pragmatic aspects of sexuality, longing, female desire, sexual inhibition, pregnancy, parenthood and creativity. The author focuses on the levels of communication that take place in the most intimate settings: between mothers and their babies; between lovers; in the unconscious bond of two people- in the consulting room, where two individuals sit alone in one room, looking and listening, breathing and dreaming. Atlas examines the ways in which different languages, translations and integrations focus on birth, death, sexuality, and human bonds. In The Enigma of Desire each chapter opens with a narrative,?a therapeutic story which illustrates both the analyst's and patient's desires and the ways these interact and emerge in the consulting room.? This book will be of interest to anyone who is interested in the intricacies of sex and desire and of great appeal to psychoanalysts, therapists and mental health professionals. ? ? ?

Celebrating The Wounded Healer Psychotherapist

Author : Sharon Klayman Farber
ISBN : 9781317405016
Genre : Psychology
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Why would someone decide to become a psychotherapist? It is well-known within the field that psychoanalysts and psychotherapists are often drawn to their future professions as a result of early traumatic experiences and being helped by their own psychoanalytic treatment. While dedicating their lives to relieving emotional suffering without being judgmental, they fear compromising their reputations if they publicly acknowledge such suffering in themselves. This phenomenon is nearly universal among those in the helping professions, yet there are few books dedicated to the issue. In this innovative book, Farber and a distinguished range of contributors examine how the role of the ‘wounded healer’ was instrumental in the formulation of psychoanalysis, and how using their own woundedness can help clinicians work more effectively with their patients, and advance theory in a more informed manner. Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist will be of interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, graduate students in clinical disciplines including psychology, social work, ministry/chaplaincy and nursing, as well as the general public.

Psychoanalysis And Its Borders

Author : Giuseppe Leo
ISBN : 9788897479024
Genre : Psychology
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Eight outstanding theoreticians of contemporary psychoanalysis reflect on psychoanalysis and its borders and boundaries between it and adjacent disciplines such as neuroscience, psychiatry, and social sciences.

The Family Life Of Psychotherapists

Author : Florence Whiteman Kaslow
ISBN : 086656683X
Genre : Psychology
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All mental health professionals will want to read this exciting book to better understand the reciprocal impact of their professional and family lives. Psychotherapists who frequently work with family clients may find difficulty in making the transition from work to their own family life and back again. Contributors examine the transpositions of personal family life and objective task-oriented work life that occur, with suggestions of how to recognize and cope with the changes. Experts also explore the extraordinary challenges psychotherapists face when treating fellow therapists with family-related problems, or when they themselves need those services.

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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ISBN : UOM:39015015641973
Genre : Psychoanalysis
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