Fairbairn and Relational Theory

Editor : Frederico Pereira, Editor : David E. Scharff

Fairbairn and Relational Theory

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2002
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 290
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 16887
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855752733
  • ISBN 10 : 1855752735

Reviews and Endorsements

'Fairbairn occupies a unique place among psychoanalytic theorists. [The] striking combination of metapsychological detail and humanistic leanings in Fairbairn's work forms the starting point of Pereira and Scharff's book. With contributions from a highly distinguished international group of psychoanalysts, they offer us not only a sophisticated exposition of Fairbairn's views but also a meaningful elaboration of it.'
- Salman Akhtar, Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School

'The late Steven Mitchell wrote in the last chapter of this book, "the ultimate yield of good analytic work is less a particular understanding, the correct interpretation, than the emergence of a self-reflective form of experience…in which willing perpetually shapes…psychic processes into the complex, often surprising, lives we lead". To read this book can give such an emergence of self-reflective form of experience.'
- Imre Szecsody, Associate Professor, University of Stockholm and Training and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalyst.

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