9781568216522-1568216521-Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism (Critical Issues in Psychoanalysis)

Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism (Critical Issues in Psychoanalysis)

ISBN-13: 9781568216522
ISBN-10: 1568216521
Edition: First Edition
Author: Novick, Jack, Novick, Kerry Kelly
Publication date: 1977
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.
Format: Hardcover 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781568216522
ISBN-10: 1568216521
Edition: First Edition
Author: Novick, Jack, Novick, Kerry Kelly
Publication date: 1977
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.
Format: Hardcover 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Novick, Jack, Novick, Kerry Kelly wrote Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism (Critical Issues in Psychoanalysis) comprising 416 pages back in 1977. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1568216521 and 9781568216522. Since then Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism (Critical Issues in Psychoanalysis) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Using data from infant observation, and child, adolescent, and adult analyses, the Novicks explicate a multidimensional, developmental theory of sadomasochism that has been recognized as a major innovation. According to the Novicks, each phase of development contributes to the clinical manifestations of sadomasochism. Painful experiences in infancy are transformed into a mode of attachment, then into an embraced marker of specialness and unlimited destructive power, then into a conviction of equality with oedipal parents, and, finally, into an omnipotent capacity to gratify infantile wishes through the coercion of others. By school age, these children have established a magic omnipotent system of thought which undermines alternate means of competent interactions with reality. In adolescence and adulthood it becomes increasingly hard for them to deny, avoid, or distort reality without resorting to escalating self-destructive behaviors. Sadomasochistic phenomena are the source of severe resistances and counterreactions in all phases of therapy. This book helps clinicians recognize and overcome these blocks to treatment progress and success. Here can be found an introduction to the Novicks' reformulation of the therapeutic alliance, and their distinctive contributions to the transformations of memory and the termination of treatment.

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