1st Edition

Textbook of Applied Psychoanalysis

Edited By Salman Akhtar, Stuart Twemlow Copyright 2018
    516 Pages
    by Routledge

    516 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Textbook of Applied Psychoanalysis is a unique and original contribution to the field of psychoanalysis. Emphasizing and underscoring the need for interdisciplinary discourse in understanding the dialectical relationship between mind and culture, this volume addresses a multiplicity of realms. These include anthropology, religion, philosophy, history, as well as evolutionary psychology, medicine, race, poverty, migration, and prejudice. Dimensions of social praxis such as education, health policy, and cyberpsychology are also addressed. The enrichment of our understanding of the fine arts (e.g. painting, sculpture, poetry) and performing arts (e.g. music, dance, cinema) by the application of psychoanalytic principles and the enhancement of psychoanalysis by bringing such arts to bear upon it also form areas of this book's concern. This magisterial volume brings distinguished psychoanalysts, philosophers, musicians, poets, businessmen, architects, and movie critics together to create a chorus of modern, anthropologically-informed and culturally sensitive psychoanalysis.



    Part I: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Understanding of Mankind 

    CHAPTER ONE Anthropology Robert Paul

    CHAPTER TWO Religion James Lomax and Nathan Carlin

    CHAPTER THREE Philosophy Douglas Kirsner

    CHAPTER FOUR History Henry Zvi Lothane

    CHAPTER FIVE Large Group Identity Vamik D. Volkan

    CHAPTER SIX Minorities Salman Akhtar

    CHAPTER SEVEN Community and Community Psychoanalysis Stuart W. Twemlow

    Part II: Psychoanalysis, Biology, and the Human Body

    CHAPTER EIGHT: Evolutionary Psychology Kathryn Baselice and J. Anderson Thomson, Jr.

    CHAPTER NINE Medicine Julian Stern 

    CHAPTER TEN Neuropsychoanalysis Charles Fisher and Richard Kessler

    CHAPTER ELEVEN Sports Michael Brearley

    Part III: Psychoanalysis and Societal Turbulence

    CHAPTER TWELVE Poverty Neil Altman

    CHAPTER THIRTEEN Migration Salman Akhtar

    CHAPTER FOURTEEN Race, Ethnicity, and Inter-Group Conflict Ricardo Ainslie

    CHAPTER FIFTEEN Prejudice Salman Akhtar

    CHAPTER SIXTEEN Terror and Terrorism John, Lord Alderdice

    CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Childhood trauma Steven Marans

    CHAPTER EIGHTEEN School Bullying Stuart W. Twemlow, Frank C. Sacco, and Tanya Bennett

    CHAPTER NINETEEN Violence James Gilligan

    Part IV: Psychoanalysis and Social Praxis

    CHAPTER TWENTY Education Jonathan Cohen

    CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Consultation to Organizations William Myerson, Harriet Wolfe, Larry Hirschhorn, Daniel Myerson, and Ernest Fruge 

    CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Health Policy James C. Pyles and Robert L. Pyles

    CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Negotiation Kimberlyn Leary

    CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Prevention in Mental Health Henri Parens, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and Karl-Heinz Brisch

    CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Cyberpsychology John Suler

    Part V: Psychoanalysis and Fine Arts

    CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Painting Mary Wright

    CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Sculpture Harvey Giesbrecht

    CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Photography Joseph Lichtenberg

    CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Architecture Bethany J. Hamilton, Elizabeth Danze, and Stephen M. Sonnenberg

    CHAPTER THIRTY Poetry Eugene J. Mahon

    CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Fiction Stanley Coen

    Part VI: Psychoanalysis and Performing Arts

    CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO Music Julie Jaffee Nagel

    CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE Theatre Jill Savege Scharff

    CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR Dance Ann Smolen

    CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE Cinema Bruce Sklarew


    Salman Akhtar, MD, was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012.

    Stuart W. Twemlow, MD is medical director of the Hope Program, director of the Peaceful Schools and Communities Project of the Child and Family Program, the Menninger Clinic; professor of psychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; and faculty member of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.