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The Psychodynamic Image is the first selection of John D. Sutherland's major papers. It provides an overview of the development of his thought on self and society and reveals the extent of his contribution to the field of mental health. Jill Savege Scharff introduces Sutherland's most important and influential essays. These reflect his range as a theoretician, moving easily from the intrapsychic to the interpersonal level, building bridges between points of view and integrating psychoanalytic and social theories. Sutherland's work calls for changes at the individual level through understanding conflicts and unconscious processes as aspects of parts of the self in interaction. He inspires respect and understanding of the self and its drive toward autonomy. These papers push the boundaries of psychoanalytic thinking and succeed in demonstrating the relevance of psychoanalysis to the wider society. They will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, counsellors and social workers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415411844
ISBN-10: 041541184X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jill Savege Scharff

Jill Savege Scharff is Co-Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, Chair of the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training, and Teaching Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. She is co-editor of The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland.

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