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Schafer, Roy

Works: 77 works in 532 publications in 6 languages and 12,160 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Popular works  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, pre, Other
Classifications: RC469, 616.8917
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Most widely held works by Roy Schafer
The analytic attitude by Roy Schafer( )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'It is my aim in this book, writes Dr Schafer, 'to clarify the intellectual and emotional attitude adopted by the analyst at work.'"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 in his work as an analyst. To this end he discusses not only the analyst's empathy, the need to establish an "atmosphere of safety" in relation to the dangers the patient perceives when facing the possibility of insight and personal change, but also the concepts of transference and resistance, and the nature of psychoanalytic interpretation and reconstruction. Both original and innovative, Dr Schafer's book offers the reader a fresh understanding of the analytic process and its narrative structure. It will deepen the foundations of all psychoanalytic work, and, at the same time, help to develop a modern epistemology for psychoanalysis as well as a much needed discipline of comparative psychoanalysis."--Provided by publisher
Tradition and change in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this era of rapid change in psychoanalysis there is a need for a work that bridges tradition and innovation. This book is devoted to building that bridge. On the one side there are the fundamental contributions of Freud and the great modern developers of ego psychology, and on the other the panoramas being opened by object-relational theory and practice, feminist thought, and postmodern critical theory. In this book, both the old and the new are shown to have significant strengths and distinctive problematic aspects, and the same may be said of the many transitional positions now prevalent among workers in the field of mental health
Tragic knots in psychoanalysis : new papers on psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 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."--Publisher
Diagnostic psychological testing by David Rapaport( Book )

53 editions published between 1946 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part I Insight and Its Vicissitudes -- Introduction to Part I -- 1 Insight into Insight -- 2 Insight for Whom? -- 3 Insight: Seeing or Telling? -- 4 Remembering in the Countertransference -- 5 Intimate Neutrality -- Part II Applications -- Introduction to Part II -- 6 Interpreting Sex -- 7 Psychoanalytic Discourse on Male Nonnormative Sexuality and Perversion -- 8 Gender Jokes/Sexual Politics -- Part III An Overview -- Introduction to Part III -- 9 Knowing Another Person Psychoanalytically -- References -- Index
Bad feelings : selected psychoanalytic essays by Roy Schafer( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone experiences "bad" feelings - guilt, shame, humiliation, envy and more. Yet, despite the fact that such emotions are a common occurrence, these painful feelings are often labeled as wrong, a moralistic determination that can complicate existing problems in the individual's emotional life." "These negative feelings and the defense mechanisms that are employed in response to them are the subjects of this study by Roy Schafer. The author emphasizes the extremes of shame - humiliation and mortification, disappointment as a stance toward life, envy, abandonment, rejection, mournful loss, and more. Schafer's engaging clinical presentations illustrate the complex process of enabling the individual to mature when such a step has been anxiously or guiltily avoided for years."--BOOK JACKET
Psychoanalytic interpretation in Rorschach testing; theory and application by Roy Schafer( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new language for psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 704 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
Language and insight by Roy Schafer( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diagnostic psychological testing; the theory, statistical evaluation, and diagnostic application of a battery of tests by David Rapaport( )

55 editions published between 1945 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 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)
Aspects of internalization by Roy Schafer( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 442 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 337 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 306 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
The contemporary Kleinians of London( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Currently, the world of therapy is being swept by a huge wave of interest in the great variety of object-relational approaches to psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Leading the field in developing new object-relational approaches to the depths of human suffering are the contemporary Kleinians of London. This group has refined the best of Melanie Klein's contributions to make them always immediately relevant to the verbal and nonverbal dialogue that goes on between the patient and the analyst or analytically oriented psychotherapist."--BOOK JACKET. "The teaching of these contemporary Kleinians has been sought after internationally, and in recent years in the United States there has been mounting interest in and excitement over what they have to offer. This book comprises a set of essays by central members of this group. These essays have been selected not only for their quality and recency but as well for their contributing, in aggregate, a broad view of the concepts, methods, and results of this creative group of fellow workers. An introductory essay by the Editor provides a helpful overview of what is to come in the chapters that follow. Among the authors represented in several places are Hanna Segal and Betty Joseph, the two acknowledged leaders of these contemporary pioneering psychoanalysts."--Jacket
Narrative actions in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erzähltes Leben : Narration und Dialog in der Psychoanalyse by Roy Schafer( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests de diagnóstico psicológico by David Rapaport( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 42 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychoanalytic life history by Roy Schafer( Book )

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

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A new language for psychoanalysis
Tradition and change in psychoanalysisTragic knots in psychoanalysis : new papers on psychoanalysisInsight and interpretation : the essential tools of psychoanalysisBad feelings : selected psychoanalytic essaysThe clinical application of psychological tests; diagnostic summaries and case studiesA new language for psychoanalysisAspects of internalizationRetelling a life : narration and dialogue in psychoanalysisThe contemporary Kleinians of London
Alternative Names
Roy Schafer American psychologist

Roy Schafer Amerikaans psycholoog

Schafer, R.

Schafer, Roy

シェーファー, ロイ

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