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The Rupture of Serenity
Author: Aisha Abbasi

ISBN: 9781780491950
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 December 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.7 x 1.5
Description:
What happens when the outside world enters the psychoanalytic space? In The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique, Aisha Abbasi draws on clinical material to describe some of the dilemmas she has encountered in her work with patients when external factors have entered the treatment frame. She considers analytic dilemmas that range from how to deal with patients' unusual requests regarding the conduct of an analytic treatment to the question of how to handle events in the analyst's personal life that, by necessity, must be addressed in the analysis. As a Muslim of Pakistani origin, Abbasi is also able to discuss, frankly and with compassion, the role that ethnic and religious differences between patient and analyst can play in treatment-differences that, in the aftermath of 9/11 and the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden, became a palpable presence in her consulting room.

Abbasi also explores the deeper meanings of waiting-room interactions and how analysts can view the entrance of the "iWorld" into the psychoanalytic space: not as an unwelcome third party, but as a tool with great pot...

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