On Learning from the Patient Paperback – 18 Apr 1985
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"An excellent book which conveys expressively what may happen in a vivid psychoanalytic encounter. It will presumably establish a firm place for itself in psychoanalytic training." - Ludwig Haesler, Bulletin of the European Federation of Psychoanalysts
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1 March 2006
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Very enjoyable. Very frank discussion of case studies, mostly about learning from his mistakes. Written from within the psychoanalytical discipline of intensive work, quotes Winnicott and Bion frequently. Nevertheless there is little or no jargon, he is an ex-social worker and says he is also writing for those with less arcane training. Shows great sensitivity to the patient and great emphasis on the importance of the patient's view of the analysis, is not far away from a Rogerian approach where the patient leads the therapy.
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A really interesting approach, helpful not just for developing clinical work and building on a theoretical understanding of psychoanalytic working, but also for developing skills...Read more