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Waska, Robert T.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 5,774 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC506, 616.8917
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert T Waska
The danger of change : the Kleinian approach with patients who experience progress as trauma by Robert T Waska( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confusing clinical standoffs, loyalty to self-destruction and abrupt terminations are challenging and under-examined problems for the modern psychoanalytic practitioner. The Danger of Change is a timely book that addresses the so-called resistant patient so many clinicians are familiar with. Robert Waska blends theory based on Melanie Klein's classical stance with the more contemporary Freudian/Kleinian school, to demonstrate how to understand patients that are resistant to progress. Divided into four sections, this book covers:reluctant patients and the fight
The concept of analytic contact : the Kleinian approach to reaching the hard to reach patient by Robert T Waska( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concept of Analytic Contact presents practitioners with new ways to assist the often severely disturbed patients that come to see them in both private and institutional settings. In this book Robert Waska outlines the use of psychoanalysis as a method of engagement that can be utilised with or without the addition of multiple weekly visits and the analytic couch. The chapters in this book follow a wide spectrum of cases and clinical situations where hard to reach patients are provided with the best opportunity for health and healing through the establishment of analytic contact. Divided in
Moments of uncertainty in therapeutic practice : interpreting within the matrix of projective identification, countertransference, and enactment by Robert T Waska( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object, in some cases the therapist. During the course of treatment, a patient's projections and the analyst's struggle to divert them can stress, distort, or contaminate the therapeutic relationship. It may lead to various forms of enactment, in which the therapist unconsciously colludes with the client in interpretation and treatment, or projective identification, in which the client imposes negative feelings and behaviors onto the therap
Love, hate, and knowledge : the Kleinian method and the future of psychoanalysis by Robert T Waska( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the clinical concept of analytic contact. This is a term that describes the therapeutic method of investigation that makes up psychoanalytic treatment. The field has been in debate for decades regarding what constitutes psychoanalysis. This usually centers on theoretical ideals regarding analyzability, goals, or procedure and external criteria such as frequency or use of couch. Instead, the concept of analytic contact looks at what takes place with a patient in the clinical situation. Each chapter in this book follows a wide spectrum of cases and clinical situations where
Real people, real problems, real solutions : the Kleinian psychoanalytic approach with difficult patients by Robert T Waska( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions offers a clear introduction to psychoanalytic practice from a Kleinian perspective and shows how the modern Kleinian works with the most taxing of their patients." "Through its integrated blending of clinical and theoretical findings Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions shows how the average psychoanalyst and psychotherapist face many difficult patients in a typical day's work."--Jacket
Primitive experiences of loss : working with the paranoid-schizoid patient by Robert T Waska( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating discussion of such issues as projective identification, symbolization, transference and countertransference from a Kleinian perspective
Projective identification in the clinical setting : the Kleinian interpretation by Robert T Waska( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern Kleinian approach to psychoanalytic technique : clinical illustrations by Robert T Waska( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Modern Kleinian Approach to Psychoanalytic Technique: Clinical Illustrations describes how today's practitioner typically treats a number of types of very disturbed and hard-to-reach patients who, while prone to intense acting out and early termination, are in great need of in-depth psychological reorganization. Many cases barely get off the ground due to levels of pathological conflict and destructive phantasy that make self/object connection extremely fragile. However, the modern Kleinian approach makes it possible to establish analytic contact within even the most chaotic situations and
Treating severe depressive and persecutory anxiety states : to transform the unbearable by Robert T Waska( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book serves two purposes. First, it provides the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist with a more flexible method of practicing psychoanalysis. This is the clinical approach of "analytic contact", a technical stance in which more patients can be reached in a deeper and more helpful manner. Analytic contact is an operationally robust Kleinian approach for the real world of private practice and targets the combination of internal and external factors there are consistently at play with all patients. The second aim of this book is to examine specific groups of patients that present unique challen
The total transference and the complete counter-transference : the Kleinian psychoanalytic approach with more disturbed patients by Robert T Waska( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book takes the reader "into the trenches" with the author as he describes his psychoanalytic work with a variety of patients with difficult and complex conditions. The reader becomes familiar with the clinical and theoretical difficulties psychoanalysts encounter in their day to day practice with such patients, especially the counter-transference reactions so common with patients who rely on rigid defense systems. While presented from a Kleinian viewpoint, the book is written in a very inclusive and flexible manner that brings together a variety of analytic thought and provides easy access to the reader unfamiliar with Kleinian theory. The book provides a wealth of in-depth clinical material including severe personality disorders, chronic depressive conditions, pathological phantasies of grief and loss, and destructive states of narcissism. Each chapter provides a vivid look into the workings of psychoanalytic treatment in the context of the contemporary focus on understanding projective identification, enactment, acting out, and the careful and thoughtful interpretive working through of these complex clinical situations. Much of the book also addresses how to notice, learn from, and utilize these volatile moments. Indeed, once properly understood, what once was fertile ground for the analyst's acting out can become a bridge to better translating and interpreting the patient's core anxieties and providing a therapeutic experience of change and growth. This volume shows the therapeutic power the modern Kleinian approach can have with patients throughout the diagnostic spectrum. By attending to the interpersonal, transactional, and intra-psychic levels of transference, counter-transference and unconscious phantasy with consistent here-and-now and in-the-moment interpretation, the Kleinian method can be therapeutically successful with severely neurotic, borderline, and narcissistic patients. By making the goal of psychoanalytic treatment the gradual establishment of analyst contact, a broader range of patients can be helped and understood
A casebook of psychotherapy practice with challenging patients : a modern Kleinian approach by Robert T Waska( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most contemporary psychoanalysts and psychotherapists see each patient once or twice a week at most. As many patients have reached a marked state of distress before seeking treatment, this gives the analyst a difficult task to accomplish in what is a limited amount of time. A Casebook of Psychotherapy Practice with Challenging Patients: A modern Kleinian approach sets out a model for working with quite significantly disturbed, distressed or resistant patients in a very limited time, which Robert Waska has termed 'Modern Kleinian Therapy'. Each chapter provides a vivid look into the moment-to-moment workings of a contemporary Kleinian focus on understanding projective identification, enactment, and acting out as well as the careful and thoughtful interpretive work necessary in these complex clinical situations. Individual psychotherapeutic work is represented throughout the book alongside instructive reports of psychoanalytic work with disturbed couples, and the more challenging patient is illustrated with several comprehensive reviews of films that follow such hard to reach individuals. A Casebook of Psychotherapy Practice with Challenging Patients: A modern Kleinian approach is filled with a combination of contemporary theory building, a wealth of clinical vignettes and practical advice. It is a hands-on guide for psychoanalysts and therapists who need to get to grips with complex psychoanalytic concepts in a short time and shows the therapeutic power the Modern Kleinian Therapy approach can have and how it can enable them to work most effectively with difficult patients"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Klein in the trenches : working with disturbed patients by Robert T Waska( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the theoretical and technical aspects of Modern Kleinian Therapy with borderline, narcissistic, and psychotic patients who are in great psychological conflict and who struggle to find stable footing in the relational world. These are th
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy : a modern Kleinian approach by Robert T Waska( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managed care and psychoanalytic practice -- The workplace and paranoid anxiety -- The somatic retreat -- Mutilation, substance abuse, and the psychoanalytic method -- The symbolic object -- Triangulation -- Fear of hate and harm : less disturbed patients -- Fear of hate and harm : more disturbed patients
A practical casebook for time-limited psychoanalytic work : a modern Kleinian approach by Robert T Waska( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Kleinian Therapy is a model of effective psychoanalytic work that offers relief to deep internal conflicts by establishing and maintaining analytic contact, and beginning to unravel, modify, and heal turbulent and torn minds. This book defines Modern Kleinian Therapy as a modality for treating severely affected patients in a fairly traditional psychoanalytic manner, even when the environment or frequency of sessions are compromised. Chapter by chapter the book provides detailed clinical material to illustrate the complex dynamics that unfold when working with more close
Projective identification in the clinical setting : a Kleinian interpretation by Robert T Waska( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do Kleinians work with projective identification?The concept of projective identification, first introduced by Melanie Klein in 1946, has been widely studied by psychoanalysts of different persuasions. However, these explorations have neglected to show what Kleinians actually do with the projective identification phenomenon in their daily casework. Projective Identification in the Clinical Setting presents a detailed study of Kleinian literature, setting a background of understanding for the day-to-day analytic atmosphere in which projective identification takes p
Moments of uncertainty in therapeutic practice : interpreting within the matrix of projective identification, countertransference, and enactment / Robert Waska by Robert T Waska( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Klein in the Trenches: Working with Disturbed Patients (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies) by Robert T Waska( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A practical casebook for time-limited psychoanalytic work : a modern Kleinian approach by Robert T Waska( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy a modern Kleinian approach by Robert T Waska( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The danger of change : the Kleinian approach with patients who experience progress as trauma
Alternative Names
Waska, Robert

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The concept of analytic contact : the Kleinian approach to reaching the hard to reach patientLove, hate, and knowledge : the Kleinian method and the future of psychoanalysisReal people, real problems, real solutions : the Kleinian psychoanalytic approach with difficult patientsPrimitive experiences of loss : working with the paranoid-schizoid patientProjective identification in the clinical setting : the Kleinian interpretationThe modern Kleinian approach to psychoanalytic technique : clinical illustrationsTreating severe depressive and persecutory anxiety states : to transform the unbearablePsychoanalytic psychotherapy : a modern Kleinian approachProjective identification in the clinical setting : a Kleinian interpretation