Bridging the gap between psychology and politics, Lichtenberg presents a powerful argument for applying the methods and insights of the Gestalt perspective to social and political problems. Focusing on the inner dynamics of power and abuse relationships, this thoughtful treatment of victim/oppressor fusion has stimulated new thinking about abuse, exploitation, and the processes and methods essential to personal and political change. --- from the publisher
Identification with the Aggressor: A Clinical Formulation
Projection upon a Printed Vulnerable Other: A Clinical Formulation
Empowering and Disempowering Reciprocally
Some Qualities When People Fuse
Self as Agent, Self as Agency: A General Statement
Cautions on Taking Psychological Ideas into a Social Action Arena
The Angry Weak and the Angry Powerful
Intense Social Emotions Are Key
The Quick-Circuiting Process and the Delusion of Fusion
Noticing and Changing Faulty Identifications
Discovering and Undoing Projections
Recovering and Reorganizing Anger
On Anxiously Acting Assertively
Who Wants Social Change, Who Starts It, Who Supports It?
Is All This Practical?