New PDF release: Are You Considering Psychoanalysis?

By Karen Horney

ISBN-10: 144372789X

ISBN-13: 9781443727891

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Although every patient has his or her own “idiosyncrative narrative,” any clinician will recognize regularities or “master narratives” in the particular story and dynamics of a patient. To deny this, and to act as if we approach each new patient as a tabula rasa, would be naïve. (p. 581) They conceive that these regularities or master narratives arise intrinsically and independently from the patient’s mind, not shaped by or influenced by the analyst, an immaculate creation. They fail to consider how the analyst’s expectations of these master narratives may influence their presentation in the clincial context.

We don’t find useful the assumption that every analytic treatment runs in linear (developmental) phases from early to late as some process models imply. Instead of simple linearity, we conceive of a sequence of foci resulting from a bargaining process between the needs and wishes of the patients and the analyst’s choice of interventions: This real issue is “what works at what time with what analyst” (Blatt & Sharar, 2004). Our Methodological Approach The goal of the studies presented in this volume was to establish ways to systematically describe long-term psychoanalytic processes in various dimensions and to use the descriptive data obtained to examine process hypotheses.

Discourse, which at times states conflicts of force subject to an energetics, at times relations of meaning subject to a hermeneutics” (Ricoeur, 1970, p. 65). Ricoeur attempts to prove that the dichotomy of energetics and hermeneutics dominates Freud’s entire oeuvre—from the “Project for a Scientific Psychology” (1895) right to the “Outline of Psychoanalysis” (1940a). Thus Ricoeur’s “energetics” contains essentially the economic aspect of metapsychology. This results in an intimate entanglement, a closed circle in fact, because the interpretation of latent, unconscious meaning is linked with metapsychological energy displacements.

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