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Entering Night Country

Author : Stephanie Brody
ISBN : 9781317636434
Genre : Psychology
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None of us will escape the experience of personal loss, illness, aging, or mortality. Yet, psychoanalysis seems to shy away from a discussion of these core human experiences. Existential vulnerability is painful and we all avoid this awareness in different ways. However, when analysts fail to explore the topic of mortality, their own and their patients, they may foreclose an important exploration and short-change patient and therapist. Entering Night Country focuses on the existential condition, and explores how it penetrates professional lives, analytic work, and theoretical formulations. Each chapter explores this topic, shifting the lens from analytic process, to include theoretical assumptions, and professional communities. Stephanie Brody shows how the analytic process is a journey, no less profound than the epic journeys depicted in the classic literature of Homer and repeated in the patient’s own heroic and painful stories. Weaving literary references into the clinical experience of psychoanalysis, Brody reveals the transformative power of the analytic process for the patient and for the analyst. By relating the ancient past to our current struggles, psychoanalyst and patient together are guided to a destination, a life of meaning in the universe of possibilities. Clinical vignettes and personal reflections intersect with motifs from the epic poems and fantasy fiction, where the despair of loss and trauma do not extinguish the wish for change and the search for intimacy. Entering Night Country highlights the common themes that arise for patient and analyst as any person entering an unknown territory. It is intended for psychoanalysts, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists, and mental health clinicians. It will also be accessible to those outside the clinical profession, even to individuals who have little understanding of psychoanalysis.

On The Lyricism Of The Mind

Author : Dana Amir
ISBN : 9781317553595
Genre : Psychology
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On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature explores the lyrical dimension (or the lyricism) of the psychic space. It is not presented as an artistic disposition, but rather as a universal psychic quality which enables the recovery and recuperation of the self. The specific nature of human lyricism is defined as the interaction as well as the integration of two psychic modes of experience originally defined by the psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion: The emergent and the continuous principles of the self. Dana Amir elaborates Bion's general notion of an interaction between the emergent and the continuous principles of the self, offering a discussion of the specific function of each principle and of the significance of the various types of interaction between them as the basis for mental health or pathology. The author applies these theoretical notions in her analytic work by means of literary illustrations showing how the lyrical dimension may be used to teach psychoanalytic readings of literature and explore the connection between psychoanalytic and literary languages. On the Lyricism of the Mind presents a new psychoanalytic understanding of the capacity to heal, to grieve, to love and to know, using literary illustrations but also literary language in order to extract a new formulation out of the classic psychoanalytic language of Winnicott and Bion. This book will appear to a wide audience to include psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and art therapists. It is also extremely relevant to literary scholars, including students of literary criticism, philosophers of language and philosophers of mind, novelists, poets, and to the wide educated readership in general.

The Age Of Perversion

Author : Danielle Knafo
ISBN : 9781317529262
Genre : Psychology
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We have entered the age of perversion, an era in which we are becoming more like machines and they more like us. The Age of Perversion explores the sea changes occurring in sexual and social life, made possible by the ongoing technological revolution, and demonstrates how psychoanalysts can understand and work with manifestations of perversion in clinical settings. Until now theories of perversion have limited their scope of inquiry to sexual behavior and personal trauma. The authors of this book widen that inquiry to include the social and political sphere, tracing perversion’s existential roots to the human experience of being a conscious animal troubled by the knowledge of death. Offering both creative and destructive possibilities, perversion challenges boundaries and norms in every area of life and involves transgression, illusion casting, objectification, dehumanization, and the radical quest for transcendence. This volume presents several clinical cases, including a man who lived with and loved a sex doll, a woman who wanted to be a Barbie doll, and an Internet sex addict. Also examined are cases of widespread social perversion in corporations, the mental health care industry, and even the government. In considering the continued impact of technology, the authors discuss how it is changing the practice of psychotherapy. They speculate about what the future may hold for a species who will redefine what it means to be human more in the next few decades than during any other time in human history. The Age of Perversion provides a novel examination of the convergence of perversion and technology that will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, social workers, mental health counselors, sex therapists, sexologists, roboticists, and futurists, as well as social theorists and students and scholars of cultural studies.

Der K Rper Vergi T Nicht

Author : Bessel van der Kolk
ISBN : 3944476131
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Der Wille Meines Vaters

Author : Maude Julien
ISBN : 9783426436073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Louis Didier ist Mitte 30, da adoptiert er die 6-jährige Tochter eines Bergarbeiters. Als sie zu einer jungen Frau heranwächst, heiratet er sie und zeugt ein Kind mit ihr: Maude. Die Familie zieht in ein abgelegenes Herrenhaus, dort sperrt der psychopathische Vater seine 3-jährige Tochter ein und verweigert ihr jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Maude wird von ihrer Mutter unterrichtet, und ihr Leben besteht nur noch aus harter körperlicher Arbeit, Misshandlungen, Züchtigung und Schlägen. Das alles dient einem perfiden Plan: Didier Julien will Maude zum Übermenschen erziehen. Erst mit 19 Jahren gelingt es ihr, dem Elternhaus zu entkommen. In "Der Wille meines Vaters" erzählt Maude Julien eindringlich von ihrer entsetzlichen Kindheit und wie es ihr gelingt, sich von ihrem Vater zu befreien.

Die Freud Klein Kontroversen 1941 1945

Author : Pearl King
ISBN : 3608917330
Genre : Great Britain
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Inhaltsübersicht (Kap. 1-2 in Bd. 1, Kap. 3-Ende in Bd. 2): 1. Die Entwicklung der Kontroversen in der Britischen Psychoanalytischen Gesellschaft, 2. Erste Folge der wissenschaftlichen Diskussionen über kontroverse Fragen, 3. Die wissenschaftlichen Kontroversen und die Ausbildung der Kandidaten, 4. Zweite Folge der wissenschafltichen Diskussionen über kontroverse Fragen, 5. Reorganisation nach den Kontroversen, Literatur, Namensregister, Sachregister.

Die Gl Ckshypothese

Author : Jonathan Haidt
ISBN : 386731005X
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Wie können wir Sinn und Glück im Leben finden, überlegt der Sozialpsychologe Haidt und lotet viele Facetten der menschlichen Natur aus. Dabei hinterfragt er vor dem Hintergrund heutiger wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse wichtige Ideen der Weltgeschichte und zieht Lehren daraus.

Grundz Ge Der Psychoanalyse

Author : Charles Brenner
ISBN : 9783105616673
Genre : Psychology
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Charles Brenners übersichtliche und komprimierte Darstellung der Grundzüge der Psychoanalyse setzt beim Leser keine psychoanalytischen Kenntnisse voraus, sondern lediglich ein fachliches Interesse. Sie vermittelt einen verläßlichen Überblick und erleichtert das Verständnis des wesentlichen psychoanalytischen Schrifttums. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Selbstdarstellung

Author : Sigmund Freud
ISBN : 9791029904776
Genre : Psychology
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Zwei Themen ziehen sich durch diese Arbeit, das meiner Lebensschicksale und das der Geschichte der Psychoanalyse. Sie treten in die innigste Verbindung zueinander. Die Selbst­darstellung zeigt, wie die Psychoanalyse mein Lebensinhalt wird, und folgt dann der berechtigten Annahme, daß nichts, was mir persönlich begegnet ist, neben meinen Beziehungen zur Wissenschaft Interesse verdient.

Praxis Der Psychoanalytischen Therapie

Author : Karl König
ISBN : 3525457243
Genre : Psychoanalysis
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