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Schafer, Roy

Works: 93 works in 545 publications in 6 languages and 12,209 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Popular works  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, pre
Classifications: RC469, 616.8917
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Most widely held works by Roy Schafer
The analytic attitude by R Schafer( )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,962 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
Tradition and change in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,548 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
Tragic knots in psychoanalysis : new papers on psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 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"This is a collection of published and unpublished papers on clinical, theoretical and applied aspects of psychoanalysis that take up various aspects of unconscious mental processes and conflicts and their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 )

54 editions published between 1946 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 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 786 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.The authorbrings 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
Psychoanalytic interpretation in Rorschach testing; theory and application by Roy Schafer( Book )

44 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad feelings : selected psychoanalytic essays by Roy Schafer( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 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
A new language for psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 713 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 clinical application of psychological tests; diagnostic summaries and case studies by Roy Schafer( Book )

48 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and insight by Roy Schafer( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of internalization by Roy Schafer( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1945 and 1967 in English and held by 353 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)
Projective testing and psychoanalysis; selected papers by Roy Schafer( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and held by 327 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 305 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 137 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
Diagnostic psychological testing. the theory, statistical evaluation and diagnostic application of a battery of tests by David Rapaport( )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The material presented here is the outgrowth of cooperation of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists over several years. It is intended to be a factual summary of the concentrated use of the most recent and most advanced testing procedures which psychology has to offer clinical psychiatric work. It is hoped it will represent a step forward in the systematization of those principles of the psychology of thinking which are part of the necessary background to a proper qualitative evaluation of these tests. Our aims have been four-fold: 1. We have attempted to show how the tests were welded in our clinical work into a single diagnostic tool. 2. We have attempted to validate those of the tests which have already been put to general clinical psychological use, but for which no systematic clinical validation has been offered in the past; and to develop into easily handled diagnostic indicators some of their neglected characteristics, which have been found useful in our clinical work and experience. 3. We have attempted to put to general use some of these tests which were hitherto used only in the study of specific groups of cases. With these tests our effort was to develop them into tests of general diagnostic use by designing and validating new scoring and new interpretation criteria. 4. We have attempted to develop a psychological rationale for each of these tests and for the different types of responses on them; because without such a rationale the tests and test results must remain meaningless to the psychiatrist, and a matter of automatic procedure and mechanical comparison to the clinical psychologist. The research population included clients with schizophrenia, preschizophrenia, paranoia, depression and neurosis--Intro. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Narrative actions in psychoanalysis by Roy Schafer( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 65 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 49 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

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 essaysA new language for psychoanalysisThe clinical application of psychological tests; diagnostic summaries and case studiesAspects of internalizationRetelling a life : narration and dialogue in psychoanalysisThe contemporary Kleinians of London
Alternative Names
Roy Schafer American psychologist

Roy Schafer Amerikaans psycholoog

Roy Schafer psicólogu estauxunidense (1922–2018)

Schafer, R.

Schafer, Roy

シェーファー, ロイ

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