Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable: The Evolution of a Method to Describe and Compare Psychoanalytic Approaches - New Library of Psychoanalysis (Paperback)
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Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable: The Evolution of a Method to Describe and Compare Psychoanalytic Approaches - New Library of Psychoanalysis (Paperback)

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How do we know when what is happening between two people should be called psychoanalysis? What is a psychoanalytic process and how do we know when one is taking place?

Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable describes the rationale and ongoing development of a six year programme of highly original meetings conducted by the European Psychoanalytic Federation Working Party on Comparative Clinical Methods. The project comprises over seventy cases discussed by more than five hundred experienced psychoanalysts over the course of sixty workshops.

Authored by a group of leading European psychoanalysts, this book explores ways for psychoanalysts using different approaches to learn from each other when they present their work to fellow psychoanalysts, and provides tools for the individual practitioner to examine and improve his or her own approach. As described in detail in its pages, sticking to the task led to some surprising experiences, raising fundamental questions about the way clinical discussion and supervision are conducted in psychoanalysis.

Well known by many in the psychoanalytic community and the object of much interest and debate, this project is described by those who have had the closest contact with it and will satisfy a widely held curiosity in psychoanalysts and psychotherapists throughout the world.

David Tuckett is winner of the 2007 Sigourney Award.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415451437
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


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"This extraordinary volume describes the enormous progress made by an ongoing international scientific effort to help analysts identify a core of the psychoanalytic process that is compatible with the variety of theories and techniques that now exists in the international community... I know of no project more important than this one for the future of psychoanalysis. Each chapter is filled with ideas, and every working analyst will come away from this book stimulated to think in new and interesting ways about his or her own clinical activity." - Arnold M. Cooper, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA

"This extraordinary and fascinating text is the fruition of many years' work by a large group of European psychoanalysts who set themselves the task of determining what goes on when a psychoanalyst practices psychoanalysis... I thoroughly recommend this book as an example of the richness and aliveness of contemporary psychoanalytic reflection." - David Hewison, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2009

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