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Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession
Janet Malcolm

Vintage, 1982

Through an intensive study of "Aaron Green," a Freudian analyst in New York City, New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm reveals the inner workings of psychoanalysis.


A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis is a work by Sigmund Freud now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic.


Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
Stephen A. Mitchell, Margaret J. Black

Basic Books, 1996

Freud’s concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation over the past fifty years. With Freud and Beyond, Stephen A. Mitchell and Margaret J. Black make contemporary psychoanalytic thinking—the body of work that has been done since Freud—available ...


Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies (Theories of Psychotherapy)
Jeremy D. Safran

American Psychological Association (APA), 2012

Winner of the 2013 Gradiva Award! In Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies , Jeremy D. Safran provides a masterful and engaging overview of this uniquely important family of theories and approaches to psychotherapy, developed and refined over more than a century by key theorists, researchers and clinicians around the word. He also examines the origins of psychoanalysis as a new way of looking at inner life, and discusses its role ...


The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves
Stephen Grosz

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives. We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behavior. The Examined Life distils more than 50,000 hours ...


A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Classic Reprint)
Sigmund Freud

Forgotten Books, 2013

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud is classed as one of Freud's most famous works and as such is a brilliant read for those looking to gain a deeper understanding of psychoanalysis. Do not be misled in thinking the book is a difficult read, Freud approaches the subject almost conversationally and in a very readable manner, although many of his ideas are quite complex. The work allows the reader to follow the logic of ...


Practical Psychoanalysis
Owen Renik

Other Press, 2006

A clear and readable how-to manual for results-oriented psychoanalysis. By now, the term "practical psychoanalysis" has become an oxymoron. The way psychoanalytic treatment is generally conducted is extremely impractical and doesn't serve the needs of the vast majority of potential patients, who want to achieve maximum relief from emotional distress as quickly as possible. This unfortunate state of affairs is ironic, considering that ...


A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique
Bruce Fink

Harvard University Press, 1999

"The goal of my teaching has always been, and remains, to train analysts." --Jacques Lacan, Seminar XI, 209 Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy. Written by a clinician for ...


On Psychoanalysis
Paul Ricoeur

Polity, 2012

Paul Ricoeur's Freud and Philosophy was a major reinterpretation of psychoanalysis and its philosophical significance, but Ricoeur also wrote many important articles on similar themes. This volume makes available some of his key writings on Freud and psychoanalysis: together with Freud and Philosophy , they form a major part of his philosophical legacy. What kind of science is psychoanalysis? What kind of truth does it offer and what ...


Textbook of Psychoanalysis
Glen O. Gabbard, Bonnie E. Litowitz, ...

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2011

The only comprehensive textbook of psychoanalysis available in the United States, the Textbook of Psychoanalysis was written with both the beginning student in the mental health care professions and the practicing analyst in mind. In a single volume, the editors have compiled contributions that cover the history of psychoanalysis, the major theoretical models, and all facets of treatment and technique. This pluralistic approach is consistent ...


Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature (Psychoanalysis in a ...
Sandra Buechler

Routledge, 2014

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature describes the problematic ways people learn to cope with life’s fundamental challenges, such as maintaining self-esteem, bearing loss, and growing old. People tend to deal with the challenges of being human in characteristic, repetitive ways. Descriptions of these patterns in diagnostic terms can be at best dry, and at worst confusing, especially for those ...


The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete and Definitive Text
Sigmund Freud

Basic Books, 2010

What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the ...


Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis
Peter Fonagy

Other Press, 2001

A Bestseller Attachment Theory shows scientifically how our earliest relationships with our mothers influence our later relationships in life. This book offers an excellent introduction to the findings of attachment theory and the major schools of psychoanalytic thought. "The book every student, colleague, and even rival theoretician has been waiting for. With characteristic wit, philosophical sophistication, scholarship, humanity, ...


Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown
Christopher Bollas

Routledge, 2013

In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests that the unconscious purpose of breakdown is to present the self to the other for transformative understanding; to have its core distress met and understood directly. If caught in time, a breakdown can become a breakthrough. It is an event ...


The How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Sheldon Bach

Karnac Books, 2011

This is a book that grew out of the many practical “how-to” questions that the author's psychotherapy students have asked him over the years. It is neither an evidence-based compendium nor an attempt to summarize general practice or the viewpoints of others, but rather a handbook of practical answers to many of the questions that may puzzle students of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Some of the short chapters include: How to choose a ...


Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud, James Strachey

Liveright, 1989

In 1915 at the University of Vienna 60-year-old Sigmund Freud delivered these lectures on psychoanalysis, pointing to the interplay of unconscious and conscious forces within individual psyches. In reasoned progression he outlined core psychoanalytic concepts, such as repression, free association and libido. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The ...


An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis
Charles Brenner

Anchor, 1974

This standard introduction to psycho-analysis has been thoroughly revised to clarify and refine the concepts presented, and two new chapters have been added. Comprehensive and lucid, Dr. Brenner's volume is the indispensable orientation to the subject for both laymen and students.


Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
George Makari

Harper Perennial, 2008

Groundbreaking, insightful, and compulsively readable, Revolution in Mind goes beyond myth and polemic to give us the story of one of the most controversial and important intellectual endeavors of the twentieth century. In this masterful history, George Makari demonstrates how a new way of thinking about inner life coalesced and won followers who spread this body of thought throughout the West. Along the way he introduces the reader to a ...


Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field (Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book)
Donnel B. Stern

Routledge, 2015

Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field, covers the interpersonal field in clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, especially the emergent qualities of the field. The book builds on the foundation of unformulated experience, dissociation, and enactment defined and explored in Stern's previous, widely read books. Stern never considers the analyst or the patient alone; all clinical events take place between them ...


Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
Nancy McWilliams

The Guilford Press, 2011

This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of ...



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