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Intimate Attachments: Toward a New Self Psychologyby Morton Shane
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Presents a model of psychoanalytic change integrating current concepts and findings in self psychology, attachment and infant research, and developmental systems theory, demonstrating the transformative power of interpersonal sharing between analyst and patient. The focal point of the approach is the concept of the positive new experience. Combines conceptual material and guidelines with case studies, clinical commentary, and examples of implementation of the model across the lifespan. For mental health practitioners and students interested in psychodynamic theory and treatment.
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Offering new ways of thinking about the intimate connections between analyst and patient, this lucid, clinically oriented volume presents an innovative model of psychoanalytic change. The authors integrate current findings in self psychology, attachment and infant research, and developmental systems theory to demonstrate the transformative power of interpersonal sharing between both members of the dyad. Interweaving conceptual material and careful guidelines for practice with case studies and clinical commentary, INTIMATE ATTACHMENTS illuminates the power of the psychoanalytic process and affords readers a heightened level of creativity, freedom, and spontaneity in their therapeutic work.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233) and index.
About the Author
Morton Shane, MD, and Estelle Shane, PhD, are founding members and past co-presidents of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, of which Mary Gales, MD, is the current co-president. All three coauthors are on the clinical faculty of the Department of Adult and Child Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
2. Essential Features and Origins of the Model
3. The Two Dimensions of Intimacy
4. Reconceptualizing Transference
5. Relational Configurations and the Trajectory of Developmental Progression
6. Applying Our Model to the Clinical Situation
7. The Clinical Situation across the Lifespan: Infancy and Childhood
8. The Clinical Situation across the Lifespan: Adolescence
9. The Clinical Situation across the Lifespan: Adulthood
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