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.
'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.
'"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.
'[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 Nature 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.
At the age of almost 80, Marco Bacciagaluppi shares his experience of nearly 50 years in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Eran J. Rolnik presents Freud in Zion, the first work to explore the encounter between psychoanalytic expertise, Judaism, Modern Hebrew culture and the Zionist revolution.
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.
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.
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 Universal Refusal: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Feminine Sphere and its Repudiation - Interview
Jacqueline Schaeffer offers a radical view on the nature of the feminine, with profound implications for contemporary relationships between women and men.
The Injured Self: The Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Developmental Deviations - Author's notes
The Early Years of Life: Psychoanalytical Development Theory According to Freud, Klein, and Bion - Publisher's notes
Judy Cooper and Helen Alfillé discuss the important (yet often overlooked) art of assessment.
Editors Jean Arundale and Debbie Bandler Bellman discuss the origins and orientation of their collection of essays.
'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.
Christine Hill discusses her book, which examines and presents the stories of patients reflecting on the outcome of their analytic treatment.