Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory provides in-depth descriptions of past and present analytic concepts, with accompanying examples of how these theories affect clinical interventions. A wide range of psychopathology is described, including child abuse, ADHD, autism, and hostile acts performed by adults as well as by children. Accounts of the treatment process and progress are prefaced by a review of the literature. Each clinical example is accompanied by a psychoanalytic understanding of what transpired in the treatment while the final chapter reviews the currently popular theories of what creates positive change in treatment outcome.
Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 234 x 160 x 21 mm
"Dr. Esther Fine's Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory is a masterful treatment of theoretical and applied psychoanalysis. Her empirical study of the different schools of analytic thought and the ways in which they affect treatment outcome is groundbreaking. Dr. Fine applies her psychoanalytic insights to the treatment of abused children, children with attention deficit disorder and autism, and children who act out in hostile manners. In short, Dr. Fine's book is a wonderful collection of work spanning the career of a gifted clinician-a real tour de force." -- Elyn Saks, PhD, JD, University of Southern California Law School
"Dr. Fine's clinical accounts bring to our attention how a gifted therapist with a firm grasp of psychoanalytic theory deploys her knowledge to the benefit of her brave, struggling patients. What has become derailed becomes re-railed." -- Gerald Aronson, MD