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The New Library of Psychoanalysis

Series Editor: Alessandra Lemma

The New Library of Psychoanalysis is published by Routledge Mental Health in association with the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London.

Its purpose is to facilitate a greater and more widespread appreciation of psychoanalysis and to provide a forum for increasing mutual understanding between psychoanalysts and those in other disciplines. The series also aims to make some of the work of continental and other non-English speaking analysts more readily available to English-speaking readers, and to increase the interchange of ideas between British and American analysts.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis published its first book in 1987 under the editorship of David Tuckett, later followed by Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Susan Budd and Dana Birksted-Breen. A considerable number of Associate Editors and readers have assisted the editors.

Under the guidance of Foreign Rights Editors, a considerable number of the New Library books have been published abroad, particularly in Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Peru, Spain and Japan.

The aim of the New Library of Psychoanalysis is to maintain the high level of scholarship of the previous series, to provide a forum for increasing understanding between psychoanalysis and other disciplines and to increase the interest of the general book-reading public in psychoanalysis.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis also aims to help the various schools of psychoanalysis to better understand each other. It has published books representing all three schools of thought in British psychoanalysis, including a particularly important work edited by Pearl King and Riccardo Steiner, expounding the intellectual and organisational controversies that developed in the British psychoanalytical Society between Kleinian, Viennese and 'middle group' analysts during the Second World War.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis has also translated and published several books by Continental psychoanalysts, and it plans in the future to continue the policy of publishing books that express as clearly as possible a variety of psychoanalytic points of view.

New and Published Books

11-20 of 87 results in The New Library of Psychoanalysis
  1. Projective Identification

    The Fate of a Concept

    Edited by Elizabeth Spillius, Edna O'Shaughnessy

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    In this book Elizabeth Spillius and Edna O'Shaughnessy explore the development of the concept of projective identification, which had important antecedents in the work of Freud and others, but was given a specific name and definition by Melanie Klein. They describe Klein's published and unpublished...

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions

    By Antonino Ferro

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions explores the psychoanalytic encounter and examines how emotions are formed and experienced by both the patient and analyst. The author narrates key theoretical concepts through the presentation of clinical material from adult and child analysis and emphasises the...

    Published July 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Insight

    Essays on Psychoanalytic Knowing

    By Jorge L. Ahumada

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    This book explores the clinical processes of psychoanalysis by charting modern developments in logic and applying them to the study of insight. Offering an epistemic approach to clinical psychoanalysis this book places value on the clinical interpretations of both the analysand and analyst...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Seeing and Being Seen

    Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

    By John Steiner

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis. This book analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients as they...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious

    An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives

    By Lawrence J. Brown

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious looks at how the minds of the therapist and the patient interact with each other in a profound and unconscious way: a concept first described by Freud. This book expands Freud’s ideas further and examines how these have been greatly elaborated by...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Secret Passages

    The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations

    By Stefano Bolognini

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Secret Passages provides a theoretical and clinical exploration of the field of psychoanalysis. It looks at the pivotal relationship between analyst and client and its importance to the psychoanalytic process. Offering a uniquely global perspective, Bolognini considers the different trends in...

    Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Bion Today

    Edited by Chris Mawson

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Bion Today explores how Bion’s work is used in contemporary settings; how his ideas have been applied at the level of the individual, the group and the organisation; and which phenomena have been made more comprehensible through the lenses of his concepts. The book introduces distinctive...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Intimate Room

    Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field

    By Giuseppe Civitarese

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The Intimate Room provides an original exploration of psychoanalytic thought, showing how contemporary psychoanalysis seeks to answer the challenges raised by today’s post-modern culture. Offering a deeply personal and insightful reading of Bion, this book acts as a stimulating guide to the...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Betweenity

    A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline

    By Judy Gammelgaard

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    From its inception psychoanalysis has sought to effect a cure through the therapeutic relationship between analyst and analysand. Betweenity looks at what happens when the established framework of the psychoanalytic process is challenged by those with borderline personalities. In this book Judy...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Psychotic Wavelength

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Psychiatry

    By Richard Lucas

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The Psychotic Wavelength provides a psychoanalytical framework for clinicians to use in everyday general psychiatric practice and discusses how psychoanalytic ideas can be of great value when used in the treatment of seriously disturbed and disturbing psychiatric patients with psychoses, including...

    Published July 3rd 2009 by Routledge