Vamik D. Volkan

Vamik D. Volkan

Vamik D. Volkan is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia, an emeritus training and supervising analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He is the current president of the International Dialogue Initiative and a past president of the International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, and the American College of Psychoanalysts. He received the Sigmund Freud Award given by the city of Vienna in collaboration with the World Council of Psychotherapy.

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Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter "Neuroses", and Twinnings or Identifications with Sisters and Brothers

by Vamik D. Volkan, Gabriele Ast

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This book examines adults’ identifications and internal relationships with their siblings’ mental representations. The authors believe that the best way to illustrate clinical formulations and... (more)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

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The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in... (more)

Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimation

Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimation

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Vamik D. Volkan

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‘This book is a major contribution to culture and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors explore how animals, both wild and domesticated, have powerful symbolic meanings in our psyches,... (more)

Mental Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology

Mental Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Vamik D. Volkan

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‘Salman Akhtar and Vamik Volkan’s dynamic book, Mental Zoo, takes the reader on a panoramic tour illuminating the rich world of animals in human experience. Here Freud’s rats, wolves, and horses join... (more)

Animal Killer: Transmission of War Trauma From One Generation to the Next

Animal Killer: Transmission of War Trauma From One Generation to the Next

by Vamik D. Volkan

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A psychoanalytic process from its beginning to its termination is described to illustrate crucial technical issues in the treatment of individuals with narcissistic personality organization and the... (more)

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Edited by Sverre Varvin, Vamik D. Volkan

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Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a... (more)

Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

by Vamik D. Volkan

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For over thirty years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and... (more)

Depressive States and Their Treatment

Depressive States and Their Treatment

by Vamik D. Volkan

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Covers depression in relation to situational and life events, in order to demonstrate how depressed states unfold and are resolved in psychodynamic therapy. (more)

Bloodlines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism

Bloodlines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism

by Vamik D. Volkan

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In this work a psychiatrist specializing in international relations explores ethnic violence by examining history and diplomacy through a psychoanalytic lens. The result is a work that lays a... (more)

Searching for the Perfect Woman: The Story of a complete Psychoanalysis

Searching for the Perfect Woman: The Story of a complete Psychoanalysis

by Vamik D. Volkan, J. Christopher Fowler

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This is not your typical psychotherapy case; it is the story of one man's inner struggle to find peace and happiness in an internal world filled with dangerous father figures and tempting but... (more)

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

by Vamik D. Volkan, William F. Greer

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This work examines the effects of the Holocaust on second-generation survivors and specifically describes how historical images and trauma are transferred. (more)

Would-Be Wife Killer: A Clinical Study of Primitive Mental Functions, Actualised Unconscious Fantasies, Satellite States, and Developmental Steps

Would-Be Wife Killer: A Clinical Study of Primitive Mental Functions, Actualised Unconscious Fantasies, Satellite States, and Developmental Steps

by Vamik D. Volkan

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The author believes that studying a therapeutic process closely from its beginning to its termination is one of the best ways to observe, learn, and teach psychoanalytic concepts. This book is... (more)

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