Dramatic Dialogue : Contemporary Clinical Practice Paperback / softback
by Galit (New York University, Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological associat Atlas, Lewis (New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, USA) Aron
Part of the Relational Perspectives Book Series series
In Dramatic Dialogue, Atlas and Aron develop the metaphors of drama and theatre to introduce a new way of thinking about therapeutic action and therapeutic traction.
This model invites the patient's many self-states and the numerous versions of the therapist's self onto the analytic stage to dream a mutual dream and live together the past and the future, as they appear in the present moment.
The book brings together the relational emphasis on multiple self-states and enactment with the Bionian conceptions of reverie and dreaming-up the patient. The term Dramatic Dialogue originated in Ferenczi's clinical innovations and refers to the patient and therapist dramatizing and dreaming-up the full range of their multiple selves.
Along with Atlas and Aron, readers will become immersed in a Dramatic Dialogue, which the authors elaborate and enact, using the contemporary language of multiple self-states, waking dreaming, dissociation, generative enactment, and the prospective function. The book provides a rich description of contemporary clinical practice, illustrated with numerous clinical tales and detailed examination of clinical moments.
Inspired by Bion's concept of "becoming-at-one" and "at-one-ment," the authors call for a return of the soul or spirit to psychoanalysis and the generative use of the analyst's subjectivity, including a passionate use of mind, body and soul in the pursuit of psychoanalytic truth.
Dramatic Dialogue will be of great interest to all psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 186 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/11/2017
- Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- ISBN: 9781138555488