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Psychoanalysis as a Spiritual Discipline:In Dialogue with Martin Buber and Gabriel Marcel

AcknowledgementsWhy use Buber and Marcel to enhance psychoanalysis?Buber and Marcel on spiritualityDefining psychoanalysis as a spiritual disciplineStructure of the bookNotesReferencesThe spirit of lovePsychoanalytic reflections on adult-to-adult loveSigmund FreudMelanie KleinHeinz KohutJacque LacanThe psychoanalyst’s love of analysandsBuberMarcelImplications for treatmentFinal remarkNotesReferencesThe spirit of workJob, career, callingMarcel on work as the creative affirmation of the transcendentDelineating Marcelian creativityBuber on some ethical elements in teachingImplications for treatmentNotesReferencesThe spirit of faithA pragmatic working definition of faithPSYCHOANALYTIC REFLECTIONS ON FAITHD.W. WinnicottW. R. BionE. H. EriksonBuberMarcelImplications for treatmentFinal commentNotesReferencesThe spirit of sufferingDefinitions of suffering, reality, symbolic world, intellectual and believerSufferingRealitySymbolic worldExtreme situationIntellectual and believerSustaining the self, ego, and soul in the campsBettelheim’s ambivalence toward the helpfulness of his Freudian psychoanalytic outlook in the concentration campSustaining a measure of dignity and self-respect amidst the Nazi assaultThe role of group membershipMaking suffering sufferable: the challenge to psychoanalysis conceived as a spiritual disciplineFinal commentNotesReferencesTowards a spiritualized psychoanalysisBuber and Marcel on the human conditionBuber and Marcel on individual psychopathology (or problems in living)Buber and Marcel on treatment considerationsFinal wordNotesReferences

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