Joseph H. Berke

Joseph H. Berke

Joseph H. Berke is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with individuals and families. He is a lecturer, writer and teacher and has lived in London since 1965. Beforehand he attended Columbia College of Columbia University and graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. Dr Berke moved to London to study with R.D. Laing and assisted in establishing the Kingsley Hall Community. There he helped Mary Barnes, a middle-aged nurse who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, to pass through a severe regression. Barnes later became a noted artist, writer and mystic. The book which Barnes and Berke co-authored (Mary Barnes: Two Accounts of a Journey Through Madness) was adapted as a stage play and has been performed in many countries. It has now been optioned as a feature film. Dr Berke and colleagues founded the Arbours Housing Association in London in order provide personal, psychotherapeutic care and shelter for people in emotional distress. Later he founded and was the director of the Arbours Crisis Centre. He is the author of many papers and books on psychotherapy, social psychiatry, psychosis, therapeutic communities and transpersonal psychology as well as on Kabbalah and Hassidism.

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Why I Hate You and You Hate Me: The Interplay of Envy, Greed, Jealousy and Narcissism in Everyday Life

Why I Hate You and You Hate Me: The Interplay of Envy, Greed, Jealousy and Narcissism in Everyday Life

by Joseph H. Berke

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‘Man’ himself is the source of the dark forces against which he is constantly struggling. The book shows how is possible to transcend this basic malice by knowing how, what, why and when it arises.... (more)

The Hidden Freud: His Hassidic Roots

The Hidden Freud: His Hassidic Roots

by Joseph H. Berke

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This book explores Sigmund Freud and his Jewish roots and demonstrates the input of the Jewish mystical tradition into Western culture via psychoanalysis. It shows in particular how the ideas of... (more)

Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives in Paranoia and Persecution

Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives in Paranoia and Persecution

Edited by Joseph H. Berke, Stella Pierides

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'Even paranoids have enemies' is the reply Golda Meir is said to have made to Henry Kissinger who, during the 1973 Sinai talks, accused her of being paranoid for hesitating to grant further... (more)

Beyond Madness: Psychosocial Interventions in Psychosis

Beyond Madness: Psychosocial Interventions in Psychosis

Edited by Joseph H. Berke, Maggie Fagan

  • Paperback £34.99

A major question facing psychiatrists is how to treat psychosis effectively while maintaining patients' dignity, self respect and, as far as possible, their psychological and social functioning. The... (more)

Centers of Power: The Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

Centers of Power: The Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Joseph H. Berke, Stanley F. Schneider

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Kabbalah and psychoanalysis are conceptions about the nature of reality. The former is over two thousand years old. The latter has been formalized less than a hundred years ago. Nonetheless they are... (more)

Malice Through the Looking Glass: Reflections and Refractions of Envy, Greed and Jealousy: Second Revised Edition

Malice Through the Looking Glass: Reflections and Refractions of Envy, Greed and Jealousy: Second Revised Edition

by Joseph H. Berke

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The looking-glass is a very special mirror which can reflect and refract the deepest recesses of the mind, the utmost corners of the self. It is an instrument which can dazzle and dismay, something... (more)

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