Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration

Author: Jill Bresler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317601270
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Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration traces the history of efforts to integrate psychoanalysis with other psychotherapeutic modalities, beginning with the early analysts, including Ferenczi and Rank, and continuing on to the present day. It explores the potential for integration made possible by contemporary developments in theory and technique that are fundamental to a relational psychoanalytic approach. Editors Jill Bresler and Karen Starr bring together an array of valuable theoretical and clinical contributions by relationally oriented psychoanalysts who identify their work as integrative. The book is organized in four segments: theoretical frameworks of psychotherapy integration; integrating multiple models of psychotherapy into a psychoanalytically informed treatment; working with specific populations; the future of integration, exploring the issues involved in educating clinicians in integrative practice. The contributions in this volume demonstrate that integrating techniques from a variety of psychotherapies outside of psychoanalysis can enrich and enhance psychoanalytic practice. It will be an invaluable resource for all practicing psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in training, particularly those with an interest in relational psychoanalysis and psychotherapy integration.

Mixing Minds

Author: Pilar Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716167
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Compares psychology with Buddhism through the exploration of the psychoanalyst-patient relationship, as well as the Buddhist teacher-student relationship, in a book that incorporates the author's personal experiences. Original.

Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and EMDR

Author: Hemda Arad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351660543
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Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and EMDR: Embodied Experience and Clinical Practice provides contemporary theoretical and clinical links between Relational Psychoanalysis, attachment theory, neuroscience, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, all of which bring both the patient’s and analyst’s embodied experience into the forefront of clinical thinking and practice. The author grounds an in-depth view on the ways psychoanalysis and EMDR can be effectively integrated to complement each other through a presentation of fundamental concepts and an abundance of insightful and moving clinical vignettes. Hemda Arad outlines the theoretical and clinical concepts that allow the integration of Relational Psychoanalysis with EMDR’s unique contributions, specifically appreciating the neurological and embodied experience in an individual’s development in relation to the classic talking cure’s approach to dealing with "big T" trauma and with "small t" everyday attachment-related trauma. Arad describes a view of a modified EMDR approach capable of reaching many patients, beyond the trauma work for which it originally became known, in order to lend its more embodied approach to the advancement of the relational endeavor. Vivid clinical illustrations, chosen to elucidate theoretical concepts, make the complex theoretical ideas more accessible. The clinical portions illustrate a range of ways that EMDR and relational work, which may at first seem incompatible, may be integrated to help therapists navigate the two methods. Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and EMDR: Embodied Experience and Clinical Practice will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and psychodynamic therapists who wish to learn about the relational tradition in theory and practice or are seeking a way to integrate their work with other versatile approaches such as EMDR, as well as advanced students studying across these areas and EMDR clinicians who would like to broaden the scope of their skills.

Modes of Therapeutic Action

Author: Martha Stark
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 076570742X
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How do we position ourselves in relation to our patients? Do we participate as neutral object, as empathetic self-object, or as authentic subject? Do we strive to enhance the patient's knowledge, to provide a corrective experience, or to work at the intimate edge?

A New Freudian Synthesis

Author: Andrew B. Druck
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855758652
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`This is truly a landmark volume. This illuminating collection of papers by an outstanding group of psychoanalysts demonstrates the innovative ways in which modern Freudian analysts have synthesized and adapted not only Freud's fundamental contributions, but also those of creative analysts from a number of traditions, to develop new and therapeutically effective treatment approaches. This important book fills a fundamental need in the field of analytic therapy and should be essential reading for therapists of all persuasions who wish to understand and make use of the invaluable work that is being done today by modern Freudian analysts.' Theodore J. Jacobs, MD, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and The Psychoanalytic Association of New York `Freudian psychoanalysis is too often unfairly bashed as old-fashioned or out of date, rigid, authoritarian, and doctrinaire. It is time that a book came along that presented an accurate, current presentation of the discipline. A New Freudian Synthesis is far more than just another edited collection. The editors have indeed achieved a synthesis - a new and complex whole. This book presents the theory and clinical practice (with lively, well-told clinical tales) of contemporary Freudian psychoanalysis, and while respectfully highlighting similarities, it also differentiates this approach from both the more conservative models of drive and conflict as well as from more radical approaches of relational psychoanalysis. The contemporary Freudian approach emphasizes the development of psychic structure through the synergy of insight and relational factors. Call it modern or contemporary Freudian theory, modern structural theory, self and object Freudians, or relational Freudian psychoanalysis - this book is the essential text to clarify the present state of the field. I have already learned a great deal from it and will undoubtedly refer to it again and again.' Lewis Aron, PhD, Director, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis `From out of the contentious battlefield of analytic pluralism, clear voices increasingly emerge defining diverse approaches to psychoanalytic understanding. The authors of this valuable new contribution incisively and lucidly present the experiences and outlook of an American Contemporary Freudian perspective. The result is a work that is a true contribution, one that impressively explains a point of view in a non-defensive manner, one undiminished by defensive shots taken at other points of view. The authors of A New Freudian Synthesis thus set a high standard for all schools, offering both in-depth clinical presentations and theoretical inferences devoid of polemics. The reader comes away not only learning of one current approach but also, equally valuably, benefiting from having taken part in a master class that sharpens thinking for those who come from any psychoanalytic orientation.' Warren S. Poland, MD, member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, winner of the Sigourney Award 2009 for Outstanding Contributions to psychoanalysis

Needed Relationships and Psychoanalytic Healing

Author: Steven Stern
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351975692
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Needed Relationships and Psychoanalytic Healing is both a personal analytic credo and a multidimensional approach to thinking about clinical interaction. The book’s central theme is that of analytic needed relationships—the science and art of co-creating unique, evolving relational experiences fitted to each patient’s implicit therapeutic aims and needs. Steven Stern argues that, while we need psychoanalytic theories to "grow the receptors and processors" necessary to sense, understand, and connect with our patients, these often tend to frame the therapist’s participation in terms of theoretical and technical categories rather than offering a more holistic view of the relationship in all of its human complexity. Stern believes that a new set of higher order constructs is needed to counteract this tendency. In addition to his own concept of needed relationships, he invokes principles from the work of renowned developmental researcher and theorist, Louis Sander: especially his concept of relational fittedness. Stern draws on the work of Freud, Bion, Winnicott, Kohut, and a broad spectrum of contemporary psychoanalytic authors, in fleshing out the therapeutic implications of Sander’s (and Stern’s own) vision. The result is a rich, humane, and accessible narrative. Needed Relationships and Psychoanalytic Healing offers diverse clinical examples in which you will find Stern engaging with each of his patients in idiomatic, spontaneous ways as he attempts to contour interventions to the evolving analytic situation. This case material will inspire therapist-readers to feel freer to find their own creative voices and idioms of participation, as they seek to meet each patient within the psychoanalytic space. The book is intended for psychoanalysts and psychodynamic therapists at all levels of experience, including those in training.

Sex Drugs and Creativity

Author: Dustin Kahoud
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317353447
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In Sex, Drugs, and Creativity: The Search for Magic in a Disenchanted World, Kahoud and Knafo take a close look at omnipotent fantasies in three domains: sex, drugs, and creativity. They demonstrate how these fantasies emerge and how artists draw on them both to create and destroy—sometimes simultaneously – and how understanding this can help psychoanalysts work more effectively with these individuals. Using the personal statements of influential artists and entertainers, in addition to clinical material, the authors?examine the omnipotence of self-destruction as it contends with that of creative artists. The authors argue that creative artists use omnipotent fantasies to imagine the world differently - this enables them to produce their art, but also leaves these artists vulnerable to addiction. Chapters devoted to Stephen King and Anne Sexton demonstrate the ways these authors used drugs and alcohol to fuel imagination and inspire creative output while simultaneously doing harm to themselves. A detailed case study also demonstrates successful clinical work with a creative substance user. Sex, Drugs, and Creativity will appeal to anyone interested in the links between creativity and substance use, and will be of great use to psychoanalysts and mental health practitioners working with these challenging clients.

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Author: Tom Wooldridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351788817
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Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak offers a compilation of some of the most innovative thinking on psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of eating disorders available today. In its recognition of the multiple meanings of food, weight, and body shape, psychoanalytic thinking is uniquely positioned to illuminate the complexities of these often life-threatening conditions. And while clinicians regularly draw on psychoanalytic ideas in the treatment of eating disorders, many of the unique insights psychoanalysis provides have been neglected in the contemporary literature. This volume brings together some of the most respected clinicians in the field and speaks to the psychoanalytic conceptualization and treatment of eating disorders as well as contemporary issues, including social media, pro-anorexia forums, and larger cultural issues such as advertising, fashion, and even agribusiness. Drawing on new theoretical developments, several chapters propose novel models of treatment, whereas others delve into the complex convergence of culture and psychology in this patient population. Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders will be of interest to all psychoanalysts and psychotherapists working with this complex and multi-faceted phenomenon.

Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma

Author: Daniela F. Sieff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317600711
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Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma is an interdisciplinary book which explores our current understanding of the forces involved in both the creation and healing of emotional trauma. Through engaging conversations with pioneering clinicians and researchers, Daniela F. Sieff offers accessible yet substantial answers to questions such as: What is emotional trauma? What are the causes? What are its consequences? What does it mean to heal emotional trauma? and How can healing be achieved? These questions are addressed through three interrelated perspectives: psychotherapy, neurobiology and evolution. Psychotherapeutic perspectives take us inside the world of the unconscious mind and body to illuminate how emotional trauma distorts our relationships with ourselves and with other people (Donald Kalsched, Bruce Lloyd, Tina Stromsted, Marion Woodman). Neurobiological perspectives explore how trauma impacts the systems that mediate our emotional lives and well-being (Ellert Nijenhuis, Allan Schore, Daniel Siegel). And evolutionary perspectives contextualise emotional trauma in terms of the legacy we have inherited from our distant ancestors (James Chisholm, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Randolph Nesse). Transforming lives affected by emotional trauma is possible, but it can be a difficult process. The insights shared in these lively and informative conversations can support and facilitate that process.This book will therefore be a valuable resource for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals in practice and training, and also for members of the general public who are endeavouring to find ways through their own emotional trauma. In addition, because emotional trauma often has its roots in childhood, this book will also be of interest and value to parents, teachers and anyone concerned with the care of children.

Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients

Author: Owen Renik
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514629
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A clear and readable how-to manual for results-oriented psychoanalysis. By now, the term "practical psychoanalysis" has become an oxymoron. The way psychoanalytic treatment is generally conducted is extremely impractical and doesn't serve the needs of the vast majority of potential patients, who want to achieve maximum relief from emotional distress as quickly as possible. This unfortunate state of affairs is ironic, considering that psychoanalysis became popular on the basis of its therapeutic efficacy. In this essential new book, Owen Renik describes how clinical psychoanalysis can focus on symptom relief and deliver results efficiently. With a humane, direct, and engaging voice, he takes up how to begin treatment, how to end it, and how to deal with the in-between. He offers chapters on the therapy of panic attacks and depersonalization, on how to get out of an impasse, on the relation between sexual desire and power in the analytic relationship, on patients who seem to want to sabotage their treatments, on flying blind as an analyst, and on a number of other intriguing, important practical topics. Renik's down-to-earth presentation and discussion of clinical anecdotes, combined with useful recommendations for both analyst and patient, amounts to a clear and readable how-to manual. The book is intended for all mental health caregivers, patients and potential patients, and for anyone who is curious about what makes for effective, helpful psychotherapy.