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Author Waska, Robert T., author.

Title Between unknown change and familiar retreat : psychotherapy technique for our most challenging patients / by Robert Waska
Published Boston : Brill, 2017
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Series Contemporary psychoanalytic studies, 1571-4977 ; VOLUME 25
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Contemporary Kleinian Therapy -- 1. Translating the Turmoil in the First Five Sessions: Real Time Response in Psychoanalytic Treatment Using the Modern Kleinian Therapy Approach -- Case Material -- Case #1 -- Discussion -- Case #2 -- Case #3 -- Discussion -- 2. Territory of the Transference and the Value of Phantasy Interpretation: A Kleinian Expansion -- Case Material -- Case #2 -- Case Material -- Discussion -- 3. Working Within, the Compromised Formation, and Analytic Contact: Three Aspects of Modern Kleinian Clinical Work -- Working With/Within -- Compromised Formation -- Analytic Contact -- Case Material -- Recent Progress -- pt. II Darkness of the Depressive Position -- 4. For My Benefit: A Case Study of One Patient's Fear of Self-Definition and His Depressive Phantasies of Disappointment and Rejection -- Case Study -- Clinical Issues within the Transference and Counter-Transference -- Session #14 -- Discussion -- 5. Depths of Depressive Despair: When Saying Goodbye is Too Dangerous to Bear -- Patient -- Treatment -- Case Material -- Theoretical Issues -- Discussion -- 6. Depressive Anxiety and the Motives for Manic Control -- Case Material -- Case Material -- 7. Unbearable Separation, Guilt, and the Dread of Loss -- Case Material -- Discussion -- pt. III Paranoid Schizoid Inertia and Countertransference Conflict -- 8. Psychotic Process, Counter-Transference, and the Psychic Shelter -- Psychic Shelter -- Case Material -- 9. Projective Identification in Restricted and Uncontained States of Mind -- Case Material -- Ben's Shelter -- Countertransference
Summary The theme of Dr. Robert Waska?s new book involves how all patients, whether neurotic, borderline, or psychotic, want their problems to ease and their stress to stop but unconsciously they avoid any real psychological change. They strive to maintain their psychic equilibrium regardless of how destructive it may be, in an effort to avoid the loss of what is known and to avoid the unknown pain or punishment that change might bring.0Each chapter provides the reader with a contemporary Kleinian focus on central theoretical and clinical concepts such as projective identification, enactment, transference, pathological organizations, and depressive or paranoid acting out. The reader then is shown the careful and thoughtful interpretive work necessary in these complex clinical situations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychoses.
Psychotherapy patients.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Psychotherapy patients.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 900435719X