Unorthodox Freud: The View from the Couch

Beate Lohsher, Peter M. Newton
Guilford Press, 02.08.1996 - 241 Seiten
Offering a fresh new look at how Freud practised psychoanalysis, this book draws upon the five existing full-length accounts of Freud's analyses written by the patients themselves. Focusing upon Freud's definition of the primary task of treatment and the division of labor between himself and his patient, the authors compare the five cases - as well as the cases of the Rat Man and the Wolf Man - both to Freud's own papers on the technique and to current ideals of mainstream analytic treatment. Their findings reveal an unexpected Freud, an active, personal, and emotionally engaged clinician quite different from the dominant image of the Freudian analyst as uninvolved, neutral interpreter of transference and resistance. Raising important questions about the nature of the primary task, the pitfalls of task displacement, and the roles of neutrality and authority, this book makes a valuable contribution to current psychoanalytical dialogue.
This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts and psychodynamic therapists, as well as students and trainees in the fields and others interested in Freud and the history of psychoanalytic technique.


CHAPTER TWO Freuds Analysis of Abram Kardiner
CHAPTER THREE Freuds Analysis of H D 39
CHAPTER FIVE Freuds Analysis of John Dorsey
CHAPTER SIX Freuds Analysis of Smiley Blanton
CHAPTER SEVEN Freuds Treatment Structure
CHAPTER EIGHT From Freuds Technical Suggestions to the
CHAPTER NINE Conclusions

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Autoren-Profil (1996)

Beate Lohser has been a member of the Core Faculty at the San Francisco School of Psychology since 1989. Born and raised in Germany, she attended the University of Heidelberg where she received degrees in English and French. She was trained in psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and has worked in a wide variety of settings. She practices psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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