- Series: CIPS Series on the Boundaries of Psychoanalysis
- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Karnac Books (June 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1855758008
- ISBN-13: 978-1855758001
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,693,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Second Century of Psychoanalysis: Evolving Perspectives on Therapeutic Action (CIPS Series on the Boundaries of Psychoanalysis)
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"This collection of thirteen essays weaves multiple lines of thought, research, and practice on therapeutic action in the context of psychoanalysis. The essays stress theoretical and clinical pluralism, striving to bring a higher synthesis out of a century of competing theories. Organized into five sections, the essays consider the history and philosophical milieu of psychoanalysis for contextualizing therapeutic action, especially legacy of the Enlightenment; conflict, fantasy and insight in therapeutic action; analytic love in relational experience and mutative dynamics; unconscious communication, internalization and non-verbal processes in mental experience and therapeutic action; and a retrospective on dogma and clinical flexibility by a 101-year-old psychoanalyst." (Book News Inc.)
“This inspired collection of essays written by faculty members of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) reviews core issues of psychoanalysis through new lenses while having the energy and passion of discussions behind it. Of immediate use to many in the field while offering a major contribution to psychoanalytic studies, the book clearly celebrates this distinctive psychoanalytical society while bringing the renewing visions of West Coast psychoanalysis to the world of psychoanalysis at large.” (Christopher Bollas, Ph.D., author, The Evocative Object World and The Infinite Question)
"Diamond and Christian have assembled a rich array of thoughtful and evocative clinical papers. The book is a marvelous collection of deep and thought provoking chapters, some of which alone are worth the price of the volume and more. Several chapters read like wonderful literature while at the same time adding significantly to our clinical understanding, while other chapters are so convincingly written that I found myself almost able to embrace ideas different from my own.” (Steven J. Ellman, Ph.D., author, When Theories Touch and Freud's Technique Papers)
“Europeans are used to thinking about North American psychoanalysis as an archipelago of groups rather isolated from one another. In this innovative and very interesting text, we see influential Californian psychoanalysts accomplishing a great choral work to integrate the different theoretical-clinical trends with convincing and deeply harmonious results.” (Stefano Bolognini, M.D., author, Secret Passages: The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations and President)
“Diamond and Christian's timely and well organized volume brings together a collection of thoughtful and engaging reflections on the nature of therapeutic change that take into account intrapsychic and intersubjective factors, insight and relationship, and the uniquencess of the individual dyad. This book will deepen our study of these healing processes.” (Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Director)
“This unique, timely, and up to date collection of original papers on the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis by renowned senior clinicians and theoreticians from Los Angeles is the only volume of which I am aware that has under a single cover such theoretical and clinical richness on the vital importance of the rationale for and conduct of our lengthy, painstaking, and ambitious method of treatment.” (Melvin R. Lansky, M.D., author, Fathers Who Fail and Post Traumatic Nightmares)
“The papers in this volume provide one of the best available overviews of contemporary thinking about therapeutic action. This book will engage and inform anybody who is interested in the current state of clinical theory in psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy by challenging us to think about what we do, why we do it, and what effect we are having on our patients.” (Jay Greenberg, Ph.D., author, Oedipus and Beyond: A Clinical Theory, and Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory (with Stephen Mitchell), and editor)
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Michael J. Diamond
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