Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

Author(s) : John Steiner

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Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 31218
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415575065
  • ISBN 10 : 0415575060
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Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis. This book analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients as they begin to emerge from the protection of psychic retreats. Divided into three parts, areas of discussion include: embarrassment, shame and humiliation helplessness, power and dominance mourning, melancholia and the repetition compulsion. As well as offering fresh ideas, Steiner bases his creative and integrative efforts on previous contributions by psychoanalysts including Freud, Klein, Rosenfeld and Bion. As such, this book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, clinical psychotherapists and all those with an interest in the psychoanalytic field.

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'John Steiner continues the explorations he began in his excellent Psychic Retreats. In the course of fulfilling his aims, he has also summed up and enriched contemporary insight into many other aspects of the work of psychoanalysis and has laid out a Kleinian approach to resistance that is up-to-date, inclusive, and detailed.'
- Roy Schafer, From the Foreword

Contents: Foreword by Roy Schafer. Introduction. Part I: Embarrassment, Shame, And Humiliation. The Anxiety of Being Seen: Narcissistic Pride and Narcissistic Humiliation. Gaze, Dominance, and Humiliation in the Schreber Case. Improvement and the Embarrassment of Tenderness. Transference to the Analyst as an Excluded Observer. Part II: Helplessness, Power, and Dominance. The Struggle for Dominance in the Oedipus Situation. Helplessness and The Exercise of Power in the Analytic Session. Revenge And Resentment In The 'Oedipus Situation'. Part III: Mourning, Melancholia and the Repetition Compulsion. The Conflict Between Mourning And Melancholia. Repetition Compulsion, Envy, and the Death Instinct. References. Notes

About the Author(s)

John Steiner is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice as a psychoanalyst. He is the author and editor of several psychoanalytic papers and books.

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