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Title Nothing good is allowed to stand : an integrative view of the negative therapeutic reaction / edited by Leon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (204 pages)
Series Psychoanalytic inquiry book series ; v. 39
Psychoanalytic inquiry book series ; v. 39
Contents Negative Therapeutic Reaction and the Compulsion to Disappoint the Other / Léon Wurmser -- On Negative Therapeutic Reaction / Shelley Orgel -- "Time That No One Can Count, Always Begins Anew" : Thoughts Concerning the Function and Meaning of the So-called Negative Therapeutic Reaction from the Perspective of Time Standing Still / Gerd Schmithüsen -- Negative Therapeutic Reaction in the Light of Object Relations Theory / Mathias Hirsch -- "I Have to Destroy Everything I Love" : Totalitarian Conscience, Acted Out and Understood / Heidrun Jarass -- "Omnipresence," a Masked Cause of Negative Therapeutic Reaction : Considerations on the Long Shadow of Totalitarian Repression / Jörg Frommer -- The Anxiety in the Negative Therapeutic Reaction / Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau -- The Negative Therapeutic Reaction Revisited / Anna Ornstein -- An Addition to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction and Clinical Masochism / Melvin Bornstein -- Epilogue : Some Thoughts About the Broader Background / Léon Wurmser and Heidrun Jarass
Summary "Work with patients with severe neuroses very often has to cope with the phenomenon that every progress in the analytic or therapeutic work is followed paradoxically by a clinical deterioration. There are a number of dynamic factors that converge to bring about this negative therapeutic reaction, including many-layered guilt and shame, aspects of envy and jealousy, attachment to negative affects, turning trauma from passive to active, conflicts within the superego, and the defensive use of omnipotence of responsibility. In Nothing Good Is Allowed to Stand, Wurmser, Jarass, and their colleagues consider these and other factors insightfully, such as the extent to which traumatization lives on in self-directed aggressions of the superego in the claim of omnipotence; the significant role of deep conflicts between opposite values and loyalties in bringing about the prohibition of anything "good" and thus of the negative therapeutic reaction in particular and masochism in general; and the extent to which envy, jealousy, and resentment can be encountered in the "inner object," the "inner judge" (i.e., the superego), and how they are directed against the self"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Psychotherapy
Professional-Patient Relations
Therapeutics -- adverse effects
Psychotherapist and patient
Psychotherapy -- Complications
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Psychotherapy -- Complications.
Form Electronic book
Author Jarass, Heidrun
Wurmser, Leon
ISBN 020311003X