The Ego and Analysis of Defense

The Ego and Analysis of Defense

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The Ego and Analysis of Defense without a doubt represents a major advance in analytic technique. This book, together with the series of seminal journal articles he published over the past 30 years, are a testament to Gray's pioneering intellect. They have stirred up enormous interest and controversy about the most important part of psychoanalytic technique: how the analyst listens. This second edition of Gray's book contains four additional papers.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 22mm | 480.82g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 076570336X
  • 9780765703361
  • 2,210,431

About Paul Gray

Paul Gray earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees at the University of Chicago. As a training and supervising analyst with the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis for many years, he taught candidates and graduates, as well as social workers and psychiatric residents in the community. Elected twice as Councillor-at-Large, Dr. Gray was active with the American Psychoanalytic Association. For more than thirty years he was a regular participant in the semi-annual conferences of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, held in Princeton, NJ. In 1997, Dr. Gray gave the Freud Memorial Lecture at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In 2000, he received the American Psychoanalytic Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychoanalytic Education, and was the recipient of the Mary S. Sigourney Trust Honorary Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychoanalysis.
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This volume reflects Gray's constant emphasis on the centrality of listening in psychoanalytic technique. Gray demystifies and defines the necessary ego capacities within both the analyst and patient and explicates the technical focus and tools required by the analyst and the resistance used by patients. Scitech Book News
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword to the Second Edition Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Part 5 Part I: Technique Chapter 6 The Capacity for Viewing Intrapsychic Activity Chapter 7 "Developmental Lag" in the Evolution of Technique Chapter 8 On Helping Analysands Observe Intrapsychic Activity Chapter 9 The Nature of Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysis Chapter 10 The Analysis of the Ego's Inhibiting Superego Activities Chapter 11 The Analysis of the Ego's Permissive Superego Chapter 12 Memory as Resistance, and the Telling of a Dream Part 13 Part II: Teaching and Supervisory Guidelines Chapter 14 A Guide to Analysis of the Ego in Conflict Chapter 15 Brief Psychotherapy, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis Chapter 16 The Ego's Predictable Response to the Unfamiliar Analytic Situation Chapter 17 A Brief Historical Perspective Regarding Defenses against Instinctual Drive Derivatives Reaching Consciousness Chapter 18 Reflections on Supervision Chapter 19 Elements of Supervision Chapter 20 A Conversation with Paul Gray Chapter 21 Undoing the Lag in the Technique of Conflict and Defense Analysis Chapter 22 Facilitating the Analysis of Conflicted Drive Derivatives of Aggression Chapter 23 Close Process Attention and Termination Chapter 24 References Chapter 25 Credits Chapter 26 Index Chapter 27 About the Author
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