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The Basic Fault

Author : Michael Balint
ISBN : 9781134963768
Genre : Psychology
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In this volume, Michael Balint, who over the years made a sustained and brilliant contribution to the theory and technique of psychoanalysis, develops the concept of the 'basic fault' in the bio-psychology structure of every individual, involving in varying degree both mind and body. Balint traces the origins of the basic fault to the early formative period, during which serious discrepancies arise between the needs of the individual and the care and nurture available. These Discrepancies create a kind of deficiency state. On the basis of this concept, Balint assumes the existence of a specific area of the mind in shich all the processes have an exclusively two-person structure consisting of the individual and the individual's primary object. Its dynamic force, originating from the basic fault has the overwhelming aim of 'putting things right'. This area is contrasted with two others: the area of the Oedipus complex, which has essentially a triangular structure comprising the individual and two of his objects, and whose characteristic dynamism has the form of a conflict; and the area of creation, in which there are no objects in the proper sense, and whose characteristic force is the urge to create, to produce

Michael Balint

Author : Andrew Elder
ISBN : 9781134760725
Genre : Psychology
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Whilst Michael Balint's applied work is widely known, many of his theoretical contributions have been incorporated into everyday analysis without due recognition of their source. In this account of his thinking, Harold Stewart evaluates the extent of Balint's contribution to psychoanalysis and firmly re-establishes his place within the development of Object Relations theory. The first section examines Balint's theories of human psychological development, defining such concepts as primary love, ocnophilia and philobatia, the basic fault and the three areas of the mind. The author places Balint's understanding of the analyst's influence and technique in the context of his relationship with Sandor Ferenczi, his analyst and mentor. The second section of this work looks at how the "Balint Group" has contributed to the assessment and understanding of emotional problems in various areas, including general practice, marital work and psychosexual medicine. A charismatic teacher, Balint's method of work with General Practitioners has become an established worldwide institution. Features of this work, including the use of countertransference and the affective response of the doctor are vividly described here by two General Practitioners, Andrew Elder and Robert Gosling. Michael Balint: Object Relations, Pure and Applied brings alive Balint's teaching and practice and demonstrates the relevance of his theories to many of the problematic issues in current analytic practice.

Narcissistic States And The Therapeutic Process

Author : Sheldon Bach
ISBN : 9781461629696
Genre : Psychology
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Dr. Bach composes diverse clinical experiences into a coherent portrait of the narcissitic patients.

Regression To Dependence

Author : Robert C. Van Sweden
ISBN : 1568212798
Genre : Psychology
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Reliving early states is now widely recognized as a necessary component in psychotherapy with disturbed patients. Building on the pioneering work of Klein, Ferenczi, Balint, and particularly Winnicott, Dr. Robert Van Sweden shows how to foster the process of experiencing these early states in the analytic setting. With vivid clinical illustrations he demonstrates that regression to that time of early dependence allows the patient to reexperience the mother-infant relationship in the transference, and to reintegrate parts of the self split off during failures in the original dyadic interaction. Dr. Van Sweden, like the pioneers on whose work he builds, believes that in the safety of the analytic setting regression leads to further ego integration and to emotional development. Thus, regression to dependence is ultimately progressive. In this book Dr. Van Sweden thoroughly reviews theories of regression and then adds his own conceptualizations. He sees patients who are in need of a regression to dependence as most often those with preoedipal rather than oedipal conflicts. Therefore, technique must be altered in a way that involves metaphorically cradling the patient in reexperiencing the first few months of life. Since the patient then often experiences overwhelmingly primitive affects, the therapist must be willing to extend the standard therapeutic frame and be able to survive the patient's projected rage and pain if ego integration is to take place. This book is divided into four parts. Part One addresses the nature of regression to dependence and introduces the reader to Mrs. R., whose experiences in analysis illustrate the challenges and advantages of applying the theoretical concept of regression in the actual clinical setting. Part Two focuses on the risks and rewards of the regression to dependence, including a review of some analysts' theoretically and clinically based objections to this process. Part Three explores the interactions between analyst and patient that impede ego integration and those that facilitate it. Part Four presents the author's view of the important changes regression to dependence can offer patients and how this approach makes psychoanalysis useful to a wider scope of patients.

Psychoanalytic Listening

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9781780491455
Genre : Psychology
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Joseph Breuer's celebrated patient, Anna O, designated psychoanalysis to be a 'talking cure'. She was correct in so far as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. Psychoanalysis is a listening and talking cure. This book focuses upon analytic listening.

Thrills And Regressions

Author : Michael Balint
ISBN : 9781781810217
Genre : Psychology
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Contents: Part One - Thrills; Part Two - Regressions; Part Three: Appendix; Part Four - Conclusions. This book includes the paper "Distance in Time and Space" by Enid Balint.

How To Survive As A Psychotherapist

Author : Nina Coltart
ISBN : UOM:39015032820949
Genre : Burn out (Psychology)
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A Child S Parent Dies

Author : Erna Furman
ISBN : 0300026455
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This study of twenty-three children who suffered the death of a parent during childhood seeks to understand the psychological impact of bereavment on the young and to offer concrete suggestions for helping children cope with their loss.

Psychoanalysis Of Developmental Arrests

Author : Robert D. Stolorow
ISBN : UOM:39076006350495
Genre : Psychology
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Working Through Setbacks In Psychotherapy

Author : Rob Leiper
ISBN : 0761953159
Genre : Psychology
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Counsellors and psychotherapists often encounter difficult situations with clients for which they feel ill prepared. At any stage in the process a client may experience a crisis or set back in their progress or simply be unable to move beyond a certain point. Working through Setbacks in Psychotherapy is therefore intended to help therapists respond to such events which form major obstacles to the successful development and maintenance of the therapeutic relationship. The authors present a framework for understanding the problems that arise and offers effective guidance for working through difficult situations which test the skills of even the most experienced practitioners. Until now little has been written about the

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