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Sexual Boundary Trouble in Psychoanalysis : Clinical Perspectives on Muriel Dimen's Concept of the "Primal Crime", PDF eBook

Sexual Boundary Trouble in Psychoanalysis : Clinical Perspectives on Muriel Dimen's Concept of the "Primal Crime" PDF

Edited by Charles Levin

Part of the Relational Perspectives Book Series series

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Inspired by the clinical and ethical contributions of Muriel Dimen (1942-2016), a prominent feminist anthropologist and relational psychoanalyst, SexualBoundary Trouble in Psychoanalysis challenges the established psychoanalytic and mental health consensus about the sources and appropriate management of sexual boundary violations (SBVs).

Gathering contributions from an exciting range of analysts working at the cutting edge of the field, this book shatters normative professional guidelines by focusing on the complicity and hypocrisy of professional groups, while at the same time raising for the first time the taboo subject of the ordinary practicing clinician’s unconscious professional ambivalence and potentially "rogue" sexual subjectivity. SexualBoundary Trouble in Psychoanalysis uncovers the roots of SBV in the institutional origins and history of psychoanalysis as a profession. Exploring Dimen’s concept of the psychoanalytic "primal crime," which is in some ways constitutive of the profession, and the inherently unstable nature of interpersonal and professional "boundaries," SexualBoundary Trouble in Psychoanalysis breaks new ground in the continuing struggle of psychoanalysis to reconcile itself with its liminal social status and morally ambiguous practice.

It will appeal to all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

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