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Author Berman, Emanuel, 1946-

Title Impossible training : a relational view of psychoanalytic education / Emanuel Berman
Published Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xi, 279 pages)
Series Relational perspectives book series
Relational perspectives book series
Contents Ch. 1. Freud and Ferenczi : their generative dyad as a springboard for a relational view of treatment and training -- ch. 2. The Klein-Winnicott relationship and the debate on inner and outer reality -- ch. 3. Psychoanalytic training and the utopian fantasy of the new person -- ch. 4. Detoxifying the toxic effects of psychoanalytic training : a case study -- ch. 5. The trainee's personal analysis and its dilemmas -- ch. 6. Psychoanalytic supervision : the intersubjective turn -- ch. 7. Training for the future
Summary "In Impossible Training: A Relational View of Psychoanalytic Education, Emanuel Berman describes the complex emotional and organizational dynamics of psychoanalytic training. Placing these issues within the context of major controversies in psychoanalytic history, he shows how generations of students have either idealized a "proper analytic identity," which evolves into a persecutory ideal, or rebelled against these standards. Are such persecuting and infantilizing trends inherent in analytic training, he asks, or can psychoanalytic education transcend them through changes in its structure and rules?" "For Berman, the relational and intersubjective trends in contemporary psychoanalysis call for changes in analytic supervision, not least of which is heightened attentiveness to the many relationships that gain expression in the supervisory process. Envisioned in this relational manner, supervision can become a more personal experience, less guarded, and more conducive to the development of a fertile transitional space between supervisor and supervisee. Anchoring his consideration of the present in the controversies of the past, Berman concludes by considering the mission of psychoanalytic educators today: to provide trainees with the resources to cope creatively with the as yet unknown challenges of tomorrow."--Jacket
Notes Errata slip tipped in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychoanalysts -- Training of
Psychoanalysis -- Study and teaching
Psychoanalysis -- Study and teaching -- Supervision
Psychoanalysis -- education
Interpersonal Relations
Psychoanalytic Therapy -- education
PSYCHOLOGY -- Movements -- Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis -- Study and teaching
Psychoanalysis -- Study and teaching -- Supervision
Psychoanalytische therapie.
Interpersoonlijke therapie.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135061777