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The Ego and Analysis of Defense - Paul Gray

The Ego and Analysis of Defense

By: Paul Gray

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1994
ISBN: 9781568211923
Number Of Pages: 254

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The Ego and Analysis of Defense, by Paul Gray, without a doubt represents a major advance in analytic technique. How therapists listen and what they do with what they hear must be the primary issues that any technical approach addresses. Paul Gray shows how technique has, until now, lagged far behind theory in addressing these and other important questions. This book is essential reading for every practicing clinician.

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Paul Gray shows just what it takes to carry out the analysis of the ego, most of all the analysis of defense. An acknowledged master practitioner and teacher, he practices what he teaches, maximizing the patient's experiencing the flow of moments in the here-and-now clinical setting and relationship. This he does by steadily using and developing the patient's own powers of self-observation. An added benefit is an excellent section on supervision. Combining a firm allegiance to psychoanalytic tradition with expertise on the cutting edge of clinical work, Paul Gray's book meets a basic need that will be felt for as long as psychoanalysis lives; it is the need to maintain a focus 'not on the life,' as he says, but on the psyche that both makes that life and copes with it, often all too blindly. -- Roy Schafer, Ph.D. Paul Gray challenges us to get rid of the last vestiges of our hypnotic-authoritarian roots and to refine a technique emphasizing the collaborative analytic effort to comprehend the patient's mind at work. The Ego and Analysis of Defense will be read with admiration for Dr. Gray's scholarship and creativity; at the end the reader will find Gray's position compelling, his argument sound. He is one of a small group of psychoanalysts who have earned the rank of master. -- Arnold D. Richards M.D., editor, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Assocation

Foreword to the Second Editionp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
The Capacity for Viewing Intrapsychic Activityp. 3
"Developmental Lag" in the Evolution of Techniquep. 27
On Helping Analysands Observe Intrapsychic Activityp. 63
The Nature of Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysisp. 87
The Analysis of the Ego's Inhibiting Superego Activitiesp. 103
The Analysis of the Ego's Permissive Superegop. 129
Memory as Resistance, and the Telling of a Dreamp. 151
Teaching and Supervisory Guidelines
A Guide to Analysis of the Ego in Conflictp. 173
Brief Psychotherapy, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysisp. 193
The Ego's Predictable Response to the Unfamiliar Analytic Situationp. 201
Reflections on Supervisionp. 207
Elements of Supervisionp. 213
A Conversation with Paul Grayp. 221
Undoing the Lag in the Technique of Conflict and Defense Analysisp. 231
Facilitating the Analysis of Conflicted Drive Derivatives of Aggressionp. 251
Close Process Attention and Terminationp. 273
A Brief Historical Perspective Regarding Defenses against Instinctual Drive Derivatives Reaching Consciousnessp. 283
Referencesp. 299
Creditsp. 311
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781568211923
ISBN-10: 1568211929
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 28th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.15  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.56