Future of Psychoanalysis, The

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Psychology - 265 pages
The Future of Psychoanalysis explores the contemporary problem of multiple theories of psychoanalysis and argues for a return to a more classical position based on Freud s work. Using his training in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, Richard D. Chessick examines the special combination of hermeneutics and natural science that characterizes Freud s psychoanalysis, and investigates what goes on in the mind of the psychoanalyst during the psychoanalytic process. He maintains that while relativistic and intersubjective theories of psychoanalysis have value, they have gone too far and generated a plurality of theories removed from Freud, which has led to chaos in the field. The Future of Psychoanalysis challenges these trends and places this debate in the context of current mind/brain controversies and unresolved questions about human nature.
 

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Contents

1 What is Psychoanalysis?
1
2 Psychoanalysis as Science and Art
27
3 The Psychoanalyst as Translator
43
4 The Continental Contribution to Psychoanalysis
61
5 The Secret Life of the Psychoanalyst
81
6 What Can Modern Psychoanalysts Learn from a MedievalPsychoanalysis?
103
7 Freuds Great Discovery
125
8 The Effect on Countertransference of the Collapse of Civilization
137
9 The Contemporary Failure of Nerve and the Crisis of Psychoanalysis
157
A Fantasy
177
11 What Constitutes Progress in Psychoanalysis?
197
12 Understanding the Human Mind in the Contemporary World
213
Notes
233
References
235
Index
257
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Richard D. Chessick is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst Emeritus at the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago, and Senior Attending Psychiatrist Emeritus at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the author of many books, including Freud Teaches Psychotherapy; Emotional Illness and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic and Phenomenologic Study; and Psychoanalytic Clinical Practice.

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