_Perhaps the acid test for any book on psychoanalytic theory is the light it sheds on the complex problems that a therapist faces. This book passes that test with flying colors. I now see my patients in a different light and I have changed my approach with beneficial results._ --Samuel L. Bradshaw, Jr. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
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Dr. Althea Horner is an Honorary Member of the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute and Society and a Scientific Associate of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. She is listed in Who's Who in America and has been writing and articles and books for forty years. While Dr. Horner has retired from clinical practice, she continues to write in Pasadena, California.
Chapter 1 Organizing Processes and the Genesis of Object Relations Chapter 2 The Developmental Paradigm Chapter 3 Attachment and Detachment: Developmental and Clinical Issues Chapter 4 The First Differentiation: Theoretical and Clinical Issues Chapter 5 The Practicing Period: Developmental Anlage for the Grandiose Self Chapter 6 The Second Differentiation: The Rapprochement Phase of the Separation-Individuation Process Chapter 7 The Consolidation of Identity and Object Constancy Chapter 8 Interaction of Oedipal and Preoedipal Issues Chapter 9 Separation-Individuation and the False Self Chapter 10 Character Detachment and Self-Esteem Chapter 11 Treatment of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder by David R. Doroff, Ed.D. Chapter 12 Diagnosis: The Medical Model, Ego Assessment, and the Developmental Model Chapter 13 The Therapeutic Matrix Chapter 14 Anxiety and the Integrity of the Self Chapter 15 Refusal to Identify: Developmental Impasse
No book with which we are familiar presents as good an account of the clinical application of the ... psychoanalytic viewpoint as Object Relations and the Developing Ego in Therapy. No other exposition breathes life into these abstract principles as well as this volume does. -- Raphael Stern Dr. Horner presents rich and useful ideas for formulating and working dynamically with severely limited patients. Her integrative formulation of preoedipal pathology is both useful and practical. -- Edward R. Shapiro American Journal of Psychiatry Perhaps the acid test for any book on psychoanalytic theory is the light it sheds on the complex problems that a therapist faces. This book passes that test with flying colors. I now see my patients in a different light and I have changed my approach with beneficial results. -- Samuel L. Bradshaw, Jr. The Bulletin Of The Menninger Clinic
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