Intersubjective Processes and the Unconsciouslooks at how the minds of the therapist and the patient interact with each other in a profound and unconscious way: a concept first described by Freud.
This book expands Freudâs ideas further and examines how these have been greatly elaborated by contributions from the Kleinian School as well as from the work of Bion. It explores how, together, patient and therapist co-create a narrative through these unconscious intersubjective processes. Topics of discussion include:
• the unconscious dimensions of intersubjective processes
• an historical overview of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian contributions
• an integrated theory of the nature of unconscious intersubjective processes
• the central importance of dreaming in intersubjective processes
• the clinical implications of this intersubjective model
The author offers in-depth clinical examples and case vignettes to illustrate the application of these principles when working with trauma, countertransference dreams and supervision. As such, this book will be invaluable to all psychoanalysts and psychotherapists interested in the topic of intersubjectivity as well as those who want to learn more about the interactional dimensions of Freud, Klein and Bion.
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About the Author:
Lawrence J. Brown is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute (BPSI) in both Child and Adult psychoanalysis. He is on the faculty of BPSI as well as the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and also a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has been on the North American Editorial Board of theInternational Journal of Psychoanalysisand is currently on the Editorial Board of thePsychoanalytic Inquiry. He was also Co-chair of the Bion in Boston 2009 international conference.