Michael Guy Thompson

M. Guy Thompson, PhD is a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and Chairman of Free Association, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to the dissemination of Laing's ideas, in San Francisco. Dr. Thompson received his psychoanalytic training from R. D. Laing and associates at the Philadelphia Association and is the author of numerous books and journal articles on psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and schizophrenia. He currently lives in San Rafael, California.

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The Truth About Freud's Technique: The Encounter With the Real

The Truth About Freud's Technique: The Encounter With the Real

by Michael Guy Thompson

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This incisive reappraisal of Freud's clinical technique challenges conventional notions on psychoanalysis and reveals a more personal and humanistic side of Freud. It argues for a return to a... (more)

The Legacy of R. D. Laing: An Appraisal of His Contemporary Relevance

The Legacy of R. D. Laing: An Appraisal of His Contemporary Relevance

Edited by Michael Guy Thompson

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The name R. D. Laing continues to be widely recognized by those in the psychotherapy community in the United States and Europe. Laing's books are a testament to his breadth of interests, including... (more)

The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness: Second Edition

The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness: Second Edition

by Michael Guy Thompson

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A stunning exploration of the relation between desire and psychopathology, The Death of Desire is a unique synthesis of the work of Laing, Freud, Nietzsche, and Heidegger that renders their often... (more)

The Ethic of Honesty

The Ethic of Honesty

by Michael Guy Thompson

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Rarely do we come across a book that has the force and cogency to provoke us to reevaluate the most fundamental tenets of psychoanalysis. One of the most brilliant psychoanalytic scholars of our... (more)

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