Love and Hate: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Psychology - 302 pages
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Love and hate seem to be the dominant emotions that make the world go round and are a central theme in psychotherapy. Love and Hate seeks to answer some important questions about these all consuming passions. Many patients seeking psychotherapy feel unlovable or full of rage and hate. What is it that interferes with the capacity to experience love? This book explores the origins of love and hate from infancy and how they develop through the life cycle. It brings together contemporary views about clinical practice on how psychotherapists and analysts work with and think about love and hate in the transference and countertransference and explores how different schools of thought deal with the subject. David Mann, together with an impressive array of international contributors represent a broad spectrum of psychoanalytic perspectives, including Kleinian, Jungian, Independent Group, and Lacanian, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and analytical psychologists.
With emphasis on clinical illustration throughout, the writers show how different psychoanalytic schools think about and clinically work with the experience and passions of love and hate. It will be invaluable to practitioners and students of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and counselling.
 

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Contents

PART II
3
In search of love and hate
31
paradox of self and other
53
The capacity for love
68
Love and hate in the analytic encounter with a woman
86
The way you wear your hat Love hate
99
Freeing Eros in the playroom of therapy The interface
125
The importance of being able to be hated as
147
Love and hate in the therapeutic encounter
196
When love begins to play a role there are only disputes
206
the traumatised individuals
221
the problem
236
a fusion of opposites a window to
253
Following in the footsteps of Ferenczi Balint
267
Love hate and violation
284
Index
299

The mothers hatred and the ugly child
186

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David Mann is a psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice and in the NHS, where he is Principle Psychotherapist at the Tunbridge Wells Psychotherapy Service

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