A Psychoanalytic Critique of Treatment Approaches and the Cultural Beliefs That Sustain Them
What can psychoanalysis contribute to an understanding of the etiology, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse? Here, Louis Berger contests both the orthodox view of substance abuse as a "disease" explicable within the medical model, and the fashionable dissenting view that substance abuse is...
To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge
What Makes a Theory Consequential for Practice?
In this provocative contribution to both psychoanalytic theory and the philosophy of science, Louis Berger grapples with the nature of "consequential" theorizing, i.e., theorizing that is relevant to what transpires in clinical practice. By examining analysis as a genre of "state process...
To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge