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The only comprehensive textbook of psychoanalysis available in the United States, the Textbook of Psychoanalysis was written with both the beginning student in the mental health care professions and the practicing analyst in mind. In a single volume, the editors have compiled contributions that cover the history of psychoanalysis, the major theoretical models, and all facets of treatment and technique. This pluralistic approach is consistent with the conceptual and clinical diversity of contemporary American psychoanalysis, the focus of this newly revised work. The book also reflects the exponential increase in research activity within psychoanalysis, and the section on research is both up to date and substantive. Also current and extensive is the coverage of the interface between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, such as neuroscience. This interdisciplinary emphasis is one of the many strengths of this new edition. The editors have created a format that logically and painlessly educates and engages. No other volume offers the range of topics, the depth of coverage, or the accessible writing style of this groundbreaking text.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: Written by leading psychiatrists in the various schools that make up this diverse field, this is an update of a book on psychoanalysis last published in 2005.
Purpose: Penned to reach a broad audience, this revision is meant to provide a fundamental knowledge base regarding a wide range of topics in the field, from core concepts of therapy, to research in the field, to how the discipline interacts with other specialties inside and outside of medicine.
Audience: Though written for "the beginning student" to the "seasoned analyst or academician," this book seems more appropriate for those with at least some clinical experience in the fields of psychiatry or psychology.
Features: New to this edition is the focus on the variety of approaches within the category of American psychoanalysis; the previous edition had a more international scope. Though there are few diagrams, tables, or illustrations, each chapter ends with a "Key Points" section and current and relevant references. Additionally, clinically useful case examples highlight important ideas. Most intriguing are the chapters involving psychoanalysis and the practice as it relates to other areas, including literature, film, music, anthropology, and the visual arts.
Assessment: Though I have little experience with the previous edition of this book, it is clear the revisions are well thought out and relevant to the current practice of psychoanalysis in any of its forms. The discussions are thoughtful and carefully crafted, yet maintain a sense of brevity to prevent overwhelming readers with too much detail, which can distract from the overall clinical picture. Although it is unlikely that a novice could open this book and immediately comprehend many of its concepts, the art, science, and practice of psychoanalysis is mastered over the span of many years, and this book is a good companion for this learning process.
Rosemary H. Balsam
This volume should serve to stimulate and nurture the intellectual curiosity and excitement of any student, trainee, or practitioner about learning, exploring, and employing the varying theories of mind under the umbrella of psychoanalysis.

(M.D., The American Journal of Psychiatry)

This is a solid introduction to psychoanalysis which contains all the appropriate elements for building the appropriate knowledge base for further exploration of the literature. Textbook of Psychoanalysis, 2nd Edition should thus be read widely by those interested not only in psychoanalysis specifically, but those involved in psychology, sociology and cultural studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585624102
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 636
  • Sales rank: 846,313
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas.

Bonnie E. Litowitz, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical School and is also on the faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Paul Williams, Ph.D., is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Preface. Section I: General Introduction. Freud and his circle. Psychoanalysis in North America after Freud. Section II: Core Concepts. Theories of motivation. Unconscious processes. Transference. Countertransference: an instrument of the analysis. Defense and resistance. Intersubjectivity. Childhood experiences and the adult world. Gender and sexuality. Section III: Schools of Thought. Classical psychoanalysis: past and present. Object relations. Klein and Bion. Self psychology. Relational psychoanalysis. Jacques Lacan. Infant research and adult psychotherapy. Section IV: Treatment and Technique. Transference, countertransference, and the real theories of therapeutic action and their clinical consequences. Process, resistance, and interpretation. Termination and reanalysis. Combining psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology: theory and technique. Technique in child analysis. Ethics in psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy: historical development and present relationship. Section V: Research. Research on outcomes of psychoanalysis and psychoanalysis-derived psychotherapies. Psychoanalytic process research. Developmental research. Section VI: Psychoanalysis and Other Disciplines. Psychoanalysis and the neurosciences. Psychoanalysis and philosophy. Psychoanalysis and anthropology. Race, ethnicity, and nationality. Psychoanalysis and literature. Psychoanalysis and the visual arts. Psychoanalysis and film. Psychoanalysis and music. Glossary. Index.

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