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A Psychoanalyst on His Own Couch : A Biography of Vamik Volkan and His Psychoanalytic and Psychopolitical Concepts
Atik, Ferhat
Phoenix Publishing House / Softcover / 2019-08-01 / 1912691159
Psychoanalysis / Biography and Memoir
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198 pages
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A vivid and inspiring biography of five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Vam?k Volkan, a truly international psychoanalyst.

Key Features & Highlights
• Written by renowned writer, scriptwriter, and director Ferhat Atik.
• Providing not only insight into Dr. Volkan and his illustrious career, including meetings with Yasser Arafat, Desmond Tutu, and Jimmy Carter amongst others, but also into humanity and society worldwide.
• This fully collaborative biography, based on hours of interviews and exhaustive research, includes a foreword from Dr. Volkan.

Born to Turkish parents in Cyprus, Vam?k Volkan moved to the US as a young man over half a century ago, where his career flourished in ways few could have foreseen. He is the founder of many worthwhile organizations and initiatives and his research and work have been applied into real-world international relations. Therefore, any book about Vam?k Volkan is also a professional guide; the life of a professor and his real-life stories, a means toward understanding humanity, societies, memories, and modes of psychological treatment. Within, are many influential and widely accepted concepts that Dr. Volkan introduced to the wider world.

This collaborative biography is full of fascinating insight into a modest man whose work took him to some of the most combative and volatile parts of the world, where his interventions had positive, real-world effects for us all. Professionals working within his field and also those outside will find it full of inspiration and innovation – a riveting read for anyone with an interest in international relations, which should be us all in these uncertain

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Vamik D. Volkan
About the author
About Vamik Volkan
About this book
A history of Cyprus

Rengin--a bus ride

Father's memoirs

Vignettes of life

Coming to the USA and later on

Friendship with Denktas

The Immortal Atatürk book

Psychoanalytical practices: "What does Dr. Volkan treat?"

Various aspects of large-group psychology

A case study of a large group under stress: the birds of Cyprus

Linking objects, linking phenomena, and nostalgia in large groups

Immigration, globalization, and racism

Intergenerational transmissions, chosen traumas, and entitlement ideologies

On belief and the psychology of religion

A psychopolitical approach for the reduction of large-group conflict: the Tree Model

Last words

About the Author:

Ferhat Atik is a writer, scriptwriter, and director based in Northern Cyprus. Having lectured on economics, media, literature, and cinema at doctorate level and published articles in newspapers and journals, he became a producer and TV and radio host. He has published many articles, several novels, and various film scripts. He has directed and written screenplays for short films which have appeared in international film festivals. Atik teaches creative writing and screenwriting at Girne American University and is the owner of the Golden Pen award of Turkey, 2018.

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