Autonomy, Relatedness and Oedipus: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Author(s) : Thijs de Wolf

Autonomy, Relatedness and Oedipus: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Phoenix Publishing House
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 324
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 95810
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912691999
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912691

Reviews and Endorsements

In this book, Thijs de Wolf generously shares the valuable and unique perspective that can only come from a lifetime of experience as a psychoanalyst and researcher. Revisiting the variegations of the Oedipus myth, he examines what is surely a central question for psychoanalysis: how to understand what it means to be autonomous. A consummate psychoanalytic educator, de Wolf deftly examines both theory and practice as he explores the themes of autonomy and relatedness in the psychotherapeutic process. This text will satisfy clinicians at all levels of experience. - Alessandra Lemma, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Professor at the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London.

This book is actually an amazing masterclass in psychoanalysis. Writing in a most accessible and scholarly way, Dr. de Wolf has provided us with a synthesis of contemporary ideas, which is firmly rooted in classical thinking. From Freud, Ferenczi, and Klein to Fonagy, Faimberg, and Kernberg – and more – the theory and practice of psychoanalysis is presented in a lucid, thoughtful way. This gem of a text then culminates in a reinterpretation of our “creation myth”, giving us fresh insights into the fundamental oedipal constellation. It is a must-read for analysts, analysts in training, and students of the mind at all levels. - Ira Brenner, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst and Emeritus Director of the Psychotherapy Training Program, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.

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