In this book the author selects and presents eighteen of his most salient clinical papers. His way of presenting detailed treatment cases is useful to the therapist and reveals an original orientation based on his "five channel theory of psychoanalytic listening", that involves listening and responding to the patient from different stances or frameworks. Dr.
Chessick reviews also the various factors that he feels, from his 45 years of clinical experience, are operative in bringing about change through psychoanalytic treatment.
Chessick's study is personal and reveals much about the inner thoughts of the psychoanalyst as he struggles to deal with difficult problems, including impasses and failures, in the treatment.
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