Intimacy and Alienation puts forward the author's unique paradigm for psychotherapy and counselling based on the assumption that each patient has suffered a disruption of the `self', and that the goal of the therapist is to identify and work with that disruption.
Using many clinical illustrations, and drawing on self psychology, attachment therapy and theories of trauma, Russell Meares looks at the nature of self and how it develops, before going on to explore the form and feeling of experience when self is disrupted in a traumatic way, and focusing on ways towards the restoration of the self.
Written in an accessible style from the author's singular perspective, Intimacy and Alienation will appeal to professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, social work and psychiatry, as well as to students and the lay reader.
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The Self in Conversation. Part 1: Self and Development. I, Me, Myself. Conversational Play. Two Forms of Human Conversation. Memory. Part II: The Trauma System. Uncoupled Consciousness. Disrupted Maturation: Dissolution Hypothesis. A Theory of Value. Feeling Creates Reality. Malignant Internalisation. The Evocative Context. Priming and Projective Identification: On Being Constructed. Satellites of Trauma. Part III: Integration. Transforming the Chronicle. Flights & Perching. Epilogue. The Death of Narcissus,
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Lucidly written and trenchantly argued, Intimacy and Alienation proposes both a therapy and theory of human consciousness that posits a duplex self in the William James model of an 'I' and 'me', but extends it to include a third realm of being which manifests itself in a kind of intimate conversation, which is non-linear in form and brings into being an 'inner' life or self. When the fabric of such self is damaged by a traumatic experience, the resultant sense of an inner void leaves the individual without a voice other than one that is externalized and environmentally directed. The traumatic event is 'unconscious' both in the sense that is not represented in an imaginative linguistic form and is recorded as in a memory system not that of ordinary consciousness and not immediately accessible to patient or therapist.It is the task of the therapist to foster the emergence of a form of conversation which shows elements of 'the stream of consciousness' and which will allow the integration of the traumatic memory into the patient's experience of the self.Russell Meares' unique exploration of the relationship between self and language bases itself on evidence from child development studies and memory research, while at the same time using illuminating clinical examples. At once invaluable to professionals in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy, Intimacy and Alienation is an elegantly written work of wide interest to anyone interested in theories of memor. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0415220300
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0415220300