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Abstract : A Mortal Stage of later life may be considered as a subdivision of Erik Erikson's eighth stage of life which he called Mature Age, characterized by issues of integrity versus disgust, despair. Mortality poses the optimal task of Realization (in many positive coping and existential...
Abstract : Most clinicians have strong reactions to managed care. This article suggests that managed care, despite its imperfections, shares the same moral imperative as the environmental movement. In a rapidly changing world, skilled clinicians' intense reactions to managed care may lead them...
Abstract : A variety of problems cause a confusion of tongues between the psychoanalyst and the patient. In this sense the psychoanalyst faces the same problems as the translator of a text from one language to another. Examples are given of confusion due cultural differences, confusion due...
Abstract : The process of religious conversion has not been the focus of psychoanalytic understanding. This article examines one conversion narrative, a spiritual autobiography, in which, the author asserts, evidence can be found that the conversion described involved a process of maturation of...
Abstract : This article focuses on the relationship between identification and sexual abuse. Three subsequent levels are considered, namely, the relationship between (1) the abuser and the victim, (2) the gynecologist or social worker of the Rape Emergency Room (RER) and the victim, and (3) the...
Abstract : The article addresses the psychodynamic issues that influence the psychiatric treatment of women with PTSD. The focus is on the patient's response to the physical and nonverbal elements of treatment including hands-on touch and providing oral medications. The purpose is to help...
Abstract : The author explicates the principles underlying Bion's “Grid” in a way that makes them useful for the clinician. The grid represents an attempt to provide a tool by which we might better understand the abstract rules and principles that facilitate understanding 1 in the analytic...
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