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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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Enlivening the Self The First Year, Clinical Enrichment, and The Wandering Mind

Enlivening the Self: The First Year, Clinical Enrichment, and The Wandering Mind

1st Edition

By Joseph Lichtenberg, Frank Lachmann, James Fosshage
October 01, 2015

In psychoanalysis, enlivenment is seen as residing in a sense of self, and this sense of self is drawn from and shaped by lived experience. Enlivening the Self: The First Year, Clinical Enrichment, and the Wandering Mind describes the vitalizing and enrichment of self-experience throughout the life...

Grief and Its Transcendence Memory, Identity, Creativity

Grief and Its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity

1st Edition

Edited By Adele Tutter, Léon Wurmser
October 07, 2015

Grief and its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity is a landmark contribution that provides fresh insights into the experience and process of mourning. It includes fourteen original essays by pre-eminent psychoanalysts, historians, classicists, theologians, architects, art-historians and ...

Psychoanalytic Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Psychoanalytic Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice: Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Gunsberg, Sandra Hershberg
October 05, 2015

Psychoanalytic Theory, Research and Clinical Practice: Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg explores both Lichtenberg’s psychoanalytic theoretical contributions and innovations in clinical technique, and how these have influenced the work of other psychoanalysts and researchers. Lichtenberg’s approach ...

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". ...

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 23, 2015

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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