In this selection of her father's writings Anna Freud has defined and included the essential, irreducible elements of psycho-analysis.
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: Random House
The Essentials of Psycho-analysis is the definitive collection of Sigmund Freud's writing. It covers the themes that Freud explored in his work from the meaning of dreams and the concept of the unconscious, instinctual and sexual life to the structure of the personality. Beautifully written and endlessly fascinating, the pieces collected here are the perfect guide to the principle concepts of psycho-analysis.
Evaluation of psychoanalysis as a form of therapeutic intervention has been
taking place almost since the inception of the discipline. Freud wrote up many
cases in which he evaluated his treatment results, and his contemporaries did
Author: Herbert S. Strean
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
After a comprehensive historical and biographical introduction to Spielrein by John Launer, The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Psychoanalysis presents full-length English translations of her first three and most ...
Author: Sabina Spielrein
Sabina Spielrein’s writings explore the burning topics in the early days of psychoanalysis while providing insight into the culture of the time and her own personal struggles. After a comprehensive historical and biographical introduction to Spielrein by John Launer, The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Psychoanalysis presents full-length English translations of her first three and most essential writings, offering deep insight into her brilliant and pioneering mind: The first unabridged English rendition of her medical dissertation of 1911, entitled "On the Psychological Content of a Case of Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox)", with an afterword by Adrienne Harris A new, improved English translation of Spielrein’s seminal essay of 1912, "Destruction as the Cause of Becoming" A faithful English rendition of her 1913 essay "Contributions to Understanding a Child’s Mind" The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Psychoanalysis presents a rich source of materials and inspiration to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and analytical psychologists, as well as scholars in the humanities and the behavioral sciences.
These essays will prove invaluable to analysts trying to maintain an articulated and rounded view of what it takes to bring meaning to their patient's lives through the power of insight and beneficial interpretations.
Author: Roy Schafer
Publisher: Karnac Books
Insight and interpretation are crucial tools of the psychoanalytic process that have been neglected and misunderstood in recent psychoanalytic literature, where the focus has shifted to the effects of countertransference on the relationship between patient and analyst. Roy Schafer brings these tools back to the forefront of psychoanalytic thinking, integrating them with recent contributions on countertransference to create a more cohesive understanding of the psychoanalytic process. These essays will prove invaluable to analysts trying to maintain an articulated and rounded view of what it takes to bring meaning to their patient's lives through the power of insight and beneficial interpretations.
The book underscores the fact that the meaning, the therapeutic use, and even the theoretical explanation of transference and transference phenomena have undergone significant changes over the years.
Author: Aaron H. Esman
Publisher: NYU Press
Among Freud's discoveries, none has proved more theoretically valid or clinically productive than his demonstration that humans regularly and inevitably repeat with the analyst patterns of relationship, fantasy, and conflict experienced in their childhood. Transference phenomenon and its analysis in therapy is the cornerstone for much psychoanalytic work. It's crucial importance has been and continues to be a matter of debate among psychoanalysts. Essential Papers on Transference presents the central papers on the subject of transference from Freud's time to our own. Although many reflect viewpoints within the psychoanalytic mainstream, efforts have been made to be as inclusive as possible; thus neo-Freudian, Kohutian, and Lacanian statements are represented. The book underscores the fact that the meaning, the therapeutic use, and even the theoretical explanation of transference and transference phenomena have undergone significant changes over the years.
Sigmund Freud was one of the giants of 20th century thought.
Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Sigmund Freud was one of the giants of 20th century thought. His ideas have been hugely influential not only in psychology but in all the social sciences and the arts. Even those who have never read a word of his writings are familiar with his concepts of the id, the ego, the Oedipus complex and the workings of the unconscious mind.This looks at Freud's life from his birth in the small Moravian town of Freiburg in 1856 to his death in Hampstead in 1939. Each of Freud's major works is summarised and his central ideas explored. Controversies over his methods and practices are examined. Did he, as some critics have alleged, turn his back on evidence of genuine child abuse in 1890s Vienna and prefer instead to ascribe it to fantasy and wish fulfilment? What were the reasons behind his terrible quarrel with Carl Gustav Jung? Does his 'talking cure' of psychoanalysis actually work? The essential information about Freud's enormously productive life and career is all here.
Include in this omnibus are Sigmund Freud's most important works Civilization and its Discontents, An Outline of Psycho-Analysis, The Ego and the Id, The Future of an Illusion, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Psychopathology of ...
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Include in this omnibus are Sigmund Freud's most important works Civilization and its Discontents, An Outline of Psycho-Analysis, The Ego and the Id, The Future of an Illusion, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Dream Psychology and Psychoanalysis for Beginners. The important if Freud's work to modern psychology cannot be overstated. He was the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the great thinkers of the first half of the twentieth century.Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis (1986). The Essential Freud (1995), Peter Gay
(ed.), is also an authoritative collection. Freud wrote several classical
introductions to psychoanalysis, notably “The Introductory Lectures on
Author: Matthew Sharpe
"Understanding Psychoanalysis" presents a broad introduction to the key concepts and developments in psychoanalysis and its impact on modern thought. Charting pivotal moments in the theorization and reception of psychoanalysis, the book provides a comprehensive account of the concerns and development of Freud's work, as well as his most prominent successors, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan.The work of these leading psychoanalytic theorists has greatly influenced thinking across other disciplines, notably feminism, film studies, poststructuralism, social and cultural theory, the philosophy of science and the emerging discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Analysing this engagement with other disciplines and their key theorists, "Understanding Psychoanalysis" argues for a reconsideration of psychoanalysis as a resource for philosophy, science, and cultural studies.
Though the essential work of analysis has not altered radically (and to say this is
not to deny the extension of theory and practice but rather to afford a criterion for
distinguishing the continuity and fundamental identity of all psycho-analytical ...
Author: John Rickman
A welcome reissue of the collected papers of the author, originally published in 1957, with a new preface by Pearl King. It spans 30 years of the author's rapidly-expanding psychoanalytic research in fields including crime, individual and group dynamics, psychopathology, hysteria, communication and general medicine. This work will be of interest to all those in the psychoanalytic community and those interested in the history of psychoanalysis, and is a first rate anthology into the pioneering early years of psychoanalysis. This book acts as a partner to Pearl King's other edited collection, No Ordinary Psychoanalyst: The Exceptional Contributions of the author.
FREUD, S. (1933) New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, SE 22, PFL 2
including 'Femininity', SE 22: 112–35 [a summary of the theory of feminine ... (
1986) Sigmund Freud: The Essentials of Psychoanalysis, Harmondsworth,
Author: Rosalind Minsky
What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon. In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the second section, the theory is demonstrated by an anthology of seminal essays which includes: * Feminity by Sigmund Freud * Envy and Gratitude by Melanie Klein * An extract from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena by Donald Winnicot * The Meaning of the Phallus by Jacques Lacan * An extract from Women's Time by Julia Kristeva * An extract from Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray
This collection features papers by S. Nacht, R. Loewenstein, Victor Smirnoff, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Laplanche, Robert Bak, Leonard Shengold, K. Novick, J. Novick, S. Coen, Margaret Brenman, Esther Menaker, S. Lorand, M. Balint, Bernhard ...
Author: Margaret Ann Hanly
Publisher: NYU Press
The contested psychoanalytic concept of masochism has served to open up pathways into less-explored regions of the human mind and behavior. Here, rituals of pain and sexual abusiveness prevail, and sometimes gruesome details of unconscious fantasies are constructed out of psychological pain, desperate need, and sexually excited, self- destructive violence. In this significant addition to the Essential Papers in Psychoanalysis series, Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly presents an anthology of the most outstanding writings in the psychoanalytic study of masochism. In bringing these essays together, Dr. Fitzpatrick Hanly expertly combines classic and contemporary theories by the most respected scholars in the field to create a varied and integrated volume. This collection features papers by S. Nacht, R. Loewenstein, Victor Smirnoff, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Laplanche, Robert Bak, Leonard Shengold, K. Novick, J. Novick, S. Coen, Margaret Brenman, Esther Menaker, S. Lorand, M. Balint, Bernhard Berliner, Charles Brenner, Helene Deutsch, Annie Reich, Marie Bonaparte, Jessica Benjamin, S.L. Olinick, Arnold Modell, Betty Joseph, and Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel.
The contributions that I consider equally important but that could not be reprinted here are listed as highly recommended readings at the end of this collection of essays. From Introduction by Rita V. Frankiel.
Author: Rita V. Frankiel
Publisher: NYU Press
This choice collection contains some of the most significant contributions to psychoanalytic and psychological understandingof the effect of object loss on adults and children. Designed for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, this important volume focuses on those contributions most directly relevant to the clinical situation, without neglecting fundamental descriptive and theoretical contributions. Rita V. Frankiel has culled the literature on object loss and assembled the most salient and conceptually powerful contributions to the field. Each paper is introduced with a brief summary of its contribution to the development of our understanding of object loss. This valuable resource thus provides the serious student of object loss with a ready source of the most important materials on the subject. Contributors: Karl Abraham, Sol Altschul, John Bowlby, Helene Deutsch, J. Marvin Eisenstadt, George Engel, Joan Fleming, Sigmund Freud, Erna Furman, Robert Furman, Edith Jacobson, Melanie Klein, Paul Lerner, Erich Lindemann, Hans W. Loewald, Marie E. McAnn, George Pollock, Hanna Segal, Chistina Sekaer, Vamik D. Volkan, and Martha Wolfenstein.
2 Yet efforts to specify what would be essential to psychoanalysis, say, its
distinctive object domain, quickly reveal its irreducible equivocity. Even incredibly
abstract claims such as “psychoanalysis is an inquiry into the unconscious and its
Author: Adam Rosen-Carole
Publisher: Lexington Books
The book provides a defense of the rational authority of psychoanalytic knowledge that does justice to the plurality of psychoanalytic perspectives and resolves central impasses in the psychoanalytic literature and in the literature concerning psychoanalysis and science. It also provides a systematic, comparative, and critical introduction to the main schools of psychoanalysis useful for clinicians, academics, and those exploring psychoanalysis for the first time.
In this part of the book, I examine the interpretation-relationship controversy as to
how psychoanalysis works, and I propose that a “living through” process is
essential to psychoanalytic growth. I also discuss what I call “openness to
Author: John Fiscalini
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Traditionally, two clinical models have been dominant in psychoanalysis: the classical paradigm, which views the analyst as an objective mirror, and the participant-observation paradigm, which views the analyst as an intersubjective participant-observer. According to John Fiscalini, an evolutionary shift in psychoanalytic consciousness has been taking place, giving rise to coparticipant inquiry, a third paradigm that represents a dramatic shift in analytic clinical theory and that has profound clinical implications. Coparticipant inquiry integrates the individualistic focus of the classical tradition and the social focus of the participant-observer perspective. It is marked by a radical emphasis on analysts' and patients' analytic equality, emotional reciprocity, psychic symmetry, and relational mutuality. Unlike the previous two paradigms, coparticipant inquiry suggests that we are all inherently communal beings and, yet, are simultaneously innately self-fulfilling, unique individuals. The book looks closely at the therapeutic dialectics of the personal and interpersonal selves and discusses narcissism—the perversion of the self—within its clinical role as the neurosis that contextualizes all other neuroses. Thus the goal of this book is to define coparticipant inquiry; articulate its major principles; analyze its implications for a theory of the self and the treatment of narcissism; and discuss the therapeutic potential of the coparticipant field and the coparticipant nature of transference, resistance, therapeutic action, and analytic vitality. Fiscalini explores "analytic space," which marks the psychic limit of coparticipant activity; the "living through process," which, he suggests, subtends all analytic change; and "openness to singularity," which is essential to analytic vitality. Coparticipant Psychoanalysis brings crucial insights to clinical theory and practice and is an invaluable resource for psychoanalysts and therapists, as well as students and practitioners of psychology, psychiatry, and social work.
Essential Themes and Topics Susan Budd, Richard Rusbridger. direct
observation cannot account for the essential dimension of psychoanalysis which
is to do with how the environment is interpreted and internalised. Direct
Author: Susan Budd
Introducing Psychoanalysis brings together leading analysts to explain what psychoanalysis is and how it has developed, setting its ideas in their appropriate social and intellectual context. Based on lectures given at the British Psychoanalytic Society, the contributions capture the diversity of opinion among analysts to provide a clear and dynamic presentation of concepts such as: sexual perversions trauma and the possibility of recovery phantasy and reality interpreting and transference two views of the Oedipus complex projective identification the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions symbolism and dreams. Frequently misunderstood subjects are demystified and the contributors' wealth of clinical and supervisory experience ensures that central concepts are explained with refreshing clarity. Clinical examples are included throughout and provide a valuable insight into the application of psychoanalytic ideas. This overview of the wide variety of psychoanalytic ideas that are current in Britain today will appeal to all those training and practicing in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as those wishing to broaden their knowledge of this field.
Similarly, psychoanalysis does not conceive the neurosis as antinatural and in
itself pathological, but as having a meaning and ... Those unfamiliar with the
essentials of psychoanalysis will certainly have some difficulty in understanding
how a ...
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This book gives the substance of Jung's published writings on Freud and psychoanalysis between 1906 and 1916, with two later papers. The book covers the period of the enthusiastic collaboration between the two pioneers of psychology through the years when Jung's growing appreciation of religious experience and his criticism of Freud's emphasis on pathology led, with other differences, to his formal break with his mentor.
Sigmund Freud: The Essentials of Psychoanalysis (Penguin, 1986) Peter Gay (ed
.), The Freud Reader (Vintage, 1995) FREUD'S LIFE Ernest Jones, The Life and
Work of Freud (Basic Books, 1993). Abridged version of Jones's 3-Volume life, ...
Author: Josh Cohen
Publisher: Granta Books
In this engaging introduction, Josh Cohen argues that Freud shows above all that any thought, word or action, however apparently trivial, can invite close reading. Indeed, it may be just this insight that provokes so much opposition to psychoanalysis. By reading short extracts from across Freud's work, addressing the neuroses, the unconscious, words, death and (of course) sex, How to Read Freud brings out the paradoxical core of psychoanalytic thinking: that our innermost truths only ever manifest themselves as distortions. Read attentively, our dreams, errors, jokes and symptoms - in short, our everyday lives - reveal us as masters of disguise, as unrecognizable to ourselves as to others.
HIGHER ORDER PRINCIPLES The essentials of psychoanalysis to be identified
here are those which are vital to clinical work; that is, they operate at the practical,
basic level. They belong nevertheless within a higher-order framework of more ...
Author: Robert W. Rentoul
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Using Ferenczi's insights, Robert W. Rentoul draws on and integrates the subsequent work of the British Independents and recent American writers in Ferenczi's Language of Tenderness. He sees the two languages as being reflected in the differing atmospheres of cooperation and confrontation shown in relational and classical psychoanalysis. Rentoul argues that the distinction between the two models needs to be made sharper; a new paradigm for psychoanalysis has come into being as a result of Ferenczi's work.
As he wrote C. J. Jung ( see Jung 1963 , 150-51 ) , Freud looked upon these
constructs as the essential safeguards against allowing psychoanalysis to slip
into vitalism , mentalism , or even occultism — doctrines that view the human soul
as a ...
Author: John E. Gedo
Publisher: JHU Press
In this study, the author asserts that biological information is essential to successful and comprehensive psychoanalysis. The first is devoted to the controversies surrounding psychoanalysis as a discipline. Beginning with an overview of Freud's enduring contributions to the field, Gedo discusses the importance of both mental contents and reliable, measurable psychobiological data -- suggesting that hermeneutics alone cannot yield valid hypotheses. Part 2 addresses each of the major topics of a comprehensive theory of mind, focusing on the accessibility of biological information. This information, he believes, makes an educated exploration of principal questions about behavioral regulation a viable enterprise. The final section integrates these theories into a comprehensive biological hypothesis about behavior and psychoanalytic treatment.