Containment : a training therapist's attempt to apply the construct in a first therapeutic encounter.
2 Acknowledgements 3 Declaration 4 Chapter 1: Introduction 7 1.1 Rationale 9 1.2 Aims 10 1.3 Research Questions 10 Chapter 2: Literature Review 11 2.
Joseph Sandler's Contributions to The Concept of Countertransference
A few months before Joe Sandler's death, he participated in an American Psychoanalytic Association panel that focused on the Controversial Discussions that occurred in the British Psychoanalytic…
Obituary for Elizabeth Jane Bott Spillius
- PsychologyThe International journal of psycho-analysis
Her lucid intelligence, non-judgmental warmth and openminded curiosity suited her excellently for work in both of her disciplines and the incalculable influence she has had on her many patients, students and colleagues.
The clinical notion of working within
ABSTRACT Clinical material is used to illustrate the Modern Kleinian approach to and within a patient’s defensive system and their particular transference profile. Rather than embrace the traditional…
Approaching contemporary psychoanalytic research
In the present volume current research in psychoanalysis interfaces with research in philosophy of mind and experimental sciences, especially in cognitive neuroscience. The “common ground” of these…
THE THEORETICAL BASIS OF DYNAMIC PSYCHIATRY
Like a sailor without a sextant, a psychiatrist who sets out to navigate the dark waters of the unconscious without a theory will soon be lost at sea. Psychoanalytic theory is the foundation of…
Projective Identification in Couples
- PsychologyJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
The utility of PI for understanding partner selection and marital polarities is illustrated, and guidelines for working with PI in psychodynamic couple therapy are provided.
The researcher’s transference in psychoanalytically informed qualitative research
- PsychologyQualitative Research in Psychology
ABSTRACT This article sets out to explore the researcher’s transference in psychoanalytically informed qualitative research. To this end, it is suggested the researcher’s transference is a) rooted in…
A far cry from a no thing : psychoanalytic perspectives on women and secondary amenorrhea
Secondary amenorrhea is predominantly viewed outside of the social norms, somehow beyond the natural order of things. It might appear to reside in the shadows of its menstruating counterpart, viewed…
The Psychic Life of Fragments: Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein*
- PsychologyAmerican journal of psychoanalysis
It is argued that although Melanie Klein’s work is often engaged when talking of splitting (particularly through discussions on identification, projection and projective identification), there are some important phenomenological opacities in her construction and by orchestrating a dialogue between Melanie Klein and Sándor Ferenczi, a fuller and more substantive conception of psychic splitting is reached.