In this volume, psychoanalyst and poet Salman Akhtar directs his attention to the contributions of his distinguished colleagues. These include Christopher Bollas, Otto Kernberg, Thomas Ogden, Michael Parsons, Fred Pines, and Joseph Sandler, to name a few. Taking their views as a starting point, Akhtar addresses topics as diverse as hatred, object constancy, free-floating responsiveness, developmental interventions, and the tension between spontaneity and deliberateness in psychoanalytic technique. This is psychoanalytic discourse at its best.
Christopher Bollas' Being a Character. Paul Elovitz and Charlotte Kahn's Immigrant Experiences. Peter Giovacchini's Impact of Narcissism. Normal Kiell's Freud Without Hindsight. Susan Kolodny's The Captive Muse. Stanley Kurtz's All the Mothers Are One. Roger Lewin and Clarence Schulz's Losing and Fusing. Otto Kernberg's paper on hatred. Ilany Kogan's paper on craving for oneness. Lucy Lafarge's paper on transferences of deception. Marvin Margolis's paper on maternal incest. Carlotta Miles' paper on African-Americans. Calvin Settlage's paper on childhood parental lose. Helmut Thoma's paper on psychoanalytic technique. Ernest Wolf's paper on self-psychology. Adam Limentani's Between Freud and Klein. Murray Meisels and Esther Shapiro's Tradition and Innovation in Psychoanalytic Education. Thomas Ogden's Subjects of Analysis. Michael Parson's The Dove that Returns, The Dove that Vanishes. Fred Pine's Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Technique. Joseph and Ann-Marie Sandler's Internal Objects Revisited. Frank Summers' Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology. Frank Yeomans, Michael Selzer, and John Clarkin's Treating the Borderline Patient. Lieber Amicorum. En Passant. References. Credits. Index.
About the author:
Salman Akhtar is a professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.