The Collected Papers of Emmanuel Ghent

The Collected Papers of Emmanuel Ghent : Heart Melts Forward

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This book brings together an engaging study, using Emmanuel Ghent's collected papers, of theoretical and personal origins of the relational turn in psychoanalysis. Emmanuel Ghent was one of the founders of relational psychoanalysis, and his ideas have been hugely influential. However, he published sparingly and his papers are scattered across a range of sources. In this book, his key writings are reproduced, along with analyses and critiques by major contemporary psychoanalytic figures such as Adam Phillips, Jessica Benjamin, Lew Aron, Adrienne Harris and Jody Davies. This book provides a thorough examination of the key tenets of Ghent's thinking and the continued importance of his theoretical and clinical work for the next generation of more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 771.11g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations
  • 1138926787
  • 9781138926783

Review quote

"Heart Melts Forward is a book, of course--and so when we consider it, we think first of Manny's writing, which was prescient and brilliant, and which continues to serve as one of the primary inspirations of the entire relational literature. But it was because Manny was the person he was, the whole person he was, that he became as beloved and influential as he was. Luckily for us, his personhood suffuses every one of the gripping and profound articles collected here. In reading this book you will be standing on the foundation of relational psychoanalysis. But there will be more: if you didn't know Manny, you will wish you had."-Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D., William Alanson White Institute and NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and more

Table of contents

Introduction Victoria Demos and Adrienne Harris Part One: Core Papers and Commentaries * Emmanuel Ghent and the Origins of Relational Psychoanalysis Anthony Bass Credo - The Dialectics of One-Person and Two-Person Psychologies (1989) EMMANUEL GHENT * Surrender and Self-Discovery: Ghent's Reflections on the "Force of Growth" and What Impedes It JESSICA BENJAMIN Masochism, Submission, Surrender-Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender (1990) EMMANUEL GHENT * Medicine Man(nie): Commentary on Emmanuel Ghent's "Paradox and Process" MURIEL DIMEN Paradox and Process (1992) EMMANUEL GHENT * Introduction to E. Ghent, "Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation" C. SETH WARREN Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation (1995) EMMANUEL GHENT * The Butterfly in the Consulting Room BARRY MAGID Wish, Need, Drive: Motive in the Light of Dynamic Systems Theory and Edelman's Selectionist Theory (2002) EMMANUEL GHENT Part Two: Early Writings * Psyche and Eye (1950) EMMANUEL GHENT * Countertransference: Its Reflection in the Process of Peer-Group Supervision CHAIM F. SHATAN, BENJAMIN BRODY, EMMANUEL GHENT Part Three: In Ghent's Words * Relations: Introduction to the First IARPP Conference (2001) EMMANUEL GHENT * On Relational Psychoanalysis: An Interview with Dr. Emmanuel Ghent/Interviewer: Lewis Aron (2000) LEWIS ARON EMMANUEL GHENT Part Four: Reminiscences * A Fragment of an Analysis with Mannie Ghent RON BALAMUTH * Reminiscences of Mannie as a Clinical Supervisor LEWIS ARON * The Years with Ghent VICTORIA DEMOS * Impressions of Mannie JESSICA BENJAMIN * Heart Melts Forward: Emmanuel Ghent (1925-2003) ADRIENNE HARRIS Afterward On What We Need: A Celebration of the Work of Emmanuel Ghent Adam Phillipsshow more

About Victoria Demos

Victoria Demos is a Psychologist at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NY. Adrienne Harris is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology (Adjunct) and Clinical Consultant on the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, more