Guilt: Origins, Manifestations, And Management by Salman AkhtarGuilt: Origins, Manifestations, And Management by Salman Akhtar

Guilt: Origins, Manifestations, And Management

EditorSalman AkhtarContribution bySalman Akhtar, William M., M.d. Singletary

Paperback | February 20, 2015

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In this elegantly written book, eight distinguished psychoanalysts address the ubiquitous phenomenon of guilt. They describe the childhood experiences that form the bedrock of this emotion and delineate various types of guilt, including pre-oedipal guilt, oedipal guilt, survivor guilt, separation guilt, induced guilt, and so on. Noting that guilt, by itself, is neither 'good' nor 'bad,' these master clinicians highlight the adverse (e.g. self-punishment, masochism, irritability) and potentially positive (e.g. reparation, helpfulness towards others) outcomes of guilt. They critically assess previously published findings, review diverse theories, and offer illustrative material from treatment of children and adults. As a result, Guilt: Origins, Manifestations, and Management is replete with clinical pearls and highly useful tips for the management of patients driven by feelings of guilt and remorse.
Salman Akhtar, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Training and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Jeanne Bailey, PhD, Training and Supervising Analyst, Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society, Minneapolis, MN. Stanley J. Coen, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College o...
Title:Guilt: Origins, Manifestations, And ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.02 × 5.95 × 0.49 inPublished:February 20, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Guilt: An Introductory OverviewSalman Akhtar, MDChapter 2: Pinocchio's Journey to a 'Good Heart': Guilt, Reparation, and TransformationWilliam Singletary, MDChapter 3: Conscience and 'The Uncanny' in Psychoanalysis and in PinocchioElaine Zickler, PhDChapter 4: Bearable and Unbearable Guilt: A Kleinian PerspectiveDesy Safán-Gerard, PhDChapter 5: Guilt: Some Theoretical and Technical ConsiderationsRobert Kravis, PsyDChapter 6: Guilt in the Therapist and its Impact upon TreatmentStanley Coen, MDChapter 7: Reflections on the Absence of Morality in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice Elio Frattaroli, MDChapter 8: Guilt and Its Vicissitudes: a Concluding CommentaryJeanne Bailey, PhDReferencesIndexEditors and Contributors

Editorial Reviews

This is a valuable book on a topic of central importance to the work of all psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. It delves deeply into guilt and its related affects in the people we work with and in ourselves. Rich in clinical material, it consists of multiple views from within the intense and complex psychoanalytic work conducted by an impressive group of theoretically diverse experts in the field. It is a privilege to be invited to share their thinking, and even more compelling, their feelings. This volume is further enhanced by the editor's masterful introductory chapter that defines, compares, and contrasts the related affects of guilt, shame, and remorse, and by the final chapter, which provides the reader with a concise overview and summary.