Mental Health: Book Series

Psychological Issues

Series Editor:

The basic mission of Psychological Issues is to contribute to the further development of psychoanalysis as a science, as a respected scholarly enterprise, as a theory of human behavior, and as a therapeutic method.

Over the past 50 years, the series has focused on fundamental aspects and foundations of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice, as well as on work in related disciplines relevant to psychoanalysis. Psychological Issues does not aim to represent or promote a particular point of view. The contributions cover broad and integrative topics of vital interest to all psychoanalysts as well as to colleagues in related disciplines. They cut across particular schools of thought and tackle key issues, such as the philosophical underpinnings of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic theories of motivation, conceptions of therapeutic action, the nature of unconscious mental functioning, psychoanalysis and social issues, and reports of original empirical research relevant to psychoanalysis. The authors often take a critical stance toward theories and offer a careful theoretical analysis and conceptual clarification of the complexities of theories and their clinical implications, drawing upon relevant empirical findings from psychoanalytic research as well as from research in related fields.

The Editorial Board continues to invite contributions from social/behavioral sciences such as anthropology and sociology, from biologcal sciences such as physiology and the various brain sciences, and from scholarly humanistic disciplines such as philosophy, law, and ethics.

  • Psychoanalytic Thinking

    A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice

    By Donald L. Carveth

    Since the classical Freudian and ego psychology paradigms lost their position of dominance in the late 1950s, psychoanalysis became a multi-paradigm science with those working in the different frameworks increasingly engaging only with those in the same or related intellectual "silos." Beginning…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 
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  • Core Concepts in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

    Clinical, Research Evidence and Conceptual Critiques

    By Morris N. Eagle

    In Core Concepts in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, alongside its companion piece Core Concepts in Classical 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 – 2017-11-28
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  • Core Concepts in Classical Psychoanalysis

    Clinical, Research Evidence and Conceptual Critiques

    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
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  • Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

    Mortal Gifts

    By Ellen Pinsky

    Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter considers psychoanalysis from a fresh perspective: the therapist’s mortality—in at least two senses of the word. That the therapist can die, and is also fallible, can be seen as necessary or even defining components of the therapeutic process.&…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
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  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Conflict

    Edited by Christopher Christian, Morris N. Eagle, David L Wolitzky

    Since its inception, and throughout its history, psychoanalysis has been defined as a psychology of conflict. Freud’s tripartite structure of id, ego and superego, and then modern conflict theory, placed conflict at the center of mental life and its understanding at the heart of therapeutic action.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
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  • Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors

    A Psychodynamic Approach

    By Leon Hoffman, Timothy Rice, Tracy Prout

    Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach offers a new, short term psychotherapeutic approach to working dynamically with children who suffer from irritability, oppositional defiance and disruptiveness. RFP-C enables…

    Paperback – 2015-10-14
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  • Myths of Termination

    What patients can teach psychoanalysts about endings

    By Judy Leopold Kantrowitz

    Psychoanalysis can make a huge difference in the lives of patients, their families and others they encounter. Myths have developed, however, about how psychoanalysis should end – what patients experience and what analysts do. These expectations come primarily from accounts by analysts in the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-10
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  • Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization

    By Mardi Horowitz

    Advances in science and the humanities have demonstrated the complexity of psychological, social and neurological factors influencing identity. A contemporary discourse is needed to anchor the concepts required in speaking about identity in present day understanding. In Identity and the New…

    Paperback – 2014-05-22
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  • Memory, Myth, and Seduction

    Unconscious Fantasy and the Interpretive Process

    By Jean-Georges Schimek

    Edited by Deborah L. Browning

    Memory, Myth, and Seduction reveals the development and evolution of Jean-Georges Schimek's thinking on unconscious fantasy and the interpretive process derived from a close reading of Freud as well as contemporary psychoanalysis. Contributing richly to North American psychoanalytic thought,…

    Hardback – 2011-01-10
    Routledge
    Psychological Issues

  • From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis

    A Critique and Integration

    By Morris N. Eagle

    The landscape of psychoanalysis has changed, at times dramatically, in the hundred or so years since Freud first began to think and write about it. Freudian theory and concepts have risen, fallen, evolved, mutated, and otherwise reworked themselves in the hands and minds of analysts the world over,…

    Paperback – 2011-01-06
    Routledge
    Psychological Issues