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AuthorAbroms, Eugene M. author
TitleThe Freedom of the Self [electronic resource] : The Bio-Existential Treatment of Character Problems / by Eugene M. Abroms
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2896-8
Descript XIV, 248 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Building on the work of Janet, Jung, and Fairbairn, the author details a comprehensive theory of pathology and integrates the major schools of treatment into a holistic outpatient milieu therapy. Abroms emphasizes the role of personality dissociation in depressive pathologies, and works toward unifying the self into a more aware, spiritually connected whole. Clinicians working from a variety of viewpoints will find fruit in his work


CONTENT

1. The Bio-Existential Spirit -- Notes -- 2. The Definition and History of Psychotherapy -- Definition of Psychotherapy -- The Modern History -- Mesmer and the Mesmerists -- The French School -- The Unconscious: High and Low -- Freudโ{128}{153}s Theory -- Adler, Jung, and Rank -- The Artist-Therapist -- The Postmaterialist Perspective -- Notes -- 3. The Five Modern Schools of Mental Treatment -- The Psychodynamic School -- The Existential School -- The Biomedical School -- The Learning Theory School -- The Social System School -- Summary -- Integration -- Notes -- 4. The Case of Beth and Howard -- Milieu Therapy -- Beth -- Course in Treatment -- Howard -- Course in Treatment -- Beth and Howard -- Forging the Bond -- Growth -- Notes -- 5. The History and the Hologram -- The Theory of Reenactment -- Holograms and Holography -- The Chief Complaint -- The History of the Present Illness -- The Past History -- Crossing the Line -- Family History -- Summary -- Notes -- 6. Making the Diagnosis and Staging the Treatment -- Staging -- The Case of Henry and Roz -- Depressive Masks -- Somatization -- Projection -- Dissociation -- Other Masks -- Unmasking Depression -- Holographic Interventions -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes -- 7. A Grief-Based Theory of Disorder -- Implications of Grief Theory -- The Meaning of Grief and Its Pervasiveness -- The Stages of Symptom Formation -- Explanatory Power of the Grief-Substrate Theory -- Notes -- 8. The Dynamics of Drug Therapy -- The Elements of the Medication Response -- Specific Forms of Resistance to Medication -- Medication and Mistrust -- Medication and Autonomy -- Medication and Integrity -- Medication and Forced Maturation -- Principles of Prescribing -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes -- 9. Changing the Rules -- General Rationale of the Rules -- Rationale for Breaking the Rules -- No Expectations of Positive Changes -- No First Names -- No Gifts -- No Communications with Family or Friends -- Moral Neutrality -- Anonymity -- Time and Place -- Fee-for-Service Payment -- Concluding Principles -- Summary -- Notes -- 10. Reliving the Past or Creating the Future -- The Nature of the Split-Off Part -- Elements of the Saboteur -- Reintegration -- Carla -- Ben -- Molly -- Inducing the Corrective Split -- The Therapeutic Alliance -- Exposing the Saboteur -- Healing the Split and Taming the Saboteur -- Lucy -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes -- 11. Guided Intimacy and Milieu Therapy -- The Rules of Guidance -- The Definition of Intimacy -- The Privatization of Marriage -- Social Communion -- Cheryl -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes -- 12. Freedom -- Creative Acts -- Kohut and the Grandiose Self -- Meditation and the Creative Self -- Inflation and the Creative Self -- Freedom and the Lifework -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes


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