Dimensions of Psychotherapy, Dimensions of Experience

Dimensions of Psychotherapy, Dimensions of Experience : Time, Space, Number and State of Mind

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How do the fundamental elements of experience impact on the practice of psychotherapy? Dimensions of Psychotherapy, Dimensions of Experience explores the three basic elements of psychotherapy - time, space and number - summarising theory, setting it in context and bringing concepts to life with clinical illustrations. Michael Stadter and David Scharff bring together contributions describing how each of these elements, as well as their simple and direct manifestations in the physical world, also combine to form the psychological dimensions of symbolic reality both in the inner world and in the transactional world. They also reveal how, in encounters between patient and therapist, the combination of inner worlds form a new, uniquely psychological, fourth dimension that saturates the activity and experience of the other three elements. This book aims to increase our understanding of the action of the three dimensions of psychotherapy by looking at the elements that constitute the setting and process in which clinicians engage every day. The contributors, all of whom are experienced psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, connect their thinking on the dimensions to clinical practice by illustrating their ideas with case material and examining their impact on general treatment issues. This book will be useful to practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and students of psychoanalysis and philosophy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.75mm | 505g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138881481
  • 9781138881488

About Michael Stadter

Michael Stadter is a clinical psychologist and a member of the faculty and Board of Directors of the International Psychotherapy Institute. He is also Clinical Psychologist-in-Residence at the Department of Psychology at the American University in Washington DC. David E Scharff is Co-Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute and a psychoanalyst in private practice.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Exploring the Dimensions 1 Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD TIME Time, Life and Psychotherapy Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD 1. Time and the Unconscious Life Cycle Kent Ravenscroft, MD 2. Time-Near and Time-Far: The Changing Shape of Time in Trauma and Psychotherapy Michael Stadter, PhD 3. Bad Infinity: Narcissism and the Problem of Time Leslie Johnson, PhD, LPC 4. Time and Endurance in Psychotherapy Lea Setton, PhD and Jill Savege Scharff, MD SPACE Spatial Metaphor and Spatial Reality Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MD 5. Right Now I'm Sitting in the Bookshelf: Patients' Use of Physical Space in Psychotherapy Geoffrey Anderson, PhD 6. Changing Spaces: The Impact of a Change in the Psychotherapeutic Setting Judith M. Rovner, MSW 7. Pandora in Time and Space Earl Hopper, PhD 8. Telephone, Psychotherapy and the 21st Century Sharon Zalusky, PhD 9. Conquering Geographic Space: Teaching Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Infant Observation by Video Link David E. Scharff, MD 10. Exploring Space in Workgroups Susan Barbour, EdD NUMBER Numbers in Mind, Numbers In Motion: An Introduction David E. Scharff, MD and Michael Stadter, PhD 11. Number Theory, Intersubjectivity and Schizoid Phenomena James Poulton, PhD 12. Super-Vision or Space Invader? Two's Company and Three Makes for Paranoid Tendencies Carl Bagnini, MSW, BCD 13. Fourth Object: On Adding Up to a Family Christopher Bollas 14. Dynamic Mathematics in Mental Experience Part I: Complex Numbers Represent Psychic Object Relations David E. Scharff, MD and Hope Cooper, MSW 15. Dynamic Mathematics in Mental Experience Part II: Numbers in Motion, a Dynamic Geography of Time and Space David E. Scharff, MD and Hope Cooper, MSW STATES OF MIND The Fourth Dimension: State of Mind David E. Scharff, MD and Michael Stadter, PhD 16. Chaos Theory and Object Relations: A New Paradigm for Psychoanalysis David E. Scharff, MD and Jill Savege Scharff, MD 17. Hideouts and Holdouts Sheila Hill, MSW 18. Being and Becoming Charles Ashbach, PhD: 19. The Use of the Self Revisited Theodore J. Jacobs, MD Epilogue Michael Stadter, PhD and David E. Scharff, MDshow more