Journal Articles and Book Chapters by BPSI Authors

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Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD (2020). How Demagogy Works: Reflections on Aggression in Politically Fraught Times. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 40:4, 234-242 Judy Yanof, MD (2020). A Separation: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 73:1, 172-181. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD (2020). Meeting a Brilliant but Quirky Mind: Insights Offered by Infant Research. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 73:1, 240-256. Elsa...

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Memory’s Eyes

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Memory’s Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel is a new book by a BPSI Member, Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD. It is written for readers who enjoy playing with concepts and storylines, here namely the classical Oedipus myth, Sophocles’ three Theban plays, the psychoanalytical concept of the Oedipus complex, and its pop-cultural adaptations in cartoons and jokes. Consequently, this novel is meant to be tragic and funny, playful, but also uncomfortable....

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Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment: The Anna Ornstein Reader

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Toward a Theory of Child-Centered Psychodynamic Family Treatment: The Anna Ornstein Reader (Routledge, 2020) offers a clear introduction to Anna Ornstein’s ground-breaking work on psychoanalytic child orientated family therapy. Drawing on her writing from across her long career and including new material, the book sets out her important theoretical work on the mind, self, development, and parental influences, and the therapeutic consequences of...

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The Role of the Patient-Analyst Match in the Process and Outcome of Psychoanalysis

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Cover art by Jonathan Palmer, MD The Role of the Patient-Analyst Match in the Process and Outcome of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2020) is a new book by a BPSI member, Judy Kantrowitz, PhD. The volume is a compilation of her previously published papers on the patient-analyst “match” and its effect on the process and outcome of psychoanalysis. Check out this flyer for a 20% discount when you order the book from Routledge! The match...

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Diagnosing from a Distance

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

Diagnosing from a Distance: Debates over Libel Law, Media, and Psychiatric Ethics from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump (Cambridge University Press, 2020) is a new book by a BPSI Candidate Member, John Martin-Joy, MD. Ever since the rise of Adolf Hitler, mental health professionals have sought to use their knowledge of human psychology to understand – and intervene in – political developments. From Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump,...

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The Trouble With Modern Psychiatry

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The Trouble With Modern Psychiatry: A Basis in Science For the Subjective Mind (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017) is a recent book by a BPSI Member, Ronald Abramson, MD. Why do people hate psychiatrists? In the past decades enormous advances have been made in understanding the biology of mental disorders which lead to more effective biological treatments, and yet there is a growing anti-psychiatry movement whose members often feel that...

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