By Stuart A. Pizer
Following cautious evaluation of Winnicott's point of view on paradox-via the pairings of privateness and interrelatedness, isolation and interdependence, ruthlessness and obstacle, and the suggestion of transitional phenomena-Pizer locates those elemental paradoxes in the negotiations of an analytic approach. jointly, he observes, analyst and sufferer negotiate the bounds, potentials, limits, tonalities, resistances, and meanings that make sure the process their medical discussion. Elaborating at the subject of a multiply constituted, "distributed" self, Pizer offers a version for the tolerance of paradox as a developmental fulfillment regarding ways that caretakers functionality as "transitional mirrors." He then explores the impression of trauma and dissociation at the kid's skill to barter paradox and clarifies how negotiation of paradox differs from negotiation of conflict. Pizer additionally broadens the scope of his learn through turning to negotiation thought and practices within the disciplines of legislation, international relations, and dispute resolution.
Enlivened by means of a number of scientific vignettes and a richly specified chronicle of an analytic case from its earliest negotiations to termination, Building Bridges provides an important size to theoretical figuring out and medical perform. it really is altogether a psychoanalytic paintings of our time.
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Building Bridges: The Negotiation of Paradox in Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Stuart A. Pizer