Freud's Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective

Author(s) : Steven J. Ellman

Freud's Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2002
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 400
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 16886
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753464
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753464

Reviews and Endorsements

'Steven Ellman has written a rich and complex review of the Freudian clinical opus. What he gives us is this: an introduction to the issues in Freud's writings on technique in the areas of transeference, dreams, clinical practice and termination; an annotated commentary on the reprinted papers themselves; and a comparison and contrast to various major contemporary contributors. It is a brilliantly conceived format that works wonderfully to inform and challenge the reader.'
- Fred Pine, PhD.

'In a carefully thought out and critical presentation of Freud's papers on technique, the author traces the influence of Freud's seminal ideas as they appear in the writings of psychoanalysts today. This book represents one of the most comprehensive overviews of the evolution of psychoanalytic technique since the beginning of psychoanalysis.'
- Jacob A. Arlow, M.D.

'Freud's Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective is a didactic and expository tour de force. The volume presents eight of Freud's papers on the psychoanalytic method embedded in discussions of the origins and development of the core concepts and their impact on and reformulations in the contemporary technical perspectives of Brenner, Gill, and Kohut. Ellman's footnotes to Freud's papers are exceptionally lucid and clarifying. He has succeeded in explicating Freud's theory of technique in a manner comparable to what Rapaport achieved for Freud's theory of thought.'
- Arnold D. Richards, M.D.

'[This is] an original, ingenious, and very intelligent book that will be of great use to all students of Freud. It contains a careful and scholarly tracing of Freud's development as an investigator of the mind, as a clinician, and as a theorist of psychoanalytic therapy and technique…This book is a coherent, challenging, complex and yet highly intelligible series of accounts on a number of important intellectual as well as psychoanalytic subjects.'
- Stephen Marcus, Ph.D.

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