The Race Against Time

Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the Second Half of Life

  • Robert A. Nemiroff
  • Calvin A. Colarusso

Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 1-8
  3. New Concepts in Adult Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 11-24
    3. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 25-43
    4. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 45-57
    5. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 59-72
    6. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 73-93
  4. Clinical Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. John M. Hassler
      Pages 97-115
    3. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 117-120
    4. Eli Miller
      Pages 121-141
    5. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 143-145
    6. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 167-170
    7. Gary A. Levinson
      Pages 171-188
    8. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 189-193
    9. Gene D. Cohen
      Pages 195-204
    10. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso
      Pages 205-207
  5. Critical Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Older Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-210

About this book

Introduction

This is the second book in the pioneering investigation of adult develop­ ment by Robert A. Nemiroff and Calvin A. Colarusso. The first, Adult Development: A New Dimension in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, ar­ rived to critical acclaim in 1981. It presented a psychodynamic theory of development during the second half of life and a model of normal adult functioning. This book is the logical sequel, expanding and elaborating the original formulations and applying them to the clinical practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Nemiroff and Colarusso demonstrate that these are appropriate techniques for patients in the second half of life, regardless of age. They lay to rest many stereotypes and myths that have long interfered with the dynamic treatment of older patients, and they propose exciting new conceptualizations such as that of adult develop­ mental arrests. The genetic approach reaches beyond childhood and adolescence and takes on important new meaning by incorporating an adult developmental past that influences both psychopathology and transference. The relationship between theory and therapy is richly demonstrated in the clinical presentations, including ten detailed case histories of pa­ tients between the ages of 40 and BO. These and other clinical discussions provide ample evidence that a psychodynamic approach that is based on a sound adult developmental psychology can be extraordinarily effective. They also demonstrate both the similarities and differences in working with older versus younger patients. This work is a major contribution in a long-neglected dimension of clinical psychiatry. SHERWYN M.

Keywords

development diagnosis psychiatry psychoanalysis psychology psychopathology psychotherapy Stereotyp therapy transference treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Nemiroff
    • 1
  • Calvin A. Colarusso
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California—San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3481-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-3483-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3481-9
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