Ego Psychology I: Theory and Practice

Ego Psychology I: Theory and Practice

Gertrude Blanck, Rubin Blanck

This most sensible vendor breaks new floor through demonstrating how mainstream psychoanalytic idea has developed right into a psychoanalytic developmental item family members concept. The authors summarize the contributions of the main ego psychologists from Freud to the modern theorists, together with the hot findings of the kid observationalists. by means of integrating those numerous contributions, the authors may be able to exhibit that classical psychoanalysis and ego psychology mix to shape a unified thought that offers a extra profound knowing of the borderline and narcissistic stipulations in addition to of the neuroses.

From this finished synthesis of conception the authors derive recommendations for the remedy of the extra stricken sufferer and extend the classical process for the psychoanalysis of neurosis. spotting that there are preoedipal developmental difficulties even in neurotic sufferers and that there are oedipal matters within the borderline and narcissistic sufferers, the authors reveal the applicability of developmental item realtions idea around the diagnostic spectrum and comprise a brand new bankruptcy on termination.

Using a number of case illustrations from their very own perform, the Blancks have built an awfully entire and readable textual content that updates psychoanalytic conception for the nineties.
(Leo Rangell, earlier President, overseas Psychoanalytical organization)

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