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Secret Passages : The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations - Stefano Bolognini

Secret Passages

The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations

Paperback Published: 15th October 2010
ISBN: 9780415555128
Number Of Pages: 248

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Secret Passages provides a theoretical and clinical exploration of the field of psychoanalysis. It looks at the pivotal relationship between analyst and client and its importance to the psychoanalytic process. Offering a uniquely global perspective, Bolognini considers the different trends in contemporary psychoanalysis, charting a course between the innovative and traditional.

Divided into three parts, areas of discussion include:

  • plurality and complexity in the internal world
  • the complex nature of psychoanalytic empathy
  • from the transpsychic to the interpsychic.

Drawing on vivid clinical examples throughout, Secret Passages will be of great interest to all psychoanalysts, in particular those with an interest in gaining a more global theoretical perspective.

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"We should all be grateful to Stefano Bolognini for leading the way for the rest of us to follow. He has blazed a trail, and now it is incumbent up on the rest of us to make our way along that trail and join him in the new country of global psychoanalysis." -- Glen O. Gabbard, from the Foreword.

Introduction. Part I: Three Prefaces to the Discussion. Freud's "Objects": Plurality and Complexity in the Internal World and in the Analyst's Working Self. Proposal for an Alternative Review of Therapeutic Factors: In the Margins of Gabbard and Westen's "Rethinking Therapeutic Action". Speaking of Things, Speaking of Words. Part II: Interpsychic Passages. The Intrapsychic and the Interpsychic. "Interpret-Action". My Dog Doesn't Know Descartes: The Disenchanted Analysis of the "Interpsychic" Man-dog. The Psychosexuality of Mucous Membranes: Inter-body and Interpsychic. The Complex Nature of Psychoanalytic Empathy: A Theoretical and Clinical Exploration. The Glass Half Empty or Half Full: Dream Work and Oneiric Working Through. Part III: From the Transpsychic to the Interpsychic. Peleus's Hug: Survival, Containment, and Con-viction in the Analytic Experience with Serious Pathologies. The Courage to Be Afraid. Trust in One's Self: Pseudomaturity and Disarticulation Between Ego and Self in Panic Attacks. References. Index.

ISBN: 9780415555128
ISBN-10: 0415555124
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 15th October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1