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Love, Hate and Knowledge : The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis - Robert Waska

Love, Hate and Knowledge

The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

Paperback Published: 31st August 2010
ISBN: 9781855757530
Number Of Pages: 270

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This book introduces the clinical concept of analytic contact. This is a term that describes the therapeutic method of investigation that makes up psychoanalytic treatment. The field has been in debate for decades regarding what constitutes psychoanalysis. This usually centers on theoretical ideals regarding analyzability, goals, or procedure and external criteria such as frequency or use of couch. Instead, the concept of analytic contact looks at what takes place with a patient in the clinical situation. Each chapter in this book follows a wide spectrum of cases and clinical situations where hard to reach patients are provided the best opportunity for health and healing through the establishment of analytic contact. This case material closely tracks each patient's phantasies, and transference mechanisms which work to either increase, oppose, embrace, or neutralize, analytic contact. In addition, the fundamental internal conflicts all patients struggle with between love, hate, and knowledge are represented by extensive case reports.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
About The Authorp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Analytic Contactp. 1
The Self-imposed crisis in psychoanalysis: Analytic contact and the goal of psychological healingp. 3
A return to healingp. 25
The technical value of analytic contactp. 45
Redefining psychoanalysisp. 63
Knowledge, Repetition And Resolutionp. 83
Conflicts with knowledgep. 85
Analytic contact and the creation of knowledgep. 103
Fear of knowing and the desire for knowledgep. 121
Transference ↔ Counter-Transference Strugglesp. 145
Projective identification and reactions to analytic contactp. 147
Separation, idealization and enactmentsp. 169
The evolution of projective identificationp. 189
Summaryp. 217
Conclusionp. 231
Referencesp. 235
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9781855757530
ISBN-10: 1855757532
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43