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Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis

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The love affair that psychoanalysis has had with its own founder has obscured just how different the field is today from what it was a century ago, when Freud was writing. Now Stephen A. Mitchell, a central figure in the modernization of psychoanlalysis, shows how the field is moving beyond the confines of Freudian drive theory to encompass the concerns of contemporary lif ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 6th 1995 by Basic Books (first published 1993)
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Gilahk
Jul 19, 2012 Gilahk rated it really liked it
Written well, fine attempt at expalning the convuluted world of psychodnamic theory and practice, which is as vareid as the people who particpate.

It is sad that the author died so young, may his memory be for a blessing.
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Aug 16, 2016 Kevin Hilke rated it really liked it
Shelves: theory, psychology
"The hopes embedded in the transference grant the analyst the platform he needs to do his work, but the main project of the work is the dismantling of the platform. This is a paradox indeed."
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