A Shining Affliction

Author: Annie G. Rogers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621098

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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"Soars into sublime meditation...what makes this book so extraordinary is her willingness to reveal exactly what goes on in the sometimes mysterious encounter between therapist and patient."—The Los Angeles Times. A moving account of a true-life double healing through psychotherapy. In this brave, iconoclastic, and utterly unique book, psychotherapist Annie Rogers chronicles her remarkable bond with Ben, a severely disturbed five-ear-old. Orphaned, fostered, neglected, and forgotten in a household fire, Ben finally begins to respond to Annie in their intricate and revealing platy therapy. But as Ben begins to explore the trauma of his past, Annie finds herself being drawn downward into her own mental anguish. Catastrophically failed by her own therapist, she is hospitalized with a breakdown that renders her unable to speak. Then she and her gifted new analyst must uncover where her story of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's, and learn how she can complete her work with the child by creating a new story from the old—one that ultimately heals them both.

Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose

Author: Suzi Naiburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136946225

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose will teach you to read gifted writers for inspiration and practical lessons in the craft of writing; apply the principles and techniques of the paradigmatic, narrative, lyric narrative, evocative, and enactive modes of clinical prose; and put what you learn immediately into practice in eighty-four writing exercises. Each of the five modes uses different means to construct worlds out of language. The paradigmatic abstracts ideas from experience to build concepts and theories. The narrative mode organizes experience through time, creating meaningful relationships between causes and effects. Lyric narratives present events unfolding in an uncertain present. The evocative mode works by invitation and suggestion, and the enactive mode creates an experience to be lived as well as thought. Structure and Spontaneity is fundamentally a book about reading and writing in new and different ways. It is an invaluable resource for new and experienced psychoanalysts and psychotherapists and for students, teachers, editors, and writers in the humanities and social sciences.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787611811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors(R).

Ḥáfiẓ of Shíráz

Author: Šams-ad-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ

Publisher: N.A



Page: 422

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Analyzing the Different Voice

Author: Jerilyn Fisher,Ellen S. Silber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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These essays apply influential, pathbreaking psychological studies about women's lives to literature. In their analyses of fictional portraits, contributors both challenge and confirm psychological theories about female identity, about 'connection/separation' as developmental catalysts, and about the impact of gender on 'voice, ' moral decision-making, and epistemology in relation to classical and contemporary literary texts, written by both women and men