Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip’s theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem. Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self has 68 ratings and 4 reviews . Riley said: While reading this I thought Harry Guntrip (coolest name ever. Harry Guntrip, a pioneer psychoanalyst of the schizoid condition, poignantly argued throughout his work .. Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self.

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Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Such activity as is carried on may appear to be mechanical. Books by Harry Guntrip. Loneliness in the midst of a crowd is the experience of the schizoid cut off from affective rapport.

Regression inward speaks to the magnitude of the reliance on primitive forms of fantasy and self-containment, often of an autoerotic or even objectless nature. The central affect linking the part representations is one of being jailed but connected, and the relief of not being totally alienated. The ‘shut-in’ individual, like the patient who said in the consulting-room, ‘I don’t seem to come here’, may be physically present but emotionally absent.

The complexity thereof, given the use of various defenses as described above, means that a tremendous amount of therapeutic work and patience is needed to access this schizoid structure. The depressive diagnosis “Man’s greatest and most consistent self-deception” has people fixing attention on their badness instead of their weakness; given the natural preference to feel strong, there harey many barriers to bringing ego-weakness to conscious thought.


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Daniel Dahlgren rated it it was amazing Mar 06, It is this very split that needs to be understood and therapeutically addressed. Jung and Analytical Psychology.

It is illegal to redistribute it in any form. There are currently no reviews Be the first to review. This type of superiority was described by a young schizoid man:. This page was schizoix edited on 18 Augustat The longing for closeness and attachment is almost unidentifiable to such a person.

Guntrip observed that a sense of superiority accompanies self-sufficiency. Daniel Williams rated it really liked it Feb 12, This loss of affect is more frequently manifest within the patient as genuine confusion, a sense of something missing in his or her emotional life. Winnicottand Michael Balint. Irrespective of the latter, the schizoid patient essentially experiences a very specific, stable and entrenched internal split.

Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self

It has decreed an emotional and impulsive standstill, on the basis of keeping out of effective range and being unmoved.


If you are interested in how the ‘self’ is formed, you MUST read this book. While reading this I thought Harry Guntrip coolest name ever?

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Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self by Harry Guntrip

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Sutherland as “”one of the psychoanalytic immortals””. Withdrawnness phenomeja a characteristic feature of schizoid pathologybut it is sometimes overt and sometimes covert. Its laughter and its loving I disdain. Refresh and try again.

Part 2 reviews the theoretical development which makes it necessary to see manic-depressive problems in the light of the deeper and more subtle schizoid condition.

Living between rewarding and withdrawing paradigms of experience- The Mastersonian approach to the Borderline disorder of self. By interpreting the various compromises the client may come to see how they actively, although certainly at times unconsciously, create distance phenomeba to see also that interpersonal negotiation and closeness may be an option without its various projected fears.

It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material.