What is it like to be a working psychoanalyst? And what is it like to be held in the mind of one? These were the questions that led Winer and Malawista to interview seventeen notable analysts from around the world. Who's Behind the Couch?: The Heart and the Mind of the Psychoanalyst explores the analyst's mind at work, not so much from a theoretical perspective, but rather from the complexities and richness inherent in every moment-to-moment clinical encounter. As analysts we are all continually challenged to find what might work best with a particular patient. Yet we don't often hear senior analysts share their personal struggles, feelings, and sensibilities. To understand the internal experience of analysts the authors posed questions such as: What is it like for analysts to manage rough spots, to lose ground and try to recapture it? To feel appreciated and then to feel devalued? To feel betrayed? To feel responsibility for someone's life while working to maintain their own balance?

chapter 1|22 pages

Stefano Bolognini (Italy)

chapter 2|22 pages

Richard Waugaman (United States)

chapter 3|16 pages

llany Kogan (Israel)

chapter 4|32 pages

Rosemary Balsam (United States)

chapter 5|22 pages

Joseph Lichtenberg (United States)

chapter 6|18 pages

Werner Bohleber (Germany)

chapter 7|28 pages

Salman Akhtar (United States)

chapter 8|18 pages

Cláudio Eizirik (Brazil)

chapter 9|36 pages

Nancy McWilliams (United States)

chapter 10|12 pages

Abel Fainstein (Argentina)

chapter 11|20 pages

Nancy Chodorow (United States)

chapter 12|22 pages

Gerhard Schneider (Germany)

chapter 13|24 pages

Jay Greenberg (United States)

chapter 14|12 pages

Raquel Berman (Mexico)

chapter 15|8 pages

David Tuckett (United Kingdom)

chapter 16|24 pages

Jane Kite (United States)

chapter 17|23 pages

Donald Moss (United States)

chapter |1 pages