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Risking intimacy and creative transformation in psychoanalysis, Lauren Levine

"In this compelling book, Lauren Levine explores the transformative power of stories and storytelling in psychoanalysis to heal psychic wounds and create shared symbolic meaning and coherence out of ungrieved loss and trauma. Through evocative clinical stories, Levine considers the impact of trauma and creativity on the challenge of creating one's own story, resonant with personal authenticity and a shared sense of culture and history. Levine sees creativity as an essential aspect of aliveness, and as transformative, emergent in the clinical process. She utilizes film, dance, poetry, literature and dreams as creative frames to explore diverse aspects of psychoanalytic process. As a psychoanalyst and writer, Levine is interested in the stories we tell, individually and collectively, as well as what gets disavowed and dissociated by experiences of relational, intergenerational, and sociopolitical trauma. She is concerned too with whose stories get told and whose get erased, silenced and marginalized. This crucial question, what gets left out of the narrative, and the potential for an intimate psychoanalytic process to help patients reclaim what has been lost, is at the heart of this volume. Attentive to the work of helping patients reclaim their memory and creative agency, this book will prove invaluable for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in practice and in training"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Note -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Credits List -- Introduction -- Shame -- Mutual Vulnerability -- What Gets Left Out of the Stories We Tell -- Collective Trauma and Decentering Whiteness -- Psychoanalysis and Disability: Stories Matter -- Psychoanalysis and Creativity -- Transformative Resonance Across Relational, Creative, and Sociocultural Realms -- References -- Chapter 1: Transformative Resonance Across Relational Realms -- References -- Chapter 2: Into Thin Air: The Interweaving of Shame, Recognition, and Creativity in an Analytic Process -- Shame and Recognition -- Julia and Me -- References -- Chapter 3: Surviving Destruction and Its Creative Potential for Agency and Desire -- In the Beginning -- Six Months Later -- A Spark of Aliveness: The Emergence of The Erotic -- Endings and New Beginnings -- A Dream -- Discussion -- References -- Chapter 4: Mutual Vulnerability: Destruction and Reparation -- Lisa and I -- References -- Chapter 5: Pina Bausch: Trauma, Memory, and Creative Transformation -- References -- Chapter 6: Finding Creative Means of Staying Enlivened when Locked in an Endless Present: Deconstructing the Film Room -- References -- Chapter 7: Becoming the Storyteller of One's Own Life -- References -- Chapter 8: Interrogating Race, Shame, and Mutual Vulnerability in Psychoanalysis -- References -- Index
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (193 pages)
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