In this unique and uplifting work, Dr. Claudia Luiz reveals why psychoanalysis is more relevant than ever, perhaps the only discipline currently suitable to help solve the mystery of our emotional challenges.
In gripping stories about people struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more, Luiz brings us right into each treatment where we discover how psychoanalysts today prepare their patient's mind for self-discovery. Following each story, absorbing commentaries acquaint the reader with the theories of the mind that currently guide treatment, and the innovative clinical techniques that are revolutionizing the field, including how Luiz learned to integrate her own emotions as therapeutic instruments for diagnosis and cure.
The Making of a Psychoanalyst is an ideal book for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in practice and in training, mental health professionals working in social care, and students interested in the evolution of an undying discipline that embodies personal narrative. Anyone interested in knowing how two human beings interact with each other to effect profound change will want to read this book.
Claudia Luiz, EdM, Harvard University, PsyaD, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, is the winner of the Phyllis W. Meadow Award for Excellence in Psychoanalytic Writing and Writer's Digest Best Writer's Website Award. She currently serves on the faculty at the Academy for Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, New Jersey. Her blog and website can be found at www.claudialuiz.com. Dr. Luiz is married to John Luiz and together they have two young adult daughters.
CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction to the New Psychoanalysis PART I: INTRODUCTION TO 21ST CENTURY PSYCHOANALYSIS Chapter 1: CATRINA LEARNS TO BREATHE The 21st century psychoanalyst Chapter 2: JOHN J AND THE BIG SURRENDER The 21st century patient PART II: THE MAKING OF A 21ST CENTURY PSYCHOANALYST Chapter 3: SEARCHING FOR ANITA Listening to Theories of Technique: Following the Contact Chapter 4: THE UNSEEN SIDE OF ANGELA Listening to Theories of the Mind Chapter 5: TERRELL AND ROSALIA IN BED Listening to Theories of Technique: Emotional Communication Chapter 6: MITZI'S WORKSHOP Listening to Countertransference PART III: SUMMARY Chapter 7: MERCY GETS A TATTOO Putting It All Together: Layers of Listening Chapter 8: SYLVIE SPIDER The Future of Psychoanalysis Postscript Glossary Index