Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To receive notifications about new content…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Want to receive notifications about new content in PEP Web? For more information about this feature, click here

To sign up to PEP Web Alert for weekly emails with new content updates click click here.

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

Solomon, B. (2017). Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties in the Interpersonal Field. By Donnel B. Stern. London/New York: Routledge, 2015. 272 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 86(2):488-496.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 86(2):488-496

Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties in the Interpersonal Field. By Donnel B. Stern. London/New York: Routledge, 2015. 272 pp.

Review by:
Brenda Solomon

This book continues Donnel B. Stern's study of unformulated experience, dissociation, and enactment as defined in his previous works. Relational Freedom illuminates not only his theory of mind as it exists in the field, but also some personal aspects of his career. “Because I am a psychoanalyst, it is axiomatic for me that my own deepest intentions, like anyone's, are simply not rational” (p. 46), he writes. For Stern, “therapeutic action depends on our freedom to allow ourselves novel, unbidden experience” (p. 113).

Stern

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

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.