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Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies (Theories of Psychotherapy)

Jeremy D. Safran


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In Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies, Jeremy D. Safran provides a masterful and engaging overview of this uniquely important family of theories and approaches to psychotherapy, developed and refined over more than a century by key theorists, researchers and clinicians around the world. He also examines the origins of psychoanalysis as a new way of looking at inner life, and discusses its role as one of the more influential intellectual developments of the 20th century.

This essential primer to psychoanalytic approaches, amply illustrated with case examples, is perfect for students and trainees interested in learning about psychoanalysis, as well as seasoned clinicians interested in keeping up with state of the art developments in theory, practice and research.

American Psychological Association (APA), 9781433809781, 232pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2012

About the Author

Jeremy D. Safran, PhD, is a professor of psychology and former director of clinical training at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is also senior research scientist at Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition, he is a faculty member at the New York University postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and a faculty member at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He is also past president of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Safran is an associate editor for the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues and is on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy Research and Psychoanalytic Psychology. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters and several books, including Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance: A Relational Treatment Guide; Emotion in Psychotherapy; The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy; Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy; and Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue. Dr. Safran and his colleagues have conducted research (partially supported by the National Institute of Mental Health) on the topic of therapeutic impasses for the past 2 decades. He is also known for his work on emotion in psychotherapy and for his integration of principles from Buddhist psychology into psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.