– Edie Boxer – Sleeping/Dying: “Now Moments” in Clinical Space Chapter
– Jonathan H. Slavin, Miki Rahmani – Moments of Truth in Psychoanalytic Treatment
– Linda Beeler – Mutual Discoveries Emerging from Secrets, Lies, Deceptions, and Truths
Sleeping/Dying: “Now Moments” in Clinical Space
by Edie Boxer (USA)
This chapter emphasizes the potential collaborative healing capacity of the analytic relationship through incorporating the patient’s and the analyst’s unique subjective experiences. A clinical illustration focuses on a moment in a session in which the author realized she was becoming increasingly quite sleepy, after which her patient confronted her about it: “You are falling asleep!” The author writes that the patient deserved a response, but there ensued a major rupture in the relatively new relationship that was never to be repaired. However, though their interaction, the author was able to recognize and use her own deeply felt emotional experiences to reflect on and attempt to respond to her patient in a human way. The author’s personal process also revealed work between herself and another patient who could enter into and develop a relationship that allowed for conflict resolution after the derailment (a “now moment”) leading to more understanding and connection, a “moment of meeting.”
This chapter was published in Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter (Lord, S. editor, Routledge, 2017)
Edith (Edie) G. Boxer MSW, BCD, PsyD
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Moments of Truth in Psychoanalytic Treatment
by Jonathan H. Slavin (USA) and Miki Rahmani (Israel)
It has taken more than 100 years for psychoanalysis to even grudgingly acknowledge the influence of the individual and personal mind of the analyst in the reconstruction of the patient’s mind in treatment. If it is to remain relevant, psychoanalysis must more than acknowledge this; it must be embraced as central to the process of psychoanalytic cure and change. This chapter, published in Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter (Lord, S. editor, Routledge, 2017) describes how these issues are confronted in certain “moments of truth” that arise in small and large ways in the treatment process.
Jonathan H. Slavin, PhD, DHL, ABPP
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Miki Rahmani, MA
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by Linda Beeler (USA)
I recently published a chapter, “Mutual Discoveries Emerging from Secrets, Lies, Deceptions, and Truths” in the book Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter edited by Susan Lord and published by Routledge in August, 2017.
The book offers a collection of chapters that discuss “moments of meeting” in which transformations take place within the psychoanalytic encounter. Contributions of these essays are from many different perspectives including infant research, self psychology, relational, Jungian, mindfulness, and spirituality. There are many rich illustrations of clinical interactions that create change in an emotionally transformative manner.
In my chapter I highlight aspects of mutuality that impact the analytic relationship. I address enactments, heightened affective moments, self-and mutual regulation, moments of spontaneity, and interactions within the analytic dyad that created change within myself as well as the patient.
Linda G. Beeler, LCSW, is in private practice in New York City. She is a supervisor and affiliated with The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center, and The New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and a member of American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. She is the past clinical director of the Mental Health Department at HIP-NJ.
Linda G. Beeler, LCSW
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New York, NY 10023 USA
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