This volume traces how both themes interconnect, largely as they crystallize in the author’s personal experience of traumatic loss. As discussed in the book's final chapter, whether or not this constitutive possibility will be brought lastingly into the foreground of our experiential world depends on the relational contexts in which we live.
Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 23 #ad - Taken as a whole, the theoretical, trauma and Human Existence exhibits the unity of the deeply personal, and the philosophical in the understanding of emotional trauma and the place it occupies in human existence.
World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 35Routledge #ad - After outlining the evolution and basic ideas of this framework, in turn, and how Heidegger's existential philosophy, Stolorow shows both how post-Cartesian psychoanalysis finds enrichment and philosophical support in Heidegger's analysis of human existence, can be enriched and expanded by an encounter with post-Cartesian psychoanalysis.
In doing so, he creates an important psychological bridge between post-Cartesian psychoanalysis and existential philosophy in the phenomenology of emotional trauma. Stolorow and his collaborators' post-cartesian psychoanalytic perspective – intersubjective-systems theory – is a phenomenological contextualism that illuminates worlds of emotional experience as they take form within relational contexts.
The Power of Phenomenology: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical PerspectivesRoutledge #ad - The power of phenomenology took form when the two authors realized that a single theme has run through the course of their almost half-century-long collaboration like a red thread—namely, the power of phenomenological inquiry and understanding in a wide range of contexts. The unusual format seeks to bring the phenomenology of their collaborative efforts to life for the reader.
The power of phenomenology will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and scholars of philosophy. Each chapter begins with a contribution written by one or both authors, extending the power of phenomenological inquiry to one or more of these diverse contexts. The power of Phenomenology presents the trajectory of this work.
The Power of Phenomenology: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives #ad - The contributions are followed, by a dialogue between the authors, one or two at a time, illustrating the dialectical process of their long collaboration. This book demonstrates how they have experienced the power of phenomenology in their therapeutic work with patients, especially those struggling with horrific trauma; in their encounters with psychological and philosophical theories; and in their efforts to comprehend destructive ideologies and the collective traumas that give rise to them.
Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book SeriesRoutledge #ad - Psychoanalytic treatment: An Intersubjective Approach fleshes out the implications for psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of adopting a consistently intersubjective perspective. In the course of the study, therapeutic action, conflict formation, including transference and resistance, affective and self development, the intersubjective viewpoint is demonstrated to illuminate a wide array of clinical phenomena, and borderline and psychotic states.
As a consequence, in the same measure, the authors demonstrate that an intersubjective approach greatly facilitates empathic access to the patient's subjective world and, greatly enhances the scope and therapeutic effectiveness of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic treatment is another step in the ongoing development of intersubjectivity theory, and Working Intersubjectively 1997, Contexts of Being 1992, as born out in Structures of Subjectivity 1984, all published by the Analytic Press.
Quotidian Mysteries, The: Laundry, Liturgy and "Women's Work" Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality Book 1998Paulist PressTM #ad - Definitely not “for women only. ”. The bestselling author of the cloister Walk reflects on the sanctifying possibilities of everyday work and how God is present in worship and liturgy as well as in ordinary life.
The Trauma of Everyday LifePenguin Books #ad - Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn’t destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds’ own capacity and to the suffering of others. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. The buddha’s spiritual journey can be read as an expression of primitive agony grounded in childhood trauma.
Here, epstein looks to his own experience, that of his patients, and of the many fellow sojourners and teachers he encounters as a psychiatrist and Buddhist. Epstein’s discovery begins in his analysis of the life of Buddha, looking to how the death of his mother informed his path and teachings. Both, epstein argues, fail to recognize that trauma is an indivisible part of life and can be used as a lever for growth and an ever deeper understanding of change.
The Trauma of Everyday Life #ad - They are alike only in that they share in trauma, large and small, as all of us do. It can be our greatest teacher, our freedom itself, and it is available to all of us. Check out epstein's latest book, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself. In the trauma of everyday life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind’s own development.
Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, or distancing themselves from, we might move past it while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, their most difficult emotions. It makes us more human, caring, and wise.
Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 17Routledge #ad - This lucidly written and cogently argued work is the next step in the development of intersubjectivity theory. Like preceding volumes in the psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series by Robert Stolorow and his colleagues, it will be theoretically challenging and clinically useful to a wide readership of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically informed psychotherapists.
. They then examine the intersubjective contexts of extreme states of psychological disintegration, and conclude with an examination of what it means, philosophically and clinically, to think and work contextually. In particular, trauma, which reconceptualized four foundational pillars of psychoanalytic theory -- the unconscious, it is a clinically grounded continuation of Stolorow and Atwood's Contexts of Being TAP, mind-body relations, 1992, and fantasy -- from an intersubjective perspective.
Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 17 #ad - From an overview of the basic principles of intersubjectivity theory, Atwood, Orange, and Stolorow proceed to contextualist critiques of the concept of psychoanalytic technique and of the myth of analytic neutrality. Working intersubjectively expounds and illustrates the contextualist sensibility that grows out of this reconceptualization.
A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis Relational Perspectives Book SeriesRoutledge #ad - From his reappraisal of the concepts of interaction and enactment, to his concluding remarks on the relational import of the analyst's ethics and values, to his examination of the issue of analyst self-disclosure, Aron squarely accepts the clinical responsibilities attendant to a postmodern critique of psychoanalytic foundations.
. In this richly nuanced assessment of the various dimensions of mutuality in psychoanalysis, Aron shows that the relational approach to psychoanalysis is a powerful guide to issues of technique and therapeutic strategy.
Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 12Routledge #ad - The authors then proceed to a series of chapters that reframe, from the standpoint of intersubjectivity theory, basic assumptions of the psychoanalytic theory of mental life. Concluding chapters on "varieties of therapeutic alliance" and "varieties of therapeutic impasse" further exemplify the ability of intersubjectivity theory to reorient the psychoanalytic therapist, thus providing fresh strategies for understanding and addressing the most challenging clinical contingencies.
Contexts of being is the conceptual culmination of Stolorow and Atwood's earlier studies, giving them a forum to explain why the perspective of intersubjectivity cannot be reduced to a clinical sensibility that can be grafted onto existing psychoanalytic theory. They now extend intersubjectivity theory to a rethinking of the foundational pillars of psychoanalytic theory since they have already demonstrated the degree to which psychological theory is influenced by the subjective world of the psychological theorist, explored the various "structures of subjectivity" that organize the subjective world, and applied the intersubjective perspective to a broad array of clinical issues.
Beginning with an in-depth critique of the concept of the isolated individual mind, Stolorow and Atwood argue that this myth has long obstructed recognition of the intersubjective foundations of psychological life. In this volume, the authors complete the circle begun with Faces in a Cloud 1979 and continued with Structures of Subjectivity 1984 and Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach 1987- with Brandchaft.
Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 12 #ad - Not only a cogent elaboration of these implications, the volume is also an important first step in effecting the sweeping revision that follows from them. Rather, the authors argue, the intersubjective perspective has methodological and epistemological implications that mandate a radical revision of all aspects of psychoanalytic thought.
The Abyss of Madness Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 37Routledge #ad - Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life – that of the analyst as well as the patient. Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts.
. Utilizing the post-cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity.
The Abyss of Madness Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series 37 #ad - Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality.
Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis: An IntegrationHarvard University Press #ad - As such, practitioners, his book will be required reading for psychoanalytic scholars, candidates in psychoanalysis, and students in the field. In relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis, Stephen A. In relational concepts in Psychoanalysis, Mitchell argues that the drive model has since outlived its usefulness.
In that classic study greenberg and mitchell distinguished between two basic paradigms: the drive model, in which relations with others are generated and shaped by the need for drive gratifications, and various relational models, in which relations themselves are taken as primary and irreducible. There are more psychoanalytic theories today than anyone knows what to do with, and the heterogeneity and complexity of the entire body of psychoanalytic though have become staggering.
The relational model, on the other hand, has been developed piecemeal by different authors who rarely acknowledge and explore the commonality of their assumptions or the rich complementarity of their perspectives. In this bold effort at integrative theorizing, more economical than the anachronistic drive model and more inclusive than any of the singular relational approaches to the core significance of sexuality, the impact of early experience, the interpenetration of illusion and actuality, Mitchell draws together major lines of relational-model traditions into a unified framework for psychoanalytic thought, the relation of the past to the present, the repetition of painful experience, the centrality of the will, the nature of analytic situation, and the process of analytic change.
Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis: An Integration #ad - Mitchell weaves strands from the principal relational-model traditions interpersonal psychoanalysis, self psychology, British school object-relations theories, and existential psychoanalysis into a comprehensive approach to many of the knottiest problems and controversies in theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis.
Mitchell’s earlier book, object relations in psychoanalytic Theory, co-authored with Jay Greenberg, set the stage for this current integration by providing a broad comparative analysis of important thinking on the nature of human relationships.