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The richness of Fairbairn's work is demonstrated in a series of essays offering a unique exploration of the application of his concepts to diverse areas ranging from philosophy to psychopathology. This volume opens with an examination of the origins and relevance of Fairbairn's ideas and subsequently turns to the application of his theory to the study of depression, hysteria, and to the field of liason psychiatry. Fairbairn's ideas are further applied to the study of dreams and aesthetics in two original essays. The book concludes with a delineation of the future of his contribution to contemporary theories of object relations and to the emergence of a new psychoanalytic paradigm.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855752733
ISBN-10: 1855752735
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederico Pereira

Frederico Pereira is a Training Analyst; President and member of the Training Committee of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society; Director of the Higher Institute of Applied Psychology, Lisbon; a member of the Working Party on Psychoanalytic Education, European Federation of Psychoanalysis. David E. Scharff, MD, is Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association's Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Chair of the Board, Founder and former Director of the the International Psychotherapy Institute, Washington, DC; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China', and author and editor of numerous books and articles, including 'The Sexual Relationship', 'Object Relations Family Therapy' (with Jill Savege Scharff), 'Object Relations Couple Therapy', 'The Interpersonal Unconscious', and 'Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy'.