Recasting the Essentials
The Affect Theory of Silvan Tomkins for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy explores central issues in current clinical work, using the theories put forward by Silvan Tomkins and presenting them in detail, as well as integrating them with the most up...
E. Virginia Demos is a retired member of the clinical staff at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA, who continues to work in private practice as a clinical psychologist. She also previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an authority on trauma and has also worked closely with Silvan Tomkins during her career, editing Exploring Affect: The Selected Writings of Silvan S. Tomkins (1995).
INTRODUCTION PART I Chapter 1: New Developmental Paradigms Chapter 2: Basic Human Priorities Chapter 3: Longitudinal Studies PART II Chapter 4: Motivation Theory Reformulated Chapter 5: Silvan Tomkinss Affect Theory Chapter 6: Tomkinss Script Theory: A Theory of Personality PART III Chapter 7: Revisiting the Repetition Compulsion Chapter 8: Trauma and the Anti-Toxic Script Chapter 9: Conclusion