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Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

Series Editor: Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Like its counterpart, Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series presents a diversity of subjects within a diversity of approaches to those subjects. Under the editorship of Joseph Lichtenberg, in collaboration with Melvin Bornstein and the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, the volumes in this series strike a balance between research, theory, and clinical application. We are honored to have published the works of various innovators in psychoanalysis, such as Lachmann, Fosshage, Stolorow, Orange, Sander, Wurmser, Grotstein, Jones, Brothers, Busch, and Lichtenberg, among others.

The series includes books and monographs on mainline psychoanalytic topics, such as sexuality, narcissism, trauma, homosexuality, jealousy, envy, and varied aspects of analytic process and technique. In our efforts to broaden the field of analytic interest, the series has incorporated and embraced innovative discoveries in infant research, self psychology, intersubjectivity, motivational systems, affects as process, responses to cancer, borderline states, contextualism, postmodernism, attachment research and theory, medication, and mentalization. As further investigations in psychoanalysis come to fruition, we seek to present them in readable, easily comprehensible writing.

After 25 years, the core vision of this series remains the investigation, analysis and discussion of developments on the cutting edge of the psychoanalytic field, inspired by a boundless spirit of inquiry.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 38 results in Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series
  1. Craft and Spirit

    A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    In Craft and Spirit, Joseph Lichtenberg writes of the craft of exploratory psychotherapy, by which he means the creative skill — even artistry — that mobilizes the spirit of inquiry in therapist and patient and sustains it over the course of psychotherapy. He expatiates on this craft as it...

    Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Creative Analysis

    Art, creativity and clinical process

    By George Hagman

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Creative Analysis: Art, Creativity and Clinical Process explores the dynamics of creativity in psychoanalytic treatment. It argues that the creative process of the analytic interaction is characterized by specific forms of feeling, thinking and most importantly, relating that result in the...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Search for a Relational Home

    An intersubjective view of therapeutic action

    By Chris Jaenicke

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    In The Search for a Relational Home, Chris Jaenicke gives the reader an inside view of what actually happens in psychotherapy and how change occurs. He describes how both participants – the patient and the therapist – feel, and how they affect each other. The reader is encouraged to vicariously...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Psychotherapy and Medication

    The Challenge of Integration

    By Fredric N. Busch, Larry S. Sandberg

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Over the past two decades, the use of medication combined with psychotherapy or psychoanalysis has shifted from an infrequent occurrence to common practice. Concurrently, attitudes toward medication have changed from viewing this intervention as disruptive or as a last resort to a welcome aid in...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. A Spirit of Inquiry

    Communication in Psychoanalysis

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Thoroughly grounded in contemporary developmental research, A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis explores the ecological niche of the infant-caregiver dyad and examines the evolutionary leap that permits communication to take place concurrently in verbal an nonverbal modes. ...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Attachment and Sexuality

    Edited by Diana Diamond, Sidney J. Blatt, Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    The papers featured in Attachment and Sexuality create a dense tapestry, each forming a separate narrative strand that elucidates different configurations of the relationship between attachment and sexuality. As a whole, the volume explores the areas of convergence and divergence, opposition, and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Jealousy and Envy

    New Views about Two Powerful Feelings

    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Jealousy and envy permeate the practice of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic work. New experience and new relevance of old but neglected ideas about these two feeling states and their origins warrant special attention, both as to theory and practice. Their great complexity and multilayered...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Living Systems, Evolving Consciousness, and the Emerging Person

    A Selection of Papers from the Life Work of Louis Sander

    By Louis Sander

    Edited by Gherardo Amadei, Ilaria Bianchi

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    This collection of previously published papers can be viewed as a story of the gradual emergence of an overarching idea through the course of a life’s work. The idea concerns the way emerging knowledge of developmental processes, biological systems, and therapeutic process can be integrated in...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Structures of Subjectivity

    Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, 2nd Edition

    By George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, is a revised and expanded second edition of a work first published in 1984, which was the first systematic presentation of the intersubjective viewpoint – what George Atwood and Robert Stolorow called...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Psychoanalytic Complexity

    Clinical Attitudes for Therapeutic Change

    By William J. Coburn

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Psychoanalytic Complexity is the application of a multidisciplinary, explanatory theory to clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. It carries with it incisive and pivotal attitudes that aim to transform our understanding of therapeutic action and the change process. Here, William Coburn offers a...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge