Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

Series Editor: Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Like its counterpart, Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series presents a diversity of subjects within a diversity of approaches to those subjects. Under the editorship of Joseph Lichtenberg, in collaboration with Melvin Bornstein and the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, the volumes in this series strike a balance between research, theory, and clinical application. We are honored to have published the works of various innovators in psychoanalysis, such as Lachmann, Fosshage, Stolorow, Orange, Sander, Wurmser, Grotstein, Jones, Brothers, Busch, and Lichtenberg, among others.

The series includes books and monographs on mainline psychoanalytic topics, such as sexuality, narcissism, trauma, homosexuality, jealousy, envy, and varied aspects of analytic process and technique. In our efforts to broaden the field of analytic interest, the series has incorporated and embraced innovative discoveries in infant research, self psychology, intersubjectivity, motivational systems, affects as process, responses to cancer, borderline states, contextualism, postmodernism, attachment research and theory, medication, and mentalization. As further investigations in psychoanalysis come to fruition, we seek to present them in readable, easily comprehensible writing.

After 25 years, the core vision of this series remains the investigation, analysis and discussion of developments on the cutting edge of the psychoanalytic field, inspired by a boundless spirit of inquiry.


Like its counterpart, Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series presents a diversity of subjects within a diversity of approaches to those subjects. Under the editorship of Joseph Lichtenberg, in collaboration with Melvin Bornstein and the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, the volumes in this series strike a balance between research, theory, and clinical application. We are honored to have published the works of various innovators in psychoanalysis, such as Lachmann, Fosshage, Stolorow, Orange, Sander, Wurmser, Grotstein, Jones, Brothers, Busch, and Lichtenberg, among others.

The series includes books and monographs on mainline psychoanalytic topics, such as sexuality, narcissism, trauma, homosexuality, jealousy, envy, and varied aspects of analytic process and technique. In our efforts to broaden the field of analytic interest, the series has incorporated and embraced innovative discoveries in infant research, self psychology, intersubjectivity, motivational systems, affects as process, responses to cancer, borderline states, contextualism, postmodernism, attachment research and theory, medication, and mentalization. As further investigations in psychoanalysis come to fruition, we seek to present them in readable, easily comprehensible writing.

After 25 years, the core vision of this series remains the investigation, analysis and discussion of developments on the cutting edge of the psychoanalytic field, inspired by a boundless spirit of inquiry.

  • Hope and Cure

    Controversies, Challenges, and Clinical Findings in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Adults Who Experienced Incest

    Edited by Marvin Margolis, David Dietrich

    Some analysts feel daunted or pessimistic when working with a patient who recounts an experience of parent/child incest. Can psychoanalysis succeed as a treatment for individuals who suffered this heinous abuse in their formative years? The answer is a definitive yes, according to David Dietrich…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
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  • Grief and Its Transcendence

    Memory, Identity, Creativity

    Edited by Adele Tutter, Léon Wurmser

    Grief and its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity is a landmark contribution that provides fresh insights into the experience and process of mourning. It includes fourteen original essays by pre-eminent psychoanalysts, historians, classicists, theologians, architects, art-historians and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-01 
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  • Psychoanalytic Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice

    Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Edited by Linda Gunsberg, Sandra Hershberg

    Psychoanalytic Theory, Research and Clinical Practice: Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg explores both Lichtenberg’s psychoanalytic theoretical contributions and innovations in clinical technique, and how these have influenced the work of other psychoanalysts and researchers. Lichtenberg’s approach…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30 
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  • Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures

    The Psychology of Being Human

    By Koichi Togashi, Amanda Kottler

    Kohut's Twinship Across Cultures: The Psychology of Being Human chronicles a 10-year-voyage in which the authors struggled, initially independently, to make sense of Kohut‘s intentions when he radically re-defined the twinship experience to one of "being human among other human beings".…

    Paperback – 2015-09-24 
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  • Enlivening the Self

    The First Year, Clinical Enrichment, and The Wandering Mind

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    In psychoanalysis, enlivenment is seen as residing in a sense of self, and this sense of self is drawn from and shaped by lived experience. Enlivening the Self: The First Year, Clinical Enrichment, and the Wandering Mind describes the vitalizing and enrichment of self-experience throughout the life…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
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  • A Rumor of Empathy

    Resistance, narrative and recovery in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

    By Lou Agosta

    Empathy is an essential component of the psychoanalyst’s ability to listen and treat their patients. It is key to the achievement of therapeutic understanding and change. A Rumor of Empathy explores the psychodynamic resistances to empathy, from the analyst themselves, the patient, from wider…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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  • Craft and Spirit

    A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    In Craft and Spirit, Joseph Lichtenberg writes of the craft of exploratory psychotherapy, by which he means the creative skill — even artistry — that mobilizes the spirit of inquiry in therapist and patient and sustains it over the course of psychotherapy.  He expatiates on this craft as it…

    Paperback – 2014-12-01
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  • Creative Analysis

    Art, creativity and clinical process

    By George Hagman

    Creative Analysis: Art, Creativity and Clinical Process explores the dynamics of creativity in psychoanalytic treatment. It argues that the creative process of the analytic interaction is characterized by specific forms of feeling, thinking and most importantly, relating that result in the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-27
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  • The Search for a Relational Home

    An intersubjective view of therapeutic action

    By Chris Jaenicke

    In The Search for a Relational Home, Chris Jaenicke gives the reader an inside view of what actually happens in psychotherapy and how change occurs. He describes how both participants – the patient and the therapist – feel, and how they affect each other. The reader is encouraged to vicariously…

    Paperback – 2014-10-01
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  • Psychotherapy and Medication

    The Challenge of Integration

    By Fredric N. Busch, Larry S. Sandberg

    Over the past two decades, the use of medication combined with psychotherapy or psychoanalysis has shifted from an infrequent occurrence to common practice. Concurrently, attitudes toward medication have changed from viewing this intervention as disruptive or as a last resort to a welcome aid in…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • A Spirit of Inquiry

    Communication in Psychoanalysis

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    Thoroughly grounded in contemporary developmental research, A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis explores the ecological niche of the infant-caregiver dyad and examines the evolutionary leap that permits communication to take place concurrently in verbal an nonverbal modes. …

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • Attachment and Sexuality

    Edited by Diana Diamond, Sidney J. Blatt, Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    The papers featured in Attachment and Sexuality create a dense tapestry, each forming a separate narrative strand that elucidates different configurations of the relationship between attachment and sexuality. As a whole, the volume explores the areas of convergence and divergence, opposition, and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • Jealousy and Envy

    New Views about Two Powerful Feelings

    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass

    Jealousy and envy permeate the practice of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic work. New experience and new relevance of old but neglected ideas about these two feeling states and their origins warrant special attention, both as to theory and practice. Their great complexity and multilayered…

    Paperback – 2014-06-09
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  • Living Systems, Evolving Consciousness, and the Emerging Person

    A Selection of Papers from the Life Work of Louis Sander

    By Louis Sander

    Edited by Gherardo Amadei, Ilaria Bianchi

    This collection of previously published papers can be viewed as a story of the gradual emergence of an overarching idea through the course of a life’s work. The idea concerns the way emerging knowledge of developmental processes, biological systems, and therapeutic process can be integrated in…

    Paperback – 2014-06-09
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  • Structures of Subjectivity

    Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, 2nd Edition

    By George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow

    Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, is a revised and expanded second edition of a work first published in 1984, which was the first systematic presentation of the intersubjective viewpoint – what George Atwood and Robert Stolorow called…

    Paperback – 2014-05-22
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  • Psychoanalytic Complexity

    Clinical Attitudes for Therapeutic Change

    By William J. Coburn

    Psychoanalytic Complexity is the application of a multidisciplinary, explanatory theory to clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. It carries with it incisive and pivotal attitudes that aim to transform our understanding of therapeutic action and the change process. Here, William Coburn offers a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-21
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  • Growth and Turbulence in the Container/Contained: Bion's Continuing Legacy

    Edited by Howard B. Levine, Lawrence J. Brown

    Wilfred Bion remains the most cited author in psychoanalytic literature after Sigmund Freud. His formulation of alpha function, waking dream thoughts, his theory of thinking and of the container/contained have proven seminal for the elaboration of psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2013-03-07
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  • Metaphor and Fields

    Common Ground, Common Language, and the Future of Psychoanalysis

    Edited by S. Montana Katz

    Metaphor and Fields is an explanation and demonstration of the value of metaphoric processes and fields in psychoanalysis. In this book, Montana Katz articulates a future direction for psychoanalysis which is progressively explored, taking into account features essential to psychoanalysts of all…

    Paperback – 2012-12-18
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  • Nothing Good Is Allowed to Stand

    An Integrative View of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction

    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass

    Work with patients with severe neuroses very often has to cope with the phenomenon that every progress in the analytic or therapeutic work is followed paradoxically by a clinical deterioration. There are a number of dynamic factors that converge to bring about this negative therapeutic reaction,…

    Paperback – 2012-08-21
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  • Self Experiences in Group, Revisited

    Affective Attachments, Intersubjective Regulations, and Human Understanding

    Edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, Malcolm Pines

    Since the publication of Self Experiences in Group in 1998—the first book to apply self psychology and intersubjectivity to group work—there have been tremendous advancements in the areas of affect, attachment, infant research, intersubjective regulation, motivational theory, neurobiology,…

    Paperback – 2012-04-12
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  • Manual of Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – eXtended Range

    By Fredric N. Busch, Barbara L. Milrod, Meriamne B. Singer, Andrew C. Aronson

    This manual presents a carefully researched, detailed psychodynamic treatment program for the alleviation of a transdiagnostic range of primary Axis I anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and related…

    Paperback – 2011-09-21
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  • The Abyss of Madness

    By George E. Atwood

    Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity. Utilizing the post-Cartesian…

    Paperback – 2011-09-07
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  • World, Affectivity, Trauma

    Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis

    By Robert D. Stolorow

    Stolorow and his collaborators' post-Cartesian psychoanalytic perspective – intersubjective-systems theory – is a phenomenological contextualism that illuminates worlds of emotional experience as they take form within relational contexts. After outlining the evolution and basic ideas of this…

    Paperback – 2011-04-15
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  • Change in Psychoanalysis

    An Analyst's Reflections on the Therapeutic Relationship

    By Chris Jaenicke

    In this clinically rich and deeply personal book, Chris Jaenicke demonstrates that the therapeutic process involves change in both the patient and the analyst, and that therapy will not have a lasting effect until the inevitability and depth of the analyst's involvement in the intersubjective…

    Paperback – 2011-01-14
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  • Persons in Context

    The Challenge of Individuality in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Roger Frie, William J. Coburn

    In contemporary forms of psychoanalysis, particularly intersubjective systems theory, the turn towards contextualism has permitted the development of new ways of thinking and practicing that have dispensed with the notion of isolated individuality. For many who embrace this "post-subjectivist" way…

    Paperback – 2010-08-24
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  • Psychoanalysis and Motivational Systems

    A New Look

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    Introduced in Psychoanalysis and Motivation (1989) and further developed in Self and Motivational Systems (1992), The Clinical Exchange (1996), and A Spirit of Inquiry (2002), motivational systems theory aims to identify the components and organization of mental states and the process by which…

    Paperback – 2010-08-24
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  • Toward an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis

    Brandchaft's Intersubjective Vision

    By Bernard Brandchaft, Shelley Doctors, Dorienne Sorter

    Best known for his contributions to the development of contemporary intersubjectivity theory, Bernard Brandchaft has dedicated a career to the advancement of psychoanalytic theory and practice. Continually searching for a theoretical viewpoint that would satisfactorily explain the clinical…

    Paperback – 2010-05-12
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  • From Psychoanalytic Narrative to Empirical Single Case Research

    Implications for Psychoanalytic Practice

    By Horst Kächele, Joseph Schachter, Helmut Thomä

    Recognition of the need for empirical research and interest in its findings are growing in psychoanalysis. Many psychoanalysts now acknowledge that research is imperative to try to deal with the factors propelling the diminution in status and prestige of the discipline, as well as the number of…

    Paperback – 2008-07-22
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  • Mentalization

    Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications

    Edited by Fredric N. Busch

    Mentalization is the capacity to perceive and interpret behavior in terms of intentional mental states, to imagine what others are thinking and feeling, and is a concept that has taken the psychological and psychoanalytic worlds by storm. This collection of papers, carefully edited by…

    Paperback – 2008-02-25
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  • Transforming Narcissism

    Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations

    By Frank M. Lachmann

    Using Kohut's seminal paper "Forms and Transformations of Narcissism" as a springboard, Frank Lachmann updates Kohut's proposals for contemporary clinicians.  Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations draws on a wide range of contributions from empirical…

    Paperback – 2007-12-19
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  • Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty

    Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis

    By Doris Brothers

    Since trauma is a thoroughly relational phenomenon, it is highly unpredictable, and cannot be made to fit within the scientific framework Freud so admired. In Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis, Doris Brothers urges a return to a trauma-centered psychoanalysis.…

    Paperback – 2007-11-29
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  • Sensuality and Sexuality Across the Divide of Shame

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Placed in a historical context, sexuality was once so prominent in psychoanalytic writing that sexual drive and psychoanalysis were synonymous. The exciting discovery of childhood sexuality filled the literature. Then other discoveries came to the fore until sexuality slipped far in the background.…

    Paperback – 2007-08-31
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  • Trauma and Human Existence

    Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections

    By Robert D. Stolorow

    Trauma and Human Existence effectively interweaves two themes central to emotional trauma - the first pertains to the contextuality of emotional life in general, and of the experience of emotional trauma in particular, and the second pertains to the recognition that the possibility of emotional…

    Paperback – 2007-06-27
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  • Contexts of Being

    The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life

    By Robert D. Stolorow, George E. Atwood

    In this volume, the authors complete the circle begun with Faces in a Cloud (1979) and continued with Structures of Subjectivity (1984) and Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach (1987- with Brandchaft). They now extend intersubjectivity theory to a rethinking of the foundational…

    Paperback – 2002-06-01
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  • Kohut, Loewald and the Postmoderns

    A Comparative Study of Self and Relationship

    By Judith G. Teicholz

    In Kohut, Loewald, and the Postmoderns, Judith Teicholz, using the contemporary critique of Kohut and Loewald as a touchstone of inquiry into the current status of psychoanalysis, focuses on a select group of postmodern theorists whose recent writings comprise a questioning subtext to Kohut's and…

    Paperback – 2001-12-01
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  • The Clinical Exchange

    Techniques Derived from Self and Motivational Systems

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    In this practical sequel to the same authors' Self and Motivational Systems (TAP, 1992), Lichtenberg, Lachmann, and Fosshage offer ten principles of technique to guide the clinical exchange. These principles, which pertain equally to exploratory psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, integrate the…

    Paperback – 2001-10-01
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  • Working Intersubjectively

    Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice

    By Donna M. Orange, George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow

    From an overview of the basic principles of intersubjectivity theory, Orange, Atwood, and Stolorow proceed to contextualist critiques of the concept of psychoanalytic technique and of the myth of analytic neutrality. They then examine the intersubjective contexts of extreme states of psychological…

    Paperback – 2001-09-01
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  • Psychoanalysis and Motivation

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Carrying forward his inquiry into the nature and conditions of normal and abnormal development, Lichtenberg focuses on motivation. His goal is to offer an alternative to psychoanalytic drive theory that accommodates the developmental insights of infancy research while accounting for the entire…

    Paperback – 2001-08-01
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  • Self and Motivational Systems

    Towards A Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage

    In this sequel to Lichtenberg's Psychoanalysis and Motivation (TAP, 1989), the authors show how their revised theory of motivation provides the foundation for a new approach to psychoanalytic technique.  The approach in Self and Motivational Systemsemphasizes a finely honed sensitivity to…

    Paperback – 2001-07-01
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  • Psychoanalytic Treatment

    An Intersubjective Approach

    By Robert D. Stolorow, Bernard Brandchaft, George E. Atwood

    Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach fleshes out the implications for psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of adopting a consistently intersubjective perspective.  In the course of the study, the intersubjective viewpoint is demonstrated to illuminate a wide array of…

    Paperback – 2000-02-01
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  • Affects As Process

    An Inquiry into the Centrality of Affect in Psychological Life

    By Joseph M. Jones

    In this readable meditation on the nature of emotional experience, Joseph Jones takes the reader on a fascinating walking-tour of current research findings bearing on emotional development.  Beginning with a nuanced reappraisal of Freud's philosophical premises, he argues that Freud's reliance…

    Hardback – 1995-06-01
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  • Psychoanalysis and Infant Research

    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg

    Lichtenberg collates and summarizes recent findings about the first two years of life in order to examine their implications for contemporary psychoanalysis. He explores the implications of these data for the unfolding sense of self, and then draws on these data to reconceptualize the analytic…

    Paperback – 1991-07-01
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  • Female Homosexuality

    Choice Without Volition

    By Elaine V. Siegel

    Describing in detail her analytic treatment of eight female homosexuals with common symptoms of incomplete body image and unconscious denial of differences between the sexes, Siegel details the recurring treatment phases that typified their analyses and offers formulations based on both…

    Hardback – 1988-03-01
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  • The Borderline Patient

    Emerging Concepts in Diagnosis, Psychodynamics, and Treatment

    Edited by James S. Grotstein, Marion F. Solomon, Joan A. Lang

    This volume focuses on treatment issues pertaining to patients with borderline psychopathology. A section on psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (with contributors by V. Volkan, H. Searles, O. Kernberg, L. B. Boyer, and J. Oremland, among others) is followed by a section exploring a…

    Hardback – 1987-06-01
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