Freud s Legacy in the Global Era

Author: Carlo Strenger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317556348
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Freud’s Legacy in the Global Era presents a radically new perspective on Freud’s relevance today as a forerunner of the contemporary evolutionary neurosciences also steeped in the tradition of humanistic thought. Carlo Strenger shows how globalisation has produced new theoretical, practical and clinical issues for psychoanalysis, which can best be understood by drawing on influences from economics, sociology and philosophy. Strenger’s lively case histories demonstrate a new psychoanalytic viewpoint engaged with surrounding scientific disciplines in an enriching interchange, and open to the fascinating cultural and social developments that shape patients’ reality, lives and concerns in a global era. This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists and to all mental health professionals interested in the interaction of psychoanalysis and other disciplines from a global viewpoint as well as to lay readers keen to understand the complexity of globalized life.

Demons in the Consulting Room

Author: Adrienne Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317373081
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Demons in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Genocide, Slavery and Extreme Trauma in Psychoanalytic Practice isthe second of two volumes addressing the overwhelming, often unmetabolizable feelings related to mourning, both on an individual and mass scale. Authors in this volume explore the potency of ghosts, ghostliness and the darker, often grotesque aspects of these phenomena. While ghosts can be spectral presences that we feel protective of, demons haunt in a particularly virulent way, distorting experience, our sense of reality and our character. Bringing together a collection of clinical and theoretical papers, emons in the Consulting Room, reveals how the most extreme types of trauma can continue to have effects across generations, and how these effects manifest in the consulting room. Essays in this volume consider traumas that have affected multiple generations of people, such as the Holocaust, experiences in the gulags, and the experience of slavery. Authors here consider the clinical challenges of working with the demonic force in severe childhood abuse and the effects of serious and prolonged physical injury and illness. Inevitably, there is in such difficult clinical work, the combined effects of hauntings in the analysts and in patients and often in the surrounding culture. In this book, distinguished psychoanalysts explore the myriad forms of ghosts and the demonic, which interfere and disrupt the endlessly difficult psychic work of mourning. It will be of interest to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as social workers, family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. emons in the Consulting Room ill appeal to those specializing in bereavement and trauma and, on a broader level, to sociologists and historians interested in understanding means of coping with loss and grief on both an individual and larger scale basis.

The Ethical Turn

Author: David M. Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317605233
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Levinas (1969) claims that "morality is not a branch of philosophy, but first philosophy" and if he is right about this, might ethics also serve as a first psychology? This possibility is explored by the authors in this volume who seek to bring the "ethical turn" into the world of psychoanalysis. This phenomenologically rich and socially conscious ethics has taken centre stage in a variety of academic disciplines, inspired by the work of philosophers and theologians concerned with the moral fabric of subjectivity, human relationship, and socio-political life. At the heart of this movement is a reconsideration of the other person, and the dangers created when the question of the "Other" is subsumed by grander themes. The authors showcased here represent the exceptional work being done by both scholars and practitioners working at the crossroads between psychology and philosophy in order to rethink the foundations of their disciplines. The Ethical Turn: Otherness and subjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis guides readers into the heart of this fresh and exciting movement and includes contributions from many leading thinkers, who provide fascinating new avenues for enriching our responses to suffering and understandings of human identity. It will be of use to psychoanalysts, professionals in psychology, postgraduate students, professors and other academics in the field.

Ghosts in the Consulting Room

Author: Adrienne Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317281101
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Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis is the first of two volumes that delves into the overwhelming, often unmetabolizable feelings related to mourning. The book uses clinical examples of people living in a state of liminality or ongoing melancholia. The authors reflect on the challenges of learning to move forward and embrace life over time, while acknowledging, witnessing and working through the emotional scars of the past. Bringing together a collection of clinical and theoretical papers, Ghosts in the Consulting Room features accounts of the unpredictable effects of trauma that emerge within clinical work, often unexpectedly, in ways that surprise both patient and therapist. In the book, distinguished psychoanalysts examine how to work with a variety of ‘ghosts’, as they manifest in transference and countertransference, in work with children and adults, in institutional settings and even in the very founders and foundations of the field of psychoanalysis itself. They explore the dilemma of how to process loss when it is unspeakable and unknowable, often manifesting in silence or gaps in knowledge, and living in strange relations to time and space. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as social workers, family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. It will appeal to those specializing in bereavement and trauma and, on a broader level, to sociologists and historians interested in understanding means of coping with loss and grief on both an individual and larger scale basis.

On Freud s Analysis Terminable and Interminable

Author: Joseph Sandler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1855757591
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This book, the first in the series Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues, is published for the International Psychoanalytical Association. Each book in the series presents a classic essay by Freud with discussions of the essay by prominent psychoanalysts from several countries. "Analysis Terminable and Interminable" is considered Freud's clinical legacy, summing up his sense of the potential and the limitations of psychoanalysis as a therapeutic technique. Though many have regarded this essay as pessimistic in tone, it has also been lauded for its realism and for its hard-headed look at why therapy's actual outcome must always fall short of the ideal. The contributors to this volume discuss Freud's essay from many viewpoints. They place it in historical perspective (written in 1937, it reflects Freud's exposure to the savagery of Nazism), situate it in terms of Freud's personal suffering (the death of loved ones, the chronic pain of cancer), and relate his insights and observations to the major theoretical issues of the period. Most important, this volume relates Freud's essay to current issues in technique and to controversies arising from different theoretical perspectives. An introduction to the volume, written by Joseph Sandler, Ethel Spector Person, and Peter Fonagy, provides a succinct overview of the material. The book will be an invaluable teaching tool for psychoanalytic therapists of diverse backgrounds.

Israel

Author: Carlo Strenger
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 363376450X
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Staat der Juden, Land der Rätsel: Einerseits eine hochmoderne Gesellschaft mit einer lebensfreudigen, liberalen Kultur, geht Israel derzeit durch eine der schwersten Krisen seit seiner Gründung. Der Friedensprozeß liegt auf Eis, das Land ist isoliert, im Alltag leben Juden und Araber mit wechselseitiger Verachtung nebeneinander her, und der eskalierende Kampf zwischen religiösen und säkularen Juden bedroht die Grundfesten der israelischen Gesellschaft. Ausgehend von Beobachtungen und Szenen des Alltags, eröffnet uns Carlo Strenger Einsichten in den Alltag und die Mentalität Israels – engagiert und mit wacher Beobachtungsgabe, doch ohne Idealisierung und Dämonisierung. Strenger zeigt Israel als zerrissene Gesellschaft, die grundlegende Probleme der Identität noch nicht gelöst hat. Er versucht neue, zeitgemäße Antworten auf drängende Fragen des jungen Staates zu geben: Wie soll das Verhältnis von Staat und Religion, zwischen westlicher Weltoffenheit und nahöstlicher Tradition gestaltet werden? Wie können die Spannungen zwischen Einwanderungsgruppen aus grundverschiedenen Kulturen gelöst werden? Seine Betrachtung, die zugleich ein essayistischer Reisebegleiter ist, eröffnet einen umfassenden Blick auf die Widersprüchlichkeit Israels – aber auch auf die Möglichkeit einer Wahrnehmung des Landes jenseits von Schuld, Gegenschuld und dem Kampf der Monotheismen.

The Gods of Freud

Author: Janine Burke
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742746330
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A stunning and surprising re-evaluation of Freud's life and legacy told through his extraordinary art collection. Janine Burke, award-winning author and art historian, reveals an intriguing new perspective on sigmund Freud - as an obsessive artcollector; a passionate and reckless man intent on surrounding himself with beautiful objects. Sigmund Freud's collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities must be one of the world's best-kept secrets. Over a 40-year period he amassed an extraordinary array of nearly three thousand statues, vases, reliefs, busts,fragments of papyrus, rings, precious stones and prints. For Freud, psychoanalysis and his art collection developed together in a symbiotic relationship, each informing and enriching the other. To create a portrait of Freud the art collector, Janine Burke builds a vibrant, richly detailed and intimate image of his life and times, set against the glittering, decadent background of fin-de-sicle Vienna where an artistic flowering took place in painting, theatre, writing and architecture.

Abenteuer Freiheit

Author: Carlo Strenger
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518745220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nachdem Carlo Strenger in »Zivilisierte Verachtung« gezeigt hat, weshalb es westlichen Gesellschaften heute oft schwerfällt, ihre Werte selbstbewusst zu verteidigen, wendet er sich in seinem neuen Buch der individuellen Seite dieser Verunsicherung zu: Warum leiden so viele Menschen unter Depressionen und einer erdrückenden Angst vor dem Scheitern? Warum boomen Heilslehren, die uns den Weg zum wahren Selbst weisen wollen? All das hat laut Strenger, damit zu tun, dass es sich bei der Idee, es gäbe so etwas wie ein Grundrecht auf müheloses Glück, um einen Mythos handelt. Ausgehend von Denkern wie Spinoza, Nietzsche und Freud legt er dar, dass lange die Überzeugung vorherrschte, Konflikte und Scheitern gehörten zur menschlichen Natur. Daher, so schließt er aus den Biografien von Künstlern wie James Joyce, Pablo Picasso und Francis Ford Coppola, müssen wir wieder lernen, dass Freiheit ein lebenslanges Abenteuer ist: riskant, aber zugleich viel interessanter, als und die Massenkultur heute weismachen will.

The Little Book of Child and Adolescent Development

Author: Karen Gilmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190213159
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The Little Book of Child and Adolescent Development presents a modern, psychoanalytically-informed summary of how the mind develops from infancy through young adulthood. It is a comprehensive work that integrates analytic theories with a contemporary systems model of development, and also draws on scholarly research from neighboring fields. Key models discussed include attachment theory, intersubjective theory, cognitive development theory, and infancy research. This book's contemporary approach to development makes it relevant to such timely topics as bullying, the experience of LGBT youth, preadolescent and adolescent use of the internet, and the struggles of young (emerging) adults in modern society. Written to optimize ease of use for the busy clinician, key clinical points are summarized at the end of each chapter, and a glossary of important concepts and terminology is also included. The text will be valuable for psychiatric residents, psychoanalytic candidates and faculty, and graduate students who would benefit from a quick and concise review of the developmental trajectory.