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The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Author: Mark Leffert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2020

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The concept of Absurdity, developed by Camus, has never been applied to the therapeutic situation or directly contrasted with its antithesis; the search for personal meaning. The book begins with narrative accounts of the historical development of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Phenomenology in 20th century Europe. The focus here is on fin de siecle Vienna and Paris between the Wars as the principal incubators of the two disciplines. Accompanied by composite case illustrations, Leffert then explores his own development of the Psychoanalysis of the Absurd, drawing on the work of Camus, Heidegger and Sartre. Absurdity is first discussed in relation to the Bio-Psycho-Social Self and Dasein is posited as a bridge concept, with personal meaning as the antithesis to Absurdity, before being discussed in relation to the world and how it impinges on self. A final chapter attempts to tie together particular issues raised by the book: Subjective well-being, Meaning, thrownness, Absurdity, Death and Death Anxiety and how we have become technologically enhanced human beings. Existential psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have, until now, largely gone their own way: the goal of this book is to fold them back into Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Establishing that the concept of Absurdity is of singular clinical importance to both diagnosis and therapeutic action, this book will be of great interest to clinicians, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scientists.

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Author: Mark Leffert Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The concept of Absurdity, developed by Camus, has never been applied to the therapeutic situation or directly contrasted with its antithesis; the search for personal meaning. The book begins with narrative accounts of the historical development of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Phenomenology in 20th century Europe. The focus here is on fin de siecle Vienna and Paris between the Wars as the principal incubators of the two disciplines. Accompanied by composite case illustrations, Leffert then explores his own development of the Psychoanalysis of the Absurd, drawing on the work of Camus, Heidegger and Sartre. Absurdity is first discussed in relation to the Bio-Psycho-Social Self and Dasein is posited as a bridge concept, with personal meaning as the antithesis to Absurdity, before being discussed in relation to the world and how it impinges on self. A final chapter attempts to tie together particular issues raised by the book: Subjective well-being, Meaning, thrownness, Absurdity, Death and Death Anxiety and how we have become technologically enhanced human beings. Existential psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have, until now, largely gone their own way: the goal of this book is to fold them back into Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Establishing that the concept of Absurdity is of singular clinical importance to both diagnosis and therapeutic action, this book will be of great interest to clinicians, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scientists.

The Rediscovered Psychoanalytic Work of Herbert Silberer Der Traum

The Rediscovered Psychoanalytic Work of Herbert Silberer Der Traum

Author: Herbert Silberer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Charles Corliss presents, for the first time, the complete English translation of Herbert Silberer's work on dreams, Der Traum: Einfuhrung in die Traumpsychologie. Based on lectures delivered at the majestic Urania Star Observatory in Vienna in 1918, Der Traum was a wide-ranging, accessible introduction to the meaning of dreams, with examples from Silberer's practice providing a rich source of illustration. One hundred years after the work was first published in Silberer's native German, Corliss rescues his voice from obscurity and adds key supplementary information to place the work in context. The book begins with an introduction which surveys the range of Silberer's contributions to psychoanalysis and sets out what is known of his life, before presenting the full original text. Presented in eight parts, each with preliminary remarks by Corliss, the book covers several topics including differing viewpoints on dreams, Silberer's concept of the hypnagogic phenomenon, experimental dreams, and aspects of his own theory. Der Traum ends with a philosophical exploration of how dream content relates to the core moral fiber of our being, with the work as a whole reflecting Silberer's optimistic, depth-oriented, and at times, almost mystical stance. Corliss concludes the book with a reflection on the rich, teleologically optimistic and refreshingly panoramic value of Der Traum. This unique book will be of interest to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and training, as well as to academics and students of Jungian studies and the history of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic studies, theology, philosophy and the history of psychology.

The Rediscovered Psychoanalytic Work of Herbert Silberer Der Traum

The Rediscovered Psychoanalytic Work of Herbert Silberer Der Traum

Author: Herbert Silberer Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Charles Corliss presents, for the first time, the complete English translation of Herbert Silberer's work on dreams, Der Traum: Einfuhrung in die Traumpsychologie. Based on lectures delivered at the majestic Urania Star Observatory in Vienna in 1918, Der Traum was a wide-ranging, accessible introduction to the meaning of dreams, with examples from Silberer's practice providing a rich source of illustration. One hundred years after the work was first published in Silberer's native German, Corliss rescues his voice from obscurity and adds key supplementary information to place the work in context. The book begins with an introduction which surveys the range of Silberer's contributions to psychoanalysis and sets out what is known of his life, before presenting the full original text. Presented in eight parts, each with preliminary remarks by Corliss, the book covers several topics including differing viewpoints on dreams, Silberer's concept of the hypnagogic phenomenon, experimental dreams, and aspects of his own theory. Der Traum ends with a philosophical exploration of how dream content relates to the core moral fiber of our being, with the work as a whole reflecting Silberer's optimistic, depth-oriented, and at times, almost mystical stance. Corliss concludes the book with a reflection on the rich, teleologically optimistic and refreshingly panoramic value of Der Traum. This unique book will be of interest to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and training, as well as to academics and students of Jungian studies and the history of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic studies, theology, philosophy and the history of psychology.

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment The Anna Ornstein Reader

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment The Anna Ornstein Reader

Author: Anna Ornstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment: The Anna Ornstein Reader offers a clear introduction to Anna Ornstein's ground-breaking work on psychoanalytic child orientated family therapy. Drawing on her writing from across her long career and including new material, the book sets out her important theoretical work on the mind, self, development, and parental influences, and the therapeutic consequences of these concepts. Anna Ornstein's self-psychological work is unique and outstanding. First published in 1974, a time when attachment and affect regulation theory had just started, Ornstein's work has developed far-reaching ideas, therapeutic concepts, and practicable approaches for psychodynamic children and adolescence therapy, based on the concept of analytic self-psychology, which has anticipated very early results of later affect regulation and attachment research. This kind of treatment considers parental work not as only accompanying, but as central, representing the core of the treatment process. The parental maturation process is directly described, which should enable the parents to accompany their child empathically, and therefore attachment-security enhancing. This treatment concept integrates the later findings of neurobiologically-based attachment and affect regulation theory which emphasizes that intrapsychic and interpersonal experience are in a continuous and everlasting exchange. In this book, Eva Rass offers a better understanding of Ornstein's approach, an insight into her life and work, and an introduction into the concept of analytic self psychology, followed by a selection of Ornstein's significant publications, in which the central concern is clearly elaborated, to give the reader a thorough introduction and understanding of her work. This book will be of great value and interest to professionals working with children and families in psychoanalytic settings, and to students training in child psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and family therapy.

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment The Anna Ornstein Reader

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment The Anna Ornstein Reader

Author: Anna Ornstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment: The Anna Ornstein Reader offers a clear introduction to Anna Ornstein's ground-breaking work on psychoanalytic child orientated family therapy. Drawing on her writing from across her long career and including new material, the book sets out her important theoretical work on the mind, self, development, and parental influences, and the therapeutic consequences of these concepts. Anna Ornstein's self-psychological work is unique and outstanding. First published in 1974, a time when attachment and affect regulation theory had just started, Ornstein's work has developed far-reaching ideas, therapeutic concepts, and practicable approaches for psychodynamic children and adolescence therapy, based on the concept of analytic self-psychology, which has anticipated very early results of later affect regulation and attachment research. This kind of treatment considers parental work not as only accompanying, but as central, representing the core of the treatment process. The parental maturation process is directly described, which should enable the parents to accompany their child empathically, and therefore attachment-security enhancing. This treatment concept integrates the later findings of neurobiologically-based attachment and affect regulation theory which emphasizes that intrapsychic and interpersonal experience are in a continuous and everlasting exchange. In this book, Eva Rass offers a better understanding of Ornstein's approach, an insight into her life and work, and an introduction into the concept of analytic self psychology, followed by a selection of Ornstein's significant publications, in which the central concern is clearly elaborated, to give the reader a thorough introduction and understanding of her work. This book will be of great value and interest to professionals working with children and families in psychoanalytic settings, and to students training in child psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and family therapy.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Illegitimacy, Adoption and Reproduction Technology Strangers as Kin

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Illegitimacy, Adoption and Reproduction Technology Strangers as Kin

Author: Prophecy Coles Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2020

In this book, Strangers as Kin, Prophecy Coles traces the existential history of the unwanted child with particular attention to the illegitimate child, linking myth, literature, and clinical practice in the historical and legal context of adoption. From the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century until the early twentieth century the lives of such children were short-lived. The Adoption Act of 1926 did much to change the moral climate and the fate of the illegitimate child. It provided the child with a legal family and a name. There follows some unexpected difficulties that emerged after World War Two. Adopted children did not necessarily thrive, and young mothers who had been forced to give up a child born out of wedlock revealed their suffering. The sealed records of the illegitimate child's origins became an issue. Attachment theory and the development of neuroscience underpin the theoretical approach of this book. Today, the children who are available for adoption are older and may be distressed by several years in care. Fundamental to helping these adopted children and their families there needs to be a multi-disciplined therapeutic approach to try and mitigate the damage that has often been done to the early infant brain through trauma. This book brings to life some of the adoption issues through the study of personal memoirs. Each chapter considers adoption from a different angle, the adopted child, the birth mother, the birth father, foster parents and adopting parents. The final chapter discusses some of the problems around adoption that have arisen again with reproductive technology and surrogate mothering. This book will be of interest to all those who have been involved in or affected by adoption. It will be of special interest to those adopting parents who have not been properly prepared or supported in their magnificent work of taking on some of the most troubled children in our society.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Illegitimacy, Adoption and Reproduction Technology Strangers as Kin

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Illegitimacy, Adoption and Reproduction Technology Strangers as Kin

Author: Prophecy Coles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

In this book, Strangers as Kin, Prophecy Coles traces the existential history of the unwanted child with particular attention to the illegitimate child, linking myth, literature, and clinical practice in the historical and legal context of adoption. From the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century until the early twentieth century the lives of such children were short-lived. The Adoption Act of 1926 did much to change the moral climate and the fate of the illegitimate child. It provided the child with a legal family and a name. There follows some unexpected difficulties that emerged after World War Two. Adopted children did not necessarily thrive, and young mothers who had been forced to give up a child born out of wedlock revealed their suffering. The sealed records of the illegitimate child's origins became an issue. Attachment theory and the development of neuroscience underpin the theoretical approach of this book. Today, the children who are available for adoption are older and may be distressed by several years in care. Fundamental to helping these adopted children and their families there needs to be a multi-disciplined therapeutic approach to try and mitigate the damage that has often been done to the early infant brain through trauma. This book brings to life some of the adoption issues through the study of personal memoirs. Each chapter considers adoption from a different angle, the adopted child, the birth mother, the birth father, foster parents and adopting parents. The final chapter discusses some of the problems around adoption that have arisen again with reproductive technology and surrogate mothering. This book will be of interest to all those who have been involved in or affected by adoption. It will be of special interest to those adopting parents who have not been properly prepared or supported in their magnificent work of taking on some of the most troubled children in our society.

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

Author: Bethany Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2020

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the ways in which sexual difference can be understood as an encounter with otherness through the abjected, investigating social discourses and unconscious anxieties around 'monstrous' women throughout history and how they may challenge these characterisations. The author expands on Barbara Creed's notion of the monstrous-feminine to give a specifically Lacanian analysis of different types of feminine monsters, such as Mary Toft, Andrea Yates, Lillith, and Medusa. Drawing on Lacan's theory of 'sexuation', the book interrogates characterizations of pregnant women during the Enlightenment, women who commit filicide, mothers in the psychoanalytic clinic, and women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Chapters explore how encounters with a feminine subject in the Lacanian sense can manifest in misogynistic practices aimed at women, as well as how a Deleuzian notion of becoming-other may pose a challenge to their interpretation in a phallocentric meaning-making system. Creatively engaging the work of both Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, the text goes beyond simply identifying misogynistic practices by probing the relational, unconscious dynamics between hegemonic groups and those designated as 'other'. Approaching the concept of the Borderline from a critical and transdisciplinary perspective, this text will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers from Lacanian psychoanalysis, gender studies, cultural studies and critical psychology.

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

Author: Bethany Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the ways in which sexual difference can be understood as an encounter with otherness through the abjected, investigating social discourses and unconscious anxieties around 'monstrous' women throughout history and how they may challenge these characterisations. The author expands on Barbara Creed's notion of the monstrous-feminine to give a specifically Lacanian analysis of different types of feminine monsters, such as Mary Toft, Andrea Yates, Lillith, and Medusa. Drawing on Lacan's theory of 'sexuation', the book interrogates characterizations of pregnant women during the Enlightenment, women who commit filicide, mothers in the psychoanalytic clinic, and women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Chapters explore how encounters with a feminine subject in the Lacanian sense can manifest in misogynistic practices aimed at women, as well as how a Deleuzian notion of becoming-other may pose a challenge to their interpretation in a phallocentric meaning-making system. Creatively engaging the work of both Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, the text goes beyond simply identifying misogynistic practices by probing the relational, unconscious dynamics between hegemonic groups and those designated as 'other'. Approaching the concept of the Borderline from a critical and transdisciplinary perspective, this text will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers from Lacanian psychoanalysis, gender studies, cultural studies and critical psychology.

Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice

Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice

Author: Lena Ehrlich Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2020

In the face of considerable scepticism over the function and effectiveness of psychoanalysis, Lena Ehrlich contends that it is unique in its potential to transform patients at an emotionally cellular level by helping them access and process longstanding conflicts and traumatic experiences. Using detailed clinical vignettes, the author demonstrates that when analysts practice from the inside out, i.e., - consider that external obstacles to initiating and deepening an analysis inevitably reflect analysts' fears of our internal world and of intimacy - they become better able to speak to patients' long-term suffering. Written free from psychoanalytic jargon, this book stands out in its ability to help readers feel more effective, confident, and optimistic about practicing psychoanalysis by providing insights and recommendations about beginning and deepening analysis and sustaining oneself as an analyst over time. It will appeal to both beginners and experienced analysts, as well as supervisors, educators and anyone who is curious about the workings of their mind and wants to build more intimate relationships.

Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice

Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice

Author: Lena Ehrlich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

In the face of considerable scepticism over the function and effectiveness of psychoanalysis, Lena Ehrlich contends that it is unique in its potential to transform patients at an emotionally cellular level by helping them access and process longstanding conflicts and traumatic experiences. Using detailed clinical vignettes, the author demonstrates that when analysts practice from the inside out, i.e., - consider that external obstacles to initiating and deepening an analysis inevitably reflect analysts' fears of our internal world and of intimacy - they become better able to speak to patients' long-term suffering. Written free from psychoanalytic jargon, this book stands out in its ability to help readers feel more effective, confident, and optimistic about practicing psychoanalysis by providing insights and recommendations about beginning and deepening analysis and sustaining oneself as an analyst over time. It will appeal to both beginners and experienced analysts, as well as supervisors, educators and anyone who is curious about the workings of their mind and wants to build more intimate relationships.