The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Listening for the Subtext

Author(s) : Siri Erika Gullestad, Author(s) : Bjorn Killingmo

The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Listening for the Subtext

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : October 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 258
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 94778
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138364356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138364
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The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Listening for the Subtext outlines the core concepts that frame the reciprocal encounter between psychoanalytic therapist and patient, taking the reader into the psychoanalytic therapy room and giving detailed examples of how the interaction between patient and therapist takes place. The book argues that the therapist must capture both nonverbal affects and unsymbolized experiences, proposing a distinction between structuralized and actualized affects, and covering key topics such as transference, countertransference and enactment. It emphasizes the unconscious meaning in the here-and-now, as well as the need for affirmation to support more classical styles of intervention.

The book integrates object relational and structural perspectives, in a theoretical position called relational oriented character analysis. It argues the patient's ways-of-being constitute relational strategies carrying implicit messages - a "subtext" - and provides detailed examples of how to capture this underlying dialogue. Packed with detailed clinical examples and displaying a unique interplay between clinical observation and theory, this wide-ranging book will appeal to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and clinical psychologists in practice and in training.

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