Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis

Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis : A Critique

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This volume is the first concentrated effort to offer a philosophical critique of relational and intersubjective perspectives in contemporary psychoanalytic thought. The distinguished group of scholars and clinicians assembled here trace the theoretical underpinnings of relational psychoanalysis, its divergence from traditional psychoanalytic paradigms, and the broader implications for clinical reform and therapeutic practice.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 173 x 236 x 27mm | 608g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0765701081
  • 9780765701084
  • 1,631,063

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Intersubjectivity: From Theory Through Practice Chapter 2 Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: An Historical Overview and its Clinical Implications Chapter 3 The Problem of Relationality Chapter 4 Subjectivity and the Ephemeral Mind Chapter 5 Object Relations and Intersubjectivity Chapter 6 Creation and Discovery in the Psychoanalytic Process Chapter 7 Moral Deliberation and Relationality in the Analytic Dyad Chapter 8 Somnolence in the Therapeutic Encounter Chapter 9 Where Do We Go From Here? Relational Psychoanalysis, Intersubjectivity, and the Struggle Against Positivism Chapter 10 Relational Perspectives and the Strong Adaptive Paradigm of Communicative Psychoanalysis Chapter 11 The Autobiographical Dialogue in the Dialogue Between Analysts Chapter 12 Process Psychology Chapter 13 Psychoanalysis the Relational Turn and Philosophy
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All those with an interest in the philosophical underpinnings of current psychoanalytic debates and controversies will want to read Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis. These papers are often tendentious and contentious, but perhaps just on this account they provoke thought and force a clarification of fundamental assumptions and a confrontation with key questions in our field. -- Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Director, New York University, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis ...contains much thoughtful and provocative writing. This book will be of interest to mental health professionals who want detailed explanations of the theoretical, particularly philosophical basis for contemporary psychoanalysis, and to academic psychotherapists and philosophers with a direct interest in the subject. * Canadian Psychology * This book is a superb indictment of the philosophical pretensions of relational and intersubjective theory. Well written and carefully edited, Jon Mills manages what no one else has done: to place contemporary psychoanalytic theory in historical and intellectual context. The papers are informed, fair where appropriate, and stinging in their criticism where needed. -- Charles B. Strozier, Author, Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
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About Jon Mills

Jon Mills, Psy.D., Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist, philosopher, and psychoanalyst in private practice in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. He is a diplomate in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and is currently president of the Section on Psychoanalysis of the Canadian Psychological Association.
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