We closed with a note on our future plans, stressing the importance of developing methods for the comparison of the two kinds of analysis of the raw data of psychotherapy and for obtaining comprehensive clinical evaluations so that proper studies of interclinician reliability can be made. These groups are the clinical categories, the special clinical categories, which two together make up the dimensions of the process of psychotherapy, and the nonclinical categories. An extended clinical vignette illustrates how the analyst's struggle with this dialetic has great therapeutic potential. The focus is on what is often regarded as an important first step in the analysis of transference: the identification and exploration of the preconscious points of attachment of transference ideas in the here-and-now. The cause was kidney failure, said Dr. His latest volume is about what interests him the most - 'the nature of psychological therapy informed by psychoanalytic concepts.
Much has happened in psychoanalysis since that time - the challenge to metapsychology, the expansion of object relations approaches, the development of self psychology, the reformulation of transference and countertransference, and the debates about hermeneutics, constructivism, and one-person and two-person psychologies. Psychoanalytical methodology has been described as causal explanation or hermeneutic understanding. He continually plays off dialectical tensions between competing positions to explore the subtle, interactive relationships between: the internal and the external, one-person and two-person frameworks, and drives and object relations. Those who did not know him will be deeply informed by it. The extant literature on these issues is complex and voluminous, not to say vast.
He is, above all, committed to analyzing, to the continued and repeated exploration of the analytic interaction. Constructivism and hermeneutics -- Ch. First, in terms of Gill's intended audience, it is clear that he succeeded in his intention to create a work that would be enlightening to both students and beginning clinicians, as well as to the more experienced practitioner. Instead, it is characterized by an enactment in which the analyst is always dominant. Merton Gill has been central in these dialogues, bringing his familiar scholarship, clarity of thought, and commitment to balanced and open-minded exploration of new ideas to discussions that were so often obscured by ideological prejudices and religious convictions.
Please send reports of such problems to November 19, 1994, Page 001031 The New York Times Archives Merton Max Gill, an academic psychoanalyst, died on Sunday at Rush-Presbyterian-St. These paradoxes are evident in the following juxtapositions: the subjectively conceived object versus the objectively perceived object; personal isolation versus relatedness; ruthlessness versus concern; and dependence versus independence. Those who knew him will be deeply moved as well. New York: International Universities Press. This discussion highlights the ways that the two understood each to be adding missing elements to his previous theoretical scaffolding. In this introduction to a series of papers on psychoanalysis and scientific research that will be published across three issues of this journal, the author sets the stage by highlighting the urgency of the questions being debated. The multiplicity of such systems speaks to our uncertainty and the need for further study to clarify the many questions that this line of thinking evokes.
Psychoanalytic theory in the light of Popper's evolutionary epistemology. He has become far more focusedon the clinical process - psychoanalytic theory as a tool for the analyst at work. The alternative competing theoretical and clinical domains can be loosely categorized under the rubrics of object relations, self psychology, and the off-shoots of these which include the relational and intersubjective frames. Research, evidence and clinical examples show how an integrative perspective provides flexibility of approach that makes understanding such meaning useful in almost any context. It is the purpose of this article to review aspects of these models and the historic and revolutionary changes that their appearance have effected in the psychoanalytic landscape. He has become far more focused on the clinical process - psychoanalytic theory as a tool for the analyst at work.
The psychoanalytic world is not soon likely to benefit from a mind and a spirit as incisive and intellectually passionate as Merton M. We completed the presentation of our coding system by a description of the several groups of modifiers of statements. Depending on the observer and his or her frame of reference, certain motivational systems are held to be superordinate to others; these then are held up as basic motives. What analysts say and do -- Ch. Gill's later emphasis on the analysis of transference and on the analyst's contribution to the patient's experience are shown to have precursors in his earlier work. Finally we illustrated the application of our system, demonstrating our working devices as well as concrete examples of the coding of the content of clinical evaluation and patient-therapist verbalization and the comparison of the two.
Gill, who lived in Chicago, was 80 years old. He was also the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Menninger Prize of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Heinz Hartman Prize of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and the Hans Loewald Memorial Award of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education. To highlight the uniqueness of Joseph's contribution the author goes on to examine what distinguishes it within the kleinian framework. Our aims have been four-fold: 1. This understanding is also furthered by the recognition that many uses of the term 'here and now' in the analytic literature refer to something very different from what Joseph refers to and are based on a perspective that is fundamentally opposed to hers.
Gill, professor emeritus at the university, was also a supervising analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Chicago Center of Psychoanalysis. It is also hypothesized that, just as motivational systems lead to the emergence of new capacities and functions, so too do new capacities beget new motivational derivatives in an ever-more complex developmental spiral. It presents the viewpoints of a great psychoanalyst. Barber's work consists of a number of publications which promote a new orientation toward the understanding of hypnosis through discussion of many of its characteristic behaviors based on carefully designed experimentation, critical analyses of earlier experiments, and thorough reviews of the literature. Free Association and the Analytic Process. It presents the viewpoints of a great psychoanalyst. The future of psychoanalysis has history.