Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis has two theoretical foci: the first is the nature of time experience and the second is the implications of the understanding of time for conceptualizing the nature and functioning of the self. The result is a result is a rethinking of the self-concept and its engagement in the analytic process. The book pragmatically explores patterns of enactment in analysis through three extensive cases in which chronic and significant lateness characterized the analysis.
William W. Meissner, M.D. was formerly clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and is presently training and supervising analyst emeritus in the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East. Among his more recent books are The Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis and The Dynamics of Human Aggression (co-authored with A.-M. Rizzuto, M.D. and D, H. Buie, M.D.).
Chapter 1 The Meaning of Time Chapter 2 The Subjective Sense of Time: Development Chapter 3 The Subjective Sense of Time: Phenomenology Chapter 4 Time in the Analytic Process Chapter 5 The Lateness Phenomenon Chapter 6 Chronic Lateness and Missing I: The Dilatory Doctor Chapter 7 Chronic Lateness and Missing II: The Late Lawyer Chapter 8 Chronic Lateness and Missing III: Sleeping Beauty Chapter 9 Time and Termination Chapter 10 Time and Technique Chapter 11 The Self in Time Chapter 12 The Self and Time in Analysis