Vamik D. Volkan

Vamik D. Volkan

Vamik D. Volkan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, an Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He is the president of the International Dialogue Initiative and a former president of the International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, and the American College of Psychoanalysts. He received the Sigmund Freud Award given by the city of Vienna in collaboration with the World Council of Psychotherapy, and in 2015 received the Sigourney Award, honouring achievements for the advancement of psychoanalysis.

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Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

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Aside from the many political, cultural and economic aspects of the present refugee crisis in Europe, it is also crucial to consider the psychological element. In our fast-changing world,... (more)

The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

Edited by Vamik D. Volkan, Salman Akhtar

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More and more individuals with ego defects, severe object relations conflicts, affective turbulence, and unassimilated contradictions are seeking help from psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.... (more)

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

by Vamik D. Volkan

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This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the... (more)

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter "Neuroses", and Twinnings or Identifications with Sisters and Brothers

by Vamik D. Volkan, Gabriele Ast

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This book examines adults’ identifications and internal relationships with their siblings’ mental representations. The authors believe that the best way to illustrate clinical formulations and... (more)

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

by Vamik D. Volkan, Elizabeth Zintl

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How we cope with grief and come to terms with the death of a loved one shapes our world. In this comprehensive guide to the mourning process, Dr Volkan, a world-recognised authority on grief, shows... (more)

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Edited by Sverre Varvin, Vamik D. Volkan

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Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a... (more)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

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The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in... (more)

Mental Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology

Mental Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Vamik D. Volkan

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‘Salman Akhtar and Vamik Volkan’s dynamic book, Mental Zoo, takes the reader on a panoramic tour illuminating the rich world of animals in human experience. Here Freud’s rats, wolves, and horses join... (more)

Would-Be Wife Killer: A Clinical Study of Primitive Mental Functions, Actualised Unconscious Fantasies, Satellite States, and Developmental Steps

Would-Be Wife Killer: A Clinical Study of Primitive Mental Functions, Actualised Unconscious Fantasies, Satellite States, and Developmental Steps

by Vamik D. Volkan

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The author believes that studying a therapeutic process closely from its beginning to its termination is one of the best ways to observe, learn, and teach psychoanalytic concepts. This book is... (more)

Animal Killer: Transmission of War Trauma From One Generation to the Next

Animal Killer: Transmission of War Trauma From One Generation to the Next

by Vamik D. Volkan

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A psychoanalytic process from its beginning to its termination is described to illustrate crucial technical issues in the treatment of individuals with narcissistic personality organization and the... (more)

Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimation

Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimation

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Vamik D. Volkan

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‘This book is a major contribution to culture and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors explore how animals, both wild and domesticated, have powerful symbolic meanings in our psyches,... (more)

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