Disordered Thought and Development

Disordered Thought and Development : Chaos to Organization in the Moment

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There is a moment at every level of psychological development in which the mind is presented with a challenge. This moment can last for a literal moment in time or it can extend for years, thus becoming a leading force of development. Disordered Thought and Development: Chaos to Organization in the Moment explores the processes around that moment. On Thought Disorder provides clinicians with a touchstone that can help guide the development of their patients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 100 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 076571017X
  • 9780765710178

About Theodore Fallon

Theodore Fallon, MD, has twenty-five years of experience as a child and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is the director of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Susan P. Sherkow, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute and Society and an instructor and supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. She is also an assistant clinical professor at the Mt. Sinai and Albert Einstein Colleges of Medicine.
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Review quote

Fallon and Sherkow have crafted an important work that establishes the critical significance of understanding the law and function of dysphoria and disorganization in the human mind. They powerfully argue that thought disorder is a normative process within the development of the psyche--a 'moment' that may nonetheless last for a long time--which provides vital clues in helping the mind transition from a state of pain and chaos to a fresh, more comprehensive state of mind in which a new reality can be accommodated. What the authors do with great mastery is get inside that moment and illuminate its motive structure and impulse to reorganization, thus helping the therapist to better understand and work with it. The cases contained herein beautifully make the point. I highly recommend this work to professionals working within the psychoanalytic discipline. -- Danielle Knafo, Ph.D., Long Island University, author of Dancing with the Unconscious
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Table of contents

Table of Contents Foreword by M. Hossein Etezady Introduction 1: Psychoanalytic Process in a Psychotic Adolescent 2: Psychoanalytic Process in a Young Child with a Pervasive Developmental Disturbance 3: A Model of the Moment 4: Neurodevelopment and Psychoanalysis: Discussion of Evan and Jay by Susan P. Sherkow, MD 5: Brief Notes from Three Clinical Cases 6: Summary, Comments, Implications and Open Questions References Index About the Author
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