The Self Psychology of Addiction and its Treatment: Narcissus in Wonderland

Author(s) : Richard B. Ulman

The Self Psychology of Addiction and its Treatment: Narcissus in Wonderland

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2006
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 552
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Addictions
  • Catalogue No : 23125
  • ISBN 13 : 9781583913079
  • ISBN 10 : 1583913076

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Until recently, psychoanalysis has failed - on either a theoretical or clinical level - to keep pace with the significant changes in the type of patient seeking psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy. This book provides new ideas - on both a theoretical and clinical level - to fill the void left by the therapeutic collapse en route to contemporary psychotherapy. The Self Psychology of Addiction and Its Treatment presents an evolved self-psychological model of addiction, including emphasis on clinical approaches to treat challenging narcissistic patients with major forms of addiction. This is done via an in-depth study of the state of psychoanalysis and an introduction to the model and its place within the therapy of addicted patients. Cases are used to represent and illustrate analytic therapy with the five major forms of addiction.

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Table of Contents

Narcissus in Wonderland: An Introduction. A Self-Psychological Model of Addiction. The Theoretical Origins of a Self-Psycholgical Model of Addiction. The Narcissus Complex: Case studies. A Psychoanalytic Phenomenology of Addiction. The Phenomenology of Addiction. The Etiology and Pathogenesis of Addiction8. The Bipolar Self Typology of Addiction. The Self-Psychological Treatment of the Addicted Patient. Conclusion.

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