Psychoanalysis
Introducing Psychoanalysis: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Psychoanalysis
A Graphic Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1848312105

How do psychoanalysts conceptualize the mind? Why was Sigmund Freud so interested in sex? How does analysis work? Introducing Psychoanalysis offers insights into the nature of psychoanalytic theory and original ways of describing therapeutic practice. In demystifying and explaining psychoanalysis, it is of interest to students, teachers, and the general public.

Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Love's Executioner
And Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0465020119
In his classic, bestselling work, the masterful therapist and novelist Irvin Yalom describes his sometimes tragic, sometimes inspiring, and always absorbing encounters with patients

In this classic book, master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. With insight and sympathy, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into the personal desires and motivations of ten of his patients, but also tells his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too-human response with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Love's Executioner has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers already, and promises to inspire generations of readers to come.

The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis
The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0099483645

In this selection of her father's writings Anna Freud has defined and included, in a single volume, the essential, irreducible elements of psychoanalysis. She begins with the most appropriate of Freud's own introductory essays, The Question of Lay Analysis, and follows the sequence of themes that he adopted in that work--the meaning of dreams, the concept of the unconscious, instinctual and sexual life, the structure of the personality, defense mechanisms, and symptom-formation. The result, with her own lucid commentaries supplementing her father's writing in the authorized translations by James Strachey, is a coherent, manageable, and authoritative guide to the principal themes and concepts of psycho-nalysis.

The Alexander Technique: A Complete Course in How to Hold and Use Your Body for Maximum Energy
The Alexander Technique
A Complete Course in How to Hold and Use Your Body for Maximum Energy
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312064942

The Alexander Technique is a proven process of mind and body reeducation that reduces stress and muscle tension, and revitalization those who practice it. Used by many actors, athletes, and dancers, the technique can help anyone increase his or her energy and achieve a more dynamic presence.

Written by a veteran instructor of the Alexander Technique, this authentic and easy-to-follow guide allows everyone to learn the increasingly popular program, with clear instructions for each exercise, and dozens of helpful photographs that show correct and incorrect positions to use for the exercises and throughout the day.

Exploring the Life of the Soul: Philosophical Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology
Exploring the Life of the Soul
Philosophical Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology
Hardcover      ISBN: 1498543901

In this book, John Hanwell Riker develops and expands the conceptual framework of self psychology in order to offer contemporary readers a naturalistic ground for adopting an ethical way of being in the world. Riker stresses the need to find a balance between mature narcissism and ethics, to address and understand differences among people, and to reconceive social justice as based on the development of individual self. This book is recommend for readers interested in psychology and philosophy, and for those who wonder what it means to be human in the modern age.

Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis
Secrets of the Soul
A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis
Paperback      ISBN: 1400079233

The fledgling science of psychoanalysis permanently altered the nineteenth-century worldview with its remarkable new insights into human behavior and motivation. It quickly became a benchmark for modernity in the twentieth century--though its durability in the twenty-first may now be in doubt.

More than a hundred years after the publication of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, we're no longer in thrall, says cultural historian Eli Zaretsky, to the "romance" of psychotherapy and the authority of the analyst. Only now do we have enough perspective to assess the successes and shortcomings of psychoanalysis, from its late-Victorian Era beginnings to today's age of psychopharmacology. In Secrets of the Soul, Zaretsky charts the divergent schools in the psychoanalytic community and how they evolved-sometimes under pressure-from sexism to feminism, from homophobia to acceptance of diversity, from social control to personal emancipation. From Freud to Zoloft, Zaretsky tells the story of what may be the most intimate science of all.
The Weary Sons of Freud
The Weary Sons of Freud
Paperback      ISBN: 1781688850
A Communist, feminist, and analysand asks what the social function of psychoanalysis should be and condemns what it has become

The Weary Sons of Freud lambasts mainstream psychoanalysis for its failure to grapple with pressing political and social matters pertinent to its patients' condition. Gifted with insight and compelled by fury, Catherine Cl ment contrasts the original, inspirational psychoanalytical work of Freud and Lacan to the obsessive imitations of their uninspired followers--the weary sons of Freud.

The analyst's once attentive ear has become deaf to the broader questions of therapeutic practice. Clement asks whether the perspective of socialism, brought to this study by a woman who is herself an analysand, can fill the gap. She reflects on her own history, as well as on that of psychoanalysis and the French left, to show what an activist and feminist restoration of the talking cure might look like.
Acts of Will: The Life and Work of Otto Rank
Acts of Will
The Life and Work of Otto Rank
Paperback      ISBN: 0684863278

Explores the life and career of one of Freud's most controversial disciples, analyzes his contributions to psychology, and describes how Rank has been misinterpreted.

The Adaptive Design of the Human Psyche: Psychoanalysis, Evolutionary Biology, and the Therapeutic Process
The Adaptive Design of the Human Psyche
Psychoanalysis, Evolutionary Biology, and the Therapeutic Process
Hardcover      ISBN: 0898627958

Addressing one of the most fundamental issues in any examination of human experience, this important new work connects evolutionary biological concepts to modern psychoanalytic theory and the clinical encounter. Synthesizing their years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the authors provide a comparative psychoanalytic map of current theoretical controversies and a new way of deconstructing the hidden assumptions that underlie Freudian, Ego Psychological, Kleinian, Object Relational, Self Psychological, and Interpersonal theories. In so doing, they provide a new vantage point from which to integrate competing models into a larger picture that more fully embraces the many facets of human nature. Moreover, they offer clinicians a new framework with which to understand and respond to the inevitable paradoxes and conflicts that arise in the therapeutic relationship.

Adolescence and Breakdown
Adolescence and Breakdown
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138957623

In this volume and its companion Adolescence: The Crises of Adjustment, originally published in 1975, members of the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic and of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, together with other leading experts on the subject, present a unique study of adolescence.

Of all living species only human beings go through a period of adolescence - and because the conflicting influences that adolescents encounter both within themselves and in the outside world are so complex, even normal adolescence is a time of crises and adjustment.

While Adolescence: The Crises of Adjustment is devoted to the dynamics and complexities of 'normal adolescence', the present volume traces what happens when the crises of adolescence are not sufficiently well negotiated. The topics debated and explored include: emotional conflicts; educational drop-outs; social conflict; delinquency; acting-out, rebellion and violence; drugs; depression and suicide; individual treatment; family therapy.