1st Edition

Female Psychology An Annotated Psychoanalytic Bibliography

Edited By Eleanor Schuker, Nadine A. Levinson Copyright 1991

    This book provides a psychoanalytic perspective on female psychology and includes articles with divergent theoretical viewpoints. It is useful for both research and clinical study and may also provide a bridge to scholars, teachers, and clinicians outside of psychoanalysis itself.

    I. Historical Views  1. Sigmund Freud and the Psychology of Women  2. Early Psychoanalytic Views  3. Modern Commentaries on Historical Writings from 1900-1940
    4. Modern Theoretical Formulations  II. Developmental Perspectives  5. Influences on Gender Differences  6. Preoedipal Development in Girls  7. Superego and the Oedipus Complex  8. Latency  9. Adolescences  10. Menstrual Cycle Experience  11. Adult Development: Overviews  12. Early Childhood: identity Consolidation, Autonomy, Attachments, Working, and Parenting  13. Love, Genital Primacy, and Relations Between the Sexes  14. Pregnancy and Motherhood  15. Adult Development: Midlife Issues, Menopause, and Aging  16. Fathers and Daughters  17. Siblings  III. Female Sexuality, Character, Psychopathology  18. Sexuality  19. Gender Identity Disorders, Paraphilias, and the Ego-Distonic Homosexualities in Women  20. Aspects of Female Character  21. Masochism  22. Narcissism  23. Eating Disorders  24. Sexual Abuse  IV. Clinical Concepts  25. Gender Issues in Transference and Countertransference  26. The Pregnant Analyst: Clinical Issues  V. Reading Lists  27. Reading List: Feminist Academic Writings
    28. Suggested Readings: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Female Psychology


    Eleanor Schuker, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she teaches a course for candidates on Gender and Sexuality and leads a seminar for graduate analysts on the Psychology of Women.  She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Dr. Schuker founded the St. Luke's Hospital Intervention Program in 1977 and was the psychiatric consultant to the Women's Counseling Project at Columbia from 1974 to 1989.  She has been a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Workshop on Issues for Women in Psychoanalytic Training since 1981.  Dr. Schuker has written and lectured on gender-related issues and on female psychology.

    Nadine A. Levinson, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., is a member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Levinson combines the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with consultative work as a liason to dentistry.  She has lectured widely on the psychological manifestations of dental disorders, TMJ and facial pain, and cosmetic dentistry and has organized many dental and medical seminars addressing dual-career conflicts in female and male professions.  A past member of the American Association of Women Dentists' Task Force on Women in Dentistry, she was the American Dental Association's National spokesperson in 1986.  Dr. Levinson currently gives psychoanalytic workshops on various aspects of female development, including eating disorders, pregnancy, and gender issues in treatment.  She has been a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Workshop on Issues for Women in Psychoanalytic Training since 1986.