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Review of Starting treatment with children and adolescents.

Conclusion, which sandwich 271 pages of child therapy session transcripts including supervisory comments. Such detail is very rare in published clinical material and allows the reader to see how the authors’ ideas come to life in actual clinical moments—much as happens during good supervision. The child patients range in age from 9 to 14. One topic very important to beginning child therapists that the authors do not discuss is parent work. The authors simply explain that that was not their focus; this is a book about beginning process between therapist and child. A companion book by the same authors on parent work would be very welcome. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Psychoanalytic Psychology)

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Psychoanalytic activism: Finding the human, staying human.

Drawing on my work in human rights abuse, I reflect on the process of dehumanization in torture, and make the links between the life-negating denial of death in trauma victims and the ethical responsibility of society vis-à-vis these victims. In examining how my own past helps me enter into my patients’ posttraumatic narrative, I seek to show that the psychoanalytic activist brings to the work her own history—that the political is personal and that the activist is neurotic. This examination culminates in the reflection that existential dilemmas and choices intrinsically inform the ethics and politics of psychoanalytic action. I also propose an articulation of how the psychoanalytic stance is essential in receiving, rendering, and transforming the injuries that are caused by modern warfa…

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Integrating the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure and Rorschach Composite Measures for exploring psychopathological patterns of mental functioning.

This study addressed the exploration of a multimethod psychodynamic assessment and its relation to psychopathological patterns. The study applies the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP; Shedler, J., & Westen, D., 2006, Personality diagnosis with Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP): Bridging the gulf between science and practice. In P. D. M. Task Force (Ed.), Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (pp. 573–613). Silver Spring, MD: Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations.) and three composite Rorschach measures to a sample of 72 outpatients with various Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Axis I diagnoses (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–IV–TR). Washington, DC: Author.): The Ego Impairment Inde…

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