Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis

Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis

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Introduced in 1995, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis was lauded by the psychoanalytic community for its balanced, clear perspective professional boundary issues. It has since become the definitive text on the subject, and it is used in psychoanalytic seminars and courses all over the world. In this acclaimed volume, authors Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., and Eva P. Lester, M.D., shed light on the many controversies surrounding boundary issues and equip readers with strategies for recognizing and dealing with boundary problems on the part of both clinicians and patients. Using history, theory, case examples, and practical approaches, Drs. Gabbard and Lester help clinicians: * Understand the history of boundary violations in psychoanalysis -- and see how transgressions spark and evolve within the vulnerable framework of psychoanalysis. * Gain a psychoanalytic understanding of sexual and nonsexual boundary violations by both clients and their doctors, with many detailed case examples that illuminate the dynamics of these transgressions.* Develop knowledge and awareness of posttermination boundaries and the role of boundaries in psychoanalytic supervision.* Learn practical institutional responses to serious violations, including preventive techniques, assessment and rehabilitation approaches, and transference/countertransference management approaches. With information geared toward both clinicians and institutions, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis is an invaluable resource for understanding and treating those who have transgressed professional boundaries. More broadly, it will help all clinicians develop an awareness of emerging problems in the psychoanalytic relationship in time to take steps to avoid serious transgressions.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 421.85g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 158562098X
  • 9781585620982
  • 565,705

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An important book for clinicians at all levels of experience. Stephen A. Mitchell Ph.D., Psychoanalytic Dialoguesshow more

About Glen O. Gabbard

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston, Texas. He was previously Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Gabbard is the author or editor of sixteen books and currently is joint Editor-in-Chief and Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. His numerous awards include the 2000 Mary Sigourney Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis. Eva P. Lester, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychoanalyse.show more

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Introduced in 1995, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis was lauded by the psychoanalytic community for its balanced, clear perspective on professional boundary issues. It has since become the definitive text on the subject, and it is used in psychoanalytic seminars and courses all over the world. In this acclaimed volume, authors Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., and Eva P. Lester, M.D., shed light on the many controversies surrounding boundary issues and equip readers with strategies for recognizing and dealing with boundary problems on the part of clinicians and patients.Using history, theory, case examples, and practical approaches, Drs. Gabbard and Lester help clinicians develop a comprehensive understanding of professional boundaries -- and apply that understanding in practice by examining boundary transgressions. Topics include the history of boundary violations in psychoanalysis and the experiences of figures such as Freud and Jung; posttermination boundaries; the role of boundaries in psychoanalytic supervision; and practical institutional responses to serious violations, including preventive techniques, assessment and rehabilitation approaches, and transference/countertransference management approaches.With information geared toward both clinicians and institutions, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis is an invaluable resource for understanding and treating those who have transgressed professional boundaries. More broadly, it will help all clinicians develop an awareness of emerging problems in the psychoanalytic relationship in time to take steps to avoid serious transgressions.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. The concept of boundaries in psychoanalysis. Boundaries and the psychoanalytic process. The analytic frame, analytic boundaries, and the analytic object. Boundaries and gender. The early history of boundary violations in psychoanalysis. Sexual boundary violations. Nonsexual boundary violations. The fate of the transference posttermination boundaries. Boundaries in psychoanalytic supervision. Institutional responses. References. Index.show more

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