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Schlesinger, Herbert J.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 1,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Herbert J Schlesinger
 
Most widely held works by Herbert J Schlesinger
Symbol and neurosis : selected papers of Lawrence S. Kubie by Lawrence S Kubie( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promises, oaths, and vows : on the psychology of promising by Herbert J Schlesinger( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil society rests on the expectation that (most) people will do what they say they will do, i.e., essentially live up to their explicit or implicit promises. It is amazing then, that so little scientific attention has been given to the act of promising. A great deal of research has been done on the moral development of children, but none of it deals with the ability to make and keep a promise. Developmentally, what makes it possible, cognitively and emotionally for a child to make and then keep a promise? And what compels keeping a promise made with "good" intentions when there is no longer any realistic reason for doing so? How do we know when a promise is serious, one to be taken at face value, and how do we come understand that another is only a polite gesture?" "In Promises, Oaths, and Vows: On the Psychology of Promising, Herbert Schlesinger addresses these questions. He draws on a variety of sources: the literature of moral development in children, the psychotherapy of a patient who regularly broke promises that were unnecessary in the first place, others who were regarded as "promising youngsters" but who did not fulfill their "promise", and still others who feared that if they made a promise, a commitment, or a threat, the utterance would take on a life of its own once made and could never be taken back. He illustrates the breadth of these issues by examining the use of promises, oaths, and vows as organizing themes in classical literature, such as Greek drama and the plays of Shakespeare, as well as the motivating and reifying power of the promise in Western religious traditions."--BOOK JACKET
Endings and beginnings : on the technique of terminating psychotherapy and psychoanalysis by Herbert J Schlesinger( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surveying endings and terminations over the analyst's life course, examining mourning as an anticipation of ending elicited by therapeutic gains over the course of treatment, and concluding with the nettlesome issue of therapist-patient contact after termination, Herbert J. Schlesinger speaks of matters that transcend theoretical allegiance and technical orientation. He speaks, that is, to any and all clinicians whose commitment to their work emboldens them to begin anew - and end anew - with each patient, each day."--Jacket
The texture of treatment : on the matter of psychoanalytic technique by Herbert J Schlesinger( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utilizing basic premises of systems theory, Herbert Schlesinger approaches personality and neurosis alike as self-stabilizing systems that can be changed only with persistent effort. Follow-up interpretations that address the patient's responses to previous interpretations are crucial: It matters less what the analyst says than what he or she says next. Similarly, the analyst views the transference as "rules of behavior" the patient his created that limit the freedom of both parties in the treatment. Interpretation speaks to the patient's inability to make full use of the freedom the analytic situation affords to explore how his mind works. Viewing neurosis as what the patient does rather than what he has, the analyst sees the "resisting" patient not as opposing the treatment but rather doing what the patient feels he must do both to accommodate to the demands of the script of an unconscious fantasy and to provide for his own sense of safety." "Illustrated with clinical vignettes and everyday social experiences, The Texture of Treatment is a lucid and engaging presentation of the principles Schlesinger has taught to successive generations of psychiatric residents, clinical psychology interns, clinical social work students, and psychoanalytic candidates. By taking up elementary matters from an advanced point of view, by leavening his masterful grasp of technical issues with a down-to-earth appreciation of messy treatment realities, he has produced a contemporary text whose appeal to seasoned clinicians will be no less than its usefulness to beginning therapists."--BOOK JACKET
Psychological issues, v.11( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptual attitudes of "form-boundedness" and "form-lability" in Rorschach responses by George S Klein( )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cognitive attitudes in relation to susceptibility to interference by Herbert J Schlesinger( )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A workshop to study the interaction of reality and dynamic factors in the clinical interview by Arizona State University( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Endings and beginnings : on the technique of terminating psychotherapy and psychoanalysis by Herbert J Schlesinger( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What sets off the termination of analysis and psychodynamic therapy from the variety of endings that enter into all human relationships? So asks [the author of this book. He] situates termination - which he understands, variously, as a phase of treatment, a treatment process, and a state of mind - within the family of "beginnings" and "endings" that permeate one another throughout the course of therapy. For [the author], therapeutic endings cannot be aligned with the final phase of treatment. Far from it. Ending-phase phenomena are ongoing accompaniments of therapeutic work. They occur whenever patients achieve some portion of their treatment goals; they supervene when therapy stagnates; indeed, they color the beginning of treatment, for endings, as [the author] shows again and again, are often foreshadowed in beginnings. Small wonder that an assessment of the patient's relationship to time and capacity to end therapy are key aspects of diagnostic evaluation, and that, for [him], "The ending of psychotherapy is the most important part of the treatment." By linking beginning and ending phases not to the chronology of treatment but to the patient's experience of it, [he] brings revivifying insight to a host of psychodynamic concepts -- consider his view of the "working through" process as a "minitermination" and his use of "attachment" as an index of termination-related difficulties. Nor does he shy away from a trenchant critique of the instrumental "medical model" of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic training, which militates against the therapeutic exploration of treatment endings. His exemplification of how to begin treatment from the point of view of ending; his sensitive delineation of the mid-treatment "ending" crises characteristic of "vulnerable patients"; his richly woven case vignettes illustrating various "ending" contingencies and permutations -- these topical inquiries are gems of pragmatic clinical wisdom. Surveying endings and terminations over the analyst's life course, examining mourning as an anticipation of ending elicited by therapeutic gains over the course of treatment, and concluding with the nettlesome issue of therapist-patient contact after termination, Schlesinger speaks of matters that transcend theoretical allegiance and technical orientation. He speaks, that is, to any and all clinicians whose commitment to their work emboldens them to begin anew -- and end anew -- with each patient, each day. No less than The Texture of Treatment (TAP, 2003), Endings and Beginnings distills lessons learned over the course of a half century of practicing, teaching, and supervising psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and is a gift to the profession.-Dust jacket
 
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Promises, oaths, and vows : on the psychology of promising
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Endings and beginnings : on the technique of terminating psychotherapy and psychoanalysisThe texture of treatment : on the matter of psychoanalytic technique