Narrative and Meaning (Paperback)
The Foundation of Mind, Creativity, and the Psychoanalytic Dialogue
- 13 Jun 2017
- Supply Source
- The Foundation of Mind, Creativity, and the Psychoanalytic Dialogue
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Number of Pages
- 235 x 159mm (470g)
Narrative and Meaning examines the role of both in contemporary psychoanalytic practice, bringing together a distinguished group of contributors from across the intersubjective, relational, and interpersonal schools of psychoanalytic thought.
The contributions propose that narratives or stories in a variety of non-verbal and verbal forms are the foundation of mind, creativity, and the clinical dialogue. From the beginning of life, human experience gains expression through the integration of perception, cognition, memory and affect into mini or complex narratives. This core proposal is illustrated in chapters referencing creativity, psychoanalytic process, gesture, and sensory-motor activity, dreams, music, conflicting narratives in couples, imaginative stories of adopted children, identity, and individuality.
Including a major revision in theory based upon an expanded definition of narrative, this book is an essential read for any contemporary psychoanalyst wishing to use narrative in their practice. Featuring essential theory and a wealth of practical clinical material, Narrative and Meaning will appeal greatly to both psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
- BIC Classification 1
- Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- BIC Classification 2
- Library Subject 1
- Library Subject 2
- Psychotherapist and patient
- Library Subject 3
- Discourse analysis, Narrative - Psychological aspects
- Dewey Classification
- Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Frank M. Lachmann, PhD, is a founding faculty member of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
James L. Fosshage, PhD, is Founding President, International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP); Co-Founder, Board Director and Faculty, National Institute for the Psychotherapies; Founding Faculty, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity; Clinical Professor of Psychology, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. His website is www.jamesfosshage.net.