William S Pollack

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This study examined effects of adolescent males' perceptions of being bullied because of verbal taunts related to gender nonconformity (i.e., " They say I'm gay "). Participants included 251 ninth-(n ϭ 77), tenth-(n ϭ 96), and eleventh-(n ϭ 78) grade students in a private, all-male college preparatory school. Participants were divided into two groups based(More)
This article explores the unique contribution of psychoanalytic self-psychology to an indepth understanding of the subjective experience of the self in schizophrenia. The author makes the argument that with creative adaptation Kohut's experience-near concept of the primacy of the self--its development and vicissitudes of fragmentation/cohesion--and the(More)
This article presents an overview of a comprehensive school safety assessment approach for students whose behavior raises concern about their potential for targeted violence. Case vignettes highlight the features of 2 youngsters who exemplify those seen, the comprehensive nature of the assessment, and the kind of recommendations that enhance a student's(More)
Unlike the separation-based, stereotyped views of boys' developmental movement into adulthood, this paper will argue that there are more modern and relational models, as well as multiple pathways, for young males to journey through such rites of passage. Indeed, it will be suggested and supported by both qualitative and quantitative data that the more(More)
The clinical treatment of an adolescent young adult male is presented to both illustrate and operationalize the author's hypothesis that a new model of relational psychoanalytic treatment is likely to have beneficial effects, particularly among this population. The contention that males as young boys undergo a normative trauma of premature separation in our(More)
There are few studies of psychiatric hospital treatment that include measures of the treatment process. Perhaps the greatest neglect exists in the failure to collect from the clinicians their observations about the treatment interventions they most emphasize in each patient's treatment. The purpose of this paper is to report the development of a set of(More)
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