The World Outside: Its Impact On The Treatment Setting.- The Erosion of the Sociopolitical Holding Environment and The Collapse of the Potential Space for Creative Repair.- Grief and Loss in an Age of Global Trauma: Protest and Despair vs. Attachment and Reorganization.- Integrating the Internal and External Worlds of Clinical Social Work: A Philosophical and Political Search.-Virtual Intimacy in the Therapeutic Space: Help or Hindrance?-What Happens to Confidentiality When the Government Enters the Treatment Room via The Patriot Act, HIPPA, and Managed Care?-A Perfect Storm: The Influence of Outside Forces on Social Work Education.- Considerations for Psychoanalytic Treatment in a Time of War.- Real Experiences Revisited: The Significance of Attachment, Separation and Loss in Adult Psychotherapy.- On Being at the Margins: The Loss of Dissidence in Psychoanalysis.
Contemporary Clinical Practice: The Holding Environment Under Assault is devoted to the examination of contemporary social problems and their impact on the clinical process. State-of-the-art psychodynamic theories will be applied to the understanding of how war, terrorism, politics, government regulations, and other environmental problems influence interactions between clinicians and their patients.
Provides a theoretical understanding of environmental impact on the treatment situation
Offers clinical examples
Incorporates concepts from traditional social work and psychoanalysis