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By Brent Willock

ISBN-10: 0881634603

ISBN-13: 9780881634600

Finalist for the 2007 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship!
This enormously sensible and insightful new textual content explores the rising box of comparative-integrative psychoanalysis. It offers a useful framework for coming near near the presently fractious kingdom of the psychoanalytic self-discipline, divided because it is into various colleges of concept, offering many conceptual demanding situations. relocating past the standard borders of psychoanalysis, Willock usefully attracts on insights from neighboring disciplines to shed extra gentle at the middle issue.
Comparative-Integrative Psychoanalysis is split into sections for organizational readability. half I is an interesting research into the character of inspiration and its intrinsic difficulties. It convincingly builds a case for the necessity, after a century of disciplinary improvement, to maneuver past delineated faculties, and proposes a style for attaining this objective. The succeeding part elaborates this desideratum intimately, exploring its implications with appreciate to concept, agencies, perform, and pedagogy. This moment element of the amount is so much acceptable to daily issues with enhancing paintings within the box, be it within the consulting room, lecture room, or in and among quite a few psychoanalytic businesses.

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Xxv). In contrast, Kohut (1984) simply asserted that his patient surprised and shocked them … to convert the uncomfortable situation of being looked at into a situation in which it was he who did the looking and thus made those who looked at him feel uncomfortable. He (visually) counterattacked when he began to feel (visually) attacked; he embarrassed (shamed) others when he experienced the discomfort of being embarrassed (shamed). (p. 121) Although Kohut’s analysis fits his understanding of narcissistic difficulties, it is not otherwise clear what led him to believe his patient felt mainly persecuted rather than gratified by this public honoring.

These considerations give rise to the following query: How can what is invisible to one analyst be so visible to another? The popular tale of the emperor’s magnificent new duds may be relevant. Musing with respect to those who do not believe in childhood sexuality, Freud (1916/1972) noted that “It calls for real ingenuity not to see all this or to see it differently” (p. 316). Ingenuity perhaps or, I argue, an inadvertent epiphenomenon of commitment to a new theoretical model excessively separated from other frameworks.

Perhaps he sensed that this analysand’s self-protective maneuvers were particularly pervasive, interesting, subtle, or challenging. indb 26 5/16/07 7:07:26 AM Revelations From a Triptych of Dreams 27 the patient’s psychosexuality, particularly his Oedipal complex. Kohut may have intuited that even though he never came “face to face with the resistances that constitute clinical manifestations of the defense against castration anxiety” (p. 128), such factors may, nonetheless, have been operative.

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