Listening to Hanna Segal
Her Contribution to Psychoanalysis
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Listening to Hanna Segal by Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Book DescriptionWinner of the 2010 Sigourney Award! How has Hanna Segal influenced psychoanalysis today? Jean-Michel Quinodoz provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of Segal's life, her clinical and theoretical work, and her contribution to psychoanalysis over the past sixty years by combining actual biographical and conceptual interviews with Hanna Segal herself or with colleagues who have listened to Segal in various contexts. Listening to Hanna Segal explores both Segal's personal and professional histories, and the interaction between the two. The book opens with an autobiographical account of Segal's life, from her birth in Poland to her analysis with Melanie Klein in London where she became the youngest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Quinodoz goes on to explain Segal's contributions in various fields of psychoanalysis including: * the psychoanalytic treatment of psychotic patients * the introduction of the "symbolic equation" * aesthetics and the creative impulse * the analysis of elderly patients * introducing the work of Melanie Klein. Quinodoz concludes by examining Segal's most recent contribution to psychoanalysis - exploring nuclear terror, psychotic anxieties, and group phenomena. Throughout the interviews Segal speaks of her close relationships with prominent colleagues such as Klein, Rosenfeld, and Bion, making this book both a valuable contribution to the history of psychoanalysis and an indication of the evolution of psychoanalytic ideas over the past six decades. This clear summary of Hanna Segal's life and her contribution to psychoanalysis will be an essential guide to anyone studying Segal and her contemporaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415440851
(246mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Listening to Hanna Segal, Hardback (November 2007)
Provides readers with an overview of Hanna Segal's life, her clinical and theoretical work, and her contribution to psychoanalysis. This book explores Segal's personal and professional histories, and the interaction between the two. It also explains Segal's contributions to various fields of psychoanalysis.
Reading Freud, Paperback (July 2005)
Reading Freud provides an accessible outline of the whole of Freud's work, which succeeds in expressing even the most complex of Freud's theories in clear and simple language whilst avoiding over-simplification.
Dreams That Turn Over a Page, Paperback (March 2002)
This book discusses a particular type of dream which comes after a phase in analysis where integration has taken place.
Taming of Solitude, Paperback (September 1993)» View all books by Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Quinodoz brings together the views of eminent analysts, to present a comprehensive approach to the experience of loneliness - anxiety about which commonly leads people to analysis and which stems from unresolved anxiety about separation.
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Author Biography - Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Jean-Michel Quinodoz is a Psychoanalyst in private practice in Geneva. He is a member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and Honorary Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Jean-Michel Quinodoz is author of The Taming of Solitude, Dreams That Turn Over a Page and Reading Freud.
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