1st Edition

Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry Partners and Competitors in the Mental Health Field

Edited By Cláudio Laks Eizirik, Giovanni Foresti Copyright 2019
    328 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry: Partners and Competitors in the Mental Health Field offers a comprehensive overview of the many links between the two fields. There have long been connections between the two professions, but this is the first time the many points of contact have been set out clearly for practitioners from both fields.

    Covering social and cultural factors, clinical practice, including diagnosis and treatment, and looking at teaching and continuing professional development, this book features contributions and exchange of ideas from an international group of clinicians from across both professions.

    Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry: Partners and Competitors in the Mental Health Field will appeal to all practicing psychoanalysts and psychiatrists and anyone wanting to draw on the best of both fields in their theoretical understanding and clinical practice.

    IPA Series Editor and APA President forewords; Introduction to the book by Clàudio Eizirik and Giovanni Foresti Part I: The Mental Health field: global trends and local specificities Chapter 1: Psychoanalysis, psychiatry and the new frontiers of contemporary mental distress and its treatment Antonio Andreoli Chapter 2: Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Latin America: historical aspects and current challenges Cláudio Laks Eizirik Chapter 3: Psychoanalysis: Its Glorious Past, Its Troubled Present, And Its Uncertain Future Allen Frances Chapter 4: Working together. Some institutional psychodynamics between Psychoanalysts and Psychiatrists Robert. D. Hinshelwood Chapter 5: Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Medicine Robert Michels Chapter 6: Psychoanalysis and psychiatry: between clinical culture and organisational culture Mario Perini Part II: The clinical practice: nosology, diagnoses and treatments Chapter 7: What Psychopathology can learn from Neuropsychodynamic Psychiatry? A spatiotemporal Approach Boeker H., Hartwich P., Northoff G Chapter 8: Reflections on psychoanalytic supervision changes in psychiatry Stefano Bolognini Chapter 9: The Person with the Diagnosis Glen O. Gabbard Chapter 10: The second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2): Sensible diagnosis for sensitive clinicians Vittorio Lingiardi Chapter 11: The Structural Interview Otto F. Kernberg Chapter 12: Clinical picture as an open window: From symptoms to a phenomenological-dynamic stance on the patient’s world Mario Rossi Monti Chapter 13: The importance of psychodynamic diagnosis in patients with severe mental illnesses Humberto Persano Chapter 14: Self-disorders in psychosis: a possible integrative concept of phenomenology and psychoanalysis Bent Rosenbaum, Mads Gram Henriksen & Borut Skodlar Part III: The formative dimension: teaching and continual education Chapter 15: Beyond supervision – La mujer que llora: Clinical Group Seminars as Psychoanalytic Experience Ferruta Anna Chapter 16: Teaching Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to Residents in Psychiatry: Windows of Friendship or Animosity? Do-Un Jeong Chapter 17: Proving the Impact of Psychoanalysis on Daily Psychiatric Practice: Structured Programs and Clinical Guidance Joachim Küchenhoff Chapter 18: The white bicycle: how could general psychiatry benefit from psychoanalytic theories and practice? Levent Küey Chapter 19: "What shall we do?" Bridging Psychoanalysis and non-analysts Susana Muszkat Chapter 20: A "bridge" between psychoanalysis and psychiatry Andrea Narracci Chapter 21: Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry Florence Quartier Chapter 22: The Movement of Therapeutic Communities in Italy: Myth & Reality Marta Vigorelli


    Cláudio Laks Eizirik (MD, PhD), lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is a training and supervising analyst of the SPPA (Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society), and teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, and works in private practice as psychoanalyst and psychotherapist. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where he teaches psychoanalysis and supervises residents of psychiatry. He was President of FEPAL (Latin American Psychoanalytic Federation) and the IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) and is currently chair of the IPA’s International New Groups Committee. Formerly he chaired the IPA Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Mental Field. He has published books, book chapters, papers, lectured widely and heavily researched his main areas of interest: psychoanalytic training, the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the human life cycle, the process of ageing and the relationship between psychoanalysis and culture. He received the Sigourney Award in 2011.

    Giovanni Foresti (MD, PhD), lives in Pavia, Italy. He is training and supervising analyst of the SPI (Italian Psychoanalytic Society), works in private practice as a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and organizational consultant, and teaches at the State University of Milan (School of Specialization in Psychiatry), at the Milan Catholic University (Psychology of Organizations and Marketing) and at the SPI National Institute for Training. He is a member of OPUS, London, and part of Scientific Committee of IL NODO group, Turin. Co-chair for Europe of the Committee "Psychoanalysis and the Mental Health Field," he is now on the IPA Board as European Representative. His interests are focused on clinical issues, institutional functioning and group dynamics.