Psychoanalysis
What Freud Really Meant
A Chronological Reconstruction of his Theory of the Mind
By Susan Sugarman
Review by Sebastian Petzolt, DPhil on Tue, Oct 25th 2016.
What Freud Really Meant by Susan SugarmanThe premise of Sugarman's book What Freud Really Meant (WFRM) is that Freud's theories are frequently misunderstood as overly simplistic and unacceptably misanthropic, along the following lines: Freud thought we are slaves to primitive instincts -- esp. the sex drive --, which compel us to devote our entire life to a single-minded pursuit of pleasure. If we can't meet our instincts' demands, we fall mentally ill. Sugarman's goal is to rectify this misunderstanding: she attempts to present Freud's system as a complex but plausible whole -- intricate but coherent, subtle but meaningful. Her hop
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Psychoanalysis
A Very Short Introduction
By Daniel Pick
Review by Christopher Parker on Tue, Jul 26th 2016.
For an intellectual movement which has been widely dismissed as dead for the past several decades or longer, psychoanalysis is surprisingly well represented in the academic book market. Daniel Pick's Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction, a recent entry in that category, is strikingly ambitious in scope, aiming to provide readers with an introduction to Freud's theoretical writings, its development by subsequent psychoanalysts, and the therapeutic practice embedded within that tradition. Given this volume's slender frame -- approximately 120 pages -- successful investigation of such broad
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Psychoanalysis by Daniel Pick

The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis
Understanding and Working With Trauma
By Elizabeth F. Howell & Sheldon Itzkowitz (Editors)
Review by Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Ph.D. on Tue, Jun 21st 2016.
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis by Elizabeth F. Howell & Sheldon Itzkowitz (Editors)This book contains 22 chapters, including three authored by the two editors, and one by Elizabeth F. Howell alone.  Most chapters are scholarly, arguing theoretical points and citing authorities in psychoanalysis and psychiatry. Chapter 21 presents a summary of research regarding the validity of the dissociative identity disorder (DID) diagnosis, its etiology and its treatment. Other chapters report clinical cases, and appear less focused.  The book is really a symposium, with the contributors presenting some very personal approaches, and  no theoretical coherence is reached. Wi
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The Brain, the Mind and the Self
A psychoanalytic road map
By Arnold Goldberg
Review by Katherine McKay, MD on Tue, Jan 19th 2016.
The Brain, the Mind and the Self: A psychoanalytic road map aims to clarify misconceptions about these three key concepts using psychoanalytic examples. The author argues that there has been a gradual separation of psychoanalysis from psychiatry and that there is a unique place for psychoanalysis beyond the confines of the medical realm.  The author Dr. Arnold Goldberg was trained in psychoanalysis and has seen firsthand this changing trajectory as well as the separation of the two. The book is organized into three parts. Part one, "Distinguishing the brain, the mind and the self" aims
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The Brain, the Mind and the Self by Arnold Goldberg

The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious
Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy
By Efrat Ginot
Review by Roy Sugarman, Ph.D. on Tue, Jan 12th 2016.
The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious by Efrat GinotBefore the reader gets into this book, a word perhaps on the nature of the issue. When cognitive and family forms of therapy emerged in the '50's, academics warned of the need not to neglect the subconscious aspects of therapy, after all, Freud did do dissections of the brain and published these, translated by Mark Solms. They were sheer genius, and Freud wanted to access the mind that flowed upward from these neural pathways. Arden and Linford of Kaiser fame more recently have written of brain based therapies, and other authors in journals such as Leanne Williams have developed an Integrate m
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World, Affectivity, Trauma
Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis
By Robert D. Stolorow
Review by Mark S. Roberts on Tue, Jun 23rd 2015.
Also reviewed: Robert D Stolorow, George E. Atwood, Donna M. Orange,  Worlds Of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical And Clinical Dimensions In Psychoanalysis New York: Basic Books, 2002.   The authors, Stolorow, Atwood, and Orange, form something of a psychoanalytic alliance studying the various aspects of inter-subjectivity, particularly the destructive effects of traumatic experience on human development. As a tight-knit group, they share membership in the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. All three authors seem to collectively claim the inventi
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World, Affectivity, Trauma by Robert D. Stolorow

Carl Jung
By Paul Bishop
Review by Jack Darach on Tue, Mar 24th 2015.
Carl Jung by Paul BishopInitially Bishop spends some time examining what trying to provide a critical life is up against. He opts, in the end, to define a critical biography as pursuing the textual life of Jung rather than the biographical Jung because the biographical details "must always remain a matter of conjecture".  The textual life of Jung stands as a supposed contrast to this inasmuch as we have all his written texts ready to hand. Bishop's book thus aims to provide "a biography of Jung in books". It's not obvious though that there is less conjecture in the interpretation of the textuallif
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Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich
History, Memory, Tradition
By Emily A. Kuriloff
Review by Sharon Packer, MD on Tue, Oct 15th 2013.
A few years ago, at a book reading, Rabbi Jonathan of Woodstock asked me, a psychiatrist, a question. Traditionally, congregants ask probing questions (shailas) of rabbis, rather than the other way around--but Rabbi Jonathan's question was brilliant. His question haunts me to this day. Rabbi Jonathan asked, "How could the [Jewish] psychoanalysts who escaped the Holocaust concentrate on treating their patients, when they must have been so consumed by their own emotions, their own memories, their own pain?" I could not answer the rabbi's question, but Emily Kuriloff would have had much to say
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Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich by Emily A. Kuriloff

 
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