This choice collection contains some of the most significant contributions to psychoanalytic and psychological understanding of the effect of object loss on adults and children. This important volume focuses on those contributions most directly relevant to the clinical situation, without neglecting fundamental descriptive and theoretical contributions.
Designed for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Rita Frankiel has culled the literature on object loss and assembled the most salient and conceptually powerful contributions to the field. Each paper is introduced with a brief summary of its contribution to the development of our understanding of object loss. This valuable resource thus provides the serious student of object loss with a ready source of the most important materials on the subject.
This anthology includes papers by Sigmund Freud, Karl Abraham, Melanie Klein, Hanna Segal, John Bowlby, George Pollock, George Engel, Erich Lindemann, Hans W. Loewald, Edith Jacobson, Helene Deutsch, Joan Fleming, Sol Altschul, Erna Furman, Robert Furman, Martha Wolfenstein, Vamik D. Volkan, Chistina Sekaer, Marie E. McAnn, Paul Lerner, J. Marvin Eisenstadt.
Rita V. Frankiel is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Freudian Society and a Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
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