As the original theory of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis is often presented as a starting point in psychology theory courses. Yet, many people’s understanding of psychoanalysis is limited to the classic Freudian approach.
Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies, Second Edition provides an overview of the historical evolution of, and recent advancements in this vital group of theories and approaches to psychotherapy, that have been refined over more than a century of international work by key theorists, researchers, and clinicians.
This primer to psychoanalytic approaches, including clinical strategies and case examples illustrating short- and long-term psychoanalytic treatment, is an essential resource for students and trainees interested in learning about psychoanalysis, as well as experienced clinicians seeking to refresh their knowledge. This new edition has been updated to include more contemporary perspectives on identity, diversity, and intersectionality in the context of psychoanalysis, as well as an expanded discussion of defenses, dream interpretation, recent research, and ongoing developments in the field.
Table of Contents:
The Therapy Process
About the Authors:
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD, was a professor of psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City, a senior research scientist at Beth Israel Medical Center, a faculty member at the New York University postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and a faculty member at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He published more than 100 articles and chapters and several books, including Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance: A Relational Treatment Guide; Emotion in Psychotherapy; The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy; Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy; Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue; and Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies, First Edition.
Dr. Safran was known for his work on emotion in psychotherapy and the integration of principles from Buddhist psychology into psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Jennifer Hunter, PhD, is an adjunct professor in the Mental Health Counseling Program and a clinical supervisor at Brooklyn College. She is also a clinical associate at the New School for Social Research. She has a private practice in New York City. She is on the board of the Sandor Ferenczi Center. She is a graduate of New York University Clinical Psychology doctoral program and received an advanced certification in couples and family therapy from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.