Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst

McFarland
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Margaret Mahler was from a young age intrigued by the theories of Sigmund Freud and Hungarian psychoanalysts such as Sandor Ferenzci, with whom she became acquainted while a student in Budapest. Forced to flee Europe and rising anti–Semitism, Margaret and her husband, Paul, came to the United States in 1938. It was after this move that Mahler performed her most significant research and developed concepts such as the ground-breaking theory of separation-individuation, an idea which was given credence by Mahler’s own relationship with her father. This volume details the life and work of Margaret Mahler focusing on her life’s ambition—her psychoanalytical work. Her experiences with the Philadelphia Institute and her definitive research through the Masters Children’s Clinic are also discussed.
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Alma Halbert Bond is also the author of 13 other books, both nonfiction and fiction. She lives in New York.
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McFarland
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Published on
Mar 12, 2015
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Pages
251
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ISBN
9780786482559
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Language
English
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Biography & Autobiography / General
Social Science / General
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Psychoanalyst, teacher, and scholar, Heinz Kohut was one of this century's most important intellectuals. A rebel, according to many mainstream psychoanalysts, Kohut challenged Freudian orthodoxy and the medical control of psychoanalysis in America. His success in treating narcissistic disorders and his highly influential book How Does Analysis Cure? established Kohut's Self Psychology as the strongest rival to traditional psychoanalysis today.

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