Ghosts In The Consulting Room: Echoes Of Trauma In Psychoanalysis by Adrienne HarrisGhosts In The Consulting Room: Echoes Of Trauma In Psychoanalysis by Adrienne Harris

Ghosts In The Consulting Room: Echoes Of Trauma In Psychoanalysis

EditorAdrienne Harris, Margery Kalb, Susan Klebanoff

Paperback | May 2, 2016

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Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysisis the first of two volumes that delves into the overwhelming, often unmetabolizable feelings related to mourning. The book uses clinical examples of people living in a state of liminality or ongoing melancholia. The authors reflect on the challenges of learning to move forward and embrace life over time, while acknowledging, witnessing and working through the emotional scars of the past.

Bringing together a collection of clinical and theoretical papers,Ghosts in the Consulting Roomfeatures accounts of the unpredictable effects of trauma that emerge within clinical work, often unexpectedly, in ways that surprise both patient and therapist. In the book, distinguished psychoanalysts examine how to work with a variety of ¿ghosts¿, as they manifest in transference and countertransference, in work with children and adults, in institutional settings and even in the very founders and foundations of the field of psychoanalysis itself. They explore the dilemma of how to process loss when it is unspeakable and unknowable, often manifesting in silence or gaps in knowledge, and living in strange relations to time and space.

This book will be of interest to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as social workers, family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. It will appeal to those specializing in bereavement and trauma and, on a broader level, to sociologists and historians interested in understanding means of coping with loss and grief on both an individual and larger scale basis.¿

Adrienne Harrisis on the faculty and is a supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She published Gender as Soft Assembly in 2005. She writes about gender and development, about analytic subjectivity, about ghosts, and about the analysts developing and writing around the period of the First World W...
Title:Ghosts In The Consulting Room: Echoes Of Trauma In PsychoanalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8.9 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:May 2, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415728673

ISBN - 13:9780415728676


Table of Contents

CLINICAL 1. ¿ I aways wished I could stop time.¿: An Adolescent Girl, Unresolved mourning  and the Haunted ThirdSusan Klebanoff, 2. Ghostly Intrusions : Unformulated trauma and its transformation in the Therapeutic dyadHeather Ferguson 3. Travel Fever: Transgenerational Trauma and Witnessing in Analyst and Analysand Michael Feldman 4. Shadows, Ghosts and  and Chimeraes: On some early modes of handling psycho-genetic heritage Joshua  Durban5. Vaginal Ghosts: Memorializing the disappearedSue GrandCOMMUNITY & CULTURE  6. Ghosts in Psychoanalysis Adrienne Harris, Michael Roth, Jack Drescher, Dan Butler, Don Troise & Douglas Kirsner7. Empty Arms and Secret Shames: Ghosts in the NICUZina Steinberg & Susan Kraemer 8. Mourning in the Hollow of Architecture and Psychoanalysis Julie Leavitt & Maria McVarish 9. First Kiss, Last word: Stairway to HeavenAdrienne Harris 10. AfterwordSam Gerson