Building Bridges: The Negotiation of Paradox in by Stuart A. Pizer

By Stuart A. Pizer

In Building Bridges, Stuart A. Pizer supplies much-needed reputation to the principal function of negotiation within the analytic dating and within the healing technique. development on a Winnicottian point of view that comprehends paradox because the situation for holding an intrapsychic and relational "potential space," Pizer explores how the straddling of paradox calls for an ongoing means of negotiation and demonstrates how such negotiation articulates the inventive power in the strength house of analysis.

Following cautious overview of Winnicott's point of view on paradox-via the pairings of privateness and interrelatedness, isolation and interdependence, ruthlessness and predicament, and the suggestion of transitional phenomena-Pizer locates those elemental paradoxes in the negotiations of an analytic strategy. jointly, he observes, analyst and sufferer negotiate the limits, potentials, limits, tonalities, resistances, and meanings that verify the process their scientific discussion. Elaborating at the subject of a multiply constituted, "distributed" self, Pizer offers a version for the tolerance of paradox as a developmental success relating to ways that caretakers functionality as "transitional mirrors." He then explores the impression of trauma and dissociation at the kid's skill to barter paradox and clarifies how negotiation of paradox differs from negotiation of conflict.  Pizer additionally broadens the scope of his examine by means of turning to negotiation thought and practices within the disciplines of legislation, international relations, and dispute resolution.  

Enlivened by means of quite a few scientific vignettes and a richly precise chronicle of an analytic case from its earliest negotiations to termination, Building Bridges provides an important size to theoretical realizing and medical perform. it truly is altogether a psychoanalytic paintings of our time.

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