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The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced Hardcover – 2 Jul 2014

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (2 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415830885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415830881
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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"We are fortunate to have Dr. Robert Tyminski's first book. A gifted clinician, theoretician and story-teller, Dr. Tyminski holds an analytic mirror up to shadow aspects of human behavior in a way that reveals much of the deep background to such acts; it is not simply a psychology of culprits. His understanding of the potential purpose and value of theft goes beyond even Winnicott, especially when integrating an individuation perspective. The reader is challenged to a fruitful encounter with his or her own darkness by an excellent guide; a book to be re-read."

―Joe Cambray, Past President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and author of Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected World

"Perusing this insight-studded book about the many faces theft presents to clinical practice, I realized the degree to which depth psychology has ripped us all off by not dealing with this subject so fully before. It is hard not to envy Robert Tyminski―the Jason whose beautiful prose and muscular ability to do the theoretical heavy lifting combine here to gather up the well-guarded Golden Fleece. Unlike Jason, however, he remains faithful to the insistent voice of Medea in the psyche, which guides him to what our culture has avoided facing about this theme. Recognizing the importance of the robber to the child in the adult, Dr. Tyminski can tell us what is coveted later by the person who early loses access to parental love and concern. He summons an unsentimental view of stealing, one of the most resolute syndromes of the shadow, to earn his way to a compassionate understanding of the soul’s efforts to survive through theft. Tyminski demonstrates that a patient’s desire to take what has seemed to belong only to other people can be transformed into a deeper valuing of the self’s ambition to be protected from moral compromise."

―John Beebe, author of Integrity in Depth

About the Author

Robert Tyminski is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. A Jungian analyst, he teaches in the analytic training program of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where he is incoming president. He is a frequent contributor to clinical journals and has a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults.


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