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Freud: Dictionary of Psychoanalysis
Preface by Theodore Reik
0760753016
December 2003
Hardcover
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Ecrits: The First Complete Translation in English

0393061159


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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. French psychoanalyst Lacan (1901–1981) is perhaps best known for claiming that the unconscious is like a language that needs to be interpreted, rather than a storage space for repressed feelings. His writings, which borrow from such diverse fields as linguistics, philosophy, mathematics and religion, have had a profound impact on literary and cultural criticism as well as psychoanalysis. While the English-speaking world has enjoyed James Strachey's Standard Edition of Freud's complete works since 1967, there is no comparable standard English translation for Lacan's oeuvre. There have been at least six different translations of his writings into English, and some of the early translations are notoriously unreliable. Fink, a practicing psychoanalyst and professor at Duquesne University,...


The Dark Side of the Light Chasers
Debbie Ford
1573227358
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
We know the shadow by many names: alter ego, lower self, the dark twin, repressed self, id. Carl Jung once said that the shadow "is the person you would rather not be." But even if you choose to hide your dark side, it will still cast a shadow, according to author Debbie Ford. Rather than reject the seemingly undesirable parts of ourselves, Ford offers advice on how to confront our shadows. Only by owning every aspect of yourself can you achieve harmony and "let your own light shine," she explains. "The purpose of doing shadow work, is to become whole. To end our suffering. To stop hiding ourselves from ourselves. Once we do this we can stop hiding ourselves from the rest of the world."

As threatening as shadow work may seem, it is often very effective in creating transformation. Ford's step-by-step guidebook is...



The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud
1593082983
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego, and their problem child, the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness. While there's no question that his own biases and neuroses influenced his observations, the details are less important than the paradigm shift as a whole. After Freud, our interior lives became richer and vastly more mysterious.

These mysteries clearly bothered him--he went to great (often absurd) lengths to explain dream...



Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire
Diane Ackerman
0641664885

Hardcover
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The Spirit in Man, Art, & Literature (Collected Works of Jung Vol. 15)

0691017751


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Review
[These essays] reveal the breadth of the great psychiatrist's interests and the rigorous originality with which he attacked diverse manifestations of human creativity.

Book Description

Nine essays, written between 1922 and 1941, on Paracelsus, Freud, Picasso, the sinologist Richard Wilhelm, Joyce's Ulysses, artistic creativity generally, and the source of artistic creativity in archetypal structures.

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Civilization and Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud
0393301583
Jan 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
For the 75th anniversary, a new edition of the seminal work with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand. Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer ultimate questions: What influences led to the creation of civilization? How did it come to be? What determines its course? In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression. Louis Menand, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Metaphysical Club, contributor to The New Yorker, and professor of English at Harvard University, reflects on the importance of...


Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of Mind
Eric R. Kandel
1585621994
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Records with elegant precision the monumental changes taking place in psychiatric thinking and the research that has led us there. It is an invaluable reference work and a treasured resource for thinking about the future.


The Body Never Lies
Alice Miller
0393060659
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In her latest vehement treatise, Swiss psychoanalyst Miller (The Drama of the Gifted Child) reprises her classic critiques of filial duty. In her view, our culture systematically denies childhood abuse sufferers access to their true feelings. Repressed emotional responses to early humiliations and unfulfilled needs are inevitably transferred to the body, Miller believes, producing long-term illness. She also believes that the majority of therapists are bent on fostering an attitude of forgiveness. Miller instead urges the reader to reappraise the substance of the Fourth Commandment, which she construes as containing "a kind of moral blackmail" and, reflecting on her own unhappy childhood, argues that what survivors of parental cruelty need most is someone who shares their feelings of indignation. Miller traces...


The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Practice Planners)
Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., L. Mark Peterson
0471271136
January 31, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This fully revised resource features: Treatment plan components for 42 behaviorally based presenting problems, including 3 entirely new to this edition Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions–plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payors New section on how to quantify objectives The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to...


The Interpretation of Dreams
Sigmund Freud
067960121X
Mar 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego, and their problem child, the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness. While there's no question that his own biases and neuroses influenced his observations, the details are less important than the paradigm shift as a whole. After Freud, our interior lives became richer and vastly more mysterious.

These mysteries clearly bothered him--he went to great (often absurd) lengths to explain dream...



Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis
Peter Fonagy
1892746700
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book undertakes to demonstrate that the relationship between attachment theory and psychoanalysis is more complex than adherents of either community generally recognize. Beginning with a brief overview of attachment theory and some key findings of attachment research, and continuing through psychoanalytic approaches from Freud to Daniel Stern, this book offers a unique contribution to our understanding of our the subject.

Book Info
Offers an understanding of the relationship that has evolved between psychoanalytic and attachment theories. For developmental psychoanalysts. Softcover.


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria : And Other Conversations about Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum
0465083617
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Anyone who's been to a high school or college has noted how students of the same race seem to stick together. Beverly Daniel Tatum has noticed it too, and she doesn't think it's so bad. As she explains in this provocative, though not-altogether-convincing book, these students are in the process of establishing and affirming their racial identity. As Tatum sees it, blacks must secure a racial identity free of negative stereotypes. The challenge to whites, on which she expounds, is to give up the privilege that their skin color affords and to work actively to combat injustice in society. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews
This insightful exploration of the varieties of Americans' experience with race and racism in everyday...


Civilizations and Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud
0393059952
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For the 75th anniversary, a new edition of the seminal work with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand. Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer ultimate questions: What influences led to the creation of civilization? How did it come to be? What determines its course? In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression. Louis Menand, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Metaphysical Club, contributor to The New Yorker, and professor of English at Harvard University, reflects on the importance of...


Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy
Victor Emil Frankl
0671023373
January 1984
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live. The second part of the book, called "Logotherapy in a Nutshell," describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps. Freud believed that sexual instincts and urges were the driving force of humanity's life; Frankl, by contrast, believes that man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. Frankl's logotherapy, therefore, is much more compatible with Western religions than Freudian psychotherapy. This is a...


The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Sigmund Freud
0142437433
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, worries, and fantasies. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life ranks among his most enjoyable works. Starting with the story of how he once forgot the name of an Italian painter-and how a young acquaintance mangled a quotation from Virgil through fears that his girlfriend might be pregnant-it brings together a treasure trove of muddled memories, inadvertent actions, and verbal tangles. Amusing, moving, and deeply revealing of the repressed, hypocritical Viennese society of his day, Freud's dazzling interpretations provide the perfect introduction to psychoanalytic thinking in action.

Translated by Anthea Bell.
Introduction by Paul Keegan.

Language Notes
Text: English...


Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
Nancy McWilliams
0898621992
April 15, 1994
Hardcover
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Review
"Books by Nancy McWilliams used in unison make the best psychodynamic resources I have yet encountered in more than 60 years in the field."--Robert C. Lane, PhD, Department of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

"The aim of Nancy McWilliams's excellent (and I believe essential) book is twofold: first, to present a psychoanalytically oriented view of individual differences in personality structure and then, secondly, to show how these differences can be clinically and therapeutically useful....Stylistically, the writing is clear and simple and jargon is, for the most part, avoided. The case examples and anecdotes, especially those illustrating the different personality types, are well-chosen and illuminating." --Scott Miller, Ph.D. in New Jersey Psychologist

"A successful attempt to bring together the...


Secrets of the Soul
Eli Zaretsky
1400079233
Aug 2005
Paperback
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
I was a callow lad of 19 when I encountered Freud in an introductory psychology class in college. I read The Interpretation of Dreams and was swept away by Freud's hypnotic language and fascinating exploration of the inner self. I began waking up cloaked in dreamy images until I was having so many dreams, as Yogi Berra might have said, that I couldn't sleep at all. That initial fascination with Freud ended when I realized he wasn't helping my sputtering social life, which was why I'd taken the course. America's flirtation lasted much longer than mine, about half a century. Yet Freud and his followers, who dominated American psychiatry after World War II, fell out of fashion in the 1970s, and the nation, too, moved on. What happened? How could a man whose writings and personal...


An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis
Charles Brenner
0385098847
January 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
This standard introduction to psycho-analysis has been thoroughly revised to clarify and refine the concepts presented, and two new chapters have been added. Comprehensive and lucid, Dr. Brenner's volume is the indispensable orientation to the subject for both laymen and students.

From the Publisher
This standard introduction to psycho-analysis has been thoroughly revised to clarify and refine the concepts presented, and two new chapters have been added. Comprehensive and lucid, Dr. Brenner's volume is the indispensable orientation to the subject for both laymen and students.

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The War of Art: Break through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Steven Pressfield
0446691437
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Novelist Steven Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance; Gates of Fire) goes self-help in The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle. Dubbing itself a cross between Sun-Tzu's The Art of War and Julie Cameron's The Artist's Way, Pressfield's book aims to help readers "overcome Resistance" so that they may achieve "the unlived life within." Whether one wishes to embark on a diet, a program of spiritual advancement or an entrepreneurial venture, it's most often resistance that blocks the way. To kick resistance, Pressfield stresses loving what one does, having patience and acting in the face of fear. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
Drawing on his many years' experience as a writer, Pressfield (The Legend...


Freud's Requiem
Matthew Von Unwerth
157322247X
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Psychoanalyst Von Unwerth's lyrical meditation focuses on an obscure and largely unexamined essay of Freud's, "On Transience," which he wrote in 1915, when he was almost 60. Unwerth mines the brief piece (reprinted in an appendix) for its biographical content. In the essay Freud describes talking about mortality on a walk in the countryside with friends whom Unwerth identifies as the writer Lou Andréas Salomé and her former lover Rainer Maria Rilke. Outlining biographies of the couple, and revealing Freud's paternal relationship to both, Von Unwerth stages an extended meditation on Freud's emotional and intellectual life at the time: "Freud's sentimental prose poem opens to reveal a panorama of the mind of the man who wrote it, a mind that, for all its generative brilliance, is as sentimental,...


Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self/Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self (two-volume set)
Allan N. Schore
0393704084
April 2003
Hardcover
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Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Schore's magnificent integration of research on attachment and developmental neuroscience demonstrates how we fundamentally thrive in pairs and groups.

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
This monumental work, divided into two separate volumes, offers a synthesis of affect and its dysregulation.

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell
0691017840
March 1972
Paperback
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Book Review
Originally written by Campbell in the '40s-- in his pre-Bill Moyers days -- and famous as George Lucas' inspiration for "Star Wars," this book will likewise inspire any writer or reader in its well considered assertion that while all stories have already been told, this is *not* a bad thing, since the *retelling* is still necessary. And while our own life's journey must always be ended alone, the travel is undertaken in the company not only of immediate loved ones and primal passion, but of the heroes and heroines -- and myth-cycles -- that have preceded us.

From AudioFile
Campbell's unique perspectives examine the world's complex and interwoven mythology, folklore and religion, providing an understanding of the essence and genesis of humanness. Blum allows the listener to focus on...


Love's Executioner : & Other Tales of Psychotherapy (Perennial Classics)
Irvin D. Yalom
0060958340
September 1, 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"It's the relationship that heals" is a slogan psychotherapist Yalom claims as his "professional rosary." In these 10 eloquent, engaging tales of personal transformation, each patient makes some headway in overcoming compulsions, depression, hyptertension or whatever--yet each also comes face to face with larger problems such as the inevitability of death or the existential need to give one's life meaning. Among those we get to know intimately are an isolated man who copes with terminal cancer by having promiscuous sex, an accountant who draws detailed graphs correlating his migraines with his bouts of impotence, and a taxicab driver still numbed by guilt and grief four years after her daughter's death. Yalom's humanism shines through in these wise, moving stories. Because he makes his own feelings and biases...


Going Sane
Adam Phillips
0007155395
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In classic psychoanalytic style, Phillips strips our lives down to the fundamentals to illustrate the delicate balance between sanity and insanity. Sanity, he notes, "has never been a popular word, or indeed... a condition one might write a book about." Madness, on the other hand, is dramatic and all too visible. We have psychiatrists, neurologists and researchers dedicated to studying and treating madness, but not even a quantifiable definition of saneness. Deftly guiding readers through historical and literary uses of "sane" and "mad," Phillips, a British psychoanalyst (On Flirtation), cites Thomas Carlyle, R.D. Laing, Melanie Klein, D.W. Winnicott and Richard Dawkins, among others, to illustrate the stark absence of a definitive definition of sanity. In Hamlet, for instance, Polonius uses the word "madness" to...


Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President
Justin A. Frank
0060736704
June 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bush Administration policies are not only a "great catastrophe" but the products of a disturbed mind, according to this provocative blend of psychological case-study and partisan polemic. Psychoanalyst Frank sifts through family memoirs, the writings of critics like Al Franken and David Corn and the public record of Bush’s personal idiosyncrasies for clues to the President’s character, interpreting the evidence in the rigidly Freudian framework of child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. He finds that Bush, psychically scarred by an absentee father and a cold, authoritarian mother, has developed a galloping case of megalomania, characterized by a Manichaean worldview, delusions of persecution and omnipotence and an "anal/sadistic" indifference to others’ pain, with removal from office the only "treatment...

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