"Traditionally, two clinical models have been dominant in psychoanalysis: the classical paradigm, which views the analyst as an objective mirror, and the participant-observation paradigm, which views the analyst as an intersubjective participant-observer. Coparticipant inquiry emphasises analysts' and patients' analytic equality, emotional reciprocity, psychic symmetry, and relational mutuality, suggesting that we are all inherently communal beings yet are simultaneously self-fulfilling, unique individuals. In this book, practising psychoanalyst John Fiscalini defines coparticipant inquiry; articulates its major principles; analyses its implications for a theory of the self and the treatment of narcissism; and discusses the therapeutical potential of the coparticipant model and the coparticipant nature of transference, resistance, therapeutic action, and analytic vitality. He lays out the therapeutic dialectics of the personal and interpersonal selves and discusses narcissism within its clinical role as the neurosis that contextualises all other neuroses."
Book in good condition.