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Author Slochower, Joyce Anne, 1950-

Title Holding and psychoanalysis : a relational perspective / Joyce Slochower
Edition 2nd edition
Published Hove, East Sussex : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Series Relational Perspectives Book Series ; v. 56
Relational perspectives book series.
Contents Cover; Holding and Psychoanalysis; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Holding in a Relational Frame; 2 Holding as Metaphor: the Winnicottian Model; 3 Holding and Regression to Dependence: the Winnicottian Model; 4 Holding and Self-Involvement: the Evolving Holding Metaphor; 5 Holding Ruthlessness and Hate; 6 On the Edge: Working Around a Holding Illusion; 7 Interior Experience in Analytic Process; 8 Holding and the Problem of Absent Desire; 9 When Holding Fails; 10 The Holding Function in Mourning; 11 The Dynamics of Commemorative Ritual
12 Holding in Context13 The Evolution of Psychoanalytic Collaboration; 14 Holding: a Long View; References; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary Is there a baby in the relational consulting room? How and when can/should we try to hold our patients? What happens to the analyst's subjectivity when she tries to hold? In?Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (second Edition),?Joyce Slochower?brings a contemporary relational framework to bear on Winnicott's notion of the holding environment.?Revisiting the clinical impact and theoretical underpinnings of holding, Slochower explores its function in those moments when ""ordinary"" interpretive or interactive work?cannot be tolerated.?Sl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Holding (Psychoanalysis)
Psychotherapist and patient.
Professional-Patient Relations.
Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Holding (Psychoanalysis)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Movements -- Psychoanalysis.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203747364