This book brings together an engaging study, using Emmanuel Ghent's collected papers, of theoretical and personal origins of the relational turn in psychoanalysis. Emmanuel Ghent was one of the founders of relational psychoanalysis, and his ideas have been hugely influential. However, he published sparingly and his papers are scattered across a range of sources. In this book, his key writings are reproduced, along with analyses and critiques by major contemporary psychoanalytic figures such as Adam Phillips, Jessica Benjamin, Seth Warren, Adrienne Harris and Barry Magrid.
This book provides a thorough examination of the key tenets of Ghent's thinking and the continued importance of his theoretical and clinical work for the next generation of psychoanalysts.
Introduction Victoria Demos and Adrienne Harris
Part One: Core Papers and Commentariesã
Emmanuel Ghent and the Origins of Relational Psychoanalysis
Credo - The Dialectics of One-Person and Two-Person Psychologies (1989)
Surrender and Self-Discovery: Ghent's Reflections on the "Force of Growth" and What Impedes It
Masochism, Submission, Surrender-Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender (1990)
Medicine Man(nie): Commentary on Emmanuel Ghent's "Paradox and Process"
Paradox and Process (1992)
Introduction to E. Ghent, "Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation"
C. SETH WARREN
Interaction in the Psychoanalytic Situation (1995)
The Butterfly in the Consulting Room
Wish, Need, Drive: Motive in the Light of Dynamic Systems Theory and Edelman's Selectionist Theory (2002)
Part Two: Early Writingsã
Psyche and Eye (1950)
Countertransference: Its Reflection in the Process of Peer-Group Supervision
CHAIM F. SHATAN, BENJAMIN BRODY, EMMANUEL GHENT
Part Three: In Ghent's Wordsã
Relations: Introduction to the First IARPP Conference (2001)
On Relational Psychoanalysis: An Interview with Dr. Emmanuel Ghent/Interviewer: Lewis Aron (2000)
Part Four: Reminiscences ã
A Fragment of an Analysis with Mannie Ghent
Reminiscences of Mannie as a Clinical Supervisor
The Years with Ghent
Impressions of Mannie
Heart Melts Forward: Emmanuel Ghent (1925-2003)
Afterward On What We Need: A Celebration of the Work of Emmanuel Ghent