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Freud's Technique Papers : A Contemporary Perspective - Steven J. Ellman

Freud's Technique Papers

A Contemporary Perspective

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1993
ISBN: 9780876686195
Number Of Pages: 381

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Freud's Technique Papers incorporates Freud's papers on psychoanalytic method alongside commentary on current perspectives of the material. The papers address the role of transference, dream interpretation, clinical issues, and termination of treatment. Freud's papers are accompanied by sidebar commentary. The final section of the book looks at how Freud's ideas have been integrated into current practice.

Freud's Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective is a didactic and expository tour de force. The volume presents eight of Freud's papers on the psychoanalytic method embedded in discussions of the origins and development of the core concepts and their impact on and reformulations in the contemporary technical perspectives of Brenner, Gill, and Kohut. Ellman's footnotes to Freud's papers are exceptionally lucid and clarifying. He has succeeded in explicating Freud's theory of technique in a manner comparable to what Rapaport achieved for Freud's theory of thought. -- Arnold D. Richards M.D., editor, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Assocation In his new Freud's Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective, Steven Ellman has written a rich and complex review of the Freudian clinical opus. What he gives us is this: an introduction to the issues in Freud's writings on technique in the areas of transference, dreams, clinical practice, and termination; an annotated commentary on the reprinted papers themselves; and a comparison and contrast to various major contemporary contributors. It is a brilliantly conceived format that works wonderfully to inform and challenge the reader. The book, written by a first-rate thinker and teacher, is an invaluable contribution. The student will get a broad, nonpolemical education. The teacher will find a goldmine of ideas for a fascinating model of teaching. And the advanced professional will encounter a mind-stretching review that will stimulate integration as well as controversy. It is truly a book that is valuable at many levels. I recommend it highly. -- Fred Pine, Ph.D. Steve Ellman has written an original, ingenious, and very intelligent book that will be of use to all students of Freud. It contains a careful and scholarly tracing of Freud's development as an investigator of the mind, as a clinician, and as a theorist of psychoanalytic therapy and technique... This book is a coherent, challenging, complex, and yet highly intelligible series of accounts on a number of important intellectual as well as psychoanalytic subjects. -- Steven Marcus, Ph.D. The appearance of this book will be welcomed by all therapists who base their technique on psychoanalysis. In a carefully thought out and critical presentation of Freud's papers on technique, the author traces the influence of Freud's seminal ideas as they appear in the writings of psychoanalysts today. The writing is engagingly lucid and the presentation commendably objective. This book represents one of the most comprehensive overviews of the evolution of psychoanalytic technique since the beginning of psychoanalysis. -- Jacob A. Arlow, M.D.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentp. xvii
The Early Years
Freud's Early Ideasp. 3
Transference as a Central Concept
The Evolution of the Concept of Transferencep. 23
The Transference Papersp. 35
"The Dynamics of the Transference" (1912)p. 35
"Further Recommendations in the Technique of Psycho-Analysis: Recollection, Repetition and Working Through" (1914)p. 51
"Further Recommendations in the Technique of Psycho-Analysis: Observations on Transference-Love" (1915)p. 65
Contemporary Perspectivesp. 81
Dream Interpretation
The Exceptional Position of the Dream in Freudian Thoughtp. 99
Freud's Dream Papersp. 109
"The Employment of Dream-Interpretation in Psycho-Analysis" (1912)p. 109
"Remarks upon the Theory and Practice of Dream-Interpretation" (1923)p. 117
Contemporary Perspectivesp. 133
Clinical Practice
Freud's Practical Suggestionsp. 143
Freud's Recommendations Papersp. 153
"Recommendations for Physicians on the Psycho-Analytic Method of Treatment" (1912)p. 153
"Further Recommendations in the Technique of Psycho-Analysis: On Beginning the Treatment. The Question of the First Communications. The Dynamics of the Cure." (1913)p. 165
Contemporary Perspectivesp. 193
Freud's Final Views
Freud on Analyzability, Termination, and Recovery of Pathogenic Memoriesp. 209
Freud's Termination and Construction Papersp. 225
"Analysis Terminable and Interminable" (1937)p. 225
"Constructions in Analysis" (1937)p. 241
Contemporary Views of Terminationp. 257
Contemporary Views of Reconstructionp. 271
Integrating Freud's Legacy with Contemporary Views and Experience
Freud's Actual Conduct of Treatmentp. 285
The Widening Scope of Psychoanalysisp. 313
Freud's Positionsp. 329
Referencesp. 347
Creditsp. 369
Author Indexp. 371
Subject Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780876686195
ISBN-10: 0876686196
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 1st May 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75