Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To review The Language of Psycho-Analysis…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Prior to searching a specific psychoanalytic concept, you may first want to review The Language of Psycho-Analysis written by Laplanche & Pontalis. You can access it directly by clicking here.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Kay, J. (2000). Dreams and Emotional Adaptation: A Clinical Notebook for Psychotherapists: Robert Langs. New York: Zeig, Tucker & Company, Inc., Arizona. 1999. Pp. 206.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 81(3):620-621.
   

(2000). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 81(3):620-621

Dreams and Emotional Adaptation: A Clinical Notebook for Psychotherapists: Robert Langs. New York: Zeig, Tucker & Company, Inc., Arizona. 1999. Pp. 206.

Review by:
Jerald Kay

This is an especially timely book given that the teaching of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in US psychiatry training programs is under intense attack. The prolific Robert Langs, author or editor of over 40 books and 125 papers, has extended his earlier work based on frame and boundary concerns to address dream interpretation. Dreams and Emotional Adaptation is, in a sense, two separate books. More than the first half of this book is devoted to explaining the author's theory of emotional adaptation and how it is relevant to dreamwork. The remainder of the book describes the clinical application of this adaptive theory to understanding and interpreting dreams within the therapeutic relationship. Langs considers the dream to be the ‘very pinnacle of human communications’ (p. xi) and the mechanism by which we accomplish self-realisation, symptom alleviation and equanimity. Daily emotional events are triggers for dream formation, which in itself assists us in adapting to the challenges of our intrapsychic and interpersonal lives.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.