An Integrative Perspective
This book invites you to immerse yourself in recent psychoanalytic contributions to the study of psychic change and unconscious processes. Written by authoritative voices in the field, the chapters cover an impressive range of expertise, from clinical to statistical and developmental studies, and from neuroscience to a metacognitive analysis of self-reflection. An invaluable guide, this book skillfully navigates the complex terrain of contemporary psychoanalytic research, bridging multiple methodologies and perspectives. Ricardo Bernardi, Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, Uruguay This book on psychoanalytic studies of change processes presents groundbreaking psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary research on complex interactional processes that may hinder or promote development. It gives insight into the specifics of psychoanalysis as a scientific discipline and demonstrates how early experiences form the personality and how psychoanalytic processes may promote new development given its focus on deep emotional processes. The book is highly recommended for clinicians but also for researchers who want to understand better how enduring changes may develop. Sverre Varvin, Professor Emeritus, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Siri Erika Gullestad is professor emeritus of clinical psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and was awarded the Sigourney Award in 2019. An experienced teacher and supervisor, she is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Listening for the Subtext (with Bjrn Killingmo, Routledge). Erik Stnicke is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a training psychoanalyst. He is an experienced supervisor and teacher and is the author of numerous books and articles. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber is professor emeritus of psychoanalysis at the University of Kassel, Germany. She is former director of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut in Frankfurt am Main, senior scientist at the University of Medicine in Mainz, a training and supervising analyst and author of numerous books and articles. She is the recipient of awards including the 2016 Sigourney Award and the IPAs Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award.
Part I Process and outcome 1. Trajectory of change in the Individual and the Diagnostic Group: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and the Treatment of Personality Pathology John Clarkin, Nicole Cain, & Eve Caligor. 2. Clinical Outcome and Process Research in the MODE Study: From the Psychoanalysis of a Young Man in Emerging Adulthood Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and Gilles Ambresin. 3. Changes in dreams- an indicator for transformation processes in psychoanalysis: Clinical Outcome and Process Research in the MODE Study Gilles Ambresin and Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber. 4. In the footsteps of Kandel. Epigenetics and therapeutic change Juan Pablo Jimenez & Yamil Quevedo 5. Diagnosis of Personality Organization Towards the Evaluation of Severity and Change Stephan Doering 6. Group Analytic Psychotherapy. An effective treatment? Steinar Lorentzen Part II Conceptual studies 7. Psychoanalysis and its distinct epistemology Erik Stnicke 8. Self-agency and self-reflection - building blocks for a dual self-theory Werner Bohleber 9. The Mechanism of Change in the Talking Cure: A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective Mark Solms 10. In search of change: The role of affirmation Siri Erika Gullestad Part III Prevention 11. Contributing to public policies: A psychoanalytically informed program for helping mother and babies. Rogerio Lerner. 12. The role of caregivers in the building of self-regulation and symbolization in early infancy Clara Raznoszczyk Schejtman, Constanza Duhalde, Vanina Huerin, M. Pia Vernengo and Ines Vardy 13. Building Baby Brains. A psychoanalytically inspired training program for helping mothers and their babies in Pakistan Alexandra Harrison and Elizabeth Levey Part IV In search of methods 14. The self and self-harm towards a more nuanced understanding of self-harm in adolescence Line Stnicke 15. Relational competence in psychotherapy Cecilie Hillestad Hoff 16. Developing therapeutic competence: Learning to work in the transference Hanne Strmme & Stephan Hau 17. A microanalytic method to investigate psychoanalytic process: In search of the in-between Juan Pablo Jimenez & Carolina Altimir