Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration traces the history of efforts to integrate psychoanalysis with other psychotherapeutic modalities, beginning with the early analysts, including Ferenczi and Rank, and continuing on to the present day. It explores the potential for integration made possible by contemporary developments in theory and technique that are fundamental to a relational psychoanalytic approach.
The editors Jill Bresler and Karen Starr bring together an array of valuable theoretical and clinical contributions by relationally oriented psychoanalysts who identify their work as integrative. The book is divided into four parts, including: a discussion of theoretical frameworks of psychotherapy integration; integrating multiple models of psychotherapy into a psychoanalytically informed treatment; working with specific populations including substance abusers and couples; finally, the authors look to the future of integration, exploring the issues involved in educating clinicians in integrative practice.
Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration is unique in its focus on the integration of relational psychoanalysis with other therapeutic modalities traditionally considered "non-analytic." The contributions in this volume show how integrating techniques from a variety of psychotherapies outside of psychoanalysis can enrich and enhance psychoanalytic practice, particularly when working with specific populations. It will be an invaluable resource for all practicing psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in training, particularly those with an interest in relational psychoanalysis and psychotherapy integration.
Part I: A Conceptual Framework for Integration. Bresler, Starr, Introduction. Safran, Messer, Psychotherapy Integration: A Postmodern Critique. Gold, Stricker, Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Active, Integrative Approach. Part II: Integrating Multiple Models of Psychotherapy. Farber Shanok, Driving Me Sane: Integrating CBT and Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Bresler, Psychotherapy Integration: A Pathway to Individuation. Magid, Sitting Together: A Conceptual and Clinical Integration of Psychoanalysis and Zen. Leddick, Integrating Neurofeedback and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Non-linear Dynamical Systems Approach to Mind and Brain. Rappoport, Dynamic Linking of Psyche and Soma: Somatic Experiencing and Embodied Mentalization. Part Three: Working with Specific Populations. Rothschild, Working together: Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis and Traditional Substance Abuse Treatment in Harm Reduction Therapy. Petrucelli, The Relational Montage of Eating Disorders. Gerson, The Tango of Integration in Couples Therapy. Lyons, Working with Dangerous Behaviors: Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis with Dialectical Behavior therapy with Self-injuring Patients. Part Four: The Future of Integration. Frank, Psychoanalysis and the Twenty-first Century: A Critique and a Vision. Feindler, Kahoud, Two Sides of a Theoretical Coin: Multiple Perspectives on Training in a Dual Orientation Program. Wachtel, Afterward: Reflections on Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration.
About the Editors:
Jill Bresler is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and is faculty and advisory board member of the Psychotherapy Integration Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. She has been practicing, teaching, and speaking to professional audiences about psychotherapy for three decades. Dr. Bresler is a clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice in New York City.
Karen Starr is Clinical Supervisor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Adjunct Faculty at Long Island University at C.W. Post. She is the author, with Lewis Aron, of A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2013) with Lewis Aron, author of Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2008). She is Clinical Supervisor at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Long Island University/C.W. Post. Dr. Starr is a clinical psychologist who is a clinical psychologist inmaintains a private practice in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island.