Psychoanalysis, Group Analysis and Beyond: Towards a New Paradigm of the Human Being

Author(s) : Juan Tubert-Oklander, Author(s) : Reyna Hernandez de Tubert

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Psychoanalysis, Group Analysis and Beyond: Towards a New Paradigm of the Human Being

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : November 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 234
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 95878
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367151362
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367151
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Psychoanalysis, Group Analysis and Beyond presents an important new paradigm in psychoanalysis and group analysis, presenting the individual and the group as elements of a wider whole and taking socio-political and cultural contexts into account.

Juan Tubert-Oklander and Reyna Hernandez-Tubert explore the contributions of group analysis to this new perspective, which suggests a holistic conception of the respective status and nature of what the common-sense view of the world conceives as the individual and the community. Part One presents thoughts on the 'gelding' of psychoanalysis, focuses on the limitations of classical psychoanalysis and elaborating on key topics including epistemology, inclusion and exclusion, culture and the real. Part Two, considers the reincorporation of what had formerly been excluded, through the theory and practice of group analysis. Finally, Part Three bridges the gap, presenting several approaches to the building of the new paradigm that is so sorely needed.

Psychoanalysis, Group Analysis and Beyond will be of great interest to group analysts, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists in practice and in training, as well as other professionals specializing in group work.

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This is a novel, fascinating, and fundamental contribution, since it presents, soundly and realistically, the contemporary practice of psychoanalysis, lucidly including the social dimension in its cultural, historical, political, and ecological aspects that classical theories had actively ignored. It is not only necessary for those who have a psychoanalytical perspective of our modern world, but also for other professionals dealing with mental health. - Carlos D. Nemirovsky, MD. President of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association. Author of Winnicott and Kohut on Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders.

This book broadens our analytic insight by avoiding unilateral and uniform thinking and integrating information from several authors, cultures, and sciences, including the English, Latin-American, French and Portuguese contributions to psychoanalysis and group analysis, as well as sociological, cultural, religious, and political perspectives, and biology and neuroscience. This is a courageous and important contribution to the never-ending search for the truth about the Human Being. - Isaura Manso Neto, MD, President of the Portuguese Society of Group Analysis. Author of The Portuguese School of Group Analysis.

The authors critically review the contributions and limitations of psychoanalysis and link this to the novel view of group analysis, in its British school of S H Foulkes and the Latin-American one of Enrique Pichon-Riviere. Their approach is integrative, and they introduce the term 'gossamer', already used in botany for the networks of plants and trees that interconnect, to illuminate how these various centres of theory and practice articulate and fuse, thus paving the way for the development of a new paradigm of the human being. This is a major conceptual achievement that should be seriously considered. - Malcolm Pines, MD, psychoanalyst and group and analyst. Former President of the Group-Analytic Society. Author of Circular Reflections and a forthcoming book of Selected Papers by Routledge.

In this marriage of true minds, Juan Tubert-Oklander and Reyna Hernandez-Tubert espouse and embody 'a new paradigm of the human being,' grounded in holistic thinking and analogical hermeneutics, which transcends dichotomies and shows the perennially oscillating figure-andground relation of individual and collective phenomena. A profound, passionate, erudite, soaring summa analytica. - Peter L. Rudnytsky, University of Florida and Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, author of Formulated Experiences: Hidden Realities and Emergent Meanings from Shakespeare to Fromm.

About the Author(s)

Juan Tubert-Oklander, MD, PhD, is an Argentine-born Mexican psychoanalyst and group analyst. He is a member of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association, the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, the Group-Analytic Society International, and Training and Supervising Analyst in the Institute of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association. He is author and contributor of numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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Reyna Hernandez-Tubert, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, group analyst, and marriage and family therapist, living and practising in Mexico City.

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