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Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States : To Transform the Unbearable - Robert Waska

Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States

To Transform the Unbearable

Paperback Published: 22nd September 2010
ISBN: 9781855757202
Number Of Pages: 266

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This book provides the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist with a more flexible method of practicing psychoanalysis. This is the clinical approach of Analytic Contact, a technical stance in which more patients can be reached in a deeper and more helpful manner. Analytic Contact is an operationally robust Kleinian approach for the real world of private practice and targets the combination of internal and external factors that are consistently at play with all patients. The second aim of this book is to examine specific groups of patients that present unique challenges to the psychoanalyst. These populations are examined and new and creative ways of working with them are introduced. Building on the work of his last two books, the author invites the reader to discover the clinical value and technical utility of Analytic Contact.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Combined Persecutory and Depressive Traumap. 1
Psychoanalysis as defined by the clinical situation: Establishing analytic contact with acutely troubled patientsp. 3
When suffering never ends: The internal experience of the paranoid and the depressive world collidingp. 23
When patients face the dual threat of depressive and paranoid phantasiesp. 41
Unresolved depressive and paranoid phantasies: Certain clinical difficultiesp. 57
Longing for the disappointing object and dreading its returnp. 69
Analytic Contact in Untraditional Clinical Situationsp. 89
Low-frequency Kleinian psychoanalysis: Establishing analytic contact with a new casep. 91
A Kleinian view of psychoanalytic couples therapyp. 111
Clinical issues in couples treatmentp. 131
Optimism as a way to save the self and the objectp. 149
Why won't the voices leave me alone: Patients who live in a world of persecutory anxietyp. 167
Counter-Transference and the Establishment of Analytic Contactp. 183
Using the counter-transference: Analytic contact, projective identification, and transference phantasy statesp. 185
The counter-transference and analytic contactp. 205
Summaryp. 225
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781855757202
ISBN-10: 1855757206
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 22nd September 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42