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Object Relations Theory and Practice : An Introduction - David E. Scharff

Object Relations Theory and Practice

An Introduction

By: David E. Scharff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9781568214191
Number Of Pages: 565

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Object relations theory has caused a fundamental reorientation of psychodynamic thought. In Object Relations Theory and Practice, Dr. David E. Scharff acclimates readers to the language and culture of this therapeutic perspective and provides carefully selected excerpts from seminal theorists as well as explanations of their thinking and clinical experience. He offers readers an unparalleled resource for understanding object relations psychotherapy and theory and applying it to the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
The book's sequence establishes the centrality of relationships in this theory: the internalization of experience with parents, splitting, projective identification, the role of the relationship between mother and young child in development, and transference and countertransference in the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
This book will introduce students to the basics, to the widening scope of object relations theory, and to its application to psychoanalysis and individual, group, and family psychotherapy.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Origins of Object Relations Theory
The Major Trends in Object Relations Theory and Practicep. 3
Sigmund Freud
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexualityp. 27
Mourning and Melancholiap. 31
The Ego and the Idp. 34
W. R. D. Fairbairn
"Schizoid Factors in the Personality"p. 43
"A Revised Psychopathology of the Psychoses and Psychoneurosis"p. 50
"Endopsychic Structure Considered in Terms of Object Relationships"p. 64
"Observations on the Nature of Hysterical States"p. 78
"The Nature and Aims of Psychoanalytic Treatment"p. 98
Melanie Klein
"The Psychoanalytic Play Technique: Its History and Significance"p. 113
"Some Theoretical Conclusions Regarding the Emotional Life of the Infant"p. 130
"Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms"p. 136
"The Origins of Transference"p. 156
"A Study of Envy and Gratitude"p. 161
D. W. Winnicott
"Primitive Emotional Development"p. 179
"Hate in the Countertransference"p. 187
"Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development"p. 194
"Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena"p. 197
"Metapsychological and Clinical Aspects of Regression within the Psycoanalytical Setup"p. 211
"Clinical Varieties of Transference"p. 216
"Primary Maternal Preoccupation"p. 221
"The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship"p. 225
"Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self"p. 236
"The Use of an Object and Relating through Identifications"p. 248
"Playing: Its Theoretical Status in the Clinical Situation"p. 256
"The Location of Cultural Experience"p. 262
"Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development"p. 265
Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatryp. 271
Wilfred Bion
Experiences in Groups: "Group Dynamics: A Re-View"p. 279
Second Thoughts: "The Development of Schizophrenic Thought" and "Attacks on Linking"p. 289
Summary of "The Differentiation of the Psychotic from the Non-Psychotic Personalities (1957) and "A Theory of Thinking" (1962)p. 303
Learning from Experience "The K-Link"p. 306
Attention and Interpretation: "Reality Sensuous and Psychic," "Opacity of Memory and Desire," "Container and Contained Transformed," "Prelude to or Substitute for Achievement"p. 309
Klein's Theory Elaborated
Susan Isaacs' "The Nature and Function of Phantasy"p. 321
Hanna Segal's "Notes on Symbol Formation"p. 332
Herbert Rosenfeld's "A Clinical Approach to the Psychoanalytic Theory of the Life and Death Instincts"p. 341
Early Contributions of the Independent Group
Michael Balint's The Basic Faultp. 353
Harry Guntrip's "The Schizoid Problem, Regression, and the Struggle to Preserve an Ego"p. 366
John Bowlby's "The Role of Attachment in Personality Development"p. 381
Transference and Countertransference
Paula Heimann's "On Countertransference"p. 393
Heinrich Racker's "The Meanings and Uses of Countertransference"p. 400
Joseph Sandler's "Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness"p. 406
Betty Joseph's "Transference: The Total Situation"p. 412
Advances in Theory
John Steiner's "A Theory of Psychic Retreats"p. 421
Elizabeth Bott Spillius's "Varieties of Envious Experience"p. 427
Esther Bick's "The Experience of the Skin in Early Object Relations"p. 432
Thomas Ogden's "On the Concept of all Autistic-Contiguous Position"p. 438
John D. Sutherland's "The Autonomous Self"p. 450
Advances in Clinical Concepts
James Grotstein's Splitting and Projective Identificationp. 460
Jill Savege Scharff's Projective and Introjective Identification and the Use of the Therapist's Selfp. 465
Otto Kernberg's "Transference and Countertransference in the Treatment of Borderline Patients"p. 471
Nina Coltart's "'Slouching Towards Bethlehem' . . . or Thinking the Unthinkable in Psychoanalysis"p. 478
Patrick Casement's On Learning from the Patient: "The Internal Supervisor"p. 484
Neville Symington's "The Analyst's Act of Freedom as Agent of Therapeutic Change"p. 488
Stephen Mitchell's Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis and "Contemporary Perspectives on the Self: Toward an Integration"p. 495
Christopher Bollas's Forces of Destiny and Being a Character: "Psychic Genera"p. 500
Thomas Ogden's Subjects of Analysisp. 505
Treating Groups, Families, and Institutions
Henry Ezriel's "A Psychoanalytic Approach to Group Treatment"p. 511
Henry V. Dicks' Marital Tensions: Clinical Studies Towards a Psychological Theory of Interactionp. 517
David E. Scharff and Jill Savege Scharff's Object Relations Family Therapyp. 523
Elliott Jaques' "Social Systems as Defence Against Persecutory and Depressive Anxiety"p. 533
Suggestions for Further Reading
Creditsp. 547
Indexp. 557
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ISBN: 9781568214191
ISBN-10: 1568214197
Series: Library of Object Relations
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 565
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.0  x 4.27
Weight (kg): 1.05

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