Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis (Paperback)

Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis

By Elliot L. Jurist (Editor), Arietta Slade (Editor), Sharone Bergner (Editor)

Other Press (NY), 9781590512517, 454pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008



This volume, based upon a conference held at the City University of New York in September 2005, brings together leading researchers and thinkers such as Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Otto Kernberg, Glen Gabbard, Sidney Blatt, Donnel Stern, and Philip Bromberg. From diverse contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives, the authors consider the concept of mentalization and its operationalized version, reflective function, which Peter Fonagy and his colleagues have introduced over the past fifteen years. They explore the relation between these concepts and established psychoanalytic terms, such as representation and internalization, as well as the place of mentalization in psychoanalytic theory. The result is a lively and cutting-edge volume that could become instrumental in defining the future of psychoanalysis. This book will be of interest to a much broader audience as well--developmentalists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers--who will find it a fascinating springboard for interdisciplinary collaboration.

About the Author

Elliot L. Jurist, Ph.D.

Elliot L. Jurist, Ph.D., is Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, the City University of New York; Professor, Department of Psychology, the City College of New York; and Lecturer, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Arietta Slade, Ph.D.

Arietta Slade, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the City University of New York, and Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. Sharone Bergner, Ph.D.

Sharone Bergner, Ph.D. is Adjunct Assistant Professor and Supervisor in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York, and is a graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.