Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality by Nancy McWilliams

By Nancy McWilliams

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This acclaimed scientific advisor and broadly followed textual content has stuffed a key desire within the box seeing that its unique e-book. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic character concept and its implications for perform obtainable to practitioners of all degrees of expertise. She explains significant personality forms and demonstrates particular ways in which figuring out the patient's person character constitution can effect the therapist's concentration and elegance of intervention. directions are supplied for constructing a scientific but versatile diagnostic formula and utilizing it to notify remedy. hugely readable, the booklet includes a wealth of illustrative scientific examples.

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The 58 only exception to this is in cases where a particular motif or a whole dream repeats itself because it has never been properly understood, and because it is necessary for the conscious mind to reorient itself by recognizing the compensation which the motif or dream expresses. In the above dream it is certainly a case either of ordinary unconsciousness, or of repression. One can therefore interpret it sexually and leave it at that, without going into all the niceties of the symbolism. The words with which the dream ends—“In hoc signo vinces”—point to a deeper meaning, but this level could only be reached if the dreamer became conscious enough to admit the existence of an erotic conflict.

Drawing from Dieterich, Mutter Erde, p. 108. 16. The twirling-stick From an Aztec hieroglyph-painting. Drawing courtesy of the Ciba Archives, Basel. 17. The first three labours of Heracles Classical sarcophagus relief. Drawing by Gori in Inscriptiones antiquae graecae et romanae, 1783; from Robert, Die antiken Sarkophag-Reliefs, III, Part 1, Pl. XXXIX, fig. 128 (detail). 18. Priest with a fish-mask, representing Oannes Relief, Nimrud. Drawing from Jeremias, Das Alte Testament im Lichte des alten Orients, fig.

Apart from the fact that such a method would be a practical impossibility, the book is far more concerned with working out the fantasy material of an unknown young American woman, pseudonymously known as Frank Miller. This material was originally published by my respected and fatherly friend, the late Théodore Flournoy, in the Archives de psychologie (Geneva). I had the great satisfaction of hearing from his own lips that I had hit off the young woman’s mentality very well. Valuable confirmation of this reached me in 1918, through an American colleague who was treating Miss Miller for the schizophrenic disturbance which had broken out after her sojourn in Europe.

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