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The Inner World Of Trauma

Author : Donald Kalsched
ISBN : 9781317725442
Genre : Psychology
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Donald Kalsched explores the interior world of dream and fantasy images encountered in therapy with people who have suffered unbearable life experiences. He shows how, in an ironical twist of psychical life, the very images which are generated to defend the self can become malevolent and destructive, resulting in further trauma for the person. Why and how this happens are the questions the book sets out to answer. Drawing on detailed clinical material, the author gives special attention to the problems of addiction and psychosomatic disorder, as well as the broad topic of dissociation and its treatment. By focusing on the archaic and primitive defenses of the self he connects Jungian theory and practice with contemporary object relations theory and dissociation theory. At the same time, he shows how a Jungian understanding of the universal images of myth and folklore can illuminate treatment of the traumatised patient. Trauma is about the rupture of those developmental transitions that make life worth living. Donald Kalsched sees this as a spiritual problem as well as a psychological one and in The Inner World of Trauma he provides a compelling insight into how an inner self-care system tries to save the personal spirit.

The Cultural Complex

Author : Thomas Singer
ISBN : 1583919139
Genre : Social Science
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Based on Jung's theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex. This modern version of Jung's idea offers an original view of the forces that prevent human attempts to bring a peaceful, collaborative spirit to conflict between groups. The Cultural Complex represents a valuable contribution to analytical psychology and will undoubtedly also stimulate dialogue in the fields of sociology, political science and cultural studies.

Who Owns Jung

Author : Ann Casement
ISBN : 9781780494623
Genre : Psychology
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This book has a similar, though not identical, format to Who Owns Psychoanalysis? in being divided into sections as follows: academic, clinical, history, philosophy, science. Who Owns Jung aims to be a celebration of the diversity and interdisciplinary thinking that is a feature of the international Jungian community. Many of the contributors are practising analysts and members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; others are scolars of Jung whose work has been influential in disseminating his ideas in the academy, though it is worth noting that a number of the analysts also work in academe.Contributors:James Asto; Astrid Berg; Joe Cambray; Ann Casement; Andrea Cone-Farran; Roberto Gambin; Wolfgang Giegerich; Joseph Henderson; George B. Hogenson; Mario Jacoby; Hayao Kawai; Toshio Kawai; Thomas B. Kirsch; Jean Knox; Roderick Main; Denise Gimenez Ramos; Sonu Shamdasani; Michael Sinason; Hester McFarland Solomon; David Tacey; and Margaret Wilkinson.

Jungian Psychoanalysis

Author : Murray Stein
ISBN : 9780812697216
Genre : Psychology
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Written by 40 of the most notable Jungian psychoanalysts — spanning 11 countries, and boasting decades of study and expertise — Jungian Psychoanalysis represents the pinnacle of Jungian thought. This handbook brings up to date the perspectives in the field of clinically applied analytical psychology, centering on five areas of interest: the fundamental goals of Jungian psychoanalysis, the methods of treatment used in pursuit of these goals, reflections on the analytic process, the training of future analysts, and special issues, such as working with trauma victims, handicapped patients, or children and adolescents, and emergent religious and spiritual issues. Discussing not only the history of Jungian analysis but its present and future applications, this book marks a major contribution to the worldwide study of psychoanalysis.

Understanding Narcissism In Clinical Practice

Author : Victoria Graham Fuller
ISBN : 9781780496702
Genre : Psychology
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Understanding Narcissism in Clinical Practice is a new volume in the eagerly anticipated clinical practice monograph series from the Society of Analytical Psychology. Aimed primarily at trainees on psychotherapy and psychodynamic counselling courses, these compact editions will be invaluable to all who wish to learn the basics of major psychoanalytic theories from an integrated viewpoint. The authors are Jungian analysts trained at the SAP; highly experienced in both theory and practice.Narcissism is one of the most important contributions of psychoanalysis, as well as one of the most confusing. This monograph presents the clinical condition of narcissistic disorder in a clear, concise and easy-to-read style. The myth of Narcissus, from where the term 'narcissism' originates, is presented and discussed. Several brief case studies, plus one in-depth, illustrate the manifestations of narcissistic disorder that are detailed throughout. The book ends with a summary of the leading theories that have evolved since Freud and takes an intriguing look at the narcissistic traits in Jung's personality and the impact these had on his life and work.This is an engaging and thorough introduction to the concept of narcissism-an essential addition to your analytic library.


Author : Lois Banner
ISBN : 9781408833308
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Marilyn Monroe died on 5th August, 1962. Since then, the appetite for information about Monroe has proved insatiable. Lois Banner's new biography is revelatory. Banner had access to material no one else has seen, from a trove of personal papers to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death. Banner traces the eleven foster homes Marilyn went to, uncovering the sexual abuse she suffered and her bisexuality. She is also the first biographer to read Monroe's psychiatric records, revealing a woman deeply rooted in paradox. No biographer before has attempted to analyse - much less realise - most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has.

Write Black Write British

Author : Kadija George
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122225506
Genre : Aufsatzsammlung - Englisch - Schwarze - Literatur - Geschichte 1980-2000
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An examination of the new black British writers in Britain, born in Britain and writing about Britain from a specific British perspective. This collection of essays puts the work of British-born writers of African and Caribbean parentage, under the microscope. Themes of alienation, belonging, gender politics, identity, language, madness and race reverberate with a peculiar variance than that of other post-colonial writers. Included are essays on Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith, Benjamin Zephaniah, Leone Ross and Jackie Kay.

Current Psychotherapies

Author : Raymond J. Corsini
ISBN : UCSC:32106019332177
Genre : Psychology
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1. Introduction, Raymond J. Corsini. 2. Psychoanalysis, Jacob A. Arlow. 3. Adlerian Psychotherapy, Harold H. Mosak. 4. Analytical Psychotherapy, Claire Douglas. 5. Person-Centered Therapy, Nathaniel J. Raskin and Carl R. Rogers. 6. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Albert Ellis. 7. Behavior Therapy, G. Terence Wilson. 8. Cognitive Therapy, Aaron T. Beck and Marjorie Weishaar. 9. Existential Psychotherapy, Rollo May and Irwin Yalom. 10. Gestalt Therapy, Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs. 11. Multimodal Therapy, Arnold A. Lazarus. 12. Family Therapy, Herbert and Irene Goldenberg. 13. Psychodrama, Adam Blatner. 14. Experiential Psychotherapy, Alvin Mahrer. 15. Current Issues in Psychotherapy, Danny Wedding.

A Most Accursed Religion

Author : Greg Mogenson
ISBN : UOM:39015063662590
Genre : Psychology
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"Despite its title, this book is not about theology. When a psychologist writes of God, he must do so within the confines of his own field of inquiry, the psyche. Mogenson's aim is to focus attention on the religious dimension of the psychology of those o


Author : Maggie Peters
ISBN : 1582900485
Genre : Psychology
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This groundbreaking book takes a simple, enlightened and multi-faceted approach to helping readers work with their own dreams in much the way that therapists do. Drawing on a variety of different dreamwork techniques, this practicing therapist uses her experience and training to teach us how to revisit and interact with our dreams and decode a dream's significance. Most importantly, this book shows how to go to the next step, and use the knowledge gained in dreamwork to make significant changes in our lives.A well-recognized way of dealing with a buildup of stress, depression or creative blocks, dreamwork is an integral tool to living a well life. This book shows how anyone can use that tool for a deeper understanding of the self.

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