Robert Waska

Robert Waska MFT, PhD is a graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and has a private psychoanalytic practice for individuals and couples in San Francisco and Marin County. Dr. Waska has taught and presented in the Bay Area as well as internationally. He is the author of ten published textbooks on psychoanalytic theory and technique, is a contributing author for both The Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy and The Handbook of Hate, and has published over eighty articles in professional journals. Dr. Waska's work focuses on various contemporary Kleinian topics including projective identification, loss, borderline and psychotic states, the practical realities of psychoanalytic practice in the modern world, and the establishment of analytic contact with difficult, hard to reach patients. He emphasizes the moment-to-moment understanding of transference and phantasy as the vehicle for gradual integration and mastery of unconscious conflict between self and other.

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The Modern Kleinian Approach to Psychoanalytic Technique: Clinical Illustrations

The Modern Kleinian Approach to Psychoanalytic Technique: Clinical Illustrations

by Robert Waska

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The Modern Kleinian Approach to Psychoanalytic Technique: Clinical Illustrations describes how today's practitioner typically treats a number of types of very disturbed and hard-to-reach patients... (more)

Projective Identification in the Clinical Setting: The Kleinian Interpretation

Projective Identification in the Clinical Setting: The Kleinian Interpretation

by Robert Waska

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Projective Identification in the Clinical Setting presents a detailed study of Kleinian literature, setting a background of understanding for the day-to-day analytic atmosphere in which projective... (more)

Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions: The Kleinian Psychoanalytic Approach with Difficult Patients

Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions: The Kleinian Psychoanalytic Approach with Difficult Patients

by Robert Waska

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Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions offers a clear introduction to psychoanalytic practice from a Kleinian perspective and shows how the modern Kleinian works with the most taxing and least... (more)

The Concept of Analytic Contact: The Kleinian Approach to Reaching the Hard to Reach Patient

The Concept of Analytic Contact: The Kleinian Approach to Reaching the Hard to Reach Patient

by Robert Waska

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The Concept of Analytic Contact presents practitioners with new ways to assist the often severely disturbed patients that come to see them in both private and institutional settings. In this book... (more)

Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

by Robert Waska

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This book serves two purposes. First, it provides the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist with a more flexible method of practicing psychoanalysis. This is the clinical approach of "analytic contact", a... (more)

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

by Robert Waska

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This book introduces the clinical concept of analytic contact. This is a term that describes the therapeutic method of investigation that makes up psychoanalytic treatment. The field has been in... (more)

Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

by Robert Waska

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One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object - in some cases the therapist. During the... (more)

The Total Transference and the Complete Counter-Transference: The Kleinian Psychoanalytic Approach with More Disturbed Patients

The Total Transference and the Complete Counter-Transference: The Kleinian Psychoanalytic Approach with More Disturbed Patients

by Robert Waska

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The book takes the reader "into the trenches" with the author as he describes his psychoanalytic work with a variety of patients with difficult and complex conditions. The reader becomes familiar... (more)

A Practical Casebook of Time-limited Psychoanalytic Work: A Modern Kleinian Approach

A Practical Casebook of Time-limited Psychoanalytic Work: A Modern Kleinian Approach

by Robert Waska

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Modern Kleinian Therapy is a model of effective psychoanalytic work that offers relief to deep internal conflicts by establishing and maintaining analytic contact, and beginning to unravel, modify,... (more)

A Casebook of Psychotherapy Practice with Challenging Patients: A Modern Kleinian Approach

A Casebook of Psychotherapy Practice with Challenging Patients: A Modern Kleinian Approach

by Robert Waska

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Most contemporary psychoanalysts and psychotherapists see each patient once or twice a week at most. As many patients have reached a marked state of distress before seeking treatment, this gives the... (more)

The Danger of Change: The Kleinian Approach with Patients Who Experience Progress as Trauma

The Danger of Change: The Kleinian Approach with Patients Who Experience Progress as Trauma

by Robert Waska

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Confusing clinical standoffs, loyalty to self-destruction and abrupt terminations are challenging and under-examined problems for the modern psychoanalytic practitioner. "The Danger of Change" is a... (more)

Primitive Experiences of Loss: Working with the Paranoid-Schizoid Patient

Primitive Experiences of Loss: Working with the Paranoid-Schizoid Patient

by Robert Waska

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Taking as his starting point Melanie Klein's concept of the paranoid-schizoid position, and succinctly reviewing subsequent developments within the Kleinian perspective, Robert T. Waska formulates a... (more)

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