Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
Andre Green attempts the complex task of identifying and examining the key ideas for a contemporary psychoanalytic practice.
This undertaking is motivated both by the need for an outline of the evolution of psychoanalysis since Freud's death, and by the hope of tackling the fragmentation which has led to the current 'crisis of psychoanalysis'.
In three sections covering the theoretical and practical aspects of psychoanalysis, and analysing the current state of the field, Andre Green provides a stimulating overview of the principal concepts that have guided his work. Subjects covered include:
This unique contemporary perspective on the psychoanalytic enterprise will fascinate all those with an interest in the problems that face the field and the opportunities for its future development.