Journal Articles and Book Chapters by BPSI Authors

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The Boston Change Process Study Group (2018). Moving Through and Being Moved By: Embodiment in Development and in the Therapeutic Relationship. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 54 (2): 299-321. Fred Busch, PhD (2018). Searching for the Analyst’s Reveries. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 99(3): 569-589. Murray M. Schwartz, PhD (2018). Psychoanalysis in My Life: An Intellectual Memoir. American Imago, 75(2), pp. 125-152. Rodrigo Barahona,...

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Psychoanalysis Meets Psychosis

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Psychoanalysis Meets Psychosis: Attachment, Separation, and the Undifferentiated Unintegrated Mind, (Routledge, 2019) is a new publication by a BPSI Member, Michael Robbins, MD. The book proposes a major revision of the psychoanalytic theory of the most severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia. Freud believed that psychosis is the consequence of a biologically determined inability to attain and sustain a normal or neurotic mental...

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership (Routledge, 2019) is a new book, edited by BPSI Members, Stephanie Brody and Frances Arnold. In addition to several of Brody’s and Arnold’s papers, the book includes essays and clinical cases written by Rosemary Balsam, Brenda Bauer, Andrea Celenza, Diane Elise, Adrienne Harris, Dorothy Holmes, Nancy Kulish, Vivian Pendar, Dionne Powell, and...

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The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten

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“The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten” is a new book by a BPSI Member, Joan Wheelis, MD, published by W.W. Norton in April, 2019. Crafted from slivers of reminiscence and reflection, Joan Wheelis’s beautifully written memoir explores the intricacies of attachment and the perils of love and inevitable loss. The New York Times has recently reviewed and shortlisted Wheelis’s book for the best memoirs of 2019. We glimpse the...

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On Dangerous Ground

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On Dangerous Ground: Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) is a recent book by a BPSI Affiliate Scholar Member, Diane O’Donoghue, PhD. In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the workings of an “unconscious.” On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with visual cultures-architecture, objects from earlier...

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Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

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Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing: Aesthetic and Metaphoric Processes in the Engagement with Challenging Patients (Routledge, 2017) is a recent publication by a BPSI Fellowship student, Shira Birnbaum, PhD, who is a professor of Education and a psychiatric nurse. Drawing on current writing in cognitive linguistics, philosophy, literary theory, art, music, and child development, the book explores connections between nursing and...

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