Psychoanalytic Practice: 2 Clinical Studies by Helmut ThomPsychoanalytic Practice: 2 Clinical Studies by Helmut Thom

Psychoanalytic Practice: 2 Clinical Studies

byHelmut Thom, M. WilsonEditorS. Ahrens

Paperback | November 20, 2011

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We are pleased to present the second volume of our study on Psychoana­ lytic Practice, which we entitle Clinical Studies. Together, the two volumes fulfill the functions usually expected of a textbook on theory and tech­ nique. In fact, some reviewers have asked why such a title was not cho­ sen. One of the reasons for our narrower choice was that our primary concern is focused on those aspects of psychoanalytic theory that are relevant to treatment. The first volume, entitled Principles, has evoked much interest within and outside the professional community, creating high expectations to­ ward its clinical counterpart. After all, psychoanalytic principles must demonstrate their value and efficacy in treatment, i. e., in achieving changes in symptoms and their underlying structures. This is apparent in the clinical studies contained in this book, and in the process of compil­ ing them the senior author has had the opportunity to take stock of his long professional career.
Title:Psychoanalytic Practice: 2 Clinical StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.07 inPublished:November 20, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642718809

ISBN - 13:9783642718809

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Table of Contents

1 Case Histories and Treatment Reports.- 1.1 Back to Freud and the Path to the Future.- 1.2 Case Histories.- 1.3 Treatment Reports.- 1.4 Approximating the Dialogue: Tape Recordings and Transcriptions.- 2 Transference and Relationship.- 2.1 Therapeutic Alliance and Transference Neurosis.- 2.1.1 Promoting the Helping Alliance.- 2.1.2 Support and Interpretation.- 2.1.3 Common Ground and Independence.- 2.2 Positive and Negative Transference.- 2.2.1 Mild Positive Transference.- 2.2.2 Strong Positive Transference.- 2.2.3 Fusion Desires.- 2.2.4 Erotized Transference.- 2.2.5 Negative Transference.- 2.3 Significance of the Life History.- 2.3.1 Rediscovery of the Father.- 2.3.2 Brother Envy.- 2.4 Transference and Identification.- 2.4.1 The Analyst As Object and As Subject.- 2.4.2 Identification with the Analyst's Functions.- 3 Countertransference.- 3.1 Concordant Countertransference.- 3.2 Complementary Countertransference.- 3.3 Retrospective Attribution and Fantasizing.- 3.4 Making the Patient Aware of Countertransference.- 3.4.1 Erotized Countertransference.- 3.4.2 Aggressive Countertransference.- 3.5 Irony.- 3.6 Narcissistic Mirroring and Selfobject.- 3.6.1 Mirror Image and Selfobject.- 3.6.2 Self-Psychological Perspective.- 3.7 Projective Identification.- 3.7.1 Case 1.- 3.7.2 Case 2.- 3.7.3 Notes on Projective Identification.- 4 Resistance.- 4.1 Disavowal of Affects.- 4.2 Pseudoautonomy.- 4.3 Unpleasure As Id Resistance.- 4.4 Stagnation and the Decision to Change Analysts.- 4.5 Closeness and Homosexuality.- 4.6 Resistance and the Security Principle.- 5 Interpretation of Dreams.- 5.1 Self-Representation in Dreams.- 5.1.1 Dysmorphophobia and Spasmodic Torticollis.- 5.2 A Dream Sequence.- 5.2.1 Dream About an Injection.- 5.2.2 Dream About the Crane.- 5.2.3 Dream About Automobile Repairs.- 5.2.4 Dream About an Agent.- 5.2.5 Dream About an Amputation.- 5.2.6 Decapitation Dream.- 5.3 Dream About the Symptom.- 5.4 Thoughts About Psychogenesis.- 6 From the Initial Interview to Therapy.- 6.1 An Initial Interview.- 6.2 Specific Problems.- 6.2.1 Social Class.- 6.2.2 Delinquency.- 6.2.3 Adolescence.- 6.3 The Patient's Family.- 6.4 Third-Party Payment.- 6.5 Reviewing and Transference.- 7 Rules.- 7.1 Dialogue.- 7.2 Free Association.- 7.3 Evenly Suspended Attention.- 7.4 Questions and Answers.- 7.5 Metaphors.- 7.5.1 Psychoanalytic Aspects.- 7.5.2 Linguistic Interpretations.- 7.6 Value Freedom and Neutrality.- 7.7 Anonymity and Naturalness.- 7.8 Audio Tape Recordings.- 7.8.1 Examples.- 7.8.2 Counterarguments.- 8 Means, Ways, and Goals.- 8.1 Time and Place.- 8.1.1 Scheduling.- 8.1.2 Remembering and Retaining.- 8.1.3 Anniversary Reactions.- 8.2 Life, Illness, and Time: Reconstructing Three Histories.- 8.3 Interpretations.- 8.4 Acting Out.- 8.5 Working Through.- 8.5.1 Repetition of Trauma.- 8.5.2 Denial of Castration Anxiety.- 8.5.3 Splitting of Transference.- 8.5.4 Mother Fixation.- 8.5.5 Commonplace Mistakes.- 8.6 Interruptions.- 9 The Psychoanalytic Process: Treatment and Results.- 9.1 Anxiety and Neurosis.- 9.2 Anxiety Hysteria.- 9.2.1 Conversion and Body Image.- 9.3 Anxiety Neurosis.- 9.3.1 Separation Anxiety.- 9.3.2 Termination Phase.- 9.3.3 Confirmation and Self-Esteem.- 9.4 Depression.- 9.5 Anorexia Nervosa.- 9.6 Neurodermatitis.- 9.7 Nonspecificity.- 9.8 Regression.- 9.9 Alexithymia.- 9.10 The Body and the Psychoanalytic Method.- 9.11 Results.- 9.11.1 Patients' Retrospection.- 9.11.2 Changes.- 9.11.3 Separation.- 10 Special Topics.- 10.1 Consultation.- 10.2 Theoretical Remarks About a "Good Hour".- 10.3 Religiosity.- 10.3.1 The Image of God as Projection.- 10.3.2 The Analyst on Theological Thin Ice.- References.- Name Index.