Human Goodness: Origins, Manifestations, and Clinical Implications (Margaret S. Mahler)
By: Salman Akhtar (editor)Hardback
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Human Goodness: Origins, Manifestations, and Clinical Implications focuses on the positive attributes that exist in each human heart. In this volume eight distinguished clinicians elucidate the notion of human goodness and devote their attention to subjects including altruism, kindness, concern, gratitude, and forgiveness. The origins of these valuable traits in the crucible of childhood experience are fleshed out and the therapeutic relevance of these ideas is illustrated with numerous clinical vignettes. As a result, this exceptional, tightly edited book is replete with material leading mental health professionals to see their clients in fresh and increasingly helpful ways.
Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
Contents Acknowledgments Chapter 1Human Goodness: An Introductory Overview Salman Akhtar, MD Chapter 2Do Psychoanalysts Know What's Good for Them? If So, Why Are They Always Arguing about It? If Not, How Do They (And We) Know What's Good for Us? Elio Frattaroli, MD Chapter 3On Human Goodness: Origins and Limitations Lawrence Blum, MD Chapter 4A Therapist's Maternal Altruism Beth Seelig, MD Chapter 5The Altruistic Omnipotent Mother: A Dangerous Myth Ann Smolen, PhD Chapter 6Kindness, Altruism and Forgiveness: Three Facets of Healthy Human Relatedness Shahrzad Siassi, PhD Chapter 7Some Unconscious Variables at Play in Human Goodness Jodi Brown, MD Chapter 8In Favor of Good and Bad Objects: A Concluding Commentary Andrew Smolar, MD References Index About the Editors and Contributors
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