Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice serves as a guide for the novice, and a refresher for the expert, into the history and current status of major psychoanalytic concepts. Each chapter author, reviews the development of a concept over the history of psychoanalysis, includes clinical examples to illustrate the concept, and identifies current questions about the topic. Further, many chapters embody a developmental perspective, not just in terms of an idea or concept, but also in terms of the individual; these sections explore how the experiences of the child informs that of the adult. M. Hossein Etezady, Inga Blom, and Mary Davis honor core concepts that continue to inform contemporary psychoanalytic practice, demonstrate the ongoing relevance and utility of the psychoanalytic perspective, and provide a solid and integrative foundation for further exploration into the next generation of theory and clinical work.
Chapter 1: Developmental and Clinical Aspects of Affects by Harold P. Blum
Chapter 2: A Developmental Model to Enhance Understanding of Therapeutic Action by Alexandra Harrison
Chapter 3: Observing Development from Infant to Parenthood: Separation-Individuation, Attachment, and Intersubjectivity in the Clinical Encounter by Inga Blom
Chapter 4: Gender Fluidity and Analytic Fluidity by Gabriel Ruiz
Chapter 5: Severe Emotional Disturbances in Childhood by Theodore Fallon
Chapter 6: Narcissism: How It Develops and How It Appears by Mary Davis and M. Hossein Etezady
Chapter 7: A Developmental Perspective on Trauma by Ann Smolen
Chapter 8: Depression: A Psychoanalytic Perspective by Corinne Masur
Chapter 9: The Dissociative Disorders by Richard P. Kluft
Chapter 10: Psychoanalytic Aspects of Somatics by Richard Cruz
Chapter 11: Back to Freud’s Beginning: Looking at Neurosciencee Through a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Lens by Susan P. Sherkow
Chapter 12: Culture, Socialization, and Creativity in Analytic Practice by Monisha Nayar-Akhtar
Chapter 13: Psychological Testing for Psychoanalysis by Michael Garfinkle and Sara Lynn Richardson
The contributors to this timely book have successfully evaluated and updated the implications of concepts and practices in an extensive range of topics, as well as made these ideas accessible to new audiences. Most impressive is the concise but excellent historical and updated literature reviews designed to orient the reader to how theory has evolved over time. The illustrative clinical material demonstrates t
he contemporary relevance of psychoanalytic ideas and practices that identify questions that still need to be answered. There is a gem of a chapter on open systems theory, leading to multiple simultaneous meaning making attempts and repairs, as well as a chapter on how to keep open and fluid the process of gender creativity. The range of expertise, depth and breadth of these authors is impressive. This is vitally important reading for psychotherapists from all backgrounds. The authors provide a masterful translation of complex concepts into a clinical approach that is forever enhancing.
— Wendy Olesker, PhD, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
The contributors to this volume, who were influenced by Margaret Mahler, give her the recognition that her work deserves. It is unfortunate that the more recent interest in attachment theory has made some psychoanalysts lose sight of the importance of separation individuation in child hood and in all subsequent phases the life cycle. Margaret Mahler's work remains for the most part theoretically sound and clinically apt as is evident in all the chapters of the book.
— Arnold Richards, MD, editor of internationalpsychoanalysis.net
M. Hossein Etezady, MD, is faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, head of faculty at the Tehran Psychoanalytic Institute, and private practitioner in Pennsylvania.
Inga Blom, PhD, is senior psychologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell, and private practitioner.
Mary Davis, MD, is private practitioner in Pennsylvania.