A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis

Editor : Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Author(s) : Frank M. Lachmann, Author(s) : James L. Fosshage

A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis

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  • Publisher : Analytic Press
  • Published : 2002
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 88236
  • ISBN 13 : 9780881633641
  • ISBN 10 : 088163364X

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Thoroughly grounded in contemporary development, this text explores the ecological niche of the infant-caregiver dyad and examines the evolutionary leap that permits communication to take place concurrently in nonverbal and verbal modes. Via the human capacity for speech, the authors hold, intercommunication deepens into a continuous process of listening to, sensing into and diciphering motivation-driven messages. The analytic exchange is unique owing to a broad communicative repertoire that encompasses all the permutations of day-to-day exchanges. It is the spirit of inquiry that endows such commmunicative moments with an overarching sense of purpose and thereby permits analysis to become an intimate relationship decisively unlike any other. In elucidating the special relationship, the authors refine their understanding of motivational systems theory by showing how exploration, previously conceptualized as a discrete motivational system, simultaneously infuses all the motivational systems with an integrative dynamic that tends to a cohensive sense of self.

About the Editor(s)

Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D., is Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, past President of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and member of the Program Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including Craft and Spirit: A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies (Analytic Press, 2005) and Sensuality and Sexuality across the Divide of Shame (Analytic Press, 2007).

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Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D., is a founding faculty member of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He has contributed over 100 articles to the journal literature, and is author of Transforming Aggression (Aronson, 2000), and co-author of Self and Motivational Systems (Analytic Press, 1992), The Clinical Exchange (Analytic Press, 1996), and Infant Research and Adult Treatment (Analytic Press, 2002).

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James L. Fosshage, Ph.D., is past President of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology; Cofounder, Board Director, and faculty member, National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NYC; founding faculty member, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, NYC; and Clinical Professor of Psychology, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He has authored over ninety psychoanalytic publications, including six books.

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