Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

Steiner, J. 2011. Routledge

In this book, John Steiner analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients emerging from the protection of psychic retreats. Steiner explores various phenomena, including shame, helplessness, dominance, mourning, and repetition compulsion. He introduces fresh ideas with roots in the theories of Freud, Klein, Rosenfeld, and Bion, among others. This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, clinical psychotherapists, and all those with an interest in psychoanalysis.