of his death. We take up this challenge by responding to Kohut«s (1984) last statement that ®much remains to be done ̄ (p. 194) on the twinship selfobject needs. We tease out and clarify the many faces that Kohut introduced us to ...
Author: Koichi Togashi
Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures: The Psychology of Being Human chronicles a 10-year-voyage in which the authors struggled, initially independently, to make sense of Kohut‘s intentions when he radically re-defined the twinship experience to one of "being human among other human beings". Commencing with an exploration of Kohut’s work on twinship and an illustration of the value of what he left for elaboration, Togashi and Kottler proceed to introduce a new and very different sensitivity to understanding particular psychoanalytic relational processes and ideas about human existential anguish, trauma, and the meaning of life. Together they tackle the twinship concept, which has often been misunderstood and about which little has been written. Uniquely, the book expands and elaborates upon Kohut’s final definition, "being human among other human beings." It problematizes this apparently simple concept with a wide range of clinical material, demonstrating the complexity of the statement and the intricacies involved in recognizing and working with traumatized patients who have never experienced this feeling. It asks how a sense of being human, as opposed to being described as human, can be generated and how this might help clinicians to better understand and work with trauma. Written for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists interested in self-psychological, intersubjective, and relational theories, Twinship Across Cultures will also be invaluable to clinicians working in the broader areas of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, psychiatry and education. It will enrich their sensitivity and capacity to understand and treat traumatized patients and the alienation they feel among other human beings.
Throughout life , persons exist as embodied subjectivities ( van Kaam , 1966 ) , both limited and empowered by genetics and the social / cultural contexts in which they are raised and live . Infants are born with temperamental ...
This concept , which was originally formulated to guide research on crosscultural child development , focuses attention on ... The concept of selfobjects is problematic for intercultural treatments because Kohut represented selfobject ...
Author: Karen M. Seeley
Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
New renderings of such important psychotherapeutic concepts as presenting problems, transference, and resistance are introduced. The need for a cultural approach to clinical practice is further supported by interviews conducted with foreign patients who were treated by American psychotherapists."--BOOK JACKET.
This process of attempting to consolidate the sense of self , which is prominent in Western cultures , may be observed from ... Kohut uses the term narcissistic for the mirroring , twinship , and idealizing transferences that arise in ...
Author: Lawrence E. Hedges
Publisher: Jason Aronson
In this book, Hedges and his colleagues report clinical material to demonstrate how therapists can use their countertransferences in therapy. They are all therapists who have extended themselves emotionally to the people they work with, using depth psychological contact as part of their work.
200 ) Simultaneously , when alterego and twinship needs are met and alikeness is experienced , potential for learning is stimulated and innate skills and talents are enhanced and developed ( Kohut , 1984 ) . An example of the ...
PSYCHOANALYTIC Archaic Selfobject : Kohut's term for a psychological support system such as mirroring , idealizable , twinship , or adversarial that is experienced by young children as part of themselves . Such experiences are age ...
Author: Carol M. Press
The author employs psychoanalytic self psychology to analyze the creative process, emphasizing the self-world relationship and its transformative possibilities. This analysis is applied to the work of modern dance choreography, with special attention to the life and work of Paul Taylor. Drawing on this analysis, the implications of her theory of the creative process for the enrichment of the individual in his or her daily aesthetic, are examined.
By far the most important theorist of narcissism for this study is Heinz Kohut ; thus most of the essays in Mimetic ... or offer new pespectives on the role of narcissism in literature and culture , and thus I will attempt to comment ...
But in that very rationalism lies Freud's profound misperception of the true purpose of religion , which is simply in another realm from science . There are three great cultural enterprises for Kohut : science , art , and religion .
Author: Alan Roland
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Presents new viewpoints that challenge aspects of the status quo in the psychoanalytic field.
TRANSFERENCE PHENOMENA IN ORGANIZATIONAL HIERARCHIES Organizational identity is understood by analyzing ... To appreciate fully the contribution of organizational identity to our understanding of organizational culture , three patterns ...
Author: Michael A. Diamond
Category: Business & Economics
Diamond offers a contemporary psychodynamic view of organizational life. The author stresses the unconscious dimensions of hierarchic and other work relationships in organizations. From these workplace interactions, he argues, come not only the structure of values and rituals--what he refers to as organizational cultures, but the structure of organizational emotions--what he calls organizational identities. The book offers the organizational theorist, human resource professional, and organizational consultant a variety of psychodynamic tools to apply in understanding and positively changing organizations.
S 1992 CATALOG OF PUBLICATIONS HAS ... Kohut's contribution to this notion is that deeper psy . chological processes are involved , such as continuing ... In these plays , individual differences in life - styles and cultures serve ...