A foundational premise in this book is that the question and struggle of the 21st century for people in Western societies is one of community. To be relevant and helpful, psychological and, in particular, psychoanalytic theories must consider this question and struggle. This unique and valuable book seeks to reframe psychoanalytic theory and practice in terms of community and experiences of communion.
Ryan LaMothe, PhD, is a professor of pastoral counseling at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Author of numerous articles on religion and psychoanalysis, LaMothe has also written three books, including Being Alive: Psychoanalysis and Vitality.
Acknowledgments Preface Chapter One-Psychoanalysis and Community Chapter Two-Persons in Community Chapter Three-Being Alive Together: Potential Space, Transitional Objects, and Persons-in-Community Chapter Four-Communion of Everyday Life: Motivation, the Unconscious, and the Struggle of and for Community Chapter Five-Transference Love in Light of Communion and Community Chapter Six-Psychoanalysis and Community: Strengths, Limitations, and Challenges Index About the Author