Regret: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Editor : Salman Akhtar, Editor : Shahrzad Siassi

Regret: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 258
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 40181
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782205890
  • ISBN 10 : 1782205896

Reviews and Endorsements

‘In a book of luminous beauty, Salman Akhtar and Shahrzad Siassi have brought together excellent pieces of writing on the clinically significant topic of regret. The chapters cover the vistas of the life cycle, take us from poetry to the movies, and into the privacy of the consulting room. Reading it was like getting an excellent consultation on my own current work. This book has the capacity to help all of us immensely on both clinical and personal levels.’
- Aisha Abbasi, MD, training and supervising analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, and author of The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique

‘Regret is a commonplace emotion of human existence that has been infrequently addressed as a separate subject of psychoanalytic study. This volume seeks to remedy that omission by offering a series of thoughtful essays anchored in clinical experience that explore regret and related phenomena such as guilt, remorse and reparation, from developmental, cultural and clinical perspectives. Readers of all theoretical persuasions and levels of experience will come away from this evocative book with a humbled sense and profound appreciation of the challenges inherent in the analytic encounter and the human condition.’
- Howard B. Levine, MD, faculty, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England (East) and supervising analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis

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