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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. Jealousy and Envy

    New Views about Two Powerful Feelings

    Edited by Léon Wurmser, Heidrun Jarass

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Structures of Subjectivity

    Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism, 2nd Edition

    By George E. Atwood, Robert D. Stolorow

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    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...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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