The Primer of Object Relations

The Primer of Object Relations

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In their groundbreaking A Primer of Object Relations, Jill Savege Scharff and David E. Scharff answered readers' questions about this burgeoning field in remarkably clear and readable prose. It is difficult to imagine any other team of authors who could provide such a comprehensive survey of the broad applications of object relations theory and in the second edition of this authoritative work, the Scharffs draw from their years of clinical experience to create an inclusive and up-to-date manual for object relations theory that is certain to become a classic in the field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 157 x 228 x 21mm | 413g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 0765703475
  • 9780765703477
  • 701,802

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Self and Its Objects Chapter 2 Basic Freudian Concepts Chapter 3 From Freud to Object Relations Theory Chapter 4 Endopsychic Structure Chapter 5 Projective and Introjective Identification and Containment Chapter 6 The Holding Environment Chapter 7 The Concept of Positions Chapter 8 Attachment Theory Chapter 9 Trauma Chapter 10 Chaos Theory Chapter 11 The Therapeutic Relationship and the Geography of the Transference Chapter 12 Relation to Other Theoretical Systems and Clinical Approaches Chapter 13 Principles of Assessment Chapter 14 Technique I: Setting the Frame, Impartiality, Psychological Space, and the Use of the Therapist's Self Chapter 15 Technique II: Working with Transference, Countertransference, and Interpretation Chapter 16 Technique III: The Use of Dreams, Fantasy, and Play Chapter 17 Brief Therapy Chapter 18 Technique and Theory Review with Clinical Illustration Chapter 19 Working Through and Termination Chapter 20 Integration of Individual Therapy with Couple, Family, Group, and Sex Therapies Chapter 21 The Application of Object Relations Theory to Various Syndromes and Populations Chapter 22 The Role and Experience of the Object Relations Therapist Chapter 23 The Development of Therapeutic Capacity Chapter 24 A Guide to Further Reading Chapter 25 References
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Students will welcome this little book as a way of breaking the ice and providing a useful introduction to the object relational world and its complex interweaving with the main body of psychoanalytic theory and practice. -- W. W. Meissner, SJ M.D. * Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions, Vol. 71, No. 4 (Fall 2007) *
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About Jill Savege Scharff

Jill Savege Scharff, M.D., co-director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, and teaches child analysis at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. David E. Scharff, M. D., co-director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, and a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Please click here to see a list of International Psychotherapy Institute Conferences (PDF file).
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