Volume 13 provides valuable examples of the very type of clinically grounded theorizing that represents progress in self psychology. The opening section of clinical papers encompasses compensatory structures (M. Tolpin), facilitating responsiveness (Fosshage), repressed memories (Eldridge), mature selfobject experience (Hagman), shame in the analyst (Stein), and the resolution of intersubjective impasses (Miller). Two self-psychologically informed approaches to supervision (Rosbrow, Koenig) are followed by a section of contemporary explorations of sexuality (Shelby, Kassoff, Brothers). Contributions to therapy address transference and countertransference issues in drama therapy (Kindler), an intersubjective approach to conjoint family therapy (Shaddock), and the subjective worlds of profound abuse survivors (Hirschman). A concluding section of studies in applied self psychology round out this broad and illuminating survey of the field.
Progress in Self Psychology Series