Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis

Editor : Giovanna Ambrosio, Editor : Jorge Canestri, Editor : Simona Argentieri

Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 320
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 25853
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855755857
  • ISBN 10 : 1855755858

Reviews and Endorsements

'Language, Symbolization and Psychosis is a remarkable achievement, in which the reader will find fourteen stimulating papers and a comprehensive introduction dealing with the main analytic themes to which Jacqueline Amati Mehler contributed with her intelligence, clinical skills, wide analytic and humanistic culture and last, but not least, her tireless dedication to and passion for psychoanalysis, for its teaching and for its institutional life.'
- Claudio Lars Eizirik (President of the International Psychoanalytical Association)

'Language, Symbolization and Psychosis, denotes the scope of Dr Amati Mehler's scholarly contributions to psychoanalysis as well as the primary focus of the fourteen chapters contributed by outstanding psychoanalytic scholars. There could be no more fitting tribute to Dr Amati Mehler. Approached from a variety of perspectives, the unifying theme is the complex and still enigmatic process of symbolization. It is not only a core concept in various developmental theories and an important cornerstone in understanding severe pathologies, but is also at the heart of what makes us human. The text expands horizons and like most significant scholarly works, raises as many questions as it answers. Readers of this volume will be stimulated, challenged, and richly rewarded.'
- Lawrence B. Inderbitzin, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, Training and Supervising Analyst, Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute

'Following Amati Mehler's incisive and crystalline ouevre, a remarkable international group of leading psychoanalytic thinkers here add fresh contributions to our understandings of the conversation that is human life. The nature of self and other, being and language, foreign and familiar, time and timelessness, knowing and not knowing - the essence of being human is addressed in this exceptional work with a consistently disciplined open-mindedness, one fresh and free of parochial posturing. Offered a collection rich with clinical illustrations that ring true to life, we are left feeling the stimulation of participating in an exciting conference, one that sparkles with original ideas, that ends with new questions opened. This important accomplishment is exactly what one would expect from work done in Amati Mehler's footsteps.'
- Warren S. Poland, M.D

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