The Abyss of Madness

Author: George E. Atwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136621261
Format: PDF, ePub
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Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity. Utilizing the post-Cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality. Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life – that of the analyst as well as the patient.

Self Experiences in Group Revisited

Author: Irene Harwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136314555
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Since the publication of Self Experiences in Group in 1998—the first book to apply self psychology and intersubjectivity to group work—there have been tremendous advancements in the areas of affect, attachment, infant research, intersubjective regulation, motivational theory, neurobiology, philosophy, somatic understanding, and trauma. Carefully edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, and Malcolm Pines, Self Experiences in Group, Revisited is a completely revised and updated application of self-psychological and intersubjective perspectives to couples, family, and group work, incorporating many of these recent findings and theories of the past decade. Divided into five sections, the contributors take an updated approach to the prenate and neonate in group; couples and the family in group; group theory, technique, and application; working with trauma; and group processes and artistic applications. Throughout, the reader is engaged in affectively understanding what is experienced by individuals in the regulation and dysregulation of self as part of the interpersonal relating, learning, and change that can occur in groups. Contributors: Mary Dluhy, Barbara Feld, Darryl Feldman, Vivian Gold, Irene Harwood, Gloria Batkin Kahn, Joseph Lichtenberg, Louisa Livingston, Marty Livingston, Jane van Loon, Judy McLaughlin-Ryan, Malcolm Pines, John Schlapobersky, Robert Schulte, Rosemary Segalla, Emanuel Shapiro, Walter Stone, Paula Thomson

Transforming Wisdom

Author: Felicity B. Kelcourse
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498208967
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Transforming Wisdom offers an extensive, multidisciplinary introduction to pastoral psychotherapy from some of the most respected practitioners in the field. With special attention to theological perspectives on the practice of psychotherapy, this collection of essays will be useful to students seeking an orientation to the art and science of pastoral psychotherapy as well as to seasoned professionals looking to refresh and renew their practice. As the subtitle, Pastoral Psychotherapy in Theological Perspective, suggests, this book is intended to represent the field of pastoral psychotherapy as a mental-health discipline that maintains intentional dialogue with its theological roots. Even as pastoral psychotherapy has developed from the ancient notion of the cure of souls to the current search for a psychology of happiness, therapists grounded in faith communities seek a practice that is respectful of all persons, mindful of the deep wisdom that emanates from the true self, or soul. While many contributors write from a psychoanalytic or psychodynamic perspective grounded in Christian theological idioms, diverse theoretical perspectives, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Buddhist Mindfulness, and Jungian understanding of individuation, are represented.

Structures of Subjectivity

Author: George E. Atwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317673131
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Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, is a revised and expanded second edition of a work first published in 1984, which was the first systematic presentation of the intersubjective viewpoint – what George Atwood and Robert Stolorow called psychoanalytic phenomenology – in psychoanalysis. This edition contains new chapters tracing the further development of their thinking over the ensuing decades and explores the personal origins of their most essential ideas. In this new edition, Atwood and Stolorow cover the philosophical and theoretical assumptions of psychoanalysis and present a broad approach that they have designated phenomenological contextualism. This approach addresses personal subjective worlds in all their richness and idiosyncrasy and focuses on their relational contexts of origin and therapeutic transformation. Structures of Subjectivity covers the principles guiding the practice of psychoanalytic therapy from the authors' viewpoints and includes numerous detailed clinical case studies. The book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, practitioners of psychotherapy, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. It will also be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in psychoanalytic theory and practice, and its philosophical premises.

Panikfokussierte Psychodynamische Psychotherapie

Author: Claudia Subic-Wrana
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840923085
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die „Panikfokussierte Psychodynamische Psychotherapie“ (PFPP) ist eine psychodynamisch orientierte, manualisierte Behandlung der Panikstörung. Das Vorgehen wurde in den USA von der Autorengruppe um Barbara Milrod entwickelt und seine Wirksamkeit konnte in mehreren Studien empirisch belegt werden. Kern der Behandlung ist die sorgfältige Exploration der Symptomatik und der Entstehungssituationen der Panikattacken. Die damit verbundenen Gedanken, Phantasien und Gefühle des Patienten ermöglichen einen Zugang zu seinen Selbstvorstellungen und seinem Beziehungserleben, woraus sich der individuelle, die Panikstörung unterhaltende, Abhängigkeits-/Autonomiekonflikt erkennen und deuten lässt. Die Durcharbeitung des Konflikts fokussiert auf der Angst vor der Äußerung negativer Emotionen – insbesondere Ärger – in der Übertragungs-/Gegenübertragungssituation. Der Behandlungsansatz und das therapeutische Vorgehen werden anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele veranschaulicht und ergänzt durch eine ausführliche Darstellung des aktuellen Forschungsstands zur Ätiologie, Epidemiologie und Behandlung der Panikstörung. Der Band bietet damit eine aktuelle Übersicht zur störungsbezogenen Behandlung von Panikerkrankungen; mit der gleichzeitigen Betonung auf einem symptom- wie übertragungsbezogenen Ansatz füllt er eine Lücke in der Literatur zur Behandlung von Angststörungen.

Lehrbuch der psychoanalytischen Therapie

Author: Helmut Thomä
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662083205
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die beiden Bände des Lehrbuches der psychoanalytischen Therapie sind in kurzer Zeit zu Standardwerken geworden. Sie haben zahlreiche Nachdrucke erlebt und wurden bislang in 10 Sprachen übersetzt. Das Lehrbuch gilt als eines der bedeutensten Werke der modernen Psychoanalyse. Es entspricht in seiner didaktischen Konzeption allen Anforderungen an ein modernes Lehrbuch: o übersichtlich strukturiert, o durchgehend zweifarbig gestaltet, o optische Akzente heben das Wesentliche hervor. Inhaltlich setzt das Werk Maßstäbe für die psychoanalytische Forschung und Praxis weit über die Gegenwart hinaus.

Das Selbst und die motivationalen Systeme

Author: Joseph D. Lichtenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783860991619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Das Buch, reich an gut dokumentierten Beobachtungen zur psychischen Entwicklung bei Kindern und deren Kontinuitat in der Funktionsweise der Erwachsenen, ermoglicht einen Blick in die Tiefe der Beziehung zwischen Patient und Analytiker. ... Als zentraler Beitrag zur modernen Psychoanalyse wendet sich das Buch an selbstreflexive Kliniker, die auf der Suche nach einer von den Dogmen der Vergangenheit befreiten, stimmigen Konzeption sind. (zit. vom Umschlag)