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Truth, Reality and the Psychoanalyst: Latin American Contributions to Psychoanalysis

by Silvia Flechner and Sergio Lewkowicz IPA
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Hbk 336 pages
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All the key ideas developed by psychoanalysis in Latin America are included in this book, as well as relevant historical events for psychoanalysis in each country. The authors of the chapters are selected from among the major analytic thinkers of Latin America and the commentaries are presented by some of the leading contemporary names in the discipline.
''Psychoanalysis has long thrived in Latin America. Like the rest of the psychoanalytic world, our Latin American colleagues are diverse in their thinking, but there is nevertheless a distinct cultural voice with which they speak. Unfortunately, language barriers have interfered with the communication of this unique and highly sophisticated way of thinking to colleagues around the world. This stimulating new volume goes a long way to fill this void by presenting a collection of essays that present Latin American psychoanalysis at its best. An added treat is the cross-cultural dialogue provided by commentators for each chapter from other psychoanalytic cultures. I highly recommend this exciting new contribution to both candidates and experienced analysts.''
Sergio Lewkowicz is currently the Scientific Director of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society; Psychiatry and Training and Supervising Analyst for the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society; Publications Director of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society; Professor and Supervisor for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the Psychiatry Department, Medical School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Publications Committee; Member of the Programme Committee of the 43rd Congress of the IPA in New Orleans (2004); former President of the Society of Psychiatry of Rio Grande do Sul; former Editor of the Psychiatry Journal of Rio Grande do Sul; and he has published papers on psychoanalytic technique.