Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment (Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series)

4.65 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415999694: Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment (Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Building on the innovative work of Unformulated Experience, Donnel B. Stern continues his exploration of the creation of meaning in clinical psychoanalysis with Partners in Thought.

The chapters in this fascinating book are undergirded by the concept that the meanings which arise from unformulated experience are catalyzed by the states of relatedness in which the meanings emerge. In hermeneutic terms, what takes place in the consulting room is a particular kind of conversation, one in which patient and analyst serve as one another’s partner in thought, an emotionally responsive witness to the other’s experience. Enactment, which Stern theorizes as the interpersonalization of dissociation, interrupts this crucial kind of exchange, and the eventual breach of enactments frees analyst and patient to resume it. Later chapters compare his views to the ideas of others, considering mentalization theory and the work of the Boston Change Process Study Group. Approaching the link between dissociation and enactment via hermeneutics, metaphor, and narrative, among other perspectives, Stern weaves an experience-near theory of psychoanalytic relatedness that illuminates dilemmas clinicians find themselves in every day.

Full of clinical illustrations showing how Stern works with dissociation and enactment, Partners in Thought is destined to take its place beside Unformulated Experience as a major contribution to the psychoanalytic literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Donnel Stern, Ph.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute, and Faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  He is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Psychoanalytic Psychology, and is the former editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is also the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis (1997).

Review:

"Donnel Stern has done it again. In his newest book, Partners in Thought, the implications of his groundbreaking volume, Unformulated Experience, reach a level of clinical and conceptual power that firmly establish his preeminence in the vanguard of psychoanalytic thinkers whose relational sensibility is reshaping theory and practice. In Partners in Thought, Stern shows in vivid detail how Interpersonal/Relational clinical process increases the richness and robustness of a patient's self-experience and leads to increased spontaneity in communicating the full range of "who I am" in the shifting complexity of living one's life. The evocativeness of his clinical vignettes, and the stunning clarity with which he makes supposedly difficult concepts easy to understand, situates Stern as one of the unique psychoanalytic authors who speak both to a professional audience and to thinking human beings in general. The importance of this masterful volume cannot be overestimated. No matter how busy you are, I can only say, ‘Read it!’" - Philip M. Bromberg, Ph.D., author, Awakening the Dreamer (2006) and Standing in the Spaces (1998)

"Partners in Thought, in its remarkable ability to perform in the writing the experiences it describes, does something all too rare in psychoanalytic writing: It adds to the stock of available and interesting reality. At once a fascinating work in progress - there could be no formulating of unformulated experience - and a lucid account of what the struggle for articulation might be, Partners in Thought keeps the reader always on the edge of the newest intimations and possibilities that psychoanalysis can provide. As this book makes abundantly clear, with his own plain and subtle eloquence Stern is in the process of writing some of the most useful and inspiring psychoanalysis around." - Adam Phillips, Ph.D., author, Going Sane (2005) and Side Effects (2006)

"Donnel Stern's Partners in Thought elaborates in depth some of the crucial and radical shifts in contemporary psychoanalysis brought about by the confluence of relational and interpersonal thinking. In a relaxed and accessible way, Stern guides us along the tributaries to the essential concepts, cogently articulating the structure of relational thought while deftly interweaving clinical illustrations. These often focus quite usefully on the struggle to reflect honestly and deeply on our own subjectivity as an analyst. His thesis - that analyst and patient must collaborate, that two people understanding each other is necessary for one, the patient, to be understood - is directly connected to his earlier writings on the emergence of formulated experience through participation in a relationship. Grounding this thesis in a wide-ranging philosophical perspective as well as the concretum of everyday clinical experience, Partners in Thought keeps us surprised and curious - as Stern would like us to be as analysts - challenging us with the multitude of questions that our multiple selves engender. I suspect it will serve equally well the unfamiliar reader seeking a way into relational thought as the experienced reader: Both will resonate with and be stimulated anew by Stern's questions and reflections on his work as an analyst." - Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D., author, The Bonds of Love (1988) and The Shadow of the Other (1997)

"With this book, Donnel Stern has established himself as the Bion of relational psychoanalysis. Suddenly there is an intricately presented model of thinking as it manifests in the consulting room. His book is an essential guide to understanding the disordered mind in the psychoanalytic encounter." - Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., FBA, Freud Memorial Professor, University College London

"Donnel B. Stern is one of the seminal thinkers and writers in the interpersonal and relational schools of psychoanalysis...Stern’s new work, Partners in Thought, allows us to watch an idea mature and expand as Stern formulates new thoughts on dissociation and enactment...packed with philosophical and clinical ideas...Stern has shown us how he has grown as a theoretician...He has refocused clinical work on the ability to create new potential and new capacity in both patients and analysts." - Jaine L. Darwin, PsycCritiques

"A book that will stimulate thought and debate in the mind of analyst readers regardless of their theoretical orientation." - Henry J. Friedman, American Journal of Psychoanalysis

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stern, Donnel B.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - 256pp - A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2001009

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 123.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building on the innovative work of Unformulated Experience, Donnel B. Stern continues his exploration of the creation of meaning in clinical psychoanalysis with Partners in Thought. The chapters in this fascinating book are undergirded by the concept that the meanings which arise from unformulated experience are catalyzed by the states of relatedness in which the meanings emerge. In hermeneutic terms, what takes place in the consulting room is a particular kind of conversation, one in which patient and analyst serve as one another s partner in thought, an emotionally responsive witness to the other s experience. Enactment, which Stern theorizes as the interpersonalization of dissociation, interrupts this crucial kind of exchange, and the eventual breach of enactments frees analyst and patient to resume it. Later chapters compare his views to the ideas of others, considering mentalization theory and the work of the Boston Change Process Study Group. Approaching the link between dissociation and enactment via hermeneutics, metaphor, and narrative, among other perspectives, Stern weaves an experience-near theory of psychoanalytic relatedness that illuminates dilemmas clinicians find themselves in every day. Full of clinical illustrations showing how Stern works with dissociation and enactment, Partners in Thought is destined to take its place beside Unformulated Experience as a major contribution to the psychoanalytic literature. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780415999694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 131.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Donnel B. Stern
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0415999693. Seller Inventory # ST0415999693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 132.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building on the innovative work of Unformulated Experience, Donnel B. Stern continues his exploration of the creation of meaning in clinical psychoanalysis with Partners in Thought. The chapters in this fascinating book are undergirded by the concept that the meanings which arise from unformulated experience are catalyzed by the states of relatedness in which the meanings emerge. In hermeneutic terms, what takes place in the consulting room is a particular kind of conversation, one in which patient and analyst serve as one another s partner in thought, an emotionally responsive witness to the other s experience. Enactment, which Stern theorizes as the interpersonalization of dissociation, interrupts this crucial kind of exchange, and the eventual breach of enactments frees analyst and patient to resume it. Later chapters compare his views to the ideas of others, considering mentalization theory and the work of the Boston Change Process Study Group. Approaching the link between dissociation and enactment via hermeneutics, metaphor, and narrative, among other perspectives, Stern weaves an experience-near theory of psychoanalytic relatedness that illuminates dilemmas clinicians find themselves in every day. Full of clinical illustrations showing how Stern works with dissociation and enactment, Partners in Thought is destined to take its place beside Unformulated Experience as a major contribution to the psychoanalytic literature. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780415999694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 135.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780415999694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.78
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415999693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 138.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Building on the innovative work of Unformulated Experience, Donnel B. Stern continues his exploration of the creation of meaning in clinical psychoanalysis with Partners in Thought. The chapters in this fascinating book are undergirded by the concept that the meanings which arise from unformulated experience are catalyzed by the states of relatedness in which the meanings emerge. In hermeneutic terms, what takes place in the consulting room is a particular kind of conversation, one in which patient and analyst serve as one another s partner in thought, an emotionally responsive witness to the other s experience. Enactment, which Stern theorizes as the interpersonalization of dissociation, interrupts this crucial kind of exchange, and the eventual breach of enactments frees analyst and patient to resume it. Later chapters compare his views to the ideas of others, considering mentalization theory and the work of the Boston Change Process Study Group. Approaching the link between dissociation and enactment via hermeneutics, metaphor, and narrative, among other perspectives, Stern weaves an experience-near theory of psychoanalytic relatedness that illuminates dilemmas clinicians find themselves in every day. Full of clinical illustrations showing how Stern works with dissociation and enactment, Partners in Thought is destined to take its place beside Unformulated Experience as a major contribution to the psychoanalytic literature. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415999694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 143.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stern, Donnel B.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0415999693 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#I332292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 149.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Donnel B. Stern
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780415999694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 145.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Donnel B. Stern
ISBN 10: 0415999693 ISBN 13: 9780415999694
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. Not Signed; Building on the innovative work of Unformulated Experience, Donnel B. Stern continues his exploration of the creation of meaning in clinical psychoanalysis with Partners in Thought. The chapters in this fascinating book are undergirded by the concept that the meanings which arise from unformulated e. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780415999694_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 156.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book