Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich

Author: Emily A. Kuriloff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136930418
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For most of the twentieth century, Jewish and/or politically leftist European psychoanalysts rarely linked their personal trauma history to their professional lives, for they hoped their theory—their Truth—would transcend subjectivity and achieve a universality not unlike the advances in the "hard" sciences. Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich confronts the ways in which previously avoided persecution, expulsion, loss and displacement before, during and after the Holocaust shaped what was, and remains a dominant movement in western culture. Emily Kuriloff uses unpublished original source material, as well as personal interviews conducted with émigré /survivor analysts, and scholars who have studied the period, revealing how the quality of relatedness between people determines what is possible for them to know and do, both personally and professionally. Kuriloff’s research spans the globe, including the analytic communities of the United States, England, Germany, France, and Israel amidst the extraordinary events of the twentieth century. Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich addresses the future of psychoanalysis in the voices of the second generation—thinkers and clinicians whose legacies and work remains informed by the pain and triumph of their parents' and mentors' Holocaust stories. These unprecedented revelations influence not only our understanding of mental health work, but of history, art, politics and education. Psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, cultural historians, Jewish and specifically Holocaust scholars will find this volume compelling.

Normalizing the Balkans

Author: Professor Dušan I Bjelic
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409494721
Format: PDF, ePub
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Normalizing the Balkans argues that, following the historical patterns of colonial psychoanalysis and psychiatry in British India and French Africa as well as Nazi psychoanalysis and psychiatry, the psychoanalysis and psychiatry of the Balkans during the 1990s deployed the language of psychic normality to represent the space of the Other as insane geography and to justify its military, or its symbolic, takeover. Freud's self-analysis, influenced by his journeys through the Balkans, was a harbinger of orientalism as articulated by Said. However, whereas Said intended Orientalism to be a critique of the historical construction of the Orient by, and in relation to, the West, for Freud it constituted a medical and psychic truth. Freud’s self-orientalization became the structural foundation of psychoanalytic language, which had tragic consequences in the Balkans when a demonic conjunction developed between the ingrained self-orientalizing structure of psychoanalysis and the Balkans' own propensity for self-orientalization. In the 1990s, in the ex-Yugoslav cultural space, psychoanalytic language was used by the Serb psychiatrist-politicians Drs. Raškovic and Karadžic as conceptual justification for inter-ethnic violence. Kristeva's discourse on abject geography and Žižek's conceptualization of the Balkans as the Real have done violence to the region in an intellectual register on behalf of universal subjectivity. Following Gramsci’s and Said’s 'discourse-geography' Bjelic transmutes the psychoanalytic topos of the “imaginary geography” of the Balkans into the geopolitics inherent in psychoanalytic language itself, and takes to task the practices of normalization that underpin the Balkans’ politics of madness.

Psychotherapie der Borderline Pers nlichkeit

Author: John F Clarkin
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608264760
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Für die Behandlung von Borderline-Patienten hat sich die Übertragungsfokussierte Psychotherapie (TFP) als sehr erfolgreich erwiesen: Sie behandelt nicht nur Symptome, sondern eröffnet Chancen zur Veränderung der Persönlichkeit und Verbesserung der Lebensqualität. Diese völlig überarbeitete zweite Auflage verknüpft die mehr als 25-jährige Forschungsarbeit auf dem Gebiet der psychodynamischen Therapie mit der aktuellen empirischen Datenlage. - Praktische Anleitung: Manual mit spezifischen Aufgaben des Therapeuten für jede Behandlungsphase - Variabler Einstieg: Abgestimmt auf die unterschiedlichen Borderline-Strukturniveaus - Aus der Praxis: Ausgewählte Stundenprotokolle illustrieren den Behandlungsverlauf - Neue Kapitel: Grundlagen der Objektbeziehungs- und Affekttheorie; Veränderungsprozesse in der TFP - Extra-Kapitel Krisenmanagement: typische Problemstellungen und Komplikationen bei Borderline-Patienten "Psychotherapie der Borderline-Persönlichkeit" bietet Neueinsteigern die Einführung in einen bahnbrechenden Therapieansatz und versierten TFP-Therapeuten die Möglichkeit zur Vertiefung und Verbesserung ihrer Behandlungstechnik und -strategie.