Never previously published - now edited and annotated for a contemporary readership by Linda Hopkins, a leading authority on Masud Kahn.
Masud Khan (1924-1989), was an eminent and, ultimately, scandalous British psychoanalyst who trained and practised in London during an important period in the development of psychoanalysis. From August 1967 to March 1980, he wrote his 39 volume Work Books, a diary that contains observations and reflections on his own life, the world of psychoanalysis, his evolving theoretical formulations, Western culture, and the turbulent social and political developments of the time.
Readers will find fascinating entries on his psychoanalyst, colleague and mentor Donald Winnicott, his psychoanalyst during the latter part of his life--Anna Freud, and other well-known analysts of the period, along with leaders in the world of culture and the arts such as Julie Andrews, the Redgraves and Henri Cartier- Bresson.
About the Editors:
Linda Hopkins, PhD, is an analyst and licensed Clinical Psychologist. She works in private practice in Washington DC and is member teaching faculty at IIPT and IPI (International Psychotherapy Institute). She is author of False Self: The Life of Masud Khan (Other Press, 2006 and Karnac, 2008).
Dr. Steven Kuchuck, DSW is a faculty member of NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NIP. He lectures on the clinical impact of the therapist's subjectivity and his most recent book is The Relational Revolution in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (Confer Books, 2020). He is also the Former Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Past President of IARPP.
Brett Kahr is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health in the Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent's University London. Additionally, he serves as Consultant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy and as a Trustee of both the Freud Museum London and of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. Professor Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years, during which time he has written fifteen books and has served as series editor for more than sixty additional titles. He treats both individuals and couples in private practice in Central London.