The Future of Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Richard D. Chessick

The Future of Psychoanalysis

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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
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  • Catalogue No : 26856
  • ISBN 13 : 9780791468968
  • ISBN 10 : 0791468968
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"The Future of Psychoanalysis" explores the contemporary problem of multiple theories of psychoanalysis and argues for a return to a more classical position based on Freud's work. Using his training in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, Richard D. Chessick examines the special combination of hermeneutics and natural science that characterizes Freud's psychoanalysis, and investigates what goes on in the mind of the psychoanalyst during the psychoanalytic process. He maintains that while relativistic and intersubjective theories of psychoanalysis have value, they have gone too far and generated a plurality of theories removed from Freud, which has led to chaos in the field. "The Future of Psychoanalysis" challenges these trends and places this debate in the context of current mind/brain controversies and unresolved questions about human nature.

About the Author(s)

Richard D. Chessick is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Fineberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; an Emeritus Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago; Psychoanalytic Fellow, American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Corresponding Member, German Psychoanalytic Society (DPG); Emeritus Senior Attending Psychiatrist, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL; former Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago; Life Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association; and Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry.

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