Volume 2 of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China continues the tradition began with Volume 1 of featuring cultural issues that confront analysts and therapists as they apply psychoanalytic thinking to their work with Chinese patients and students. Therapy and work with institutions are embedded in the civilisation, so the issues facing China and its people confront those who conduct therapy, consultation, and training there.
This issue focuses on a wide-ranging view of cultural issues that underlie the work of psychoanalytic therapy, and that should equally inform training for that work. Just as the mental health needs of China are enormous, the obstacles to real cultural understanding are formidable. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China aims to aid both the educator and the practitioner in their efforts to bridge cultural gaps by deepening understanding of Chinese culture and mentality, and by applying that evolving understanding to therapeutic, consultative, and educational work.
Table of Contents:
David E. Scharff
Xie Yi Painting: A Chinese Cultural Therapy
A Contribution to the Psychodynamics of Tolerance
Psychoanalysis and the Understanding of Chinese Life Experience
Creativity and Transformation of the Psyche:
Expressive Image Therapy
A Commentary on Cai Chenghou’s “Creativity and Transformation of the Psyche”
What are the Characteristics and Concerns of High and Low Raters of Psychodynamic Treatment to Chinese Students Over VCON?
Robert M. Gordon, Jane Tune, and Xiubing Wang
Mother, Infant, and Woman’s Identity
Interview of Sverre Varvin
Book Essay: A Bridge for Introducing Psychoanalysis to China.
Five Concepts Proposed to Psychoanalysis
by François Jullien
Reviewed by Almatea Usuelli
Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by David J. Morris
Reviewed by Sverre Varvin
When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia
by Christopher Bollas
Reviewed by Ronald Abramson
Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood
Reviewed by David Scharff
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
LIST OF REVIEWERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS
About the Editor:
David E. Scharff, MD, editor-in-chief, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China; co-founder, former Director, and Chair of the Board, The International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Director, Continuous Training Program in Couple and Family Psychoanalytic Therapy, Beijing; author and editor of more than 30 books, including Psychoanalysis in China (with Sverre Varvin); Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy (with Jill Scharff); Enrique Pichon-Riviere: Pioneer of the Link (with Roberto Losso and Lea Setton); and Family and Couple Psychoanalysis: A Global Perspective (with Elizabeth Palacios).