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The Clinical Erich Fromm : Personal Accounts and Papers on Therapeutic Technique | Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies
Funk, Rainer (Edt)
Brill | Rodopi / Hardcover / 2009-08-01 / 9042025735
price: $63.50 (may be subject to change)
196 pages
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“Rainer Funk’s edited book is immensely valuable because it presents Fromm’s clinical ideas and clinical style through the voice of his supervisees, students, colleagues, and friends. Funk's book provides a timely and important addition to our understanding of Fromm. It fills a gap in the secondary literature by demonstrating the way in which Fromm was an especially skillful and talented clinician, in addition to being a writer of great renown. By offering first-hand accounts of their work with Fromm, the contributors help readers to grasp how the “clinical Erich Fromm” worked in his psychoanalytic practice and how he conceptualized clinical case material. In the process, Funk's book deepens our appreciation of Fromm as a thinker, clinician, and a human being. Most importantly, this book illustrates the wealth of Fromm’s approach, and picks it up at the moment when psychoanalytic psychotherapy is confronting a challenge to its whole way of thinking and practicing. It reveals how Fromm’s therapeutic approach, which emphasizes direct encounter with the patient and values the contextualization of experience, remains directly relevant for the changing culture of contemporary psychotherapy.” – Roger Frie, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University and Faculty, William Alanson White Institute


Roger FRIE: Foreword
Rainer FUNK: Introduction
Erich Fromm on Therapeutic Practice
Erich FROMM: Being Centrally Related to the Patient
Erich FROMM: Factors Leading to Patient’s Change in Analytic Treatment
Relationship as Direct Meeting
Rainer FUNK: Direct Meeting
Marianne HORNEY ECKARDT: From Couch to Chair
David E. SCHECTER: Awakening the Patient
Dale H. ORTMEYER: Conveying Hope to the Patient
Harold B. DAVIS: Directness in Therapy
Erich Fromm’s Therapeutic Practice in the Mirror of Supervision
Ruth M. LESSER: “There Is Nothing Polite in Anybody’s Unconscious”
Robert U. AKERET: “What Have You Learned about Yourself from Your Patient?”
George D. GOLDMAN: “What Is this Patient Really After?”
Arthur H. FEINER: “Now, Look here...”
Reminiscences of Erich Fromm—Psychoanalyst and Person
Anna GOUREVITCH: Elation and Fortification
Ralph M. CROWLEY: Psychoanalysis: An Adventure in Learning to Think Critically
Edward S. TAUBER: Words are Ways
Jay S. KWAWER: His Main Interest: The Human Passions
Bernard LANDIS: When You Hear the Word, the Reality Is Lost
Michael MACCOBY: Fromm Didn’t Want to Be a Frommian
Jorge Silva GARCÍA: His Way to Clarity and Humaneness
Salvador MILLÁN and Sonia GOJMAN DE MILLÁN: His Deeply Inspirational Presence and Thoughtfulness
Gérard D. KHOURY: A Crucial Encounter
Leonard C. FELDSTEIN: Fromm’s Genius Was in His Actual Presence
About the Contributors
Erich Fromm’s Writings on Psychoanalytic “Technique”

Rainer Funk was Erich Fromm’s last personal assistant and is now the sole literary executor and editor of Fromm’s writings. In addition, he established the Fromm Archive and co-founded the International Erich Fromm Society. He is a practicing psychoanalyst in Tuebingen, Germany.

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