Robert Waska

Robert Waska MFT, PhD is a graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and has a private psychoanalytic practice for individuals and couples in San Francisco and Marin County. Dr. Waska has taught and presented in the Bay Area as well as internationally. He is the author of ten published textbooks on psychoanalytic theory and technique, is a contributing author for both The Handbook of Contemporary Psychotherapy and The Handbook of Hate, and has published over eighty articles in professional journals. Dr. Waska's work focuses on various contemporary Kleinian topics including projective identification, loss, borderline and psychotic states, the practical realities of psychoanalytic practice in the modern world, and the establishment of analytic contact with difficult, hard to reach patients. He emphasizes the moment-to-moment understanding of transference and phantasy as the vehicle for gradual integration and mastery of unconscious conflict between self and other.

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Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

Treating Severe Depressive and Persecutory Anxiety States: To Transform the Unbearable

by Robert Waska

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This book serves two purposes. First, it provides the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist with a more flexible method of practicing psychoanalysis. This is the clinical approach of "analytic contact", a... (more)

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

Love, Hate and Knowledge: The Kleinian Method and the Future of Psychoanalysis

by Robert Waska

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This book introduces the clinical concept of analytic contact. This is a term that describes the therapeutic method of investigation that makes up psychoanalytic treatment. The field has been in... (more)

Primitive Experiences of Loss: Working with the Paranoid-Schizoid Patient

Primitive Experiences of Loss: Working with the Paranoid-Schizoid Patient

by Robert Waska

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Taking as his starting point Melanie Klein's concept of the paranoid-schizoid position, and succinctly reviewing subsequent developments within the Kleinian perspective, Robert T. Waska formulates a... (more)

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