PART I: CURRENT RESEARCH AND HISTORY OF RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSISChapter 1: CORE COMPETENCIES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY Roy BarsnessChapter 2: THE CASE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS: EXPLORING THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE John Thor Cornelius Chapter 3: THE RELATIONAL TRADITION: LANDSCAPE AND CANON Adrienne HarrisPART II: CORE COMPETENCIES Chapter 4: COMPETENCY ONE: THERAPEUTIC INTENT Steven Tublin Chapter 5: COMPETENCY TWO: THERAPEUTIC STANCE/ATTITUDE Nancy McWilliams Chapter 6: COMPETENCY THREE: DEEP LISTENING/AFFECTIVE ATTUNEMENT Stuart Pizer Chapter 7: COMPETENCY FOUR: RELATIONAL DYNAMIC: THE THERE AND THEN AND THE HERE AND NOW Lewis Aron Chapter 8: COMPETENCY FIVE: PATTERNING AND LINKING Steven Knoblauch Chapter 9: COMPETENCY SIX: REPETITION AND WORKING THROUGH Karen Maroda Chapter 10: COMPETENCY SEVEN: COURAGEOUS SPEECH/DISPLINED SPONTANEITY Roy Barsness & Brad Strawn Chapter 11: CORE COMPETENCY: LOVE Daniel Shaw PART III: NEW FRONTIERS Chapter 12: RELATIONAL ETHICS Roy Barsness & Brad Strawn Chapter 13: THE BRAIN AND PSYCHOANALYSIS Allan Schore Chapter 14: SEXUALITY AND GENDER Karol Marshall & Roy Barsness Chapter 15: CULTURE CONSIDERATIONS Pratyusha Tummala-Narra Chapter 16: SELF CARE Roy Barsness & Anita Sorenson PART IV: A CRITIQUE Chapter 17: CRITIQUE OF RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS Jon Mills with a postscript by Steven Kuchuck
Roy E. Barsness is a Professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, the Brookhaven Institute for Psychoanalysis and Christian Theology, and the Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Group, Seattle. He was formally the Clinical Director at Seattle Pacific University and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. He has been in independent practice for over 25 years.
"Roy Barsness and his co-authors have undertaken the difficult task of presenting a text of Core Competencies in Relational Psychoanalysis to guide younger and more experienced therapists to an integration of theory and practice. The authors outstanding success lies in their skilled address of the challenge in Relational Psychoanalysis to offer an approach that is flexibly attuned to the individuality of each patient/analyst dyad while practiced with a disciplined intent, form, and rhythm. The what and how to do is presented in seven competencies with a coda on love - all becoming enlivened for the reader by clinical narratives. A difficult task well mastered."-Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D., Director Emeritus of The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, author of Craft & Spirit, Editor-in-Chief of the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series.
"While reading this book, I felt like I had entered the mind of the relational analyst. Both the carefully constructed mindset and the overall honoring of the work comes through in every chapter. As a director of the Masters in Counseling program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, I am always looking for texts that convey both the passion and the skill associated with analytic work to be an inspiration to my students. I have found it."-Francesca Giordano, Ph.D., Program Director, Clinical Professor, The Counseling Program, The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
"Originally a reaction against the constricting orthodoxy and authoritarianism of an entrenched psychoanalytic establishment, relational psychoanalysis has evolved into a sophisticated and comprehensive paradigm representing the leading edge of psychoanalytic thought. This masterful volume, with contributions by luminaries of the relational movement, elucidates the core assumptions and competencies of relational psychoanalysis. Simultaneously sweeping in scope and scholarly in detail, it is essential reading for students and experienced clinicians alike."-Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine