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Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of Self

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Winner of the 2003 Gradiva Award and the 2003 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship

Arguing for the importance of attachment and emotionality in the developing human consciousness, four prominent analysts explore and refine the concepts of mentalization and affect regulation. Their bold, energetic, and encouraging vision for psychoanalytic treatment combines elements
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Paperback, 577 pages
Published 2005 by Other Press (NY) (first published May 2002)
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John Spalding
Dec 27, 2011 John Spalding rated it really liked it
A fascinating use of developmental psychology, attachment theory, psychoanalysis, and cognitive perspectives to explore the ways in which bad parenting can leave children unable to interpret their own feelings and those of others. The authors show how such a misreading of feelings translates to an inability to regulate emotion and is an underlying feature of most personality disorders. Solid theory, full of clinical examples and implications. If you follow current trends in psychotherapy but are ...more
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Mar 28, 2008 M rated it liked it
Fonagy's such an engaging speaker that I forgave him for some of the unqualified incertitude of this book. What is mentalization? One would form the impression that it's everything, but it can't be everything, else it's nothing. Rant: One of the problems with "experts" in many psychological disciplines is how carelessly they toss about jargon that no one has ever succinctly defined.
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Dec 30, 2012 AJW rated it liked it
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I found it a very worthwhile read. I found it to be a novel mixture of thinking about affects, psychoanalytical theory, child developmental theory, clinical psychology, psychopathology and neuroscience. I learned loads of interesting stuff and enjoyed the challenge of absorbing new insights combining these fields. Chapter 2 was a superb summary on the history of thought on affects, firstly in philosophy and later on in psychotherapy. I'm not a mental health professional so I found it hard work a ...more
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Mar 22, 2016 James rated it it was amazing
Useful ideas (to me): "marked" emotional display; the importance of pretend play for child development; mentalization both as empathy and understanding intention; the idea of concepts that you can abstractly understand, but not "get" (as with mentalization); the idea of "teleological" thinking. Also, due to my ignorance, this book taught me about borderline personality disorder and psychoanalysis.

It was interesting to read the different case histories. Each analyst/therapist had a different pers
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Oct 15, 2008 Silvia rated it it was amazing
THE book!!! THE master!!! El bombon asesino jajajaj chiste interno sorry!!
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