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The Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis
The Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis (February 2003)
A Dialogue
W. W. Meissner - Author

Explores the contributions that psychoanalysis can make to the study of ethics, and vice versa.

Addressing the common ground between ethics and psychoanalysis, W. W. Meissner asks "Does psychoanalysis have anything to contribute to ethical understanding and reflection?" and conversely, "Does ethics have anything to offer analytic understanding of the complexities of human behavior and decision-making?"...(Read More)
 
 
The Meaning of the Dream in Psychoanalysis
The Meaning of the Dream in Psychoanalysis (April 2002)
Rachel B. Blass - Author

Offers scientific and philosophical support to the Freudian claim that dreams are meaningful and that their meanings can be discovered through dream interpretation.

The Freudian claim that dreams are meaningful and that their meanings can be discovered through dream interpretation has in recent times come under harsh attack from both scientific and hermeneutic-psychoanalytic circles. In a forceful response to these cr...(Read More)
 
 
Mistaken Identity
Mistaken Identity (November 2001)
The Mind-Brain Problem Reconsidered
Leslie Brothers - Author

This “unauthorized biography” of cognitive neuroscience unveils hidden errors in current mind-body accounts and sheds new light on basic scientific issues.

Neuroscientist Leslie Brothers argues that our understanding of the brain is determined by popular beliefs about the mind. She critiques “neuroism,” which explains the mind in terms of individual brains, and shows that widely held assumptions ab...(Read More)
 
 
Psychology of the Future
Psychology of the Future (July 2000)
Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
Stanislav Grof - Author

Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.

This accessible and comprehensive overview of the work of Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, was specifically written to acquaint newcomers with his work. Serving as a summation of his career and previous works, this entirely new book is the source to introd...(Read More)
 
 
The Subject of Lacan
The Subject of Lacan (June 2000)
A Lacanian Reader for Psychologists
Kareen Ror Malone - Editor
Stephen R. Friedlander - Editor

An accessible introduction to the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan, intended especially for American psychologists but useful to anyone interested in the work of this important thinker.

Written with the American psychological community in mind, The Subject of Lacan provides an accessible introduction to the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan. The contributors address issues and theories that define the field of psy...(Read More)
 
 
Trials of the Visionary Mind
Trials of the Visionary Mind (November 1998)
Spiritual Emergency and the Renewal Process
John Weir Perry - Author

A comprehensive summary of the author's revolutionary approach to psychosis.

"This is an excellent and comprehensive summary of John Weir Perry's ground-breaking work in the area of alternative approaches to psychosis that represents a theoretical and practical breakthrough. John Weir Perry is a true pioneer in this very important area. His ideas, when accepted, could revolutionize the approach to psychosis. The book is ...(Read More)
 
 
Haunted Children
Haunted Children (August 1998)
Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders
Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D. - Author

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

"Haunted Children is fascinating. The cases are brief but pointed. Roemmelt dances around the reader with just the sort of inventive variety and surprises that I imagine he would use in his therapy. The domain of child therap...(Read More)
 
 
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital (April 1996)
Policy, Stigma, and Organization
George W. Dowdall - Author

Examines the origins, recent history, and future of state hospitals.
State hospitals still account for the majority of the state dollars spent on mental health care across the nation. Why do state hospitals persist and expand despite public scandal and professional disapproval? What role does the state mental hospital play in the current system of care for the seriously mentally ill? What role should it play, and at what cost? Dowdall exp...(Read More)
 
 
Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Transpersonal Psychotherapy (February 1996)
Second Edition
Seymour Boorstein - Editor

Breaches the wall between the psychotherapeutic and the sacred as respected pioneers in the field give their vision of the synergistic potential in these two powerful traditions.

“This is a timely and useful introduction to the new and growing transpersonal orientation in psychotherapy. The diversity of theories, techniques, and issues presented by the contributors underscores the comprehensive nature of the emer...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought
Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought (December 1994)
On the Origins of a Psychology of Dynamic Unconscious Mental Functioning
Ronald Lehrer - Author

This book examines the nature of Freud's relationship to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche regarded himself, among other things, as a psychologist. His psychological explorations included an understanding of the meaning and function of dreams, the unconscious, sublimation of drives, drives turned inward upon the self, unconscious guilt, unconscious envy, unconscious resistance, and much more that anticipated some of Freud's fundamenta...(Read More)
 
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