The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon Riviere

Editor : Roberto Losso, Editor : Lea S. de Setton, Editor : David E. Scharff

The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon Riviere

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 318
  • Category :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38843
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782204763
  • ISBN 10 : 1782204768

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Pichon Rivière’s important work is finally available to the English-speaking reader. It is, together with the work of Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott, a fundamental contribution to contemporary psychoanalytic object relations theory. Pichon Rivière’s original concept of “link” explains the relational linkages between self and object representations, and expands the concept of the link to the description of unconscious intrapsychic group formations. The present collection of his writings describes the relation between these intrapsychic group structures and the individual’s unconscious relations to the concentric cycles of family and social dynamics, and provides an integrating frame for the psychoanalytic exploration of groups and social organizations. The complementary chapters by distinguished contemporary authors influenced by Pichon Rivière included in this volume make for an actualized, stimulating overview of this important theoretician.’
—Otto Kernberg, past president of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)

‘It is indeed fortunate that Roberto Losso, Lea S. de Setton, and David E. Scharff have undertaken this project of illuminating the original psychoanalytical productions of Pichon Rivière and of displaying his clinical and theoretical proposals to English-speaking psychoanalysts. At a time when psychoanalysis was focused on the internal world, Pichon Rivière proposed a social psychology for psychoanalysis, emphasizing the necessary links between internal and external worlds. Pichon Rivière’s original and multi-causal line of thought is demonstrated both by his own writing and by the contemporary commentaries gathered brilliantly by the editors in this important volume.’
— Leticia Glocer Fiorini, MD, past president of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and former Chair of the Publications Committee of the IPA

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