Comparative Psychoanalysis: Reshaping the Psychoanalytic Domain

Routledge Mental Health and The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis are pleased to announce the digital publication of our new FreeBook, Comparative Psychoanalysis, representing some of the best scholarship written by ABAPsa Fellows.

Comparative Psychoanalysis

The selection of essays collected in this book is representative of the pluralistic membership of ABAPsa and present different schools of thought including classical, relational, philosophical, comparative, Jungian, Kleinian, and Lacanian perspectives examining many diverse subject matters in theory, clinical praxis, and critique. All of the contributors' selections are culled from influential books published by Routledge, with chapters by Lewis Aron and Karen Starr, Morris N. Eagle, Jon Mills, Ronald C. Naso, Stanton Marlan, and Oren Gozlan. 

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Featured Titles

  • Core Concepts in Classical Psychoanalysis

    Clinical, Research Evidence and Conceptual Critiques, 1st Edition

    By Morris N. Eagle

    In Core Concepts in Classical Psychoanalysis, alongside its companion piece Core Concepts in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Morris N. Eagle asks: of the core concepts and formulations of psychoanalytic theory, which ones should be retained, which should be modified and in what ways, and which should…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Psychological Issues

  • Humanizing Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Philosophical and Clinical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronald C Naso, Jon Mills

    Psychoanalysis has traditionally had difficulty in accounting for the existence of evil. Freud saw it as a direct expression of unconscious forces, whereas more recent theorists have examined the links between early traumatic experiences and later ‘evil’ behaviour. Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
    Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

  • Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning

    A Lacanian approach, 1st Edition

    By Oren Gozlan

    Winner of The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) Book Prize for 2015 Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian approach presents a startling new way to consider psychoanalytic dilemmas of sexual difference and gender through the meeting of arts and the clinic.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-08

  • A Psychotherapy for the People

    Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    By Lewis Aron, Karen Starr

    How did psychoanalysis come to define itself as being different from psychotherapy? How have racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism converged in the creation of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis psychotherapy? Is psychoanalysis a "Jewish science"? Inspired by the…

    Paperback – 2012-12-03
    Relational Perspectives Book Series

  • Conundrums

    A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    By Jon Mills

    2013 Goethe Award Winner! This is the first book of its kind to offer a sustained critique of contemporary psychoanalytic thought favoring relational, postmodern, and intersubjective perspectives, which largely define American psychoanalysis today. Conundrums turns an eye toward the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-22

  • Pathways into the Jungian World

    Phenomenology and Analytical Psychology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roger Brooke

    In Pathways into the Jungian World contributors from the disciplines of medicine, psychology and philosophy look at the central issues of commonality and difference between phenomenology and analytical psychology. The major theme of the book is how existential phenomenology and analytical…

    Paperback – 1999-11-11