Changing views of what is curative in 3 psychoanalytic methods and the emerging, surprising common ground.

Fred Busch, PhD


The author explores the common ground between 3 psychoanalytic perspectives previously viewed as disperate (i.e., French psychoanalysis, some London Kleinians, and some American Freudians). Further, nested within these commonalities are certain paradigm shifts in the goals of psychoanalysis and the methods to reach them.

The  Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 36:27-34, April 2013.

Link to Online Publication (fulltext available in the library).


Another recent publication by Fred Busch, PhD: Transforming the Under-Represented: The Unacknowledged Influence of Ego Psychology.

Abstract: While a new form of ego psychology focusing on the psychoanalytic method continues to be developed, some undefined version of ego psychology remains under attack. The author argues that the thinking of current and earlier ego psychologists is evident in disparate theoretical schools, although rarely acknowledged. Common ground between seemingly disparate psychoanalytic theories is explored.

Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 21:292-312, 2013.

Link to Online Publication


Previous Posts:

Bennett Simon, MD (2013) Mondrian’s Search for Geometric Purity: Creativity and Fixation. American Imago, 70/3: 515-555.

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD; Arielle R. Baskin-Sommers, MS (2013). Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder—a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. 15(2): 191–201.

Phillip S. Freeman (2013). ARGO: Actuality in Cinema. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 10/2: 178-180 (posted under Film Series)

Dan H. Buie (2013). Core Issues in the Treatment of Personality-Disordered Patients. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 61/1: 10-23.

Ana-María Rizzuto, MD (2013). Field Theory, the “Talking Cure,” and Metaphoric Processes.Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 33:3, 210-228.

Phillip S. Freeman, MD (2012). The Resilience of Illusion. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies (First Brief Communication, 9: 78-83; Second Brief Communication, 9: 344-349).

Paul Ornstein, MD (2012). The Novelist’s Craft: Reflections on The Brothers Karamazov. American Imago, 69/3, p. 295-316.

Stephanie R. Brody, PsyD (2013). Entering Night Country: Reflections on Self-Disclosure and Vulnerability. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 23:1, p. 45-58.

Ellen Pinsky, PsyD (2012). PHYSIC HIMSELF MUST FADE: A View of the Therapeutic Offering through the Lens of Mortality. American Imago, Vol. 69, No. 1, 29-56.

All articles are available in the library.