But at the Same Time and on Another Level

Author: James S. Grotstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429911653
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'This work is organized as a primer and handbook, a "beginning", to elucidate general principles on how the psychoanalyst or psychoanalytically informed psychotherapist may optimally provide and maintain the setting for the psychoanalysis, listen to and process the analysand's or patient's free associations, and ultimately intervene with interpretations - principally from the Kleinian/Bionian perspective, including the contemporary London post-Kleinians and today's Kleinians and Bionians elsewhere. This present work seeks to follow in that tradition in respecting the foundational work of Klein's original contributions and demonstrating how they naturally emerge into contemporary (post-)Kleinian and "Bionian" thinking.' - From the Introduction

But at the Same Time and on Another Level

Author: James S. Grotstein
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855757605
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James Grotstein describes in detail how to understand and to interpret in an analytic session. Clinical sessions are described in stenographic detail and display complete sessions. The author goes to great lengths to detail his private observations, reveries, and countertransferences as well as his thinking about how, when, and what should be interpreted.

But at the Same Time and on Another Level

Author: James S. Grotstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429911645
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'This volume describes in detail my impression of specifically how to understand and to interpret in an analytic session. The reader will note that I present clinical sessions in stenographic detail and display complete sessions. It will be noted that I do not include past history but do make reference to it when it is necessary to understand the text. In the sessions of my own analysands and in those of others, I go to great lengths to detail my private observations, reveries, and countertransferences as well as my thinking about how, when, and what should be interpreted.' - From the Introduction

Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream

Author: James S. Grotstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113490181X
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In Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream? A Study of Psychic Presences, James Grotstein integrates some of his most important work of recent years in addressing fundamental questions of human psychology and spirituality. He explores two quintessential and interrelated psychoanalytic problems: the nature of the unconscious mind and the meaning and inner structure of human subjectivity. To this end, he teases apart the complex, tangled threads that constitute self-experience, delineating psychic presences and mystifying dualities, subjects with varying perspectives and functions, and objects with different, often phantasmagoric properties. Whether he is expounding on the Unconscious as a range of dimensions understandable in terms of nonlinear concepts of chaos, complexity, and emergence theory; modifying the psychoanalytic concept of psychic determinism by joining it to the concept of autochthony; comparing Melanie Klein's notion of the archaic Oedipus complex with the ancient Greek myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur; or examining the relationship between the stories of Oedipus and Christ, Grotstein emerges as an analyst whose clinical sensibility has been profoundly deepened by his scholarly use of mythology, classical thought, and contemporary philosophy. The result is both an important synthesis of major currents of contemporary psychoanalytic thought and a moving exploration of the nature of human suffering and spirituality.

A Beam of Intense Darkness

Author: James S. Grotstein
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855754485
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The scope of this work is to synopsize, synthesize, extend, and to challenge Bion in a reader-friendly manner. Presenting the most important legacy-ideas for psychoanalysis--the ideas that are on the cutting edge of the field that need to be known by the mental health profession at large--it highlights and defines the broader and deeper implications of his works. A Beam of Intense Darkness presents Bion's ideas faithfully and also uses his ideas as launching pads for the author's conjectures about where Bion's ideas point. This includes such ideas as "the Language of Achievement", "reverie," "truth," "O," and "transformations"-in, of, and from it, but also " L," "H," and "K" linkages (to show how Bion rerouted Freud's instinctual drives to emotions), "container/contained", Bion's ideas on "dreaming," "becoming," "thoughts without a thinker," "the Grid," his erasure of the distinction between Freud's, "primary and secondary processes " and the "pleasure" and "reality principles," "reversible perspective," "shifting vertices," "binocular vision," "contact-barrier," the replacement of "consciousness" and "unconsciousness" with infinity and finiteness, Bion's use of models, his distinction between "mentalization" and "thinking," as well as many other items.

The Early Years of Life

Author: Gertraud Diem-Wille
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855757109
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`Professor Diem-Wille has done a remarkable job in bringing to her readers the latest observations on child development, based on the ideas of Freud and Klein as implemented in work at the Tavistock Clinic in London and at the University of Vienna. The book is of great relevance to professionals in the human relations field, but is also written in such a readable and humane manner that it should appeal to countless parents of young children. I strongly recommend it.' Anton Obholzer, Director, Tavistock Clinic, London, 1985-2002 `Diem-Wille treats her readers with great sensitivity, never wanting to prescribe, emphasizing the wide range of "normal behaviour" and taking into account the doubts and objections which might be raised regarding the views put forward. It is a book which will be of great value to parents, teachers, paediatricians, and all those concerned with furthering the understanding of children.' Isca Salzberger-Wittenberg, author of The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching `This book provides a powerfully argued and beautifully constructed account of the early development of the child in the family context from a psychoanalytic perspective [...] The breadth of the scholarship, depth of the clinical thinking, and skill that is in evidence will also make the book of real interest and relevance to readers already familiar with the psychoanalytic terrain. To an impressive degree the author brings together fundamental theories of psychoanalysis, insights from infant observation, knowledge of empirical research in child development, aspects of modern neuroscience, and a very substantial experience of clinical work in parent-infant psychotherapy and child analysis. This latter is particularly welcome since the importance of child analysis for the contemporary understanding of child developmental issues is sometimes not adequately appreciated. The examples drawn from sustained analytic work with children demonstrate both the nature of the children's suffering and the way in which analysis, through close attention to their unconscious anxieties, can relieve this and open up their capacity for emotional and cognitive development and for enjoyment of their lives.' From the preface by Margaret Rustin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Wilfred Bion

Author: Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429924062
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Wilfred Bion's unpublished lectures at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in April in 1967 represent a unique opportunity for students either new to or continuing in the study of Bion's unique psychoanalytic vertex. Here one can both read - and hear - Bion's clear exposition of his clinical and theoretical thinking to an audience of primarily Freudian trained American analysts, most of whom were new to his ideas. The first lecture sets out Bion's ideas on 'memory and desire' in a paper that set the benchmark in the origins of contemporary Kleinian clinical technique. Bion discusses the various factors that facilitate optimal listening receptivity in the analyst, for example how one differentiates the 'K' link vis-a-vis 'transformations in O.' In the second lecture, Bion defined projective identification, container/contained and 'beta elements'- and how these ideas serve as an orienting template for the analyst's understanding of 'proto-mental' states of mind, either in psychotic, borderline or neurotic patients. He clarifies these ideas while engaging with the queries of renowned American analysts, such as Ralph Greenson.

Experiences in Groups

Author: W.R. Bion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134954492
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A classic study which, by synthesizing the approaches of psychoanalysis and group dynamics, has added a new dimension to the understanding of group phenomena.

Individualizing Gender and Sexuality

Author: Nancy J. Chodorow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136719466
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Nancy Chodorow, in her groundbreaking book The Reproduction of Mothering, quite simply changed the conversation in at least three areas of study: psychoanalysis, women's studies, and sociology. In her latest book, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality, she examines the complexity and uniqueness of each person's personal creation of sexuality and gender and the ways that these interrelate with other aspects of psychic and cultural life. She brings her well-known theoretical agility, wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, and clinical experience to every chapter, advocating for the clinician's openness, curiosity, and theoretical pluralism. The book begins with reflections on Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, followed by considerations of Melanie Klein and Stephen Mitchell, as well as on her own work and on the postmodern turn in psychoanalytic gender theory. Subsequent chapters address contemporary clinical-cultural issues such as women and work, women and motherhood, and men and violence. Concluding chapters elaborate on the multiple ingredients and the personal affective, conflictual, and defensive constellations and processes that create sexuality and gender in each individual. Ending with a chapter on homosexualities as compromise formations, Chodorow deepens her account of clinical individuality and sex-gender transference-countertransference while bringing her readers back to Freud and to the many strands that followed, as she consolidates a consistent line of interest in sexuality and gender, theory and practice, sustained over a lifetime.

Scary Old Sex

Author: Arlene Heyman
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632862334
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A woman goes about certain rituals of sex with her second husband, sharing the bed with the ghosts of her sexual past. A beautiful young art student embarks on an affair with a much older, married, famous artist. A middle-aged woman struggles with the decline of her mother, once glamorous and still commanding; their fraught relationship causes unexpected feelings, both shaming and brutal. A man finds that his father has died while in the midst of extra-marital sex and wonders what he should do with the body. And a boy sits in his Calculus class, fantasizing about a schoolmate's breasts and worrying about his father lying in hospital, as outside his classroom window the Twin Towers begin to fall. In this stunning, taboo-breaking debut, Arlene Heyman, a practicing psychiatrist, gives us what really goes on in people's minds, relationships, and beds. Raw, tender, funny, truthful and often shocking, Scary Old Sex is a fierce exploration of the chaos and beauty of life.