This book presents a day long symposium with Adam Phillips and includes two brilliant essays that reveal what is at the heart of psychoanalysis – a practice that can enable both analyst and patient to live life more fully. The volume includes questions and commentaries which reflect the creative and open expression supported throughout the symposium. In this unique volume, Phillips works through psychoanalytic theories about cure, encouraging serious consideration of those ideas that allow the analyst and patient to marvel at and take pleasure in the unknowable adventure ahead of them.
Contents: List of Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Welcome – A day with Adam Phillips at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy by Ron Taffel, Ph.D 2. The Magic of Winnicott: Playing and reality, and reality by Adam Phillips 3. Morning Q&A 4. An Interview with Adam Phillips 5. Afternoon Q&A 6. Commentaries by members of the faculty, graduates and candidates 7. The Cure for Psychoanalysis by Adam Phillips 8. Coda – A day with Adam Phillips at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy by Holly Levenkron, Director of Psychoanalytic Training References
“We know Adam Phillips to be a remarkable writer but in this wonderfully spirited book we discover he is also an endlessly interesting conversationalist.…we are privy to dialogue as a form of performance art. There is genius here; there is good humor; there is joy. It doesn’t get better than this.” -Christopher Bollas, psychoanalyst, and author of Meaning and Melancholia and The Shadow of the Object