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The International Psychoanalytical Association Controversies in Psychoanalysis Series


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Theoretical and clinical progress in psychoanalysis continues to develop new concepts and to reconsider old ones, often in contradiction with each other. By confronting and opening these debates, we might find points of convergence but also divergences that cannot be reconciled; the ensuing tension among these should be sustained in a pluralistic dialogue.

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Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension

Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension

1st Edition

By Giovanna Ambrosio
December 31, 2009

This book is an outcome of the European Conference on the theme of transsexualism held in Catania, Italy in 2006. It shows how psychoanalysis can reflect, discuss, dialogue and formulate useful insights on one of the most challenging situations that confront the mental health community....

Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Perversion The Illlusory Bond

Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Perversion: The Illlusory Bond

1st Edition

By Juan Pablo Jimenez
December 31, 2011

'Perversion is a challenge for theory and psychoanalytic practice that Juan Pablo Jimenez and Rodolfo Moguillansky, American psychoanalysts known for the originality of their contributions, have managed successfully. In this book they offer us vivid and detailed clinical material of patients of ...

On Sublimation A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

On Sublimation: A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

1st Edition

By Rossella Valdre
April 02, 2014

This book explores and revisits the concept of sublimation, in its various aspects and implications that it has in theory and clinical psychoanalysis, and also in its broader socio-cultural aspects. The basic assumption that aroused the author's interest in the topic is a certain surprise in ...

The Experience of Time Psychoanalytic Perspectives

The Experience of Time: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Jorge Canestri, Leticia Glocer Fiorini
December 31, 2009

In contemporary psychoanalysis, the concepts of time and history have become increasingly complex. It is evident that this trend offers us an opportunity to think about the intercrossing of the different temporal dimensions imbuing the subject, an inevitable aspect of the analytic process. History ...

What Do Our Terms Mean? Explorations Using Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts

What Do Our Terms Mean?: Explorations Using Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts

1st Edition

By Anne Hayman
July 18, 2013

This book focuses on theoretical and clinical progress in psychoanalysis through various thematic proposals developed by authors from diverse geographical areas, in order to open possibilities of generating a productive debate within the psychoanalytic world and related professional circles....

Identity, Gender, and Sexuality 150 Years After Freud

Identity, Gender, and Sexuality: 150 Years After Freud

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Fonagy, Rainer Krause, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
December 31, 2009

'While Freud opened the door on the formative and motivating power of sexuality, contemporary psychoanalysts, with some notable exceptions, have consigned sexuality to the psychoanalytic closet. This book not only re-opens the door on the broad subject of psychosexuality, but also provides fresh ...

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