Bibliography (with links to Google Books previews)

Relational Perspectives Book Series by Routledge (New York & London) Aron L (1991) The patient's experience of the analyst's subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 1(1): 29-51. Aron L (1996) A meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press. Aron L (2003a) Clinical outbursts and theoretical breakthroughs: A unifying theme in the work of Stephen A. Mitchell. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 13, 273-287. Aron L (2003b) The paradoxical place of enactment in psychoanalysis: Introduction. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 13, 623-631. Aron L and Starr K (2013) A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis: 55 (Relational Perspectives Book Series). New York, NY: Routledge. Atwood G (2012) The Abyss of Madness. New York, [...]

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Glossary of Relational Concepts

Dissociation: Bromberg (1996) sees dissociation as a defence that is used to allow an escape from experiences that are linked to a threat of the infant, initially, and the adult, eventually, being overwhelmed with affect without the possibility of becoming able to symbolise the experience. The use of dissociation in early development leads to the formation of separate self-states that are kept isolated, with a resultant impoverishment of the self as a whole. In his most recent book (Bromberg, 2011) he describes the experience of living with trauma as living in the "shadow of the tsunami". He conceptualises therapeutic action as the [...]

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Ten Seminal Papers in Relational Psychoanalysis

1. Stern DB (1983) Unformulated experience: From familiar chaos to creative disorder. Contemporary Psychoanalysis 19(1): 71-99. The importance of this paper lies in Stern's presentation of his influential concept of "unformulated experience". Stern's thesis, in opposition to classical Freudian views on repression, is that there are no fully formulated thoughts or cognitions kept outside of awareness waiting to be revealed by the analyst. Instead, they appear in an inchoate form that Stern attempts to define in the remainder of the paper. In Freud's account meaning is fully formulated and available to be put into words if resistance can be overcome. However, unformulated experience can [...]

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Relational Psychoanalysis – a theoretical summary

The aim of this study aid is to present the work of some of the most influential relational psychoanalysts (RP) and psychoanalytic psychotherapists working in the United Kingdom and United States of America. The term "relational" was first used in a psychoanalytic context by Greenberg and Mitchell (1983) to describe, retrospectively, a group of analytic theorists who privileged the individual's need for relationships as opposed to the expression of intrapsychic drives. Like many other clinical frameworks, RP it is not a homogenous body of work. However, it can be provisionally understood as an extension of interpersonal psychoanalysis (IP), a movement that [...]

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Relational Spaces, Institutions and Professional Groupings

New York University (NYU) features the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Current faculty members in the Relational Track are Lewis Aron, Beatrice Beebe, Jessica Benjamin, Philip M. Bromberg, Muriel Dimenv, Morris Eagle, James Fosshage, Adrienne E. Harris, Irwin Z. Hoffman, Frank Lachmann, Donna M. Orange, Jeremy D. Safran, Andrew Samuels, Donnel B. Stern, and Paul L. Wachtel. The Psychoanalytic Society of the Postdoctoral Program is the graduate organisation of the above program. Mitchell joined with Emmanuel Ghent, Philip Bromberg, James Fosshage, and Bernard Friedland to form the relational track at NYU in 1989. The William Alanson White Institute founded 1943 in New York as an alternative to mainstream Freudian psychoanalysis by Erich Fromm, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Harry Stack Sullivan, David Rioch, Janet M. [...]

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