Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)

4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780881634785: Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)

Since trauma is a thoroughly relational phenomenon, it is highly unpredictable, and cannot be made to fit within the scientific framework Freud so admired. In Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis, Doris Brothers urges a return to a trauma-centered psychoanalysis. Making use of relational systems theory, she shows that experiences of uncertainty are continually transformed by the regulatory processes of everyday life such as feeling, knowing, forming categories, making decisions, using language, creating narratives, sensing time, remembering, forgetting, and fantasizing. Insofar as trauma destroys the certainties that organize psychological life, it plunges our relational systems into chaos and sets the stage for the emergence of rigid, life-constricting relational patterns. These trauma-generated patterns, which often involve denial of sameness and difference, the creation of complexity-reducing dualities, and the transformation of certainty into certitude, figure prominently in virtually all of the complaints for which patients seek analytic treatment.

Analysts, she claims, are no more strangers to trauma than are their patients. Using in-depth clinical illustrations, Dr. Brothers demonstrates how a mutual desire to heal and to be healed from trauma draws patients and analysts into their analytic relationships. She recommends the reconceptualization of what has heretofore been considered transference and countertransference in terms of the transformation of experienced uncertainty. In her view the increased ability of both analytic partners to live with uncertainty is the mark of a successful treatment.

Dr. Brothers’ perspective sheds fresh light on a variety of topics of great general interest to analysts as well as many of their patients, such as gender, the acceptance of death, faith, cult-like training programs, and burnout. Her discussions of these topics are enlivened by references to contemporary cinema and theatre.

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

About the Author:

Doris Brothers, Ph.D., a psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City, is a cofounder and training and supervising analyst at The Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology.  Her previous publications include Falling Backwards: An Exploration of Trust and Self Experience (W. W. Norton, 1995) and The Shattered Self: A Psychoanalytic Study of Trauma (Analytic Press, 1988), which she wrote with Richard B. Ulman.

She is currently participating in an online discussion group based on her recent paper "Trust, Uncertainty, and Therapeutic Alliance in Trauma-Centered Treatment" (http://blogs.confer.uk.com/).

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brothers, Doris
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97808816347850000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Brothers, Doris
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VT-9780881634785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Brothers, Doris
Published by The Analytic Press
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Analytic Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover-240pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2013001

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Doris Brothers
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 221 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Since trauma is a thoroughly relational phenomenon, it is highly unpredictable, and cannot be made to fit within the scientific framework Freud so admired. In Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis, Doris Brothers urges a return to a trauma-centered psychoanalysis. Making use of relational systems theory, she shows that experiences of uncertainty are continually transformed by the regulatory processes of everyday life such as feeling, knowing, forming categories, making decisions, using language, creating narratives, sensing time, remembering, forgetting, and fantasizing. Insofar as trauma destroys the certainties that organize psychological life, it plunges our relational systems into chaos and sets the stage for the emergence of rigid, life-constricting relational patterns. These trauma-generated patterns, which often involve denial of sameness and difference, the creation of complexity-reducing dualities, and the transformation of certainty into certitude, figure prominently in virtually all of the complaints for which patients seek analytic treatment. Analysts, she claims, are no more strangers to trauma than are their patients. Using in-depth clinical illustrations, Dr. Brothers demonstrates how a mutual desire to heal and to be healed from trauma draws patients and analysts into their analytic relationships. She recommends the reconceptualization of what has heretofore been considered transference and countertransference in terms of the transformation of experienced uncertainty. In her view the increased ability of both analytic partners to live with uncertainty is the mark of a successful treatment. Dr. Brothers perspective sheds fresh light on a variety of topics of great general interest to analysts as well as many of their patients, such as gender, the acceptance of death, faith, cult-like training programs, and burnout. Her discussions of these topics are enlivened by references to contemporary cinema and theatre. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780881634785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Brothers, Doris
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780881634785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Doris Brothers
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 221 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Since trauma is a thoroughly relational phenomenon, it is highly unpredictable, and cannot be made to fit within the scientific framework Freud so admired. In Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis, Doris Brothers urges a return to a trauma-centered psychoanalysis. Making use of relational systems theory, she shows that experiences of uncertainty are continually transformed by the regulatory processes of everyday life such as feeling, knowing, forming categories, making decisions, using language, creating narratives, sensing time, remembering, forgetting, and fantasizing. Insofar as trauma destroys the certainties that organize psychological life, it plunges our relational systems into chaos and sets the stage for the emergence of rigid, life-constricting relational patterns. These trauma-generated patterns, which often involve denial of sameness and difference, the creation of complexity-reducing dualities, and the transformation of certainty into certitude, figure prominently in virtually all of the complaints for which patients seek analytic treatment. Analysts, she claims, are no more strangers to trauma than are their patients. Using in-depth clinical illustrations, Dr. Brothers demonstrates how a mutual desire to heal and to be healed from trauma draws patients and analysts into their analytic relationships. She recommends the reconceptualization of what has heretofore been considered transference and countertransference in terms of the transformation of experienced uncertainty. In her view the increased ability of both analytic partners to live with uncertainty is the mark of a successful treatment. Dr. Brothers perspective sheds fresh light on a variety of topics of great general interest to analysts as well as many of their patients, such as gender, the acceptance of death, faith, cult-like training programs, and burnout. Her discussions of these topics are enlivened by references to contemporary cinema and theatre. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780881634785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

BROTHERS, DORIS.
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780881634785 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0229420

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.27
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Brothers, Doris (Author)
Published by Routledge (2007)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 223 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0881634786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Doris Brothers
Published by Routledge (2008)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F9-9780881634785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brothers, Doris
Published by Routledge (2007)
ISBN 10: 0881634786 ISBN 13: 9780881634785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0881634786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book