Über den Autor
Henry Kellerman, Ph.D. is training analyst and senior supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. He is the author and editor of numerous works and scientific papers and was the editor of the Columbia University book series Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. A former National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, Dr. Kellerman is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City.
Anthony Burry, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and Diplomate at the American Board of Assessment Psychology. He was formerly the Director of Psychology Internship training, supervisor, and faculty member at the Postgraduate Center of Mental Health. Dr. Burry was also Director of Psychological Evaluation at Comprehensive Psychological Services, and a Senior Supervisor of school mental health programs at the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic testing in New York City.
In this book, Dr. Henry Kellerman presents a set of principles (psychological/psychoanalytic axioms) which underpin the curing of psychological/emotional symptoms through the use of four terms that comprise a psychological equation. Each of these terms is spelled-out, and then throughout the book, specific symptoms are identified, and in a step-by-step display, the reader can follow the cure of the symptom through the use of this new discovery.
Presents a "map" so that the reader can follow the cure-steps, and includes numerous cases with respect to this opportunity of tracing the cure of the symptom
Identifies two categories of symptoms: those that can be cured through the talking method; and, those that need medication along with the talking method in order to be cured
Offers criteria that enable a distinction to be made regarding any symptom -- as to whether the symptom is intractable and needs medication, or not
Provides the reader a perspective of the history of symptom psychology, leading to this particular contribution regarding the discovery of the infrastructure of symptoms and their cure
Illustrates through examples and discussion why some symptoms offer relief of tension while others increase tension