Titel: The Dream Frontier
Autor/en: Mark J. Blechner
Juli 2001 - gebunden - 338 Seiten
Drawing on psychodynamic theorists and neuroscientific researchers with equal fluency and grace, Mark Blechner introduces the reader to a conversation of the finest minds as the work toward an understanding of dreams and dreaming that is both scientifica
I. Introduction and Overview 1. The Dream Frontier II. New Ways of Thinking About Dreams 2. The Analysis and Creation of Dream Meaning 3. Secondary Revision, Tertiary Revision, and Beyond 4. Who Creates, Has, Remembers, Tells, and Interprets the Dream? 5. We Never Lie in Our Dreams 6. Condensation and Interobjects 7. Oneiric Darwinism 8. Dreams and the Language of Thought III. Clinical Work With Dreams 9. Vectors of Dream Interpretation 10. How to Analyze Dreams: Fundamental Principles 11. How to Analyze Dreams: Special Topics 12. Homonyms and Other Wordplay in Dreams 13. Dream Acts: Dreams in Analysis as Actions 14. Dream Symbols 15. Kleinian Positions and Dreams 16. The Patient's Dreams and the Countertransference 17. Dreams as Supervision, Dreams in Supervision 18. The Clinical Use of Countertransference Dreams 19. The Reallocation of Madness IV. Sleep, Dreams, and the Brain 20. Knowing What We Know in Waking and Dreaming 21. What Dreams Can Tell Us About the Brain 22. Endoneuropsychic Perception References Index
Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D., is Training and Supervising Analyst and Teaching Faculty at the William Alanson White Institute and at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. A member of the editorial board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Dr. Blechner also participates in the study group on neuropsychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He has written numerous articles on dreams and is the editor of Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS (Analytic Press, 1997).
"Anyone who thinks, writes, or teaches about dreams, and anyone who works with them clinically, needs to be familiar with this remarkable and engaging book. Mark Blechner's clinically based ideas about dream theory and the use of dreams in treatment are thoughtful, lucid, illuminating, and often startlingly original as well. The Dream Frontier will be taught and read all the way from undergraduate classes to psychoanalytic institutes. It is a contribution that will endure." - Donnel Stern, Ph.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute "The Dream Frontier offers an exciting excursion into the synthesis of various disciplines: cognitive neuroscience, neurology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, and philosophy in the context of their history during the past 100 years. Blechner addresses his concern with the isolation between scientists studying dreams and clinicians interpreting dreams by challenging both to consider the many frontiers of knowledge currentl involved with dream investigations...Blechner brings a broad intellectual scope to his various topics, using diverse, extensive sources and authors to compare and contrast approaches in developing evidence to support his themes." - Paula Anne Franklin, Ph.D., Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases "With psychoanalytic virtuosity and a good deal of originality, Mark Blechner has reformulated dream theory in its relation to the evolving framework of neurocognitive research, neurophysiology, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. In doing so he has provided the clinician with a wide-ranging and detailed approach to interpretive techniques. In 1953 Robert Fleiss wrote The Revival of Interest in Dreams to stimulate the flagging interest of psychoanalysts on dreams. Blechner's The Dream Frontier promises a second revival that now embeds the dream in the rich interdisciplinary matrix it deserves." - Montague Ullman, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiarty, Albert Einstein College of Medicine