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Psychoanalysis and religious experience
In this provocative book, W. W. Meissner, a Jesuit and psychoanalyst, attempts to bring about a rapprochement between psychoanalysis and religious thinking. Utilizing the resources of modernExpand
The Therapeutic Alliance
In this authoritative book, W. W. Meissner examines all the prevailing ideas about the therapeutic alliance-the collaborative relationship between psychotherapist and an individual patient. The bookExpand
Post-Modernism for Psychotherapists: A Critical Reader
DEL LOEWWNTHAL AND ROBERT SNELL: Post-modernism for Psychotherapists: A Critical Reader. Hove, UK and New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2003, 224 pp., $29.95, ISBN 1-58391-101-4 This volume is the effortExpand
Psychoanalysis and the mind-body relation: Psychosomatic perspectives.
  • W. Meissner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
  • 13 December 2006
TLDR
In this chapter, implications of a more integrated view of the mind-body relation are discussed in relation to emotions and psychosomatic symptoms, development of Psychosomatic vulnerabilities, somatization, and alexithymia. Expand
Reflections on psychic reality.
  • W. Meissner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 December 2000
TLDR
The author explores the nature and development of psychic reality and draws the following conclusions: psychic reality is equivalent to subjective (conscious) awareness, and psychic experience cannot be regarded as exclusively subjective or objective, but as inherently both. Expand
The paranoid process
Mind-brain and consciousness in psychoanalysis.
  • W. Meissner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
  • 2008
TLDR
Some of the current opinions, based on recent neuroscientific research, regarding origins of consciousness in the brain are explored, including levels of consciousness, waking versus dream consciousness, and issues of consciousness and self-organization in split-brain studies. Expand
The Problem of Self-Disclosure in Psychoanalysis
  • W. Meissner
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 June 2002
TLDR
The paper seeks to chart a course between unconstrained self-disclosure and absolute anonymity, both of which foster misalliances and reduce the therapeutic alliance, mitigating transference expression, and compromising therapeutic effectiveness. Expand
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