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Polansky, Norman A. 1918-2002

Overview
Works: 35 works in 197 publications in 4 languages and 5,651 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman A Polansky
Damaged parents, an anatomy of child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work research : methods for the helping professions by Norman A Polansky( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work research by Norman A Polansky( Book )

49 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of futility by Norman A Polansky( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated ego psychology by Norman A Polansky( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ego psychology is the aspect of psychoanalytic theory concerned with how people adapt to the demands and possibilities of their worlds in accordance with their inner requirements. All substantial theories of personality refer to adaptation, but there are several features special to ego psychology. It offers by far the most elaborate picture of the adaptive apparatus and of the varied devices humans have for negotiating among their drives and their life situations. More than any other theory of psychology, it emphasizes the complicated transactions that go on in people's minds, of which many are outside conscious awareness. Norman A. Polansky argues that we must be disciplined enough to commit ourselves to one consistent line of theory if we are to harness reasoning to go beyond what we can directly observe.Few who are, or aspire to be, caseworkers, therapists or counselors come to this book innocent of all the ideas contained herein. Much will seem familiar from previous training and from experiences with people. Moreover, many Freudian terms have been adopted into the working vocabularies of all educated people. Words like instinctual drive, defense mechanism, anxiety, guilt, conflict, unconscious, and the like, are used all the time in estimating each other. One task of Integrated Ego Psychology is defining such terms with precise meanings, as well as showing the logical connections among them.Psychoanalytic theory has envolved for about a century, and some "grand simplicities" have finally emerged. This book, for practitioners, indicates the need for a theory to guide work if we are to help people effectively. The theory must be elaborate enough to cover a very wide range of human activity and it must meet certain other standards as well
Child neglect: understanding and reaching the parent by Norman A Polansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ego psychology and communication; theory for the interview by Norman A Polansky( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing in a lively straightforward tone and offering numerous examples, Polansky demonstrates that verbal communication plays a major role in mental health and is essential to preventing and curing emotional disorders. He shows why the inability to achieve effective speech reflects neurosis, interferes with self-healing potentials in the personality, and hampers patients in their efforts to make use of any of the talking therapies. He also makes clear how verbal expression leads to the growth of intimacy between people on a mature organized level and guards the individual against the existential anxiety of being completely alone in a potentially meaningless universe.Synthesizing basic theory that underlies skilled interviewing, the book serves as an introduction to ego psychology. It offers an appraisal of the role of verbal communication, especially in casework, individual therapy, and counseling, as well as in most group treatments situations. The author covers such topics as the resiliency of the ego, the logic of defenses, coping mechanisms, and the theory of object relations. He provides numerous illustrations of specific security and distance maneuvers found in everyday practice. He also describes techniques for dealing with these maneuvers by patients in face-to-face situations.This book is as vital to the field as when it first appeared in 1971. Polansky summarizes major concepts of modern ego psychology and relates them to what is known today about the process of verbal communication. It will be especially useful for those who seek to understand and treat the human personality through speech. Ego Psychology and Communication is designed for courses in social work, clinical psychology, educational counseling, guidance, and psychiatric nursing. Practitioners in social work, psychology, and psychiatry will find it to be a valuable addition to their personal reference libraries."--Provided by publisher
Child neglect : an annotated bibliography by Norman A Polansky( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 150 references to books and journal articles dealing with prevention, identification, causes, treatment, and results of child neglect. Intended for professional personnel concerned with child neglect. Arranged accordingly. No index
Profile of neglect : a survey of the state of knowledge of child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviewed is recent literature and research on child neglect. Covered are the following topics (and sub-topics in parentheses): (1) definition of neglect (distinguishing neglect from abuse, legal vs. Professional definitions, operational definition); (2) prevalence of neglect; etiology (economics, cultural values and child caring, breakdown of the nuclear family, parental pathology, cycles of neglect); (3) identification, casefinding, early warning signals; consequences (neurological and other physical sequelae, emotional sequelae, cognitive deficit, antisocial behavior); (4) prevention (child advocacy, rights of children, help for families at risk); and (5) (social casework, group techniques, parent-child community programs, mental heal centers, day care, engineered communities). (Ls)
Retrieval from limbo: the intermediary group treatment of inaccessible children by Grace Ganter( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating loneliness in child protection by Norman A Polansky( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness and isolation in child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solitude et isolement des mères négligentes by Norman A Polansky( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness and the neglect of children by Norman A Polansky( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On loneliness : a program for social work by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child neglect : understanding and reaching the parent a guide for child welfare workers by Norman A Polansky( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbal accessibility and fusion fantasy in a mountain county by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child neglect : state of knowledge by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of verbal accessibility by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Polansky, N. A.

Polansky, N. A. 1918-

Polansky, N. A. (Norman A.), 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman A.

Polansky, Norman Albert 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman Alburt 1918-

Languages
English (163)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Social work research : methods for the helping professionsSocial work researchIntegrated ego psychologyEgo psychology and communication; theory for the interview