Clinical Practice and the Architecture of the Mind

Author(s) : Robert Langs

Clinical Practice and the Architecture of the Mind

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1995
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 164
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  • Catalogue No : 14502
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855750883
  • ISBN 10 : 1855750880

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'This current volume is the culmination of all [Langs'] seminal thinking: his is a fecund mind at work. And it is a labour of love, growing out of more than 30 years' interest in the theory and dynamics of psychotherapeutic practice and his desire to base psychoanalysis and psychotherapy on the realities of what goes on communicatively between patient and therapist, and what goes on intrapsychically in each as well.

'Dr Langs was trained as an orthodox psychoanalyst. In addition to his clinical experience and acumen and training, he has a further enviable gift of being a prodigious writer of clarity and incisiveness. This aspect of his evident talents is reflected in the many papers and books he has published or edited, as well as their outstanding merit and the originality of their contributions.

‘With his current publication he has gone beyond that in an attempt to describe the structure of the human mind and how it reveals itself in empowered psychotherapy, which is his term for evolved, now matured, communicational approach. Since he is clear that his conclusions come from what is evident in the therapeutic process, what he writes is immediately applicable as a powerful contribution to therapeutic action.’
- Arthur H. Feiner, from the Foreword

'Clinical Practice and the Architecture of the Mind provides an excellent introduction to the theory and technique of communicative psychoanalysis and links it with the growing field of evolutionary psychoanalysis. This book provides a clear and stimulating account of some of the most recent developments on Langs' highly original and controversial work, which many practitioners continue to find deeply unsettling.'
- David Smith

About the Author(s)

Robert Langs, M.D., is well known as the author of many books on the subject of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including The Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2 volumes), Psychotherapy: A Basic Text , A Primer of Psychotherapy and Decoding Your Dreams. He is currently Executive Director at the Program for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York; and Visiting Clinical Investigator at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York.

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