"Shuker and Levinson give us a scholarly and comprehensive annotated bibliography of female psychology and development, which will be the indispensible research tool and reference work for mental health practitioners and academics for years to come. Their labor of love has produced amazing work, one that details a broad sweep of female development and psychological life"
- Ethel S. Person, M.D.
"This comprehensive, well-organized annotated guide to the voluminous psychoanalytic literature on the psychology of women couldn't come at a better time. It makes a definite contribution to those engaged in scholarly or empirical research in an area of vital concern to all students of human nature and nurture. A welcome addition to our bookshelves."
- Roy Schafer, Ph.D.
"This timely book is far more than its modest title suggests. Schuker, Levenson, and their contributors have taken the entire psychoanalytic literature on female psychology, organized it according to historical period, developmental epoch, pathological entity, and area of controversy and then provided introductions to each topic and wonderfully concise summaries of each paper and book. It is an invaluable resource for everyone interested in modern psychoanalytic thought. The writing is clear and straightforward; the organization, superb. Everyone interested in the psychology of women owes a debt of gratitude to the editors."
- Arnold M. Cooper, M.D.
I. Historical Views
1. Sigmund Freud and the Psychology of Women
2. Early Psychoanalytic Views
3. Modern Commentaries on Historical Writings from 1900-1940
4. Modern Theoretical Formulations
II. Developmental Perspectives
5. Influences on Gender Differences
6. Preoedipal Development in Girls
7. Superego and the Oedipus Complex
10. Menstrual Cycle Experience
11. Adult Development: Overviews
12. Early Childhood: identity Consolidation, Autonomy, Attachments, Working, and Parenting
3. Love, Genital Primacy, and Relations Between the Sexes
14. Pregnancy and Motherhood
15. Adult Development: Midlife Issues, Menopause, and Aging
16. Fathers and Daughters
III. Female Sexuality, Character, Psychopathology
19. Gender Identity Disorders, Paraphilias, and the Ego-Distonic Homosexualities in Women L 20. Aspects of Female Character
23. Eating Disorders
24. Sexual Abuse
IV. Clinical Concepts
25. Gender Issues in Transference and Countertransference
26. The Pregnant Analyst: Clinical Issues
V. Reading Lists
27. Reading List: Feminist Academic Writings
28. Suggested Readings: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Female Psychology
About the Editors:
Eleanor Schuker, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she teaches a course for candidates on Gender and Sexuality and leads a seminar for graduate analysts on the Psychology of Women. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Schuker founded the St. Luke's Hospital Intervention Program in 1977 and was the psychiatric consultant to the Women's Counseling Project at Columbia from 1974 to 1989. She has been a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Workshop on Issues for Women in Psychoanalytic Training since 1981. Dr. Schuker has written and lectured on gender-related issues and on female psychology.
Nadine A. Levinson, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., is a member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Levinson combines the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with consultative work as a liason to dentistry. She has lectured widely on the psychological manifestations of dental disorders, TMJ and facial pain, and cosmetic dentistry and has organized many dental and medical seminars addressing dual-career conflicts in female and male professions. A past member of the American Association of Women Dentists' Task Force on Women in Dentistry, she was the American Dental Association's National spokesperson in 1986. Dr. Levinson currently gives psychoanalytic workshops on various aspects of female development, including eating disorders, pregnancy, and gender issues in treatment. She has been a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Workshop on Issues for Women in Psychoanalytic Training since 1986.