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Books for Sale

You may place a credit card order via email or telephone for any of these books. Contact Tamar Schwartz ( – 718-728-7416)

aronharris_relational.jpgAron, Lewis & Harris, Adrienne, Editors (2005). Relational Psychoanalysis: Volume 2. Innovation and Expansion. Relational Psychoanalysis Book Series, Vol. 28. (Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 512 pp) — $48.95. “The papers published in Volume 2 reflect an important aspect of psychoanalytic evolution, and indicate some the pathways that relational authors have been pursuing. The volume attests the growth and discrimination of the relational sensibility….the collection is an important contribution to the field….it will be useful and enlightening for psychoanalysts of all persuasions, at all levels of training and expertise.” —Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Bach, Sheldon (2006).Getting from Here to There: Analytic Love, Analytic Process. (The Analytic Press) — $33

Bach, Sheldon (1999). The Language of Perversion and the Language of Love. (Jason Aronson/Rowman and Littlefield ) — $34

Bach, Sheldon (1995). Narcissistic States and the Therapeutic Process. (Jason Aronson/Rowman and Littlefield) — $38

Brody, Sylvia. The Development of Anorexia Nervosa: The Hunger Artists (Revised Edition) (IUP, 300 pp, paperback) — $39.95. “…this Remarkably Fruitful work by Sylvia Brody unites the best of longterm direct child observation with the wisdom of psychoanaltic experience. The adaptive horrors of anorexia nervosa are brought to life with a richness and depth never befor available.” – Warren S. Poland, M.D.

Cohen, Fern (2007). From Both Sides of the Couch: Reflections of a Psychoanalyst, Daughter Tennis Player and Other Selves. (BookSurge Publishing) — $16.75. “After more than fifteen years of gestation, incubation, editing and who knows what else, I am very happy to announce the publication of my book, From Both Sides of the Couch … reflections of a psychoanalyst, daughter, tennis player, and other selves … A memoir intended for the general public (but not excluding professionals), the book is about the nature of our earliest relationships to shape us and the power of psychoanalysis to free us from our ghosts, in my case, my father, a legendary jurist with whom tennis became an very early link. I am hopeful (perhaps naive or possibly manic), that if the book gets enough of a readership, it will help demystify our very misunderstood, beleagured profession although my original intent so many years ago was to tell a story as best I could.”

Doidge, Norman (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. James H. Silberman Books– $16.00. Using personal stories from the heart of this neuroplasticity revolution, BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dr. Norman Doidge explores the profound implications of the changing brain for understanding the mysteries of love, sexual attraction, taste, culture and education. “Arguably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience since scientists first sketched out the brain’s basic anatomy, this revolutionary discovery, called neuroplasticity, promises to overthrow the centuries-old notion that the brain is fixed and unchanging.” Mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff with implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history. — The New York Times.

Frankel, Steven A. Making Psychotherapy Work: Collaborating Effectively with Your Patient (IUP, 366 pp, paperback) — $47.00. “In the field of psychotherapy there is no more important question than what makes therapy work. In this important new book, Steven Frankel explores this complex issue with characteristic openness, honesty, and originality. By identifying and explicating those elements that are essential to change, Frankel accomplishes what few authors before him have been able to achieve. He provides a clear, thoughtful and practically useful answer to the question of how psychotherapy actually heals. And in doing so he provides an invaluable contribution to our field.” Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D., Author of Uses of the Self, International Universities Press.

Frattaroli, Elio (2001) Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Becoming Conscious in an Unconscious World (Hardcover and Paperback,Viking Adult) — $12 soft or hardcover. “I wrote Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain because I believe that our society is in a state of moral crisis. Our lives are so consumed by the dehumanizing forces of materialism that we have lost touch with the deeper needs and values of the soul. Culturally, we value physical appearances, material possessions, creature comforts, and addictive pleasures, as if we really believed that the one who dies with the most toys wins. We then rationalize the emptiness of these materialistic values by invoking another kind of materialism—that of modern science, which gives credence only to what can be seen and measured and believes that only the physical is real.

Gargiulo, Gerald J. (2004). Psyche, Self and Soul (London: Whurr/Wiley)–$34.00. “In this searching and gracefully written book, Gerald J. Gargiulo reclaims the soul as the proper study of psychoanalysis. It is hard to write about phenomena that defy description, but Gargiulo’s achievement is to find metaphors and allusions that illuminate the meaning of meaning. Gargiulo, whose spiritual ancestry includes a panoply of philosophers, theologians, scientists, poets and analysts, has the passionate conviction and relentless curiosity that characterize the most creative contributors to the psychoanalytic canon. Psyche, Self and Soul will be inspiring to readers inside and outside the analytic community who seek the experience of the learner, the wisdom of the seeker.”–Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

Gargiulo, Gerald J.  (2008). Broken Fathers/ Broken Sons  (Rodopi Publications) –$20.00. “The subtitle is A Psychoanalyst Remembers. After reading this potent,  poignant and moving, beautifully written memoir, we appreciate what the meaning is of the psychoanalytic idea of placing emphasis on remembering.   This means trying to recapture the truth of the past  experiences in their actual context, rather than act out distorted portions to preserve our own  self-justifying pictures of the past in order to vindicate our own sense of injury. What is it we must remember? The title is Broken Fathers, Broken  Sons, a picture of the familial trauma of conflict over generations. What’s presented is the pain of a particular consciousness struggling to come into being, so that we see an individualized version of the common experience of the effort to achieve the dignity of autonomous selfhood that we all can  recognize”…Dr Lee Jenkins, The Psychoanalytic Review. Oct. 2009.(Amazon, Kindle).

Goldberg, Arnold (February , 2007). Moral Stealth: How “Correct Behavior” Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice (University Of Chicago Press, Hardcover, 1st edition) — $30.00. “Arnold Goldberg is one of the most innovative and exciting contributors to psychoanalysis today. This fascinating volume examines the moral and ethical foundations of the field and, not surprisingly, Goldberg finds that many of our comfortable core assumptions-confidentiality, honesty, neutrality, appropriate superego functioning, and more-turn out to be devilishly complex when examined carefully. His meticulous and constructive explorations, sharp and witty, are in the service of understanding and enlightening our professional morality, much of which operates automatically, without scrutiny. Reading Moral Stealth will make you a more thoughtful-and better-psychoanalyst and psychotherapist.” –Arnold M. Cooper, author of The Quiet Revolution in American Psychoanalysis and past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

good_seduction.jpgGood, Michael I., Editor. The Seduction Theory in Its Second Century: Trauma, Fantasy, and Reality Today (IUP, 339 pp, paperback) — $39.95. “Not many books can be stamped ‘significant’ from their inception, but this one can. It has a measure of historic significance by reason of drawing together contributions from the major psychoanalytic groups operating in the United States. Moreover, it achieves a high level of conceptual and clinical significance in the scope of its subject matter and the competence of the respective contributors.” — W. W. Meissner, S.J., M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East.

hall_deepening.jpgHall, Jane S. (1998) Deepening the Treatment — Reg Price $40 Sale Price $31.95. “Drawing on her long and thoughtful experience as a clinician supervisor, and teacher of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Jane Hall has produced a helpful, down-to-earth, and easily readable book of guidance for those practitioners who are less experienced and less secure. Her attitude is a model of respectfulness, empathy, patience, and benign curiosity, and she uses clinical examples to demonstrate how, from the first contact with the patient, one may continuously deepen the treatment on the way to reaching significant insights. Psychoanalytic work emerges in its true light as an individualized and collaborative search for routes toward a self-fulfilling life.” — Roy Schafer, Ph.D.

hall_roadblocks.jpg Hall, Jane S. (2004) Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy — Reg Price $45 Sale Price $35.00. “Hall has a strong, intelligent, sensible voice, and it is a voice of a veteran. The latter comes through loud and clear. Her explication of her work with (as she puts it) is “the most difficult roadblock of all…the need to hold on to internalized sadomasochistic object relationships” (p. 213) is exquisite. I have not seen elsewhere such a compelling presentation of theory (with succinct and illuminating references) and demonstrations of technique–and solid recommendations about technical approaches with specific aspects of s-m transference-countertransference–all hand-in-hand with case presentations that are written in the language of experience.” — Fred L. Griffin, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alabama School of Medicine.

kernberg_reflection.jpgKernberg, Paulina F. (2007) Beyond the Reflection: The Role of the Mirror Paradigm in Clinical Practice — Reg Price $26 Sale Price $22.95. “A landmark book! An essential reference for all psychiatrists, pediatricians, mental health professionals, and educators who work with children.” — Cynthia R. Pfeffer, MD, Director, The Childhood Bereavement Program, Weill Cornell Medical College. “A brilliant conceptualization of the use of the mirror as an educational and therapeutic tool….Highly recommended to clinicians and educators.” — Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer Emerita, UC Berkeley.

kramer_freud.jpgKramer, Peter D. (2006) Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (Harper Collins, hardcover) List Price: $21.95 Sale Price: $14.75. “Looking closely at Freud’s approach to specific patients and revisiting some of his lesser-known publications (including a vigorous campaign in support of cocaine as a mood-enhancer and anesthetic), Kramer finds in this irreverent biography a man who “displayed bad character in the service of bad science.”…Kramer’s study is a refreshing and thorough work that readers of all levels of familiarity with Freud’s work can appreciate.” — Publishers Weekly.

langs.jpgLangs, Robert (2007). Beyond Yahweh and Jesus: Bringing Death’s Wisdom to Faith, Spirituality, and Psychoanalysis (Jason Aronson) — $tba. An exceptional book about religion, its wide range of influence on human life, and its illuminating interactions with the fields of human psychology and psychoanalysis.


Lombardo, Gregory T. (2006) Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder (St. Martin’s Press) — List Price: $24.95 Sale Price: $16.40. Read review in Psychiatric Times


Markari, George (2008).  Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis.  (Harper-Collins).  –$32.50.

Prochnik, George. (2006) Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology — Reg Price $29.95 Sale Price $19.75. “This delightfully written, erudite book intertwines the lives and works of Freud and Putnam, along with cultural and intellectual movements of the time, such as Progressivism, spiritualism, transcendentalism and American Hegelianism.” — Publihers Weekly.

rangell_road.jpgRangell, Leo. (2006) The Road to Unity in Psychoanalytic Theory — Reg. Price $34.95 Sale Price $29.99. “Leo Rangell, like a good North Star, here powerfully and eloquently articulates his longstanding conviction that psychoanalysis is a unitary theory of the mind, broad and deep enough to encompass innovative findings within the mainstream.” — K. Lynne Moritz, M.D., President, American Psychoanalytic Association. “In particular, this volume should make valuable reading for beginning therapists who may be teased into selecting a narrow and partial vision as an alternative to a complex, integrated, and total vision of psychoanalysis.” — Joseph Reppen, PhD, editor, Psychoanalytic Psychology.


Reeder, Jurgen (2004). Hate and Love in Psychoanalytical Institutions: The Dilemma of a Profession. (NY: Other Press, pp. 308) — $28.00

Renik, Owen (2006). Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients.  (NY: Other Press Books, pp. 192)–$24.00.

Schachter, J. (2005) Ed. Transforming Lives. Analyst and Patient View the Power of Psychoanalytic Treatment. (Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson/Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 192) — $34.00. “This unique well-written and well-edited book offers an invaluable peek into the psychoanalyst’s consulting room. If you are a practicing or training psychoanalyst or a clinician who is interested in the discipline, this book has a blessed absence of jargon and a rich offering of casematerial, practical methods, and insight into process. …Fulfilling its promise to open a new vista of detailed case material, including patients writing alongside their analysts about their analyses, this book has something to teach all of us.” — Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., Author of Subject to Change and The Resilient Spirit.

Willock, Brent (2007). Comparative-Integrative Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective for our Disciplines Second Century. (Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press) — $39.95.