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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.

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  1. 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 October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Growth and Turbulence in the Container/Contained: Bion's Continuing Legacy

    Edited by Howard B. Levine, Lawrence J. Brown

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Wilfred Bion remains the most cited author in psychoanalytic literature after Sigmund Freud. His formulation of alpha function, waking dream thoughts, his theory of thinking and of the container/contained have proven seminal for the elaboration of psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the...

    Published March 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Metaphor and Fields

    Common Ground, Common Language, and the Future of Psychoanalysis

    Edited by S. Montana Katz

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Metaphor and Fields is an explanation and demonstration of the value of metaphoric processes and fields in psychoanalysis. In this book, Montana Katz articulates a future direction for psychoanalysis which is progressively explored, taking into account features essential to psychoanalysts of all...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Creative Analysis: Art, creativity and clinical process
    By George Hagman
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Craft and Spirit: A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies
    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  3. Treating Dissociative and Personality Disorders: A Motivational Systems Approach to Theory and Treatment
    By Antonella Ivaldi
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  4. Enlivening the Self
    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  5. Grief and Its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity
    Edited by Adele Tutter, Léon Wurmser
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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