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Book Review: The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Postmodern Reflections on Depth Psychology

Book Review: The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Postmodern Reflections on Depth Psychology

Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2006, 51,149-151 Book Review: The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Postmodern Reflections on Depth Psychology. by Ronald Schenk Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications, 2001. Reviewed by Michael Horne, M.D. Analytical psychology purports to help despairing people repair the tattered meaning of their existence. Many analytical psychologists feel that postmodernist approaches to understanding are relativistic and nihilistic and, therefore, destroy meaning. They wonder how such points of view can be compatible with the practice of … Read entire article »

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Book Review: Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self

Book Review: Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self

Fort da: The Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (2003), 9(2), 107-111 Book Review: Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self by Peter Fonagy, Gyorgy Gergely, Eliot Jurist, and Mary Target New York:  Other Press, 2002; 577 pp. Reviewed by Michael Horne, M.D. Although this book very thoroughly discusses many of the current issues in child development, such as attachment and mother/infant attunement, the concepts of analytic praxis proposed add little to ideas on current … Read entire article »

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Book Review: Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities.

Book Review: Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities.

Psychoanalytic Review. 91: 149-153. Hauke, Christopher. (2000). Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities. London: Routledge: 304, xiv pp. The establishment of psychoanalytic studies programs in Universities is creating an exciting collaboration between psychoanalysts and academics in the humanities. In this context, psychoanalysts are exposed to postmodernism which is revolutionizing all the traditional disciplines by critiquing their underlying presuppositions. Conversely, academics are exposed to contemporary psychoanalytic ideas that have the potential to elucidate a variety of … Read entire article »

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