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Living and containing psychoanalysis in institutions, psychoanalysts working together, edited by Gabriele Junkers

"Encompassing diverse perspectives on the psychoanalyst as individual, social being, and member of psychoanalytic institutions, this book provides practical and informed answers to the question of how psychoanalysts can take care of their psychoanalytic institutions. The book draws urgent attention to concerns about how the field of psychoanalysis can be sustained into the future, and sets out several studies in institutional dynamics as a form of provocation for psychoanalysts to reflect on their position as members of the institution and to act courageously in their collective efforts. Correlations between institutional dynamics and familial relationships are emphasized, alongside varied and detailed accounts of the styles of leadership required to facilitate improved cooperation in psychoanalytic institutions. The authors draw on their experiences as group participants, leaders and observers at both local and supranational levels, to investigate the historical context underpinning the disillusion among psychoanalysts, offering readers richly-informed perspectives on how to nurture collegial ethics. With an emphasis on a shared ethics of responsibility, and the work involved in building secure professional relationships among psychoanalytic groups of all kinds, this book will prove essential to those engaged in understanding the work involved in psychoanalysis, whether in training or in practice"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsement -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- How this Book Came About … -- Chapter 1 The Institutionalisation of Psychoanalysis -- Institutions and Their Functions -- Fundamentals of Authority in Institutions -- Peculiarities of Psychoanalytic Institutions -- Psychoanalysis and the University -- The Importance of the Psychoanalytic Institutes for the Transmission of Psychoanalysis -- Notes -- Literature -- Chapter 2 The Psychoanalyst and His Society -- Institutional Training of Analysts -- Authority and Power in Analytical Institutions -- Integrating the Institutional Past -- Unease Within the Institutions -- The Insidious Impact of Neoliberalism On Our Analytical Institutions -- The (Partially) Unconscious Alliances in the Analytical Institution -- The Oedipus Complex Versus the Fraternal Complex -- In Conclusion -- Note -- Bibliography -- Chapter 3 Maintaining and Developing a Containing Institution: A Challenge for Psychoanalysts? -- I. Introduction -- II. Psychoanalysis as a Career -- II.1 The Desire to Become a Psychoanalyst -- II.2 Becoming a Psychoanalyst: Taming Desires and Learning an Analytic Attitude -- II.2.1 Combining the Inner and Outer Paths to Professional Practice -- II.2.2 Everyday Psychoanalytic Life -- II.3 Transience and the Death of the Analyst -- III. The Psychoanalytic Institution: From Twosomes to Public Communication -- III.1 A Frame for Work in Psychoanalytic Institutions -- III.2 What Do Psychoanalysts Criticize About/within Their Institutions? -- III.3 Features and Weaknesses That Shape the Analytic Culture in Our Institutions -- III.4 Containment of Psychoanalysis Via Active Containment Lived By Analysts -- IV. Some Proposals and Recommendations -- Notes -- References
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (201 pages)
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