The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis: Neuroscientific Foundations and Clinical Cases

Author(s) : Rosa Spagnolo, Author(s) : Georg Northoff

The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis: Neuroscientific Foundations and Clinical Cases

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : October 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 142
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Neuroscience
  • Catalogue No : 96003
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367428969
  • ISBN 10 : 0367428962
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The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis builds a bridge between two different but intertwined disciplines-psychoanalysis and neuroscience-by examining the Self and its dynamics at the psychological and neuronal level.

Rosa Spagnolo and Georg Northoff seek continuity in the relationship between psychoanalysis and neuroscience, emphasizing how both inform psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment and exploring the transformations of the Self that occur during this work. Each chapter presents clinical examples which demonstrate the evolution of the spatiotemporal and affective dimensions of the Self in a variety of psychopathologies. Spagnolo and Northoff analyze the possible use of new neuroscientific findings to improve clinical treatment in psychodynamic therapy and present a spatio-temporal approach that has significant implications for the practice of psychotherapy and for future research.

The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, neuroscientists and neuropsychiatrists.

About the Author(s)

Spagnolo Rosa, MD, is a neurologist, a child psychiatrist and psychotherapist for children and adolescence, a psychoanalyst, and a full member of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society (SPI), and IPA member. She currently lives in Rome and works in the Public Health practice for Developmental Disorders as well as for the Rehabilitation of Deafness, Learning and Speech Disabilities, and is in private practice as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. She is the founder of Italian Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and a passionate scholar of neuroscience, specialising in mind/brain perception and image and language development, articulated within a psychoanalytic perspective.

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