Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst by Paul Ornstein,Helen Epstein

By Paul Ornstein,Helen Epstein

on reflection is the bizarre memoir of a Holocaust survivor and health professional who grew to become fashionable in American psychoanalysis and a pacesetter of the psychoanalytic Self Psychology movement.

“Paul Ornstein's extraordinary lifestyles has taken him from a cheder in a Hungarian city, to the Budapest Rabbinical Seminary throughout the Holocaust, to the summit of his psychoanalytic career. This memoir tells this tale in shiny and infrequently relocating style, together with his dazed, postwar look for surviving kin, the tenderness of his romance and reunion together with his liked spouse and collaborator Anna, their unbelievable postwar examine of medication between former Nazis at Heidelberg, his use of hypnosis to remedy a paralyzed aide to a mythical congressman, to his improvement, in addition to Anna, right into a towering determine in self-psychology. Paul, who has been lucky to have Helen Epstein as his co-author, enriches the publication through the use of his penetrating perception to investigate his personal motivations and foibles, and people of comrades and lecturers. The reader comes away astonished by means of how Paul used to be in a position to go beyond trauma and maintain a lively get pleasure from dwelling and a lifelong feel of optimism.” —Joseph Berger, veteran reporter, the recent York Times

“Paul Ornstein describes his outstanding and relocating own, historic existence trip, wasting many relations, his group, and his state within the Shoah, but being blessed from the start with a resilient optimism and clear-eyed walk in the park approximately what he can accomplish and who and what concerns to him... having a look Back... should be known as ‘My Father’s Culture’. It serves as better half quantity to his cherished Anna’s My Mother’s Eyes.” — Dr. Nancy J. Chodorow, writer, the ability of emotions, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality

“Paul Ornstein was once one of many psychoanalysts who got here to the U.S. from Europe after the second one global struggle and have become a imperative determine in American psychoanalysis. He and his spouse Anna have made a vital contribution to constructing Heinz Kohut’s self psychology as an enormous a part of our pluralistic psychoanalytic global. The ebook is a portrait of a great psychoanalyst and a superb human being.” — Dr. Arnold Richards, Editor InternationalPsychoanalysis.net

“Dr. Ornstein’s tale is exclusive and, fluently written with journalist Helen Epstein, offers a manner for psychological future health pros and lay humans alike to profit how you can triumph over apocalyptic trauma... Dr. Ornstein’s tale demonstrates how choice, perseverance and love can overcome all.” — Dr. Eva Fogelman, writer of moral sense and braveness: Rescuers of Jews throughout the Holocaust

“Looking again is, like its writer, direct, with no frills, yet leaves the reader pondering the various immense Questions. and prefer the tale of Passover, Paul Ornstein's tale is one who calls for telling and retelling.” — Lester Lenoff, MSW, LCSW, Consulting Editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry

“As a survivor, Paul Ornstein is a version of resilience, turning his Shoah event right into a lesson in residing. As a psychoanalyst, he was once in a position to distance himself from ‘ego psychology’ and to recognize, lower than the effect of Kohut, the scientific significance of empathy... a major booklet, either relocating and intellectually challenging.” — Dr. Rachel Rosenblum, Paris Psychoanalytic Society

“This memoir conveys one man's event of the Holocaust and the way he was once in a position to reconstruct a existence after the struggle. Uniquely, it additionally supplies us a suppose for what was once a seismic occasion in analytic circles within the twentieth century, the delivery and development of Self Psychology.” —Dr. Michael Rosenbluth, FRCPC leader, division of Psychiatry, Toronto East normal Hospital

“This memoir is a gem, wealthy and deeply own in addition to a chronicle of a impressive lifestyles lived in the course of a striking time. and people photographs! they're stunning.” — Dr. James Fisch, Editorial Board, foreign magazine of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

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