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Words That Touch


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Foreword -- The psychoanalyst of the future: wise enough to dare to be mad at times -- Heterogeneous patients: anxiety at heterogeneity -- A language that touches -- A language that addresses the patient's "mad part" but does not forget the part that is not mad -- Oedipus in search of integration -- The interpretation of projective identification -- Words already touch in the preliminary interviews -- Touching with words and not with actions -- The words don't matter provided that they touch -- Fragmenting splits, or The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Steeman, 1939) -- Words that touch bring time to life -- Listening to Freud and speaking to the psychoanalysts of the future -- A vast internal world

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Danielle Quinodoz is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Geneva, and is a Member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She is the author of 'Emotional Vertigo: Between Anxiety and Pleasure'.


'I am convinced beyond doubt that this is a book that is "a must read" by all clinicians whether psychotherapists or psychoanalysts. The vignettes illustrate clearly psychoanalytic concepts that are usually difficult to grasp and quite useful for teaching purposes.'- Dr Antoine Hani, Director of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Washington

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