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Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

Series Editor: Donnel B. Stern

When music is played in a new key, the melody does not change, but the notes that make up the composition do: change in the context of continuity, continuity that perseveres through change. Psychoanalysis in a New Key publishes books that share the aims psychoanalysts have always had, but that approach them differently. The books in the series are not expected to advance any particular theoretical agenda, although to this date most have been written by analysts from the Interpersonal and Relational orientations.

The most important contribution of a psychoanalytic book is the communication of something that nudges the reader’s grasp of clinical theory and practice in an unexpected direction. Psychoanalysis in a New Key creates a deliberate focus on innovative and unsettling clinical thinking. Because that kind of thinking is encouraged by exploration of the sometimes surprising contributions to psychoanalysis of ideas and findings from other fields, Psychoanalysis in a New Key particularly encourages interdisciplinary studies. Books in the series have married psychoanalysis with dissociation, trauma theory, sociology, and criminology. The series is open to the consideration of studies examining the relationship between psychoanalysis and any other field – for instance, biology, literary and art criticism, philosophy, systems theory, anthropology, and political theory.

But innovation also takes place within the boundaries of psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalysis in a New Key therefore also presents work that reformulates thought and practice without leaving the precincts of the field. Books in the series focus, for example, on the significance of personal values in psychoanalytic practice, on the complex interrelationship between the analyst’s clinical work and personal life, on the consequences for the clinical situation when patient and analyst are from different cultures, and on the need for psychoanalysts to accept the degree to which they knowingly satisfy their own wishes during treatment hours, often to the patient’s detriment.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 24 results in Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series
  1. Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis

    Lessons from Literature

    By Sandra Buechler

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature describes the problematic ways people learn to cope with life’s fundamental challenges, such as maintaining self-esteem, bearing loss, and growing old. People tend to deal with the challenges of being human in...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Interpersonal Tradition

    The origins of psychoanalytic subjectivity

    By Irwin Hirsch

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    In The Interpersonal Tradition: The Origins of Psychoanalytic Subjectivity, Irwin Hirsch offers an overview of psychoanalytic history and in particular the evolution of Interpersonal thinking, which has become central to much contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice. This book of Hirsch’s...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. What Do Mothers Want?

    Developmental Perspectives, Clinical Challenges

    Edited by Sheila F. Brown

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    What do mothers want and need from their parenting partners, their extended families, their friends, colleagues, and communities? And what can mental health professionals do to help them meet their daunting responsibilities in the contemporary world? The talented contributors to What Do Mothers...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Body-States:Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders

    Edited by Jean Petrucelli

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    In this edited volume, Jean Petrucelli brings together the work of talented clinicians and researchers steeped in working with eating disordered patients for the past 10 to 35 years. Eating disorders are about body-states and their relational meanings. The split of mindbody functioning is enacted...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The One and the Many

    Relational Approaches to Group Psychotherapy

    Edited by Robert Grossmark, Fred Wright

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    The One and the Many: Relational Approaches to Group Psychotherapy applies advances in relational psychoanalysis to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. In this volume Robert Grossmark and Fred Wright bring together leading writers in the group psychotherapy field, both psychoanalysts...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Prologue to Violence

    Child Abuse, Dissociation, and Crime

    By Abby Stein

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    Despite mounting references to the "transgenerational transmission of violence," we still lack a compelling understanding of the linkage between the interpersonal violence of early life and the criminal violence of adulthood. In Prologue to Violence, Abby Stein draws on the gripping narratives of...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Wounded By Reality

    Understanding and Treating Adult Onset Trauma

    By Ghislaine Boulanger

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    The culmination of three decades of studying and treating survivors of adult onset trauma, Wounded by Reality is the first systematic attempt to differentiate adult onset trauma from childhood trauma, with which it is frequently confused. When catastrophic events overtake adult lives, they often...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma

    By Sophia Richman

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between trauma and creativity. It is about art in the service of healing, mourning, and memorialization. This book addresses the questions of how artistic expression facilitates the healing process...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cupid's Knife: Women's Anger and Agency in Violent Relationships

    By Abby Stein

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    Much domestic violence literature has called attention to the fact that women's material needs for shelter, daycare, employment, and legal protection may render them helpless to leave toxic relationships. Yet, even with the provision of these, many women remain tightly wound in their abusers'...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich

    History, Memory, Tradition

    By Emily A. Kuriloff

    Series: Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

    For most of the twentieth century, Jewish and/or politically leftist European psychoanalysts rarely linked their personal trauma history to their professional lives, for they hoped their theory—their Truth—would transcend subjectivity and achieve a universality not unlike the advances in the "hard"...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge