Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming
Dr. Thomas Ogden is the most widely read psychoanalyst writing today. This, his most important book, describes how one thinks and works as an analyst; how to increase the capacity to feel in a visceral way in the alive moments of a session; and how, through close attention to the nuances of language, gestures, and actions, to grasp the intersubjective construction the patient and therapist are creating.
- Hardback | 257 pages
- 160.5 x 234.2 x 25.7mm | 598.75g
- 01 Dec 2001
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
- index, references
About Thomas H. Ogden
Thomas H. Ogden, M.D., has served as an Associate Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and is the Co-Founder and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Psychoses. Dr. Ogden is a Supervising and Training Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and a member of the Faculty of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.
Not since Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment have I read a book through at a single sitting-and that was 35 years ago. I did so again, when I first came across Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming. That being so, I readily agreed to review the book. Now that it is time to do so, however, I realize how rash an offer that was, for the thrill and immediacy of the experience of Ogden's thinking make it extraordinarily hard to write about his thinking. Ogden's evocative, ebullient, and idiosyncratic way of putting things, on his lively capacity to draw almost-thoughts up towards the light, to address such elusive and profound matters as creativity, meaning, and unconscious communication. This is not a way of thinking and writing that can easily be paraphrased by a reviewer. Journal Of Child Psychotherapy