Consists of papers by Balint written over a period of forty years.
Errata slip included.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index.
Introduction - Michael Parsons. 1 The analyst's field of observation (19740. Part 1 - The analyst in the consulting room. 2 Three phases of a transference neurosiis (1954). 3 On being empty of oneself (1963). 4 The mirror and the receiver (1968). 5 Fair shares and mutual concern (1972). 6 The analysis of women by a woman analyst: what does a woman want? (1973). 7 Memory and consciousness (1987). 8 Creative life (1989). 9 Unconscious communication (1990). 10 One analyst's technique (1991). Part 2 - The analyst's work with general medical practitioners. 11 The psychoanalyst and medicine (1975). 12 Talking treatments (1982). 13 Research, changes, and development in Balint groups (1987). 14 A study of the doctor-patient relationship using randomly selected cases (1967). 15 Training as an impetus to ego development (1967). Pat 3 - The analyst's work with marital therapists. 16 Marital conflicts and their treatment (1966). 17 Unconscious communications between husband and wife (1968). Afterthoughts. 18 Enid Balint interviewed by Juliet Mitchell
'...Balint's belief that it is "imaginative perception" that informs a human existence with creative aliveness is reflected in this rich book, which is not only interesting and compelling--particularly in the absorbing clinical studies in which the analyst's and the patient's mutual unconscious labor is so movingly recorded--but also enlivened by Balint's sensibility: a warm hearted intelligence that makes reading this book a particularly inspiring personal event. You do not read Balint, you live with her for a while. And it is a very good life at that!'