Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict

Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict

By: Arnold D. Richards (editor), Martin S. Willick (editor)Hardback

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Over the course of three decades, in works spanning questions of theory, technique, and clinical practice, Charles Brenner has emerged as one of the preeminent analysts of his generation, a thinker whose probing estimation of mental conflict has promoted the evolutionary growth of analysis as theory even as it has clarified the clinical import of analysis as therapy. In Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict, distinguished theorists and clinicians pay homage to Brenner by presenting original essays that converge in their estimation of analysis as "the science of mental conflict." In sections that encompass "The Theory of Psychoanalysis," "The Concepts of Psychoanalysis," "The Technique of Psychoanalysis," "The Clinical Practice of Psychoanalysis," "The Teaching of Psychoanalysis," and "The Application of Psychanalysis," the contributors show how the perspective of conflict - broadened and refined by the clinical findings of recent decades - offers a vehicle for creative theory-building and, as such, a conceptual handle for apprising the indications for, and action of, psychoanalytic therapy. Arnold Richards' comprehensive overview of Brenner's ranging contributions to theory and practice, along with Martin Willick's critical introductions to the various sections of the book, round out a collections whose scope is complimented by its unusual coherence and thematic unity. Taken together, the essays comprising this book present readers with a cogent summary of current psychoanalytic thinking, along with an exciting preview of where it is heading in the future. As such, this volume will be welcomed not only by analysts, but by all mental health professionals who draw on, and learn from, the psychoanalytic assessment of conflict in mental life. It is a work that follows Brenner's own example in promoting the critical understanding of a generation of theorists, clinicians, and educators.

About Author

Arnold D. Richards, M.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center. Martin S. Willick, M.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and Lecturer in Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.


Introduction - Arnold D. Richards The Neurological Career of Charles Brenner - Carl W. Braun Reflections - Charles Brenner I. The Theory of Psychoanalysis The Relation of Theories of Pathogenesis to Psychoanalytic Therapy - Jacobs A. Arlow Freud and Horney: A Study of Psychoanalytic Models via the Analysis of a Controversy - William I. Grossman The Enduring Armature of Psychoanalytic theory and Method - Leo Rangel Sign, Symbol, and Structural Theory - Theodore Shapiro II. The Concepts of Psychoanalysis Compromise Formation and Cognition: A Revision of the Psychoanalytic Theory of Perception - Lucy Biven Questions About Sublimation - Dale Boesky The Beginnings of the Object Concept in Psychoanalysis - Allan Compton A Note on the Nature and the Developmental Origins of Affect - Irving B. Harrison III. The Technique of Psychoanalysis Some Problems in the Evaluation of the Psychoanalytic Process - Sander M. Abend Countertransference: Concepts and Controversies - Harold P. Blum On Helping Analysands Observe Intrapsychic Activity - Paul Gray Psychoanalytic Concepts of Insight - Edward D. Joseph IV. The Clinical Practice of Psychoanalysis Silence as Transference Resistance: Reconstruction in a Latency Girl - Lester H. Friedman Transference Relationship, the Relationship Between Transferences, and Reconstruction - Theodore J. Jacobs Aspects of Termination: Theory and Practice - Yale Kramer Perceptual Distortions During Analysis: Some Observations on the Role of Superego in Reality Testing - Edward M. Weinshel V. The Teaching of Psychoanalysis Some Notes on the "Supervisory" Process - Martin Wangh VI. The Application of Psychoanalysis Religion, the State, and the Socialization of Children - Leon Balter

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780881630541
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 439
  • ID: 9780881630541
  • weight: 812
  • ISBN10: 0881630543

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