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Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits

by Donald Capps

In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic...


Consciousness and the Aconscious in Psychoanalytic Theory

by Ahmed Fayek

In Consciousness and the Aconscious in Psychoanalytic Theory, Ahmed Fayek summarizes current arguments and debates stemming from neurological and phenomenological perspectives. He presents the notion that consciousness...


War Is Not Inevitable

by Henri Parens

In 1932, Freud told Einstein that war is inevitable because humans have an instinct to destroy. However, studies of aggression reveal that rather than being an inborn drive, destructiveness is generated in us...


Phantom Narratives

by Samuel Kimbles

Cultural attitudes are absorbed into our individual concepts of self, and most often we are unaware of the ways in which we have been acculturated. As a consequence, these cultural attitudes operate unconsciously,...


Dialogue Concerning Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy

by Richard D. Chessick

In this unique book, Dr. Richard Chessick asks questions about psychotherapy and answers them. Engaging readers in a dialogue between a senior psychodynamic clinician and novice mental health professionals,...


How We Became Human

by Julio Moreno & Judith Filc

How We Became Human: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis tackles the question of what distinguishes human beings from other animals. By interweaving psychoanalysis, biology, physics, anthropology, and philosophy,...


An introduction to dream interpretation

by Javier Castillo Colomer

The long personal and professional experience of Dr. Javier Castillo allows him to finally come to the conclusion, in line with the Jungian idea, that dreams are a phenomenon of nature and must be understood...


Object Relations Brief Therapy

by Michael Stadter

Object Relations Brief Therapy combines practical techniques with the depth of object relations theory, the wisdom of previous brief therapy writers, and, most notably, an emphasis on the unique therapeutic...


Disordered Thought and Development

by Theodore Fallon & Susan P. Sherkow

There is a moment at every level of psychological development in which the mind comes face to face with a challenge. This moment can last for a literal moment in time or it can extend for years—becoming the...


Relating to God

by Dan Merkur

In Relating to God: Clinical Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and Theism, Dan Merkur conceptualizes religious discourse within psychoanalysis. He proposes that God be treated as a transferential figure whose analysis...


Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Susan P. Sherkow, Alexandra M. Harrison & William M. Singletary

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis is written by practicing child psychoanalysts with extensive experience treating children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and uneven development....


Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis

by William W. Meissner

This book is a study of time, particularly of the nature of subjective time-that is, time as subjectively experienced and lived in contrast with time as measured objectively as, for example, by a clock. The...


The Call of Character

by Mari Ruti

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural obsession with...


Another Chance to be Real

by Donald D. Roberts & Deanda S. Roberts

By most accounts, people with a borderline personality disorder prove exceptionally difficult to treat. Divergent opinions abound about what, if anything, contributes to a positive outcome. Is it the quality...


Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On

by Henri Parens & Salman Akhtar

What constitutes a lie? What are the different types of lies? Why do people lie? Is dishonesty ubiquitous in human experience? And what should be done with individuals who seek pschotherapeutic help and yet...


Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory

by Esther Fine

Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory provides in-depth descriptions of past and present analytic concepts, with accompanying examples of how these theories affect clinical interventions. A wide range...


The Internal Triangle

by Lucy Holmes

Based on over twenty years of clinical work with women, both individually and in groups, The Internal Triangle represents the first attempt by a woman to use Freud's drive theory to explain female development...


The Struggle Against Mourning

by Ilany Kogan

The main questions raised in this book are: How does the analyst help the patient to be in touch with pain and mourning? Is the relinquishment of defenses always desirable? And what is the analyst's role in...


Fearful Symmetry

by Jack Novick & Kerry Kelly Novick

Using data from infant observation, and child, adolescent, and adult analyses, the Novicks explicate a multidimensional, developmental theory of sadomasochism that has been recognized as a major innovation....


Beyond Yahweh and Jesus

by Robert Langs

The first in-depth psychoanalytic study of the Old and New Testaments, Beyond Yahweh and Jesus centers on God's role in enabling humans to cope with death and the anxieties it evokes. Yahweh is seen as tending...