On Freud’s ”Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning”

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This book, edited by Gabriela Legorreta and Lawrence J. Brown and published by Karnac in 2016, is a collection of papers by leading contemporary psychoanalysts who comment on the continuing important relevance of Freud’s (1911) paper, Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning. The contributors gathered here represent current European, Latin American, and North American perspectives that elaborate the continuing value of Two...

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Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

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Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization (Routledge, 2016) by Don R. Lipsitt, MD, documents the development of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry from its inception to the present. The book draws on contributions from philosophy, physiology, psychoanalysis, epidemiology and other disciplines to define the broad scope of the field. Distinctions and similarities between Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and...

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The Clinical Erik Erikson

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The Clinical Erik Erikson: A Psychoanalytic Method of Engagement and Activation by Stephen Schlein, PhD (Routledge, 2016). The twentieth century has been described as the time of man’s discovery of himself; few have contributed more to this cause than Erik Erikson. The Clinical Erik Erikson: A psychoanalytic method of engagement and activation highlights Erikson’s transforming contributions to the field of psychoanalysis and honors his...

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Journal Articles and Book Chapters by BPSI Authors

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Fred Busch, PhD. (2016). The Search for Psychic Truth. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 85/2: 339-360. Daniel Jacobs, MD. (2016). Clinical supervision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Edited by Jill Savege Scharff. London: Karnac Books, 2014, xvi + 176 pp., $39.95 paperback. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 64/2:431-437. Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD (2016). Appreciation of the Importance of the Patient–Analyst “Match”....

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The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position

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In Steven Cooper’s new book The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position: The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2016), the author explores a subject matter previously applied more exclusively to patients, but rarely to psychoanalysts. Cooper probes the analyst’s experience of the depressive position in the analytic situation. These experiences include the pleasures and warmth of helping patients to bear what...

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Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst

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Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst by a BPSI member, Paul Ornstein, with Helen Epstein, and an afterword by Charles Fenyvesi has just been released by Plunkett Lake Press. The book is available in paperback for $15.95 (click here to order).  You can also purchase it in the electronic format for your Kindle, Nook, Apple iBooks, or Kobo for $9.99 (if you don’t have an eBook device, you can still read it on your tablet or...

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