This book explores the underlying mechanisms of the psyche. It traces the development of the individual and, in particular, the development of the sense of self, which is understood to be intimately related to the individual's object relations and to play a crucial role in core clinical phenomena. The book outlines a new perspective on identity and affect which sheds light into the heartland of analytic theory, providing fresh insights into narcissism, and narcissistic, borderline, hysteric, and schizoid psychopathologies.
Marcus West is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology in private practice in Sussex, England. He is the author of a number of papers, one of which was joint winner of the Michael Fordham Prize 2004. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is currently Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex. He is author of three books: 'Feeling, Being and the Sense of Self', 'Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice', and 'Into the Darkest Places'.
ContentsINTRODUCTIONPART I CHAPTER ONE The clinical pictureCHAPTER TWO IdentityCHAPTER THREE AffectCHAPTER FOUR Klein and Bion: projective identificationand the paranoid-schizoid positionCHAPTER FIVE TechniqueCHAPTER SIX Jung, the self, and spiritual experiencePART II: PERSONALITY TYPESCHAPTER SEVEN Narcissism and narcissistic personality typesCHAPTER EIGHT The borderline personalityCHAPTER NINE The hysteric personalityCHAPTER TEN The schizoid personalityREFERENCES INDEX