The Healer's Bent: Solitude and Dialogue in the Clinical Encounter

Author(s) : James T. McLaughlin, Editor : William F. Cornell

The Healer's Bent: Solitude and Dialogue in the Clinical Encounter

Book Details

  • Publisher : Analytic Press
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 24062
  • ISBN 13 : 9780881634365
  • ISBN 10 : 0881634360
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Thematically integrating published and unpublished papers, and containing three chapters of autobiographical reflection, this book aims to make the author's distinct approach to clinical theory and practice available to a broad and receptive readership. This book bridges analytic practice, and other psychotherapeutic modalities. Over the course of a 50-year career, James T. McLaughlin has sought to open the playing field of psychoanalytic exploration by treating unconscious processes as the very material from which we fashion meaningful lives. His unique, iconoclastic perspective, which challenged the conventions of his time and professional milieu, not only engages the creative tension between the stance of the analyst and the stance of the healer, but also contains striking intimations of contemporary relational and interpersonal models of psychoanalytic treatment.

About the Author(s)

William F. Cornell, MA, teaching and supervising transactional analyst, maintains an independent prvate practice of therapy, consultation, and training in Pittsburgh, USA. He is a co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal and has published extensively in a broad range of journals and psychotherapy books. He is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers, editor of James McLaughlin's The Healer's Bent: Solitude and Dialogue in the Clinical Encounter, and co-editor with Helena Hargaden of From Transactions to Relations: The Emergence of a Relational Tradition in Transactional Analysis.

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