Stephanie Brody, PsyD, and Daniel Jacobs, MD, discuss Dr. Brody's new book "Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience " (Routlege, 2015). Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, April 16, 2016.
About the Book:
None of us will escape the experience of personal loss, illness, aging, or mortality. Yet, psychoanalysis seems to shy away from a discussion of these core human experiences. Existential vulnerability is painful and we all avoid this awareness in different ways. However, when analysts fail to explore the topic of mortality, their own and their patients, they may foreclose an important exploration and short-change patient and therapist. Entering Night Country focuses on the existential condition, and explores how it penetrates professional lives, analytic work, and theoretical formulations. Stephanie Brody shows how the analytic process is a journey, no less profound than the epic journeys depicted in the classic literature of Homer and repeated in the patient’s own heroic and painful stories.