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Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series


About the Series

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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Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures The Psychology of Being Human

Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures: The Psychology of Being Human

1st Edition

By Koichi Togashi, Amanda Kottler
September 09, 2015

Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures: The Psychology of Being Human chronicles a 10-year-voyage in which the authors struggled, initially independently, to make sense of Kohut‘s intentions when he radically re-defined the twinship experience to one of "being human among other human beings". ...

A Rumor of Empathy Resistance, narrative and recovery in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

A Rumor of Empathy: Resistance, narrative and recovery in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Lou Agosta
June 02, 2015

Empathy is an essential component of the psychoanalyst’s ability to listen and treat their patients. It is key to the achievement of therapeutic understanding and change. A Rumor of Empathy explores the psychodynamic resistances to empathy, from the analyst themselves, the patient, from wider ...

Creative Analysis Art, creativity and clinical process

Creative Analysis: Art, creativity and clinical process

1st Edition

By George Hagman
November 24, 2014

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 ...

Craft and Spirit A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies

Craft and Spirit: A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies

1st Edition

By Joseph D. Lichtenberg
December 01, 2014

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 ...

The Search for a Relational Home An intersubjective view of therapeutic action

The Search for a Relational Home: An intersubjective view of therapeutic action

1st Edition

By Chris Jaenicke
October 13, 2014

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 ...

A Spirit of Inquiry Communication in Psychoanalysis

A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage
September 11, 2014

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.  ...

Attachment and Sexuality

Attachment and Sexuality

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Diamond, Sidney J. Blatt, Joseph D. Lichtenberg
September 11, 2014

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 ...

Affects As Process An Inquiry into the Centrality of Affect in Psychological Life

Affects As Process: An Inquiry into the Centrality of Affect in Psychological Life

1st Edition

By Joseph M. Jones
June 01, 1995

In this readable meditation on the nature of emotional experience, Joseph Jones takes the reader on a fascinating walking-tour of current research findings bearing on emotional development.  Beginning with a nuanced reappraisal of Freud's philosophical premises, he argues that Freud's reliance...

Jealousy and Envy New Views about Two Powerful Feelings

Jealousy and Envy: New Views about Two Powerful Feelings

1st Edition

Edited By Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass
June 09, 2014

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 ...

Living Systems, Evolving Consciousness, and the Emerging Person A Selection of Papers from the Life Work of Louis Sander

Living Systems, Evolving Consciousness, and the Emerging Person: A Selection of Papers from the Life Work of Louis Sander

1st Edition

By Louis Sander, Gherardo Amadei, Ilaria Bianchi
June 09, 2014

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 ...

Structures of Subjectivity Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism

Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism

2nd Edition

By George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow
May 21, 2014

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 ...

The Borderline Patient Emerging Concepts in Diagnosis, Psychodynamics, and Treatment

The Borderline Patient: Emerging Concepts in Diagnosis, Psychodynamics, and Treatment

1st Edition

Edited By James S. Grotstein, Marion F. Solomon, Joan A. Lang
June 01, 1987

This volume focuses on treatment issues pertaining to patients with borderline psychopathology. A section on psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (with contributors by V. Volkan, H. Searles, O. Kernberg, L. B. Boyer, and J. Oremland, among others) is followed by a section exploring a ...

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