Psycho-Analytic Explorations

Author: Donald W. Winnicott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429903707

Category: Psychology

Page: 618

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This volume contains ninety-two works by this renowned writer, theoretician, and clinician. Includes critiques of Melanie Klein's ideas and insights into the works of other leading psychoanalysts, and thoughts on such concepts as play in the analytic situation, the fate of the transitional object, regression in psychoanalysis, and the use of silence in psychotherapy.

Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization

Author: Mardi Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317700392

Category: Psychology

Page: 126

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Advances in science and the humanities have demonstrated the complexity of psychological, social and neurological factors influencing identity. A contemporary discourse is needed to anchor the concepts required in speaking about identity in present day understanding. In Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization, Mardi Horowitz offers new ways of speaking about parts of self, explaining what causes a range of experiences from solidity in grounding the self to disturbances in a sense of identity. The book covers many aspects of both the formation and the deconstruction of identity. Horowitz examines themes including: -The sense of identity -Social learning -Biological learning -Identity and self-esteem - Levels of personality functioning and growth The book clarifies basic questions, defines useful terms, examines typical identity disturbances and presents a biopsychosocial theory which indicates how schemas operate in conscious and unconscious mental processing. The answers to the basic questions lead to improvements in psychotherapy practices as well as teaching and research methods. Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization will prove fascinating reading for those working in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and the social disciplines.

Education – An 'Impossible Profession'?

Psychoanalytic Explorations of Learning and Classrooms

Author: Tamara Bibby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920226

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In classrooms and lectures we learn not only about academic topics but also about ourselves, our peers and how people and ideas interact. Education – An Impossible Profession extends the ways in which we might think about these processes by offering a refreshing reconsideration of key educational experiences including those of: being judged and assessed, both formally and informally adapting to different groups for different purposes struggling to think under pressure learning to recognise and adapt to the expectations of others. This book brings psychoanalysis to new audiences, graphically illustrating its importance to understandings of teaching, learning and classrooms. Drawing on the author’s original research, it considers the classroom context, including policy demands and professional pressures, and the complexity of peer and pedagogic relationships and interactions asking how these might be being experienced and what implications such experiences might have for learners and teachers. The discussions will be of interest not only to teachers, leading-learners and teacher-educators, but also to individuals interested in education policy, professional practice and theories of education.

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante's The Divine Comedy

Author: David Dean Brockman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315464195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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David Dean Brockman connects spirituality with psychoanalysis throughout this book as he looks at Dante’s early writings, his life story and his "polysemous" classical poem The Divine Comedy. Dante wanted to create a document that would educate the common man about his journey from brokenness to growth and a solid integration of body, self, and soul. This book draws the resemblance between Dante’s poem and the "journey" that patients experience in psychoanalytic therapy. It will be the first total treatment of Dante’s work in general, and The Divine Comedy in particular, using the psychoanalytic method. This fascinating study of Dante’s The Divine Comedy will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists, as well as those still in training. Academics and students of psychology, spirituality, religion, and literature may also be interested in Brockman’s in-depth study of Dante’s work.

The Undead Mother

Psychoanalytic Explorations of Masculinity, Femininity, and Matricide

Author: Christina Wieland

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855759138

Category: Psychology

Page: 251

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Wieland argues that the Western psyche is based upon denial of the power of the mother. Through clinical material and re-readings of myths, fairytales, and other cultural artefacts, she demonstrates how this act of universal matricide has wrought havoc.

Maps for Psychoanalytic Exploration

Author: Parthenope Bion Talamo

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781813981

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Maps for Psychoanalytic Exploration brings together Parthenope Bion Talamo's main works, until now published only in Italian. They are made available to a wider readership in this volume through a translation into English by Shaun Whiteside, supported by the generosity of the members of the Melanie Klein Trust.In these chapters Parthenope explores important implications of her father's ideas at different levels of psychic and social organisation. Her writing is very clear and, as Dr Anna Bauzzi, the Editor of the Italian edition, writes in her Introduction, the quality of it makes many of Bion's ideas more accessible, without any reduction of their complexity.

Freedom to Relate

Psychoanalytic Explorations

Author: Roger Kennedy

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9781853431906

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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Roger Kennedy draws on his own clinical work to shed light on conceptions of freedom and how they relate to the psychoanalytic process. Ideas from ancient, medieval, 17th-century, Enlightenment and recent philosophy, including hermeneutics, are employed in his explorations.

The Language of Winnicott

A Dictionary of Winnicott's Use of Words

Author: Jan Abram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042992125X

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 7933


The author's lexicon - The Language of Winnicott - has proved to be the definitive comprehensive guide to Winnicott's thought since it was first published in 1996, Winnicott's centenary Year. The twenty-two entries represent the major conceptualisations in Winnicott's theories and take the reader on a journey through his writings that span from 1931 to 1971. Thus the volume is an anthology of Winnicott's writings. This new edition expands on each original entry predicated on the author's research discoveries, including archival material, over the past decade.