Talking with Patients

Talking with Patients : A Self Psychological View of Creative Intuition and Analytic Discipline

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In the twelve years since the first edition of Talking With Patients was published, contributions from relational psychoanalysis and from neuroscience have been integrated into much of the work done by self psychologists. The relational focus on the impact of the treatment relationship on the psychoanalytic process, while implicit in self psychology, is made explicit in this new edition, with discussions of the work of Steven Mitchell, Lew Aron, Jessica Benjamin, Philip Bromberg, and Jody Messler Davies. The second edition also discuss the concept of implicit memory from cognitive science, which posits that patients have many experiences from early development that are not available to conscious memory but are, instead, encoded in procedural or implicit memory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised Edition
  • 0765706237
  • 9780765706232

About Sanford Shapiro

Sanford Shapiro is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and a psychoanalyst in private practice in la Jolla, California.
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In Talking with Patients, Sanford Shapiro, like the best of mentors, takes his readers along with him as he recounts his own experience in learning to be a therapist, psychoanalyst, and supervisor. Each experience of learning theory and therapeutic approach is explained through richly informative clinical examples. Shapiro has mastered the art of presenting complex concepts (ego psychology, self psychology, intersubjectivity, control mastery, and relational theories) in language that is deceptively simple and easy to comprehend. -- Joseph Lichtenberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy a The revised edition of Talking with Patients: A Self Psychological View of Creative Intuition and Analytic Discipline is a gem of a book...The author's voice, resonant with compassion, empathy and intuition, mirror what transpires in psychoanalytic therapy...This book will be of interest to both those entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners who seek a jargon free and user friendly understanding of the practice of contemporary psychoanalysis. -- Marilyn S. Jacobs, Ph.D., 2009 Ivision Of Psychoanalysis A gem of a book...An addition to the literature that explains psychoanalysis clearly and concisely. We are indebted to Dr. Shapiro for taking the time to revise the previous edition. This book will be of interest to both those entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners who seek a jargon free and user-friendly understanding of the practice of contemporary psychoanalysis. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Newsletter Sanford Shapiro talks with his patients, tells us how he talks to his patients, and demonstrates this in the way he talks with the readers of the book. He leads us through his analytic training and thereby illustrates the theoretical and treatment obstacles he has overcome as well as how his personal and professional experience led him to embrace relational self psychology. In a deceptively simple style that conceals his breadth of knowledge, creativity, and clinical acumen, Sanford Shapiro really teaches us how to listen to our patients in the sensitive, self-reflective way in which he does. -- Frank M. Lachmann, Founding Faculty, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity and author of Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on E
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Chapter One: A Tale of Two Theories Chapter 2 Chapter Two: The Role of Theory Chapter 3 Chapter Three: The Role of Psychoanalysis Chapter 4 Chapter Four: Listening to Patients Chapter 5 Chapter Five: Technical Guidelines Chapter 6 Chapter Six: Resistance Chapter 7 Chapter Seven: Control Mastery Theory Chapter 8 Chapter Eight: Connecting with Despair Chapter 9 Chapter Nine: What Price Survival? Chapter 10 Chapter Ten: Patients Without Mercy Chapter 11 Chapter Eleven: Being with Patients Chapter 12 Chapter Twelve: Couples Therapy Chapter 13 Chapter Thirteen: Working with Dreams Chapter 14 Chapter Fourteen: Supervision Chapter 15 Chapter Fifteen: Hazards and Rewards
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