Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective…

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2011

byRobert Waska

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One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object, in some cases the therapist. During the course of treatment, a patient's projections and the analyst's struggle to divert them can stress, distort, or contaminate the therapeutic relationship. It may lead to various forms of enactment, in which the therapist unconsciously colludes with the client in interpretation and treatment, or projective identification, in which the client imposes negative feelings and behaviors onto the therapist, further interfering with analysis and intervention.

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One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object, in some cases the therapist. During the course of treatment, a patient's projections and the analyst's struggle to divert them can stress, distort, or contaminate the therapeutic rela...

Robert Waska conducts a full-time private psychoanalytic practice for individuals and couples in San Francisco and Marin County, California. In addition, he has taught classes and supervised therapists in the Bay Area and has presented papers in the United States and internationally. Dr. Waska is the author of ten textbooks on psychoa...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231525230

ISBN - 13:9780231525237

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Section 1. Interpretive Acting Out
1. Containing, Translating, and Interpretive Acting Out: The Quest for Therapeutic Balance
2. Slippery When Wet: The Imperfect Art of Interpretation
3. Interpretive Acting Out: Unavoidable and Sometimes Useful
4. Enactments, Interactions, and Interpretations
Section 2. Difficult and Jagged: Imperfect Clinical Situations
5. Kleinian Couple's Treatment: A Complicated Case
6. Failures, Successes, and Question Marks
Section 3. The Emotional Foxhole
7. Different Ways of Controlling the Object
8. Taming, Restoring, and Rebuilding, or Sealing off, Burying, and Eliminating the Object: Two Ways of Controlling the Other
9. Two Varieties of Psychic Retreat: The Struggle with Combined Paranoid and Depressive Conflicts
10. Trapped in an Emotional Foxhole: Coping with Paranoid and Depressive Conflicts
Discussion
Bibliography
Index

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Robert Waska augments plentiful clinical material by detailing his process as he considers potential interventions. In a move that is all too rare among psychoanalytic writers, he includes even his interpretive failures, supplementing them with retrospective commentary that both elucidates and provides alternative formulations. Even seasoned clinicians will benefit from a volume that merits a place high on student reading lists.