Primitive Mental States: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Origins of Meaning

Editor : Jane Van Buren, Editor : Shelley Alhanati

Primitive Mental States: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Origins of Meaning

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 29153
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415468947
  • ISBN 10 : 0415468949

Reviews and Endorsements

Topics covered include:
* prenatal imprints on the mind and body
* difficult to treat patients
* non-verbal, non-symbolic, disembodied states of being
* early relational and attachment trauma.

Illustrated throughout with original data and extensive clinical discussions from some of the biggest names in the field, Primitive Mental States will be a useful resource for students and seasoned analysts alike.

Table of Contents
Van Buren, Alhanati, Introduction. Grotstein, "Orphans of O" The Negative Therapeutic Reaction and the Longing for the Childhood that Never Was. Ferro, Experiencing Emotions, Avoiding Emotions: Between Hercules and Puss-in-Boots. Williams, Incorporation of an Invasive Object. Fix Korbivcher, The Theory of Transformations and Autistic States. Autistic Transformations: A Proposal. Robinson, A Binocular View of Adhesion: From Prenatal Contiguity to Postnatal Appetite. Wilheim, The Trauma Of Conception - Cellular Memory. Van Buren, Thoughts Without a Thinker. Gonzalez, Nothing Comes From Nothing: Failed Births, Dead Babies. Chuster, The Origins of the Unconscious: Framework of The Future Mind. Reiner, Pre-Verbal Language in the Treatment of a Mother and Infant: A Clinical Exploration. Norman, Transformations of Early Infantile Experience: A 6-month old in Psychoanalysis. Salomonsson "Talk to Me Baby, Tell Me What's The Matter Now." Semiotic and Developmental Perspectives on Communication in Psychoanalytic Infant Treatment.

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