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The Ego at the Center of Clinical Technique / Edition 1 by Fred Busch

Product Details Pub. Date: August 1995 Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc. Series: Critical Issues in Psychoanalysis Series ISBN-13: 9781568214719 ISBN: 1568214715 Synopsis Engaging patients in the process of self-understanding and providing them with tools to continue therapeutic work is at the center of Fred Busch's clinical approach. Dr. Busch shows how therapists too often interpret more from what they understand rather than what the patient is ready to hear, and that many aspects of the psychoanalytic method have been geared more toward maintaining the analyst as omniscient and omnipotent observer rather than toward attempting to engage the patient's ego with the process. This important new work shows us how to change that perspective in order to work with patients as partners in a truly collaborative endeavor.

Table of Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Pt. I Issues of Technique 1 Thinking in a New Way 2 Interpreting "In the Neighborhood" 3 Free Association 4 Beginning a Treatment 5 Resistance Analysis 6 Actions and Analysis Pt. II The Ego in Contemporary Clinical Thought 7 Shades of Gray 8 M. N. Searl's (1936) "Some Queries on Principles of Technique" 9 Resistance Analysis and Object Relations Theory 10 Science, Logic, and Discussions of Unconscious Ego Resistances 11 A Sample from a Supervised Case References Credits Index

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Danger and Defense / Edition 1by Marianne Goldberger


Product Details Pub. Date: July 1996 Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc. ISBN-13: 9781568215839 ISBN: 1568215835

Synopsis Over the past twenty years, Paul Gray's contributions to the literature of psychoanalytic technique have had a profound effect on the world of psychoanalysis. Stirring up enormous interest and controversy about the central and most necessary part of technique, his papers have illuminated one of the least discussed and least well-conceptualized aspects of psychoanalysis: how the analyst listens. This collection of original papers elucidates and extends the use of the technique he has called close process attention. Several chapters demonstrate the result of adjusting the analyst's perceptual focus so as to observe data essentially limited to inside the analytic situation - that is, how the analyst listens as well as the result of minimizing the use of suggestion and persuasion to avoid preempting the patient's ego function. In short, these chapters illustrate how Gray has provided a means for improving patients' capacities for self-observation and self-analysis.

Table of Contents Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction 1 Defense Analysis and Mutative Interpretation 2 Two Different Methods of Analyzing Defense 3 Free Association and Technique 4 Use of the Close Process Attention Technique in Patients with Impulse Disorders 5 The Importance of Facial Expressions in Dreams 6 The Clinical Use of Daydreams in Analysis 7 External Reality as Defense 8 The Envy Complex: Its Recognition and Analysis 9 The Place of Empathy in Analytic Listening 10 Consciousness as a Beacon Light 11 Common Ground, Uncommon Methods 12 What's at Stake in the Truth Controversy? 13 An Interpretation of Transference Credits Index

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Ego And Analysis Of Defense / Edition 2 by Paul Gray


The Ego and Analysis of Defense without a doubt represents a major advance in analytic technique. This book, together with the series of seminal journal articles he published over the past 30 years, are a testament to Gray's pioneering intellect. They have stirred up enormous interest and controversy about the most important part of psychoanalytic technique: how the analyst listens. This second edition of Gray's book contains four additional papers.

Pub. Date: May 2005 Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc., Format: Paperback , 356pp ISBN-13: 9780765703361, ISBN: 076570336X

Foreword to the Second Edition Dr. Marianne Goldberger Foreword Dr. Samuel Ritvo Preface

Acknowledgments Part I: Technique The Capacity for Viewing Intrapsychic Activity ''Developmental Lag'' in the Evolution of Technique On Helping Analysands Observe Intrapsychic Activity The Nature of Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysis The Analysis of the Ego's Inhibiting Superego Activities The Analysis of the Ego's Permissive Superego Memory as Resistance, and the Telling of a Dream Part II: Teaching and Supervisory Guidelines A Guide to Analysis of the Ego in Conflict Brief Psychotherapy, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis The Ego's Predictable Response to the Unfamiliar Analytic Situation A Brief Historical Perspective Regarding Defenses against Instinctual Drive Derivatives Reaching Consciousness Reflections on Supervision Elements of Supervision A Conversation with Paul Gray Undoing the Lag in the Technique of Conflict and Defense Analysis Facilitating the Analysis of Conflicted Drive Derivatives of Aggression Close Process Attention and Termination References Credits Index About the Author