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Psychoanalysis as Therapy and Storytelling, Hardback Book

Psychoanalysis as Therapy and Storytelling Hardback

Part of the New Library of Psychoanalysis series


Is psychoanalysis a type of literature? Can telling 'stories' help us to get at the truth?Psychoanalysis as Therapy and Storytelling examines psychoanalysis from two perspectives - as a cure for psychic suffering, and as a series of stories told between patient and analyst. Antonino Ferro uses numerous clinical examples to investigate how narration and interpretation are interconnected in the analytic session.

He draws on and develops Bion's theories to present a novel perspective on subjects such as:psychoanalysis as a particular form of literaturesexuality as a narrative genre or dialect in the analyst's consulting roomdelusion and hallucinationacting out, the countertransference and the transgenerational fieldplay: characters, narrations and interpretations. Psychoanalytic clinicians and theoreticians alike will find the innovative approach to the analytic session described here of great interest. Winner of the 2007 Sigourney Award.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 10 Line drawings, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9780415372046

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