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Developmental disorders : the transitional space in mental breakdown and creative integration

Author: Peter L Giovacchini
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : J. Aronson, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Developmental Disorders traces the significance of Winnicott's concept of transitional space for the understanding and treatment of character disorders. For such patients, Dr. Giovacchini demonstrates the value of supplementing the conventional analytic emphasis on conflictual content with enhanced attention to the effect of the early holding environment on their emotional development and boundary formation. These  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Giovacchini
ISBN: 0876689195 9780876689196
OCLC Number: 13560109
Description: ix, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I Psychic development and psychopathology: Developmental factors, fusion states, and narcissism : is Narcissus a myth? ; Early levels of psychopathology ; The transitional object and the psychoanalytic paradox ; Object constancy and mental representations ; Schizophrenia : the persistent psychosis --
pt. II Technique in the treatment of character disorders: The handling and mishandling of resistance ; Working through : a technical dilemma ; Countertransference : disruptive or productive --
pt. III Integration and adaptation: Creativity, psychopathology, and character structure ; Primitive mental mechanisms and creativity.
Responsibility: Peter L. Giovacchini.

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