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The Collected Papers of Emmanuel Ghent: Heart Melts Forward
Demos, Victoria, and Adrienne Harris (Eds)
Routledge / The Analytic Press / Softcover / 2017-08-01 / 1138926795
Relational / Interpersonal Psychoanalysis
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This book brings together an engaging study, using Emmanuel Ghent’s collected papers, of theoretical and personal origins of the relational turn in psychoanalysis. Emmanuel Ghent was one of the founders of relational psychoanalysis, and his ideas have been hugely influential. However, he published sparingly and his papers are scattered across a range of sources. In this book, his key writings are reproduced, along with analyses and critiques by major contemporary psychoanalytic figures such as Adam Phillips, Jessica Benjamin, Lew Aron, Adrienne Harris and Jody Davies.

This book provides a thorough examination of the key tenets of Ghent’s thinking and the continued importance of his theoretical and clinical work for the next generation of psychoanalysts.

Reviews:

"Heart Melts Forward is a book, of course--and so when we consider it, we think first of Manny’s writing, which was prescient and brilliant, and which continues to serve as one of the primary inspirations of the entire relational literature. But it was because Manny was the person he was, the whole person he was, that he became as beloved and influential as he was. Luckily for us, his personhood suffuses every one of the gripping and profound articles collected here. In reading this book you will be standing on the foundation of relational psychoanalysis. But there will be more: if you didn’t know Manny, you will wish you had."-Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D., William Alanson White Institute and NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Introduction Victoria Demos and Adrienne Harris

Part One: Core Papers and Commentaries

Emmanuel Ghent and the Origins of Relational Psychoanalysis
Anthony Bass

Credo — The Dialectics of One-Person and Two-Person Psychologies (1989)

EMMANUEL GHENT

Surrender and Self-Discovery: Ghent’s Reflections on the "Force of Growth" and What Impedes It
JESSICA BENJAMIN

Masochism, Submission, Surrender—Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender (1990)

EMMANUEL GHENT

Medicine Man(nie): Commentary on Emmanuel Ghent's "Paradox and Process"
MURIEL DIMEN

Paradox and Process (1992)

EMMANUEL GHENT

Introduction to E. Ghent, "Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation"
C. SETH WARREN

Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation (1995)

EMMANUEL GHENT

The Butterfly in the Consulting Room
BARRY MAGID

Wish, Need, Drive: Motive in the Light of Dynamic Systems Theory and Edelman's Selectionist Theory (2002)

EMMANUEL GHENT

Part Two: Early Writings

Psyche and Eye (1950)
EMMANUEL GHENT

Countertransference: Its Reflection in the Process of Peer-Group Supervision
CHAIM F. SHATAN, BENJAMIN BRODY, EMMANUEL GHENT

Part Three: In Ghent’s Words

Relations: Introduction to the First IARPP Conference (2001)
EMMANUEL GHENT

On Relational Psychoanalysis: An Interview with Dr. Emmanuel Ghent/Interviewer: Lewis Aron (2000)
LEWIS ARON

EMMANUEL GHENT

Part Four: Reminiscences

A Fragment of an Analysis with Mannie Ghent
RON BALAMUTH

Reminiscences of Mannie as a Clinical Supervisor
LEWIS ARON

The Years with Ghent
VICTORIA DEMOS

Impressions of Mannie
JESSICA BENJAMIN

Heart Melts Forward: Emmanuel Ghent (1925-2003)
ADRIENNE HARRIS

Afterward On What We Need: A Celebration of the Work of Emmanuel Ghent

Adam Phillips

About the Editors

Victoria Demos is Supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York.

Adrienne Harris is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology (Adjunct) and Clinical Consultant on the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU.


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