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Attacks on Linking Revisited – A New Look at Bion’s Classic Work

Photo credit: cactusbones via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Edited by Catalina Bronstein and Edna O’Shaughnessy  Karnac Books – 2017  p. XXV (Introduction)   “In Cogitations (1992), Bion differentiated experiences that appear to be transformed by alpha function from those that cannot be transformed. … Continue reading

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Projective Identification and Psychotherapeutic Technique – Thomas H. Ogden, Karnac Books 1992

Photo credit: Beverly & Pack via Foter.com / CC BY p.  1  “Projective identification is not a metapsychological concept.  The phenomena it describes exist in the realm of thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, not in the realm of abstract beliefs about the workings … Continue reading

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The Figure of Beatrice – Charles Williams, 1943

Photo credit: Smart Destinations via Foter.com / CC BY-SA apocryphile press, 2005  p. 15 “The image of the woman was not new in him, nor even the mode in which he treated it. What was new was the intensity of … Continue reading

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The Human Condition – Hannah Arendt, 1958

Photo credit: Redfishingboat (Mick O) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC The University of Chicago Press p. 50 “Indeed, the most intense feeling we know of, intense to the point of blotting out all other experiences, namely, the experience of great … Continue reading

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Losing and Fusing, Borderline Transitional Object and Self Relations – Roger Lewin, M.D. and Clarence Schulz, M.D., 1992

Photo credit: RayMorris1 via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Jason Aronson Press p. 10-13   “The Doctor – Patient relationship is the central integrative feature in an ongoing broadly conceived treatment of a borderline patient.  Everything else depends on it…. What … Continue reading

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Marital Tensions – Henry V. Dicks, 1967

  Photo credit: Bill Gracey 15 Million Views via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Karnac Books   p. 332   “… Is not the current demand for sexual autonomy and equality an attempt, a crude beginning of the fusion between the … Continue reading

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‘The Contributions of Franz Alexander’ in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy – Habib Davanloo (1980)

Photo credit: Foter.com Samuel Eisenstein, Jason Aronson Inc. Press.,   p. 29   “Alexander outlined the experiences involving the patient in brief psychotherapy – the intellectual awareness of how his behaviour is inappropriate and belongs to his past, as well … Continue reading

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