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  • The Oedipus Complex

    Focus of the Psychoanalysis-Anthropology Debate

    By Éric Smadja

    The Oedipus complex encapsulates the difficult relationship between psychoanalysis and anthropology. Smadja explores the complicated historical and epistemological conditions leading up to the emergence of this debate, taking into consideration the beginnings of both sciences, the "creation" of the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 

  • Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and the Origins of Meaning

    Pre-Reflective Intentionality in the Psychoanalytic View of the Mind

    By David Snelling

    This title was first published in 2001. Drawing on recent work in the philosophy of psychoanalysis, and on considerations of the nature of psychoanalytic theory itself, this book reveals new possibilities which psychoanalysis offers for an understanding of the mind - more broadly, the subject of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Re-Encountering Jung

    Analytical psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis

    Edited by Robin S. Brown

    Since the split between Freud and Jung, psychoanalysis and analytical psychology have largely developed in an atmosphere of mutual disregard. Only in recent years have both discourses shown signs of an increasing willingness to engage. Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22 

  • Contemporary Bionian Theory and Technique in Psychoanalysis

    Edited by Antonino Ferro

    Psychoanalytic theory has developed very rapidly in recent years across many schools of thought. One of the most popular builds on the work of Wilfred Bion. Contemporary Bionian Theory and Technique in Psychoanalysis provides a concise and comprehensive introductory overview of the latest thinking…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 

  • Trauma and the Ontology of the Modern Subject

    Historical Studies in Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis

    By John L. Roberts

    Recent scholarship has inquired into the socio-historical, discursive genesis of trauma. Trauma & the Ontology of the Modern Subject, however, seeks what has not been actualized in trauma studies – that is, how the necessity and unassailable intensity of trauma is fastened to its historical…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 

  • Reconsidering the Moveable Frame in Psychoanalysis

    Its Function and Structure in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory

    Edited by Isaac Tylim, Adrienne Harris

    Reconsidering the Moveable Frame in Psychoanalysis explores the idea of ‘the frame’ at a time when this concept is undergoing both systematic revival and widespread transformation. It has always been tempting to see the frame as a relatively static, finite, and definable feature of psychoanalytic…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Relational Perspectives Book Series

  • At War with the Obvious

    Disruptive Thinking in Psychoanalysis

    By Donald Moss

    Psychoanalytic thought has already transformed our basic assumptions about the psychic life of individuals and cultures. Those assumptions often take on the valence of common sense. However, this can mean that their original and important meanings often become obscured. Disruptive ideas become…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07 

  • Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis

    Defining terms and building bridges

    Edited by Marilyn Charles

    This book provides a clear introduction to the main contemporary psychoanalytic theoretical perspectives.  Psychoanalysis is often thought of as an obscure and outdated method, and yet, those familiar with it recognize the profound value of psychoanalytic theory and technique. Part of that…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 

  • The Creative Self

    Psychoanalysis and teaching and learning in the classroom

    By Tamara Bibby

    The Creative Self engages with the work of the psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott to develop alternative ways of thinking about key issues at the heart of pedagogy; specifically pedagogic relationships, creativity, defiance and compliance. These issues underpin the desires and defences of professionals…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Foundations and Futures of Education

  • Six Moments in Lacan

    Communication and identification in psychology and psychoanalysis

    By Derek Hook

    Many first-time readers of Jacques Lacan come to his work via Psychology, a discipline that Lacan was notoriously antagonistic toward. Six Moments in Lacan takes up the dual challenge of introducing Lacanian psychoanalysis to an audience interested in psychology whilst also stressing the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18 

  • Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis

    Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter

    Edited by Susan A. Lord

    There are moments of connection between analysts and patients during any therapeutic encounter upon which the therapy can turn. Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis explores how analysts and therapists can experience these moments of meeting, shows how this interaction can become an enlivening and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17 
    Relational Perspectives Book Series

  • The Shadow of the Object

    Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known

    By Christopher Bollas

    In The Shadow of the Object, Christopher Bollas integrates aspects of Freud’s theory of unconscious thinking with elements from the British Object Relations School. In doing so, he offers radical new visions of the scope of psychoanalysis and expands our understanding of the creativity of the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02 

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