Self Psychology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0765703807
ISBN-13: 9780765703804
Edition: 2005
Authors: Peter A. Lessem
List price: $51.00 Buy it from $31.02
eBook available
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: This comprehensive, introductory text makes the concepts of self psychology accessible for both students and clinicians. Beginning with an overview of the development of Kohut's ideas, particularly those on narcissism and narcissistic development,  More...

New Starting from $49.58
eBooks Starting from $48.99
Buy
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Italian Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Portuguese Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Spanish Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
German Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This comprehensive, introductory text makes the concepts of self psychology accessible for both students and clinicians. Beginning with an overview of the development of Kohut's ideas, particularly those on narcissism and narcissistic development, the author lucidly explains self object concept and why it is at the core of the self psychological vision of human experience. The book also covers how self psychology conceives of psychological growth, therapeutic action, and psychopathology and offers valuable guidance for the clinician who puts self psychological treatment into practice.

Preface
In the Beginning
The Reformulation of the Concept of Narcissism
Freud's Concept of Narcissism
Kohut's Approach to Narcissism
Kohut's Objections to Freud's Conception of Narcissism
New Wine in Old Bottles
Viewing Narcissism as a Continuum
The Developmental Line of Narcissism
The Reformulation of the Relationship between Narcissism and Object Love
The Narcissistic Developmental Line of the Idealized Parental Imago
The Developmental Line of the Grandiose-Exhibitionistic Self
The Maturation of Narcissism
The Emphasis on Shame in Self Psychology
Sources of Shame
Comparing Self Psychology's Understanding of Shame with That of Classical Analysis
The Developmental Perspective on Shame
The Self and Selfobject Concepts
The Relationship between the Self and Selfobject Concepts
The Selfobject Concept as Foundational for Self Psychology
The Evolution of Kohut's Selfobject Concept
Kohut's Definition of the Self
The Constituents of the Self
How Kohut Conceived of the Development of the Self
How Kohut Envisioned the Healthy Self
The Concept of Selfobject Needs
Our Enduring Need for Selfobject Responsiveness
The Development of the Experience of Selfobject Need
What Do Therapists Have to Do to Enable Patients to Have Selfobject Experience?
How Do We Know If a Patient Is Experiencing a Selfobject Connection with His Therapist?
Important Theoretical Features of the Selfobject Concept
The Selfobject Concept and the Concept of Regulation
Different Types of Selfobject Needs
The Mirroring Selfobject Need
The Consequences of a Lack of Mirroring Experience
The Developmental Progression of the Mirroring Selfobject Need: The Concept of the Grandiose or Expansive Self
The Constituents of a Mirroring Experience
The Concept of the Vertical Split
Kohut's Concept of the Horizontal Split
The Idealizing Selfobject Need
The Functions Encompassed by the Idealizing Selfobject Need
The Developmental Progression of the Idealizing Selfobject Need
The Developmental Consequences of Early and/or Massive Disappointment by the Idealized Parent
Kohut's Concept of the Bipolar Self
The Need for Alter Ego or Twinship Selfobject Experience
The Developmental Progression of Twinship Selfobject Experience
Contributions to the Alter Ego/Twinship Concept after Kohut
Is Selfobject Experience Usually Singular or Mixed?
The Evolution of the Selfobject Concept
Suggested Revisions of the Selfobject Concept after Kohut
The Concept of Selfobject Relatedness
The Relational Specificity of Selfobject Experience
The Concept of Self-Cohesion
Empathy
The Emphasis Placed on the Concept of Empathy in Self Psychology
Common Misunderstandings of the Self Psychological View of Empathy
How Empathy Is Conceptualized in Self Psychology
Kohut's View of Empathy as an Observational Stance
Kohut's View of Empathy as Responsiveness
Kohut's Understanding of the Developmental Origins of Empathy
Narrative Empathy: A Later Contribution to Our Understanding of the Role of Empathy in the Therapeutic Process
Understanding the Empathic Process
Evan: Case Illustration of the Empathic Process
Implications and Consequences of Viewing Empathy as an Ideal for Therapists' Behavior
Recent Conceptualizations of Empathy
How Self Psychology Conceives of Psychological Growth and Therapeutic Action
The Strengthening of the Self
The Concept of Structuralization
Kohut's Theory of Structuralization: Optimal Frustration of Selfobject Needs Leading to Transmuting Internalization
An Illustration of the Process of Optimal Frustration Leading to Growth-Producing Structuralization
The Main Constituents of the Process of Transmuting Internalization in Treatment
Criticisms of Kohut's Concept of Structure Formation from within Self Psychology and Alternate Conceptualizations of Structure Building
Terman's Concept of Structure Building
Stolorow, Atwood, and Brandschaft's Concept of Structure Building
Beebe and Lachmann's Theory of Structuralization
Factors That Contribute to Structuralization or Representation
The Corrective Emotional Experience or Corrective Selfobject Experience
The Concept of Compensatory Structure
The Concept of Self-Liberation as Part of the Curative Process
Psychopathology: Disturbance and Disorders of Self-Experience
The Self Psychological View of Psychopathology
The Theory of the Etiology of Self-Disturbance
Why Does the Repetitive Frustration of Selfobject Needs Occur?
The General Dynamic Sequence That Results in Psychopathology
Case Vignette
How Self Psychology Views the Core of Pathology
Factors That Cause a Vulnerable Self Structure
The Signs of a Vulnerable Self Structure
The Related Concepts of Fragmentation and Disintegration Anxiety
Disintegration Anxiety
Kohut's Reconceptualization of Oedipal Pathology
The Causes of Oedipal Pathology
How Kohut's Theory of Oedipal Pathology Compares to That of Classical Analytic Theory
Castration Anxiety Reconsidered
How Symptomatology Is Understood in Self Psychology
The Self Psychological Understanding of Trauma
The Deficit Concept in Self Psychology
The Concept of Problematic Organizing Principles and Processes
How Sexualization and Perversion Are Understood by Self Psychology
Kohut's Understanding of Substance Abuse and Addiction
Later Self Psychological Views of Addiction
Clinical Process
The Treatment Rationale of Self Psychology
How the Patient Is Viewed on Entering Treatment
How Self Psychology Views Empathy as Central to the Therapeutic Process
Empathy Is Not Considered the Only Useful Listening Position in Self Psychology
How Self Psychologists Understand and Work with Resistance/Defensive Functioning
Yvonne: Case Illustration of Defense and Resistance
The Danger of Viewing Disguised Selfobject Longings as Resistance
The Importance and Inevitability of Rupture and Repair
The Therapeutic Benefits of Analyzing Ruptures and Disruptions
Guidelines for Analyzing Ruptures and Disruptions
The Rationale for Placing Special Emphasis on Ruptures in the Selfobject Bond
Other Elements Theorized to Be Involved in the Therapeutic Benefits of Analyzing Ruptures in the Selfobject Bond
Two Case Illustrations of Rupture and Repair
The Self Psychological Conceptualization of Transference
The Selfobject Dimension of the Transference
Clinical Guidelines and Implications
The Idealizing Selfobject Dimension of the Transference
Tom: Case Illustration of Transference
The Mirroring Selfobject Dimension of the Transference
Miss F.: Case Illustration of the Mirroring Selfobject Dimension
How Self Psychology Views the Interpretive Process
The Concept of the Leading and Trailing Edges of an Interpretation
Yvonne: Case Illustration of Interpretation
What Stolorow Added to Self Psychology's View of the Interpretive Process
The Concept of Optimal Responsiveness
Countertransference
How Kohut Conceptualized Countertransference
How Kohut Conceptualized Specific Countertransferences
How Self Psychology Views the Analyst's Selfobject Needs as Influencing the Countertransference
How Fosshage's Concept of Listening Positions Has Added to the Self Psychological View of Countertransference
Yvonne: Case Illustration of Listening Positions
The Concept of Self-State Dreams
How Theorists after Kohut Have Elaborated the Concept of the Self-State Dream
How the Paradigm Shift from a Positivist to a Constructivist Model Has Affected Self Psychology's Clinical Practice
How the Paradigm Shift from a Drive Reduction to a Relational Model Has Been Reflected in Self Psychology's Clinical Practice
The Comparison with Classical Analysis
The Main Guidelines for Clinical Practice According to Self Psychology
Intellectual and Sociocultural Influences on Kohut
How Kohut Was Influenced by the Glorification of Personal Subjectivity
How Kohut Was Influenced by the Shift from the Logical-Positivist Empiricist Model to the Postempiricist, Postmodern Model of Scientific Inquiry
How Kohut Was Influenced by Modern Physics
How Kohut Was Influenced by His Cultural Interests
Kohut's Background in Psychoanalysis
Kohut's Objections to Ego Psychology
Kohut's Thesis in "Introspection, Empathy, and Psychoanalysis"
The Historical Background of the Controversy about Psychoanalytic Epistemology
Intersubjectivity
How Intersubjectivity Theory Evolved
The Basic Concepts of Intersubjectivity Theory
Principles That Guide the Conduct of Psychoanalytic Treatment According to Intersubjectivity Theory
Intersubjectivity Theory Is Not a Traditional Psychoanalytic Theory
How Intersubjectivity Theory Views
Pathological Development
Intersubjectivists Consider Parental Affective Misattunement a Frequent Source of Psychopathology
Zack: Case Illustration of Parental Misattunement
How Intersubjectivists Have Reconceptualized the Unconscious
Therapeutic Factors That Facilitate Treatment According to Intersubjectivity Theory
How Transference and Countertransference Are Viewed in Intersubjectivity Theory
How the Transference and Countertransference Are Influenced by Intersubjective Conjunction and Disjunction
Evan: Case Illustration of Disjunction
The Two Dimensions of the Transference According to Intersubjectivity Theory
How Intersubjectivity Theory Views Therapeutic Action
How Intersubjectivity Theory Compares to Self Psychology
Motivational Systems Theory
The Motivational System Based on the Psychic Regulation of Physiological Requirements
The Attachment Motivational System
The Exploratory-Assertive Motivational System
The Aversive Motivational System
The Sensual-Sexual Motivational System
Case Vignette
Self Psychology's View of Aggression
The Relationship between the Self Psychological Views of Narcissism and Aggression
Kohut's Concept of Narcissistic Rage
What Stimulates Narcissistic Rage?
How Kohut Compared Narcissistic Rage with Healthy Aggression
How Narcissistic Rage Is Manifested
Kohut's Guidelines for the Treatment of Narcissistic Rage
How Kohut Viewed Narcissistic Rage as Informing Our Understanding of Aggression
Contributions to Self Psychology's View of Aggression after Kohut
The Vision of Self Psychology
How Self Psychology Is Developmental and Relational
How the Relational and Developmental Vision of Self Psychology Shapes Its Clinical Sensibility
How the Self Psychological View of Human Interdependence Shapes Its Clinical Sensibility
How Self Psychology's Relational Emphasis Compares with Other Psychoanalytic Theories
How Self Psychology's Focus on Subjectivity Shapes Its Clinical Sensibility
How Therapeutic Optimism Is a Feature of Self Psychology's Sensibility
Self Psychology's Contributions to the Evolution of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice
Theorists Who Anticipated Self Psychology
The Influences of Previous Theorists on Kohut
How Ferenczi Anticipated Self Psychology
How Balint Anticipated Self Psychology
How Fairbairn Anticipated Self Psychology
How Winnicott Anticipated Self Psychology
References
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×