The Resource Into the darkest places : early relational trauma and borderline states of mind, Marcus West

Into the darkest places : early relational trauma and borderline states of mind, Marcus West

Label
Into the darkest places : early relational trauma and borderline states of mind
Title
Into the darkest places
Title remainder
early relational trauma and borderline states of mind
Statement of responsibility
Marcus West
Title variation
Early relational trauma and borderline states of mind
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the roots of borderline states of mind in early relational trauma and shows how it is possible, and necessary, to visit'the darkest places'in order to work through these traumas. This is despite the fact that re-experiencing such traumas is unbearable for the patient and they naturally want to enlist the analyst in ensuring that they will never be experienced again. This is the backdrop for the extreme pressures and roles that are constellated in the analysis that can lead to impasse or breakdown of the analytic relationship. The author explores how these areas can be negotiated safely and that, whilst drawing heavily on recent developments in attachment, relational, trauma and infant development theory, an analytic attitude needs to be maintained in order to integrate these experiences and allow the individual to feel, finally, accepted and whole. The book builds on Freud's views of repetition compulsion and re-enactment and develops Jung's concept of the traumatic complex. It offers, in simple language, a contemporary integration of traditional and new theoretical paradigms and an innovative approach to this oldest and most intractable of psychoanalytic issues"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
616.9
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF175.5.P75
  • RJ506.B65
LC item number
W47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Into the darkest places : early relational trauma and borderline states of mind, Marcus West
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early relational trauma and borderline states of mind -- The clinical picture and the traditional psychoanalytic understandings of borderline phenomena -- A brief outline of trauma theory -- The relational and attachment perspective -- Trauma, complex, and narcissistic defences of the core self-from fight and flight to personality organisation -- Internal working models on differentl evels and in direct and reversed forms -- Into the darkest places: microanalysis of the analytic relationship- intersubjectivity, co-construction, and re-enactment -- Broad and flexible ego-functioning and the core self-the ego-self axis and ps-dp -- Idealisation and the longing for paradise-relinquishing the wish for an idealised, conflict-free relationship -- Bringing it all together-an extended clinical example -- The pressures on the analyst-being human and bearing to be inhuman -- The analyst's journey and the defeat of the analyst's ego-Orpheus and Eurydice and the journey through the underworld -- Trauma and the analytic attitude -- When the earth swallows you up-shame, regression, and the collapse response -- In thrall to the spectre of death- suicidality, submission, and collapse -- Dissociation and dissociative identity disorder -- The body remembers-working analytically with the body -- Jung's early relational trauma and spiritual experience -- Summary and conclusion-emerging from trauma and returning to everyday life
Control code
ocn946788483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782414537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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910191
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3493750x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946788483
  • ebl1782414533

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