The Electrified Tightrope

The Electrified Tightrope

by Michael Eigen, Adam Phillips

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This book examines the tension, caused by the conflict between poise and catastrophe, in the therapeutic relationship. It emphasizes positive contributions to growth of self made by seemingly pathological or disruptive movements within the therapy situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429920561
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 318
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eigen, Michael

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Introductory Notes -- Abstinence and the Schizoid Ego -- Psychopathy and Individuation -- The Recoil on Having Another Person -- Working with “Unwanted” Patients -- Breathing and Identity -- The Significance of the Face -- Instinctual Fantasy and Ideal Images -- Creativity, Instinctual Fantasy, and Ideal Images -- Ideal Images, Creativity, and the Freudian Drama -- Soft and Hard Qualities -- The Area of Faith in Winnicott, Lacan, and Bion -- Guntrip’s Analysis with Winnicott -- Breaking the Frame: Stopping the World -- Dual Union or Undifferentiation? -- The Structure of Freud’s Theory of Creativity -- Demonized Aspects of the Self -- Between Catastrophe and Faith -- Omnipotence -- Mindlessness-Selflessness -- Omniscience -- Afterword -- Credits

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