Primitive Mental States: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Origins of Meaning (Paperback)
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Primitive Mental States: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Origins of Meaning (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 21/12/2009
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Traditional psychoanalysis relies on the presence of certain meaning-making capacities in the patient for its effectiveness. Primitive Mental States examines how particular capacities including those for symbolising, fantasising, dreaming, experiencing and finding meanings in those experiences, can be taken for granted. Many of us lack these capacities in certain dimensions of our minds making traditional psychoanalysis ineffective.

In this book, international contributors are brought together to consider a radical evolution in contemporary psychoanalytic theory developed from a combination of ultrasound studies, infant analysis, and observation of mothers and babies. These findings demonstrate how much mental life exists even before birth and considers unevolved, unborn and barely born aspects of the self such as the birth of emotion and the birth of alpha functioning.

Topics covered include:

prenatal imprints on the mind and bodydifficult to treat patientsnon-verbal, non-symbolic, disembodied states of beingearly relational and attachment trauma.

Illustrated throughout with original data and extensive clinical discussions from some of the biggest names in the field, Primitive Mental States will be a useful resource for students and seasoned analysts alike.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415468947
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm


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`This is an exceptional book...the scholarship is outstanding and the integrity of the authors and their work is evident throughout' Thomas H. Ogden, Director, Centre for the Advanced Study of the Psychoses; Personal and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, USA

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