Mark Leffert

Mark Leffert, M.D., has been on the faculty of five psychoanalytic institutes and has been a training and supervising analyst at four of them, including the New Center for Psychoanalysis where he is also chair of the NCP's Training Analyst Section Committee. His professional interests include conducting analysis and therapy via telephone as well as a critique and reformulation of psychoanalysis based on the interrelation of postmodernism, complexity theory, and neuroscience. He has a private practice in Santa Barbara.

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The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd: Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd: Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

by Mark Leffert

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The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The... (more)

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Foundations: Postmodernism, Complexity, and Neuroscience

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Foundations: Postmodernism, Complexity, and Neuroscience

by Mark Leffert

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Past scholars have tried to classify psychoanalysis as an intrinsically positivist science, with varying degrees of success. Their critics have fared little better with narrow applications of... (more)

The Therapeutic Situation in the 21st Century

The Therapeutic Situation in the 21st Century

by Mark Leffert

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Extending the themes of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Foundations, The Therapeutic Situation in the 21st Century is a systematic reformulation of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts, such as... (more)

Phenomenology, Uncertainty, and Care in the Therapeutic Encounter

Phenomenology, Uncertainty, and Care in the Therapeutic Encounter

by Mark Leffert

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Phenomenology, Uncertainty and Care in the Therapeutic Encounter is the latest in a series of books where Mark Leffert explores the therapeutic encounter as both process and situation; looking for... (more)

Positive Psychoanalysis: Meaning, Aesthetics and Subjective Well-Being

Positive Psychoanalysis: Meaning, Aesthetics and Subjective Well-Being

by Mark Leffert

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Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy have, in one way or another, focused on the amelioration of the negative. This has only done half the job; the other half being to actively bring positive experience... (more)

Psychoanalysis and the Birth of the Self: A Radical Interdisciplinary Approach

Psychoanalysis and the Birth of the Self: A Radical Interdisciplinary Approach

by Mark Leffert

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This book draws psychoanalysis out of unsubstantiated, hermeneutic speculation and into the science and philosophy of the Self. Mark Leffert offers a survey of where we as human beings come from,... (more)

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