Science, Systems and Psychoanalysis

Science, Systems and Psychoanalysis

Science, Systems and Psychoanalysis

Science, Systems and Psychoanalysis

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This book has been written for a broad audience. It is addressedto anyone who is at all concerned with a scientific groundingfor the art of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and for theunderstanding of the human mind..

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This book has been written for a broad audience. It is addressed to anyone who is at all concerned with a scientific grounding for the art of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and for the understanding of the human mind and its outputs via emotionally charged communication. These compelling issues deserve the serious attention of mental health professionals of all persuasions, as well as a wide range of nonprofessionals -- anyone who gives thought to the intricacies of the human condition.

Our grasp of the nature of emotional life and of the workings of the many forms of psychotherapy designed to ameliorate emotional dysfunctions has blossomed yet languished during the hundred years since Sigmund Freud established the mental domain as a subject for scientific investigation. With this as its heritage, psychoanalysis, broadly defined, has been the form of therapy that has served as the main arena for the struggle to achieve a science for the full spectrum of treatment modalities and their theories. It is for this reason that this book unfolds around issues related to psychoanalysis, even though its sub-

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