Including papers on the dream space and countertransference, the dream space, the analytic situation and eating disorders, dreams of borderline patients and the 'oracle' in dreams: the past and the future in the present.
'In the past decade, there has been something of a renaissance in psychoanalysis of the privileging of dreams, not only as the "royal road" to the unconscious, but as a fundamental (perhaps the fundamental) function of the unconscious. Dreaming and Thinking brings together an unusually rich set of essays which illustrate a range of approaches to dream analysis in contemporary analytic practice. This collection, drawn from public lectures delivered by members of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, is remarkable both for the clarity of thinking and the freedom from analytic jargon and ideology demonstrated by the authors.'
- Thomas Ogden, M.D., Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Supervising and Training Analyst
'Distilled in this little book is a great deal of contemporary wisdom regarding the importance of dreams in clinical practice, written and given as lectures by psychoanalysts of the British Society. The devotion and intelligence applied to deepening our understanding of the unconscious makes for rewarding reading.'
- Paul Williams PhD, Joint Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Psychoanalysis
'This clever and modest book about current views of dreams is striking because it manages to convey so much in just a few pages, without losing depth of thought or resorting to traditional psychoanalytical jargon. It focuses on what is really essential without being partisan to any specific school. This book is essential reading for both analysts and academics interested in present day psychoanalysis.'
- Elias M. da Rocha Barros, Editor for Latin America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Supervising and Training Analyst
Rosine J. Perelberg is a Training Analyst and Supervisor, Member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, where she is currently Chair of the Curriculum Committee and serves in the Admissions Committee and Education Committees. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Theory at University College, London. She co-edited with Joan Raphael-Leff Female Experience: Three generations of British women psychoanalysts on work with women (1997). She has edited Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide (1998), Dreaming and Thinking (2000) and Freud: A Modern Reader (2005).