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Author Steiner, John, 1934-

Title Psychic Retreats : Pathological Organizations in Psychotic, Neurotic and
Published London : Brunner-Routledge, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Series New library of psychoanalysis
New library of psychoanalysis.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword by; Introduction; A theory of psychic retreats; Psychic retreats: a clinical illustration; The paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions; Review: narcissistic object relations and pathological organizations of the personality; The recovery of parts of the self lost through projective identification: the role of mourning; The retreat to a delusional world: psychotic organizations of the personality; Revenge, resentment, remorse and reparation; The relationship to reality in psychic retreats
Summary Steiner utilises Kleinian theory to analyse those patients who have organised object relationships and defences into complex, rigid internal struc- tures. Using clinical examples he examines these psychotic organisations and suggests a therapy
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Subject Borderline personality disorder.
Defense mechanisms (Psychology)
Object relations (Psychoanalysis)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203359836 (electronic bk.)
9780203359839 (electronic bk.)