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Psychoanalysis as an ethical process, Robert P. Drozek

Label
Psychoanalysis as an ethical process
Title
Psychoanalysis as an ethical process
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Drozek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What role does ethics play in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy? For most of its history, psychoanalysis has viewed ethics as a "side issue" in clinical work--occasionally relevant, but not central to therapeutic action. In Psychoanalysis as an Ethical Process, Robert Drozek highlights the foundational importance of ethical experience in the therapeutic relationship, as well as the role that ethical commitments have played in inspiring what has been called the "relational turn" in psychoanalysis. Using vivid clinical examples from the treatment of patients with severe personality disorders, Drozek sketches out an ethically grounded vision of analytic process, wherein analyst and patient are engaged in the co-construction of an intersubjective space that is progressively more consistent with their intrinsic worth as human beings. Psychoanalysis can thus be seen as a unique vehicle for therapeutic and ethical change, leading to a dramatic expansion of agency, altruism, and self-esteem for both participants. By bringing our analytic theories into closer contact with our ethical experiences as human beings, we can connect more fully with the fundamental humanity that unites us with our patients, and that serves as the basis for deep and lasting therapeutic change. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as scholars in ethical theory and philosophy
Biographical or historical data
Robert P. Drozek, LICSW, is an individual and group psychotherapist in the Adult Center for Borderline Personality Disorder at McLean Hospital. He serves as a teaching associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and as a supervisor of mentalization-based treatment through the Anna Freud Centre and the Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute at McLean Hospital. He is in private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts
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1979-
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Drozek, Robert P.
Dewey number
174.2/968914
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Relational perspectives
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  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapist and patient
Label
Psychoanalysis as an ethical process, Robert P. Drozek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART 1: Psychoanalysis and ethics; 1. Introduction to an ethical psychoanalysis; The anti-theoretical slide; Anti-objectivism in relational thought; "Bridging the gap" between theory and life; 2. A dialectical vision of psychoanalytic ethics; Dialectical thinking in psychoanalysis; Assumption #1: Ethics concerns primarily behavior, not subjective experience; Assumption #2: Ethics involves conscious experience, not unconscious process
  • Assumption #3: Ethics focuses excessively on the needs and interests of other peopleAssumption #4: Ethics is predicated on the assumption of free will; Assumption #5: Ethics involves objective and universal formulations about human experience; Assumption #6: Ethics results in an overly restrictive vision of psychological health; Assumption #7: Ethics can have offensive and dangerous clinical implications; Assumption #8: Ethics is not essentially relevant to everyday clinical practice; A dialectical model of moral worth; Clinical illustration
  • Conclusion: The irreducible responsibility of the analystPART 2: Theoretical revisions; 3. The dilemma of intersubjective motivation; Intersubjective motivation and the relational project in psychoanalysis; Intersubjectivity theory and the dilemma of intersubjective motivation; The intersubjective relational configuration; Clinical illustrations; Conclusion: Bridging the gap; 4. The dignity in multiplicity; Dignity and freedom; Dignity and the relational turn; Explicit views on dignity in relational thought; Dignity as a psychoanalytic construct; The dignity in multiplicity
  • The dialectics of dignity in clinical processClinical illustration; Conclusion: Dignity as a foundational value in relational thought; 5. Value as the native tongue of psychoanalysis; Value as the "native tongue" of psychoanalysis; One subject, multiple selves; Value as a source of motivation; PART 3: Clinical applications; 6. Psychoanalysis as an ethical process; Ethics and therapeutic action; Psychoanalysis as an ethical process; Conclusion: Ethical intersubjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis; 7. The ethical dialectics of technique
  • The perils of technique in contemporary psychoanalysisThe ethical dialectics of technique; Conclusion: Dialectical pragmatism in psychoanalytic technique; 8. Conclusion: The dialectical method of psychoanalysis; References; Index
Control code
on1056204056
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315160368
Lccn
2018047766
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315160368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056204056
Label
Psychoanalysis as an ethical process, Robert P. Drozek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART 1: Psychoanalysis and ethics; 1. Introduction to an ethical psychoanalysis; The anti-theoretical slide; Anti-objectivism in relational thought; "Bridging the gap" between theory and life; 2. A dialectical vision of psychoanalytic ethics; Dialectical thinking in psychoanalysis; Assumption #1: Ethics concerns primarily behavior, not subjective experience; Assumption #2: Ethics involves conscious experience, not unconscious process
  • Assumption #3: Ethics focuses excessively on the needs and interests of other peopleAssumption #4: Ethics is predicated on the assumption of free will; Assumption #5: Ethics involves objective and universal formulations about human experience; Assumption #6: Ethics results in an overly restrictive vision of psychological health; Assumption #7: Ethics can have offensive and dangerous clinical implications; Assumption #8: Ethics is not essentially relevant to everyday clinical practice; A dialectical model of moral worth; Clinical illustration
  • Conclusion: The irreducible responsibility of the analystPART 2: Theoretical revisions; 3. The dilemma of intersubjective motivation; Intersubjective motivation and the relational project in psychoanalysis; Intersubjectivity theory and the dilemma of intersubjective motivation; The intersubjective relational configuration; Clinical illustrations; Conclusion: Bridging the gap; 4. The dignity in multiplicity; Dignity and freedom; Dignity and the relational turn; Explicit views on dignity in relational thought; Dignity as a psychoanalytic construct; The dignity in multiplicity
  • The dialectics of dignity in clinical processClinical illustration; Conclusion: Dignity as a foundational value in relational thought; 5. Value as the native tongue of psychoanalysis; Value as the "native tongue" of psychoanalysis; One subject, multiple selves; Value as a source of motivation; PART 3: Clinical applications; 6. Psychoanalysis as an ethical process; Ethics and therapeutic action; Psychoanalysis as an ethical process; Conclusion: Ethical intersubjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis; 7. The ethical dialectics of technique
  • The perils of technique in contemporary psychoanalysisThe ethical dialectics of technique; Conclusion: Dialectical pragmatism in psychoanalytic technique; 8. Conclusion: The dialectical method of psychoanalysis; References; Index
Control code
on1056204056
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315160368
Lccn
2018047766
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315160368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056204056

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