The Language of Emotions: Developmental, Psychopathology, and Technique

Author(s) : Salman Akhtar, Author(s) : Harold P. Blum

The Language of Emotions: Developmental, Psychopathology, and Technique

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  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Published : 2003
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 264
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 88714
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765703286
  • ISBN 10 : 0765703289
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This book is about affect-its origins, development and uses-and how it is viewed in a clinical setting. The authors track and further develop the recent major changes in the understanding of affect. From its roots in childhood development to its cross-cultural aspects, affect remains clinically relevant in issues such as aggression and forgiveness.

About the Author(s)

Salman Akhtar, MD, was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012.

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