(ref.: 9780415144667)

Autor: Harold Stewart
Editora: Routledge
Ano: 2007
Nº págs.: 146
Categoria Principal: Livros em Inglês

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Preface IX
Biographical sketch 1
Introduction 6

Part One: Psychoanalysis
1 Primary Love and Psychoanalytic Technique (1952) 15
2 Problems of Human Pleasure and Behaviour (1956) 34
3 Thrills and Regressions (1959) 38
4 The Basic Fault (1968) 47
5 A theory of trauma and psychoanalytic education 61
6 Critiques and further developments 68

Part Two: Applied psychoanalysis
7 Applied psychoanalysis 83
8 The general practitioner training scheme 88
Robert Gosling
9 GP training and psychoanalysis 101
Robert Gosling
10 Moments of change 111
Andrew Elder

Michael Balint: a bibliography 130
References 135
Name index 138
Subject index 140

Whilst Michael Balints applied work is widely known, many of his theoretical contributions have been incorporated into everyday analysis without due recognition of their source. In this account of his thinking, Harold Stewart evaluates the extent of Balints contribution to psychoanalysis and firmly re-establishes his place within the development of Object Relations theory. The first section examines Balints theories of human psychological development, defining such concepts as primary love, ocnophilia and philobatia, the basic fault and the three areas of the mind. The author places Balints understanding of the analysts influence and technique in the context of his relationship with Sandor Ferenczi, his analyst and mentor. The second section of this work looks at how the Balint Group has contributed to the assessment and understanding of emotional problems in various areas, including general practice, marital work and psychosexual medicine. A charismatic teacher, Balints method of work with General Practitioners has become an established worldwide institution. Features of this work, including the use of countertransference and the affective response of the doctor are vividly described here by two General Practitioners, Andrew Elder and Robert Gosling. Michael Balint: Object Relations, Pure and Applied brings alive Balints teaching and practice and demonstrates the relevance of his theories to many of the problematic issues in current analytic practice.