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The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

Edited by Rod Tweedy

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This book explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and wellbeing, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich... (more)

Carved by Experience: Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself

Carved by Experience: Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself

by Michal Barnea-Astrog

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How does the tendency to crave pleasure and reject pain shape our lives? How does it affect the way we perceive reality, and how is it related to the emergence of suffering and the way it is... (more)

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

by Jared Russell

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Nietzsche and the Clinic reimagines what a sustained engagement with Nietzsche’s thinking has to offer psychoanalysis today. Beyond the headlines that continue to misrepresent Nietzsche’s project,... (more)

Critical Flicker Fusion: Psychoanalysis at the Movies

Critical Flicker Fusion: Psychoanalysis at the Movies

by William Fried

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The premise of this book is that films, like other works of the imagination, may be elucidated by applying methods derived from psychoanalysis, and that doing so will result in a deeper and richer... (more)

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Edited by Bonnie Zindel

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This innovative book offers a collection of creative writings by psychotherapists – poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction. The

themes tap into our most passionate and spontaneous selves,... (more)

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

by Robert Snell

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In the early 1820s, in the gloomy aftermath of the 1789 Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) made five portraits of patients in an asylum or... (more)

Sports on the Couch

Sports on the Couch

by Ricardo A. Rubinstein

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Bringing together concepts from psychoanalysis with an attentive eye and A. Rubinstein popular wisdom, Sports on the Couch explores the psychology of athletes and those around them. As a product of... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

by Cosimo Schinaia

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This book explores how psychoanalysis and architecture can enhance and increase the chances of mental 'containment', while also fostering exchange between inside and outside.

The way in which... (more)

Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture

Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture

by Martin Weegmann

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Permission to Narrate develops exciting new theory and explorations for group analysis. They are diverse in range and, from differing bases in theory and research, aim to cast light on how clients... (more)

The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams, Literature, and Writing

The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams, Literature, and Writing

by Otto M. Rheinschmiedt

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The Fictions of Dreams explores the close connection between the narrative nature of dreams and the narrative devices employed in literature and creative writing. The book is unique in its... (more)

The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

by Donald Meltzer, Meg Harris Williams

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This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer. It therefore has its roots in English literature and its... (more)

The Motive for Metaphor: Brief Essays on Poetry and Psychoanalysis

The Motive for Metaphor: Brief Essays on Poetry and Psychoanalysis

by Henry M. Seiden

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This book is a small anthology: each chapter a kind of meditation—on poetry and psychoanalysis; on a poem, sometimes two; on poetry in general; on thought itself. The poems are beautiful, some are... (more)

Silence and the Disorder of Tongues

Silence and the Disorder of Tongues

by Eric Rhode

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'In the active life, I can measure silence negatively as an interruption. In the contemplative life, I am without any measure. In the active life, the concept of experience is meaningful because I... (more)

Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

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During the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany, Albert Einstein wrote to Sigmund Freud asking the fundamental question: What can be done to liberate humanity from the menace of war? The... (more)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

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Wilfred Bion once said, “I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis.” Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 2

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 2

Edited by David E. Scharff

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

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When the existential philosopher Colin Wilson died in December 2013, it was suggested by one perceptive obituary writer that, despite the seemingly diverse subject matter of his books, his true... (more)

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

by Francoise Davoine

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Françoise Davoine has been investigating psychotic phenomena and trauma for over thirty years, in collaboration with Jean-Max Gaudillière. In this book, she draws on her literary background to take... (more)

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Edited by Axel Hoffer

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This book investigates what psychoanalysis and Buddhism can learn from each other, and offers chapters by a Buddhist scholar, a psychiatrist-author, and a number of leading psychoanalysts. It begins... (more)

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

by Adrian Stokes

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This edition is an introductory selection from the writings of Adrian Stokes (1902-1972), the Kleinian aesthete who created a unique vision of the relation between psychoanalysis, art, and aesthetic... (more)

Psychoanalysis in China

Psychoanalysis in China

Edited by David E. Scharff, Sverre Varvin

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The introduction of psychoanalysis to China over the last twenty years brings a clash between Eastern and Western philosophical backgrounds. Chinese patients, therapists and trainees struggle with... (more)

The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats

The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats

by Meg Harris Williams

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'Few people would be better qualified than Meg Harris Williams to write this innovative and eagerly anticipated post-Kleinian book. Deeply versed in the opus of Bion and Meltzer, Harris Williams... (more)

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

by Raul Moncayo

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Within the context of a careful review of the psychology of religion and prior non-Lacanian literature on the subject, Raul Moncayo builds a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism... (more)

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Edited by Laura Tognoli Pasquali, Frances Thomson-Salo

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This latest book in the Psychoanalysis and Women series includes writings from practising psychoanalysts mainly from Italy and Europe. They take a wide sweep in exploring many aspects of women's... (more)

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

by Roderick Tweedy

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The God of the Left Hemisphere explores the remarkable connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that writer William Blake termed 'Urizen' and the powerful complex of... (more)

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

by Aaron Balick

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Over the past decade, the very nature of the way we relate to each other has been utterly transformed by online social networking and the mobile technologies that enable unfettered access to it. Our... (more)

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

by Linda Hopkins

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This is the definitive biography of one of the most engaging figures of British psychoanalysis. M. Masud R. Khan (1924-1989) exposed through his candor and scandalous behavior the bigotry of his... (more)

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

by Juliet Miller

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This book is an attempt to look at creativity from a female perspective. By looking at artistic endeavour, mothering and psychotherapeutic relationships, Juliet Miller considers how a patriarchal... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Edited by David E. Scharff

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

by Janet Sayers

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Illustrated with Barbara Hepworth’s abstract stone carving, with other works of art, and with fascinating vignettes from Adrian Stokes’s writing, this biography highlights his revolutionary emphasis... (more)

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