The Emergent Container in Psychoanalysis: Experiencing Absence and Future

Author(s) : Ana Martinez Acobi

The Emergent Container in Psychoanalysis: Experiencing Absence and Future

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'This book invites reflection on the nature of thought in relation to philosophical and analytic concepts of absence. Psychological practitioners have much to gain from this examination of thinking from the Greeks to the recent past.' - Lesley Murdin, psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge and author of several books including How Much is Enough? and How Money Talks

'This is a work of great reach and originality. The book will be invaluable to therapists wanting to deepen their understanding of psychic development. It will also be of real interest to those fascinated by the unconscious processes and roots of creativity — whether that is expressed through the arts or in a lived life. It explores the nature of containment that can lead to psychosis or to sublimation and inventiveness. The ideas put forward have implications for clinical practice and offer much food for imaginative thought.' - Maggie Murray, psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.

'A refreshingly new look at the foundations of psychoanalysis in relation to the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who turns out to be more than relevant. Deep thinking from a contemporary psychotherapist, practicing in a greatly changed world.' - Jenny Pearson, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and dramatherapist and author of several books including Analyst of the Imagination, the Life and Work of Charles Rycroft and Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement, the Sesame Approach

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