Coming to Life in the Consulting Room: Toward a New Analytic Sensibility

Author(s) : Thomas Ogden

Coming to Life in the Consulting Room: Toward a New Analytic Sensibility

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96171
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032132648
  • ISBN 10 : 1032132647

Reviews and Endorsements

'Thomas Ogden, whose inspiring and prolific work deepens and widens the very heart of psychoanalysis, makes a new and refreshingly clear proposal in his new book. The distinction between an epistemological psychoanalysis and an ontological psychoanalysis has been evolving and crystallizing since Winnicott’s paradigm-changing writings. This superb collection of essays, with moving and vivid clinical vignettes alongside an evocative, scholarly appreciation of the founding psychoanalytic authors Freud and Klein, exemplifies the meaning of an ontological psychoanalytic practice par excellence. The analyst whose focus lies in the evolution of the Self, for both analyst and analysand, will not only love this book but also feel immensely grateful to Ogden for offering, once again, his breath-taking insights and generative reflections on living and being in the analysing situation and beyond.' — Jan Abram, author of The Surviving Object: Psychoanalytic clinical essays on psychic survival-of-the-object

'In his latest thought-provoking book, Thomas Ogden explores our ways of being, expressing ourselves, and finding vitalization in life. His writing is fluid and subtle, capable of capturing and shaping the most genuine human experience of living and feeling, that is, of coming into existence. His book is not only that of a psychoanalyst at the height of his creativity, but also of one of the great humanist intellectuals at work today.' — Elias M. da Rocha Barros, supervising and training analyst, Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society, Sao Paulo, and Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London

'In this stunning extension of his prior contributions, Ogden opens fresh insight into central questions of life —what it means to be a person in a world of others. My experience while reading felt like that when I first read Freud: I felt myself with a Virgil who explained, as we visited confusing experiences I had had from across my life, clinical and personal. I found this work so useful and such a pleasure to read that I read it twice, not only to milk the learning, but also for the sheer pleasure I find when I hear the voice of so gifted a writer.' — Warren S. Poland, author of Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis

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