‘Killing them off’: The patriarchal context of the Anders Breivik report

Peter Aylward reveals his conclusion on the Anders Breivik Psychiatric Report 2011-11-29. The psychoanalytic psychotherapist, author of Understanding Dunblane and other Massacres: Forensic Studies of Homicide, Paedophilia, and Anorexia, provides interesting new perspectives on the motivations of the perpetrator of last year’s massacre in Norway, finding striking similarities with the Dunblane massacre in 1996.

The Creation of the Self and Language - Author's notes

'I consider that the treatment of an autistic child is an opportunity to observe and investigate the origins of verbal symbols and the creation of language, as well as the way the logic of thought is constructed.'
David Rosenfeld on his new book, The Creation of the Self and Language: Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World.

Bion and Being: Passion and the Creative Mind - Author's notes

'"O" reflects a religious perspective almost taboo in psychoanalysis. This level of reality – unknown, unknowable, unthinkable and indescribable – makes the writing of my book something of a fool’s errand, for I am working toward a description of something that is essentially indescribable in linear verbal language.'

Annie Reiner, author of Bion and Being: Passion and the Creative Mind​.

The Social Nature of Persons: One Person is No Person - Author's notes

'[A] person lives and grows in social surroundings. For performing and understanding the process we have a special social function, based on biological foundations we call instinct or drive.'

​In his new book, The Social Nat​ure of Persons: One Person is No Person, A.P. Tom Ornay explores the fundamental importance of the social function and the challenge it poses to contemporary therapeutic practice.

How Couple Relationships Shape Our World - Publisher's notes

The breakdown of intimate personal relationships, including marriage, is costing not only individuals but the nation, dearly. An important new book, How Couple Relationships Shape Our World, identifies how nurturing couple relationships should be at the heart of Government policy.

Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability - Publisher's notes

Based on candid, in-depth interviews with over 50 international money managers, David Tuckett brings psychoanalytic theories of finance and the markets bang up to date.

Her Hour Come Round at Last: Nina Coltart - Interview with one of the editors

Professor Peter Rudnytsky, the distinguished psychoanalytical historian and author, and Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, has just published a Festschrift in honour of the late Dr. Nina Coltart, edited in collaboration with Dr. Coltart’s sister, Mrs. Gillian Preston.

The Injured Self: The Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Developmental Deviations - Author's notes

Malca and Dov Aleksandrowicz have worked with children all their lives. Both have a psychoanalytic background, but in this book express the need to go beyond psychoanalysis to gain a clearer view -- in particular, on the question of blaming mothers for children's problems.

The Early Years of Life: Psychoanalytical Development Theory According to Freud, Klein, and Bion - Publisher's notes

One of the many books by Gertraud Diem-Wille in German is now translated into English, containing significant ideas on developmental psychology.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy - Author's notes

Peter Blake, trained at the Tavistock in London, worked most of his life as a child and adolescent psychotherapist in Australia. He wrote this book about his own way of working, as a contribution to the further development of the field.

The Constitution of the Psychoanalytic Clinic: A History of its Structure and Power - Interview

'I situate psychoanalysis as a practice through a kind of archaeology of the social contexts and practices that give rise to psychoanalytic treatment, and trace this from Ancient Greece to the twenty-first century.'

Christian Dunker talks about the realisation of his ambitious study, which documents the history of the practices that gave rise to psychoanalysis.