Textbook of Psychoanalysis

Textbook of Psychoanalysis

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The second edition of this groundbreaking text represents a complete departure from the structure and format of its predecessor. Though still exhaustive in scope and designed to provide a knowledge base for a broad audience -- from the beginning student to the seasoned analyst or academician -- this revision emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of psychoanalytic thought and boldly focuses on current American psychoanalysis in all its conceptual and clinical diversity. This approach reflects the perspective of the two new co-editors, whose backgrounds in linguistics and social anthropology inform and enrich their clinical practice, and the six new section editors, who themselves reflect the diversity of backgrounds and thinking in contemporary American psychoanalysis.

The book begins with Freud and his circle, and the origins of psychoanalysis, and goes on to explore its development in the post-Freud era. This general introduction orients the reader and helps to contextualize the six sections that follow.  The most important tenets of psychoanalysis are defined and described in the "Core Concepts" section, including theories of motivation, unconscious processes, transference and countertransference, defense and resistance, and gender and sexuality). These eight chapters constitute an excellent introduction to the field of psychoanalysis. The "Schools of Thought" section features chapters on the most influential theories -- from object relations to self psychology, to attachment theory and relational psychoanalysis, and includes the contributions of Klein and Bion and of Lacan. Rather than making developmental theory a separate section, as in the last edition, developmental themes now permeate the "Schools of Thought" section and illuminate other theories and topics throughout the edition. Taking a more clinical turn, the "Treatment and Technique" section addresses critical subjects such as transference and countertransference; theories of therapeutic action; process, interpretation, and resistance, termination and reanalysis; combined psychoanalysis and psychopharmacotherapy, child analysis, ethics, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  A substantive, utterly current, and meticulously referenced section on "Research" provides an in-depth discussion of outcome, process, and developmental research. The section entitled "Psychoanalysis and Other Disciplines" takes the reader on a fascinating tour through the many fields that psychoanalysis has enriched and been enriched by, including the neurosciences, philosophy, anthropology, race/ethnicity, literature, visual arts, film, and music. A comprehensive Glossary completes this indispensable text.

The Textbook of Psychoanalysis is the only comprehensive textbook of psychoanalysis available in the United States. This masterful revision will both instruct and engage those who are learning psychoanalysis, those who practice it, and those who apply its theories to related disciplines. Though always controversial, this model of the human psyche still provides the best and most comprehensive insight into human nature.
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  • Hardback | 636 pages
  • 223.52 x 281.94 x 40.64mm | 1,905.08g
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 Line drawings, unspecified; 4 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624101
  • 9781585624102
  • 374,601

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The only comprehensive textbook of psychoanalysis available in the United States, the Textbook of Psychoanalysis was written with both the beginning student in the mental health care professions and the practicing analyst in mind. In a single volume, the editors have compiled contributions that cover the history of psychoanalysis, the major theoretical models, and all facets of treatment and technique. This pluralistic approach is consistent with the conceptual and clinical diversity of contemporary American psychoanalysis, the focus of this newly revised work. The book also reflects the exponential increase in research activity within psychoanalysis, and the section on research is both up to date and substantive. Also current and extensive is the coverage of the interface between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, such as neuroscience. This interdisciplinary emphasis is one of the many strengths of this new edition. The editors have created a format that logically and painlessly educates and engages.

No other volume offers the range of topics, the depth of coverage, or the accessible writing style of this groundbreaking text.
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Table of contents

ContributorsIntroductionSECTION I: General IntroductionChapter 1. Freud and His CircleChapter 2. Psychoanalysis in North America After FreudSECTION II: Core ConceptsChapter 3. Theories of MotivationChapter 4. Unconscious ProcessesChapter 5. TransferenceChapter 6. Countertransference: An Instrument of the AnalysisChapter 7. Defense and ResistanceChapter 8. IntersubjectivityChapter 9. Childhood Experiences and the Adult WorldChapter 10. Gender and SexualitySECTION III: Schools of ThoughtChapter 11. Classical Psychoanalysis: Past and PresentChapter 12. Object RelationsChapter 13. Klein and BionChapter 14. Self PsychologyChapter 15. Relational PsychoanalysisChapter 16. Jacques LacanChapter 17. Infant Research and Adult PsychotherapySECTION IV: Treatment and TechniqueChapter 18. Transference, Countertransference, and the Real RelationshipChapter 19. Theories of Therapeutic Action and Their Clinical ConsequencesChapter 20. Process, Resistance, and InterpretationChapter 21. Termination and ReanalysisChapter 22. Combining Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology: Theory and TechniqueChapter 23. Technique in Child AnalysisChapter 24. Ethics in PsychoanalysisChapter 25. Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Historical Development and Present RelationshipSECTION V: ResearchChapter 26. Research on Outcomes of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis-Derived PsychotherapiesChapter 27. Psychoanalytic Process ResearchChapter 28. Developmental Research SECTION VI: Psychoanalysis and Other DisciplinesChapter 29. Psychoanalysis and the NeurosciencesChapter 30. Psychoanalysis and PhilosophyChapter 31. Psychoanalysis and AnthropologyChapter 32. Race, Ethnicity, and NationalityChapter 33. Psychoanalysis and LiteratureChapter 34. Psychoanalysis and the Visual ArtsChapter 35. Psychoanalysis and FilmChapter 36. Psychoanalysis and MusicGlossaryIndex
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The revisions are well thought out and relevant to the current practice of psychoanalysis in any of its forms. The discussions are thoughtful and carefully crafted, yet maintain a sense of brevity to prevent overwhelming readers with too much detail. * Steven Herron, M.D., Doody Enterprises, Inc. * This volume should serve to stimulate and nurture the intellectual curiosity and excitement of any student, trainee, or practitioner about learning, exploring, and employing the varying theories of mind under the umbrella of psychoanalysis. * Rosemary H. Balsam, M.D., The American Journal of Psychiatry * This is a solid introduction to psychoanalysis which contains all the appropriate elements for building the appropriate knowledge base for further exploration of the literature. Textbook of Psychoanalysis, 2nd Edition should thus be read widely by those interested not only in psychoanalysis specifically, but those involved in psychology, sociology and cultural studies. * MedicalScienceBooks.com *
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About Paul Williams

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas.

Bonnie E. Litowitz, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical School and is also on the faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Paul Williams, Ph.D., is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.
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