By Brent Willock
Finalist for the 2007 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship! This incredibly useful and insightful new textual content explores the rising box of comparative-integrative psychoanalysis. It presents a useful framework for impending the at present fractious country of the psychoanalytic self-discipline, divided because it is into various colleges of proposal, offering many conceptual demanding situations. relocating past the standard borders of psychoanalysis, Willock usefully attracts on insights from neighboring disciplines to shed extra mild at the center factor. Comparative-Integrative Psychoanalysis is split into sections for organizational readability. half I is an exciting research into the character of notion and its intrinsic difficulties. It convincingly builds a case for the necessity, after a century of disciplinary improvement, to maneuver past delineated colleges, and proposes a style for attaining this target. The succeeding part elaborates this desideratum intimately, exploring its implications with appreciate to thought, companies, perform, and pedagogy. This moment component to the quantity is so much appropriate to daily matters with enhancing paintings within the box, be it within the consulting room, lecture room, or in and among numerous psychoanalytic agencies.
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Proudly, the patient reported behaving more maturely during a recent disagreement with his spouse. Rather than becoming enraged, he cancelled an engagement to allow her to attend a concert with a friend. He proceeded to describe a dream about his law society: Although he himself had not heard … that he was to be honored, the man sitting next to him told him about it and also explained … that, as a compromise, he was sharing the prize with someone else. The patient then went to the podium and was given the award; it was a camera.
Rather than feeling diminished by extrusion, he swelled with pride. Aggrandized by voluntary exclusion, he transmuted oedipal trauma into maturational triumph. As in the first dream, the analysand distinguished domestic from public milieus. ) His concern with this distinction might have roots in earlier developmental efforts to comprehend boundaries between what was open and shared in his original home, particularly in his relationship with his parents, as opposed to that which was closed and from which he was excluded.
Their counterdepressive strategies suggest mildly manic, defensive operations. Although Kohut noted that the “camera is, of course, a symbol of the eye—of being looked at, of looking” (p. 121), he did not mention that this device can also symbolize a fascinating, phallic apparatus. Its protruding lens may be conveniently stimulated to stick out even further simply by fingering the right button in the appropriate manner. This intriguing, corporeal extension is ever ready to rise to the occasion, pointing toward others who arouse interest.
Comparative-Integrative Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective for the Discipline's Second Century (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Brent Willock