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by Marilyn Charles




One of the challenges in psychoanalytic work is to find ways to enliven the space when working with individuals whose thinking is highly constrained and who have little capacity for play. This incapacity often signals a split between valued and devalued aspects of self. In cases such as these, self-protection becomes paramount and may profoundly impede growth, as whatever is not known is perceived as dangerous, rather than being a challenge that invites further development. For the therapist who must create aliveness within the consulting room, we are caught by the very real threat that this aliveness poses to the defensive structures on which the patients equilibrium rests. Movement thus can be quite precarious. In this volume, Marilyn Charles considers how notions of play and myth, as brought into the literature by Winnicott and Bion, can help to provide an interim space in which impossible realities can be constructed at a safe enough reserve that we can more actively consider them and thereby create possibilities, rather than foreclosing on them.
Download Constructing Realities: Transformations Through Myth and Metaphor (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies 3) epub
ISBN: 9042018712
ISBN13: 978-9042018716
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Psychology
Author: Marilyn Charles
Language: English
Publisher: Rodopi (July 2004)
Pages: 162 pages
ePUB size: 1955 kb
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