Another Kind of Evidence: Studies on Internalization, Annihilation Anxiety, and Progressive Symbolization in the Psychoanalytic Process

Author(s) : Norbert Freedman, Author(s) : Marvin Hurvich, Author(s) : Rhonda Ward, Author(s) : Jesse D. Geller, Author(s) : Joan Hoffenberg

Another Kind of Evidence: Studies on Internalization, Annihilation Anxiety, and Progressive Symbolization in the Psychoanalytic Process

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 380
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 29944
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758520
  • ISBN 10 : 1855758520

Reviews and Endorsements

'Tragically few contributions to the analytic literature represent truly original work, even fewer are leaps forward in the empirical study of psychoanalytic process. Freedman and his colleagues provide us with a genuinely novel way of examining psychoanalytic concepts, rooted in clinical practice. It is a massive contribution that repays careful study and opens a new vista on psychoanalytic research, retaining the highest standards of empirical and clinical rigor.'
- Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD FBA is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London

'Another Kind of Evidence is an important statement of the best sort of psychoanalytic research. The authors combine clinical perspectives and clinical insights, supported by computer-generated empirical documentation. The research presented here is what, in the best of hands, we psychoanalysts can do, and must do in order to maintain ourselves in the world of clinical healing and scientific advance. This book is a strikingly accessible and lucid accounting of the theoretical and empirical psychoanalytical research by Norbert Freedman and his associates at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), a New York IPA component society, that really lives up to the "R" in its name. What we discover in reading this work is a compelling description of a research methodology for psychoanalysis and its clinical application. Here is a combination of persuasive clinical observation and generalization (qualitative) and computer-generated documentation which advances knowledge and capability in our field. This book and the research elucidated will resonate helpfully with each of us, clinician and/or researcher.'
- Robert S. Wallerstein, MD, Emeritus Professor and former Chair, Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, at San Francisco

'Another Kind of Evidence is a most important, excellent contribution to contemporary psychoanalysis in the times of "evidence based medicine". The authors summarize their extensive and intensive research within the IPTAR Program of Research in Psychoanalysis. Their papers aim "toward the goal of affirming a public and private sense of the legitimacy of psychoanalysis, thereby shaping professional identity". The researchers present different and innovative research methods in order to study the outcome, the process, and the micro-world of the therapeutic interactions within psychoanalytic sessions. In each of the three sections of this book, the authors present a new instrument for studying the psychoanalytic process and its outcomes: the Representation of the Therapeutic Dialogue, the Propositional Method, and Sequential Specification. This book is a must for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and clinical researchers.'
- Prof Dr Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Director of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut, Frankfurt A.M. and Professor for Psychoanalytical Psychology, University of Kassel, Germany

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