Until recently, psychoanalysis has failed - on either a theoretical or clinical level - to keep pace with the significant changes in the type of patient seeking psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy. This book provides new ideas - on both a theoretical and clinical level - to fill the void left by the therapeutic collapse "en route" to contemporary psychotherapy. It presents an evolved self-psychological model of addiction, including emphasis on clinical approaches, to treat challenging narcissistic patients with major forms of addiction. This is done via an in-depth study of the state of psychoanalysis and an introduction to the model and its place within the therapy of addicted patients. Cases are used to represent and illustrate analytic therapy with the five major forms of addiction.
Richard B. Ulman, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York, and President and founding member of the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology. Previously he has been an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College, Senior Researcher at the Center for Psychosocial Studies in New York, and Staff Clinical Psychologist at the FDR Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York.
Harry Paul, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York, and Vice President and founding member of The Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology. He has formerly been Research Affiliate for the Center of Psychosocial Studies in New York, Staff Psychologist at the FDR Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York.