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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.

New and Published Books

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  1. Psychoanalytic Complexity

    Clinical Attitudes for Therapeutic Change

    By William J. Coburn

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Growth and Turbulence in the Container/Contained: Bion's Continuing Legacy

    Edited by Howard B. Levine, Lawrence J. Brown

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Metaphor and Fields

    Common Ground, Common Language, and the Future of Psychoanalysis

    Edited by S. Montana Katz

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Nothing Good Is Allowed to Stand

    An Integrative View of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction

    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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,...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Self Experiences in Group, Revisited

    Affective Attachments, Intersubjective Regulations, and Human Understanding

    Edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, Malcolm Pines

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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,...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Manual of Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – eXtended Range

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

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Abyss of Madness

    By George E. Atwood

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published September 6th 2011 by Routledge

  8. World, Affectivity, Trauma

    Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis

    By Robert D. Stolorow

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Change in Psychoanalysis

    An Analyst's Reflections on the Therapeutic Relationship

    By Chris Jaenicke

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published January 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Persons in Context

    The Challenge of Individuality in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Roger Frie, William J. Coburn

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published August 23rd 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, 2nd Edition
    By George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow
    To Be Published May 27th 2014
  2. Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life
    By Robert D. Stolorow, George E. Atwood
    To Be Published June 3rd 2014
  3. The Borderline Patient: Emerging Concepts in Diagnosis, Psychodynamics, and Treatment
    Edited by James S. Grotstein, Marion F. Solomon, Joan A. Lang
    To Be Published June 3rd 2014
  4. Psychotherapy and Medication: The Challenge of Integration
    By Fredric N. Busch, Larry S. Sandberg
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  5. Craft and Spirit: A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies
    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  6. Jealousy and Envy: New Views about Two Powerful Feelings
    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  7. A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis
    By Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank M. Lachmann, James L. Fosshage
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  8. Living Systems, Evolving Consciousness, and the Emerging Person: A Selection of Papers from the Life Work of Louis Sander
    By Louis SanderEdited by Gherardo Amadei, Ilaria Bianchi
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  9. Attachment and Sexuality
    Edited by Diana Diamond, Sidney J. Blatt, Joseph D. Lichtenberg
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  10. The Search for a Relational Home: An intersubjective view of therapeutic action
    By Chris Jaenicke
    To Be Published October 14th 2014

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