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Schafer, Roy

Works: 73 works in 506 publications in 6 languages and 13,454 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Popular works  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pre
Classifications: RC469, 616.8917
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Most widely held works by Roy Schafer
Diagnostic psychological testing by David Rapaport( Book )

54 editions published between 1946 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clinical application of psychological tests; diagnostic summaries and case studies by Roy Schafer( Book )

63 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalytic interpretation in Rorschach testing; theory and application by Roy Schafer( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new language for psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Roy Schafer offers a radical reconceptualization of Freudian metapsychology. When Freud wrote about his discoveries of the unconscious and the nature of psychic processes, he used the language of the prevailing scientific theories of his time -- energy, force, and mechanism. In contrast, Schafer sees psychoanalysis as an interpretive discipline, a human science that requires a language of its own, unencumbered by the old natural science concepts. Schafer proposes a new language for psychoanalysis, freed from the ambiguities and biases of mechanistic theory. His formulation is based on the notion of action, were "action" is understood to mean the widest variety of human behavior: perceiving, organizing, fantasying, wishing, and doing -- consciously and unconsciously. -- Description of the source book
The analytic attitude by Roy Schafer( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The analytic attitude" ranks as one of Freud's greatest creations. Both the findings of psychoanalysis as a method of investigation and its results as a method of treatment depend on its being consistent to a high degree. Yet Freud offered no concise, complex, generally acceptable formulation of what it is: his ideas, or a version of them, can only be derived from his papers on technique. Taking these ideas as a starting point, and with due regard to the contributions of other analysts over the years, Dr Schafer rises to the challenge of defining the "ideal" attitude that he come to aspire to
Language and insight by Roy Schafer( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of internalization by Roy Schafer( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projective testing and psychoanalysis; selected papers by Roy Schafer( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling a life : narration and dialogue in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the long-awaited new book by the influential, always provocative psychoanalyst, Roy Schafer. It focuses on a vacuum that has developed between psychoanalysis and critical thinkers in the social sciences and humanities. Schafer's goal is to weave psychoanalytic discourse into the tapestry of modern trends in intellectual history, notably linguistic and hermeneutic approaches to interpretation." "The manner in which we "narrate" our lives is the central theme of psychoanalytic discourse and a critical issue for all of us, Roy Schafer argues. Narrating, giving an account, presenting a version: these terms make up the core vocabulary of the narrative approach. From this perspective, Schafer offers a new understanding of such diverse issues as men's struggle against sentimentality; women and power; happiness and failure; and analysts' sublimated love for their patients." "Whether he's redefining the self, reinterpreting Freud, or counteracting the stereotype of the aloof, authoritarian, and patriarchal analyst, Schafer's rich observations will inform and stimulate not only analysts but all those interested in psychoanalytic thought as an intellectual current of our times."--Jacket
Diagnostic psychological testing; the theory, statistical evaluation, and diagnostic application of a battery of tests by David Rapaport( Book )

51 editions published between 1945 and 1967 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diagnostic use of the word-association test, the Rorschach test, and the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) are discussed in this volume, approximately 60% of the book being devoted to a detailed analysis of findings obtained in various clinical groups with the Rorschach test. The word-association test results are analyzed with reference to popular reactions, close reactions, distant reactions, reaction time, responses to traumatic as opposed to nontraumatic stimulus words, and a comparison of responses originally elicited by a stimulus word with responses elicited on a second administration of the test. The TAT is treated largely qualitatively. Trends appearing in the TAT that are of diagnostic importance for several clinical categories are reviewed. In the discussion of the Rorschach test, the scoring and interpretation follow the basic schema proposed by Rorschach, though a number of refinements in scoring are introduced. This test seems to provide the best single diagnostic tool of the battery employed. For ready reference, diagnostic analyses are given in which individual cases are summarized with a notation of the Rorschach signs pointing to the diagnosis finally made for each patient. (See also 20:929.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The contemporary Kleinians of London( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insight and interpretation : the essential tools of psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insight and interpretation are crucial tools of the psychoanalytic process that have been neglected and misunderstood in recent psychoanalytic literature where the focus has shifted to the effects of countertransference on the relationship between patient and analyst. Roy Schafer brings these tools back to the forefront of psychoanalytic thinking, integrating them with recent contributions on countertransference to create a more cohesive understanding of the psychoanalytic process. These essays will prove invaluable to analysts trying to maintain an articulated and rounded view of what it takes to bring meaning to their patient's lives through the power of insight and beneficial interpretations
Tradition and change in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many central ideas have had to be rethought; these include the nature of interpretation as a process, the validation of interpretations, the significant role played by countertransference in the therapeutic process, and the problem of working either systematically or eclectically in a discipline which now contains a number of strong competing points of view
Bad feelings : selected psychoanalytic essays by Roy Schafer( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad feelings are ubiquitous to human experience. Everyone deals with grief, envy, disappointment, dejection, humiliation, mortification, and anxiety. However, when we consciously push troubling feelings aside and then avoid them, we should be under no illusions that such repression empowers us to lead untroubled lives. The price that we pay, simply, is feeling less alive. Our attempts to avoid feeling pain manifest themselves in feelings of disconnection and numbness. To make matters worse, bad feelings often bring moralistic self-condemnation that arises unconsciously or even consciously: "It is bad of you to feel that way!" "You're being a nuisance to worry about that!"Many families even elevate mental health to the status of an Eleventh Commandment. They believe that when they have negative feelings and express them, this constitutes behavioral problems. When they begin to feel anxious, glum, or ashamed, they are stricken with guilt or fears of punishment. Their goal is perfect adjustment, and their taboo is the secret forbidden pleasure hidden by pain. This book demonstrates how psychoanalytic understanding can reduce the painfulness of negative feelings and increase our tolerance for emotional pain. This work can enable freedom from frightening, vengeful, and guilt-ridden fantasies, decrease reliance on passive and masochistic ways of being, and increase our ability to take pleasure in the body, to enjoy relations with others, the use of one's assets, and to take pride in one's achievements. These changes outweigh the emotional pains that we inevitably suffer by living, and they help us feel that it is worth our while to enjoy a lively existence. From the Trade Paperback edition
Narrative actions in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic knots in psychoanalysis : new papers on psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of published and unpublished papers on clinical, theoretical and applied aspects of psychoanalysis that take up various aspects of unconscious mental processes and conflicts and their expression in the clinical transference and countertransference. These expressions are evidenced in frustration, gratitude and benevolence, competing feelings of being cared for and coerced, disturbed and expanded bodily pleasure, cruelty and forgiveness. Included in this book is a brief history of the author's odyssey through several major contributions regarding the language of psychoanalysis and its narrativity, and the convergence of these with contemporary Kleinian modes of thought
Erzähltes Leben : Narration und Dialog in der Psychoanalyse by Roy Schafer( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'utilisation clinique de l'échelle Bellevue by David Rapaport( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests de diagnóstico psicológico by David Rapaport( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychoanalytic life history by Roy Schafer( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A new language for psychoanalysis
Alternative Names
Roy Schafer American psychologist

Roy Schafer Amerikaans psycholoog

Schafer, R.

Schafer, Roy

シェーファー, ロイ

English (377)

French (17)

Spanish (11)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

A new language for psychoanalysisThe analytic attitudeAspects of internalizationRetelling a life : narration and dialogue in psychoanalysisThe contemporary Kleinians of LondonInsight and interpretation : the essential tools of psychoanalysisTradition and change in psychoanalysisBad feelings : selected psychoanalytic essaysTragic knots in psychoanalysis : new papers on psychoanalysis