shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Feb 24th - On Identity and the Political in Psychoanalysis [TICP]
Feb 24th - The Return: The Legacy of a Prodigal Father [Jung Foundation of Ontario]
Feb 24th - SCIENTIFIC MEETING - Seven Types of Truth and Their Clinical Significance [tps&i]
Feb 26th - Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Complex Trauma [Leading Edge Seminars]
Feb 28th - Breaking Chains: The Complex Dance Between Resilience & Mental Health [OASW]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Open 9-6 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat; closed Sun at present. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $150. Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Making Sense Together: The Intersubjective Approach to Psychotherapy, Second Edition
Peter Buirski, Pamela Haglund, and Emily Markley
Jason Aronson, Inc. / Softcover / Oct 2020
9781538141922 (ISBN-10: 1538141922)
Self Psychology / Intersubjectivity / OPC - Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program
reg price: $66.00 our price: $ 62.70
272 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

As in raising children, in which each unique parent and child pair emerges from the ongoing, mutually influencing relationship, so it is with therapists and patients. Peter Buirski argues that intersubjectivity is founded on two assumptions: First, our moment-by-moment experience of ourselves and the world emerges within a dynamic, fluid context of others; and, second, that we can never observe things as they exist in isolation.

It follows, then, that therapy is not a search for some objective truth, but what is most helpful is the quality of the relationship constructed in therapy, the personal engagement of patient and therapist. Practicing intersubjectively produces an understanding and appreciation of process. Time pressures or goal-directedness do not promote unfolding and illuminating.

Patients are striving for health, attempting to correct disappointing, destructive, or traumatizing experiences with their original caregivers, and long for an antidote to ward off such painful affects as shame or self-loathing. From the intersubjective perspective, resistance, or attempts to thwart the therapist's efforts, may be seen as healthy striving for self-protection. Demonstrating these points with vivid clinical examples, Buirski discusses the key aspects of the relational model and offers clear and practical guidelines for therapists.

About the Author:

Peter Buirski, Ph.D., is Dean Emeritus of and Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, and maintains a private practice in Denver. He is on the editorial board of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, the journal of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He regularly teaches courses and presents at conferences in China and South Africa, and Making Sense Together 1e was translated into Chinese and Japanese.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2023

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours (EST): 9-6 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat;
closed Sun at present

We acknowledge the financial support
of the Government of Canada.

search
Click here to read previous issues.
related events
Intersubjectivite 19th conference
authors
Buirski, Peter
other lists
2022 Newsletter Features
Jason Aronson
OPC - Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program
OPC Year 2
Psychotherapy
Rowman & Littlefield
Self Psychology / Intersubjectivity