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Author Volkan, Vamik D

Title Would-Be Wife Killer : a Clinical Study of Primitive Mental Functions, Actualised Unconscious Fantasies, Satellite States, and Developmental Steps
Published London : Karnac Books, 2015


Description 1 online resource (165 pages)
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; ABOUT THIS BOOK; CHAPTER ONE A beginning therapist meets a would-be wife murderer; CHAPTER TWO A man with three penises and two vaginas; CHAPTER THREE My first three months with Attis; CHAPTER FOUR A childhood injury to a body part that stands for a penis and actualised unconscious fantasy; CHAPTER FIVE Thoughts on personality organisations; CHAPTER SIX The psychotic core; CHAPTER SEVEN Beginning outpatient therapy; CHAPTER EIGHT Linking interpretations, a flesh-coloured car, and emotional flooding
CHAPTER NINETurkey dinners and identification with a therapeutic libidinal objectCHAPTER TEN Internalisation-externalisation cycles and the alteration of the psychotic core; CHAPTER ELEVEN Workable transference; CHAPTER TWELVE Satellite state and therapeutic play; CHAPTER THIRTEEN Crucial juncture experiences; CHAPTER FOURTEEN Physical illnesses and psychic freedom; CHAPTER FIFTEEN Sunset; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary The author believes that studying a therapeutic process closely from its beginning to its termination is one of the best ways to observe, learn, and teach psychoanalytic concepts. This book is unusual since it describes a man's drastic internal psychological changes over forty years. He was thirty-nine years old when he wanted to cut his wife's head with an axe and he was hospitalized. Previous to this incident he had delusions and hallucinations. He died at age eighty-two as a beloved community leader. The author provides clinical illustrations of primitive transference and countertransferenc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Schizophrenia -- Treatment -- Case studies
Psychoanalysis -- Case studies
Uxoricide -- Case studies
Psychoses -- Treatment
Hallucinations -- therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Delusions -- therapy
Psychotic Disorders -- therapy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Schizophrenia -- Treatment
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Case studies
Case studies.
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781782413967