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Treating The Self : Elements of Clinical Self Psychology - E.S. Wolf

Treating The Self

Elements of Clinical Self Psychology

By: E.S. Wolf

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1988
ISBN: 9780898627176
Number Of Pages: 194

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This classic text is about how an analyst analyzes. Rooted in the theory of psychoanalytic self psychology as put forth by Heinz Kohut and his colleagues, Treating the Self focuses on the application of the self-psychological concept of the psyche to the actual conduct of psychoanalytic treatment. The result is not a "how-to" approach, but rather a volume that suggests a theory of treatment and offers guidelines for creative ways of thinking about therapy. Written by Ernest Wolf, a close collaborator of Heinz Kohut, this is a personal account of the process of self psychology presented by one of the foremost experts in the field.

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"Ernest Wolf, a student, friend, and collaborator of Heinz Kohut has observed at close range and participated in the evolution of psychoanalytic self psychology. From his privileged vantage point he presents us with a clear, concise, at at times moving rendtion of the treatment process based on his own clinical experiences. Wolf's focus is on clarifying basic concepts, but he also succeeds in portraying the complexities of the clinical ambience and process in a direct and simple manner without glossing over controversies. Beginners as well as seasoned clinicians will find this text both a delight and a challenge." --Paul H. Ornstein, M.D. "The volume is clearly written and one does not become entangled in a maze of psychoanalytic jargon or totured sentences. It is well worth reading as a review of this developing field, and provides a clear demonstration of the therapeutic value it holds....It can be recommended to those who wish to acquire familiarity with self psychology." --"The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis"

The Psychology of the Self
Introduction: Historical Development
General Orientation: The Inner Life of Man
Basic Concepts of Self Psychology
Selfs and Selfobjects
Selfobject Relations Disorders: Disorders of the Self
Narcissistic Rage
The Setting
The Therapeutic Process
Selfobject Transferences
Countertransference Issues
Analytic Reality
Termination Appendices
Third-Party Relations
Glossary of Self Psychology Terms
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ISBN: 9780898627176
ISBN-10: 0898627176
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 1st October 1988
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48