Psychotherapy of Preoedipal Conditions

Author: Hyman Spotnitz
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461630223
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Psychotherapy of Preoedipal Conditions, Hyman Spotnitz and his contributors demonstrate how to develop and use emotional interchange that fosters a climate of increasing emotional complexity and facilitates the psychological development of both parties in the therapeutic relationship. Written from a developmental perspective, this volume discusses the treatment of one of the most severe psychopathologies, schizophrenia, as well as the practice of analytic group psychotherapy with this and other disturbed populations.

Schizophrenia Research Trends

Author: Konstance V. Almann
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600217463
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling psychosis, which is an impairment of thinking in which the interpretation of reality is abnormal. Psychosis is a symptom of a disordered brain. Approximately One percent of the population worldwide develops schizophrenia during their lifetime. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. People with schizophrenia often suffer symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. The current evidence concerning the causes of schizophrenia are many. It is quite clear that multiple factors are involved. These include changes in the chemistry of the brain, changes in the structure of the brain, and genetic factors. Viral infections and head injuries may also play a role. New molecular tools and modern statistical analyses allow focusing in on particular genes that might make people more susceptible to schizophrenia by affecting, for example, brain development or neurotransmitter systems governing brain functioning. State-of-the-art imaging techniques are being used to study the living brain. They have recently revealed specific, subtle abnormalities in the structure and function of the brains of patients with schizophrenia. In other imaging studies, early biochemical changes that may precede the onset of disease symptoms have been noted, prompting examination of the neural circuits that are most likely to be involved in producing those symptoms. This book presents new and important research in the field.

Strategies for Therapy with the Elderly

Author: Claire M. Brody, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197894
Format: PDF
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Newly revised and updated! In this second edition, Brody and Semel contend that meaningful and successful therapy can be accomplished with an aging population, debunking the belief that the elderly can not pick up or put into practice newly acquired information. Rather, the way in which therapy with aging adults is approached may affect the way in which the therapist initially experiences and reacts to the client because of stereotypes about aging. This book encompasses three major areas of work with elderly clients aged 60 years and older: Living in nursing homes Living in assisted living housing, while participating in community-oriented activities for the aged Living independently and being seen in private practice It comprises a variety of approaches, ranging from eclectic small group formats for nursing home residents, group and individual counseling in assisted living settings, and home care for the elderly, to psychoanalytic therapy techniques in private practice. Illustrative case examples used throughout the book bring to life successful strategies and interventions. New areas of focus include: Treatment of stress and mental disorders Alzheimer's disease Caregiving issues at home Expanded information on Medicare coverage issues

Creating the Capacity for Attachment

Author: Karen Walant
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568215096
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This work examines the concept and process of merger - a fundamental aspect of all healthy relations - and its applications in the treatment of addictions. It demonstrates the development of the immersive transference, illustrating its usefulness in individual psychotherapy.

Intimate Violence

Author: Joseph Scalia
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506295
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Traditional analyses of domestic battery often point to the batterer's need for power and control to explain patterns of violent behavior. Offering a nonjudgmental and compassionate view of the interior life of the batterer, Intimate Violence moves beyond this explanation and transforms our understanding of the psychic origins of abuse. The book is divided into three main sections. The first assesses psychoanalytic understanding of the inner mechanisms of the batterer's violent behavior toward close family members, pointing to disruptions in the abuser's "narcissistic equilibrium." The second section looks more broadly at the ideas of "batterer" and "victim," and the ways these categories—and the social stigma and support accorded respectively—may impede healing and resolution. The third section addresses various treatment methods that promise permanent changes in batterers' behavior. Intimate Violence also deals frankly with the dynamics of the therapist/client relationship in battery cases, particularly transference and countertransference. How do therapists deal with feelings of revulsion for the batterer's behavior, or for the batterer him- or herself? How do they resist the very human urge within themselves to punish their clients? Scalia persuasively argues that these issues subtly undermine counseling, causing resistance to develop within both parties, and that a new approach to therapy is needed. His analysis suggests that "emotional communication" in the context of prolonged and deep psychoanalysis enables patient and practitioner alike to transcend cycles of recrimination and defensiveness.

Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient

Author: Hyman Spotnitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780898852509
Format: PDF
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What Freud called the "stone wall" was first breached by this pioneering psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with this seminal work in 1969. This substantially revised and enlarged edition is the comprehensive and definitive handbook for practitioners of the talking cure of the disorders that arise before speech.