David E. Scharff

David E. Scharff, MD, is Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Chair of the Board, Founder and former Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, Washington, DC; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China, and author and editor of numerous books and articles, including The Sexual Relationship, Object Relations Family Therapy (with Jill Savege Scharff), Object Relations Couple Therapy, The Interpersonal Unconscious, and Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy.

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Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy: Foundations of Theory and Practice

Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy: Foundations of Theory and Practice

Edited by David E. Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff

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In this time of vulnerable marriages and partnerships, many couples seek help for their relationships. Psychoanalytic couple therapy is a growing application of psychoanalysis for which training is... (more)

Family and Couple Psychoanalysis: A Global Perspective

Family and Couple Psychoanalysis: A Global Perspective

Edited by David E. Scharff, Elizabeth Palacios

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This book explores family interaction and family psychoanalysis from varying standpoints used around the world. It illustrates these with extensive clinical cases discussed from varying perspectives.... (more)

Fairbairn and the Object Relations Tradition

Fairbairn and the Object Relations Tradition

Edited by Graham S. Clarke, David E. Scharff

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Ronald Fairbairn developed a thoroughgoing object relations theory that became a foundation for modern clinical thought. This volume is homage to the enduring power of his thinking, and of his... (more)

Object Relations Family Therapy

Object Relations Family Therapy

by David E. Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff

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Aims to give individual psychotherapists a way of using dynamic listening and interpreting when working with couples and families, and offers family therapists the tools of psychoanalysis for... (more)

Fairbairn Then and Now

Fairbairn Then and Now

Edited by Neil J. Skolnick, David E. Scharff

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W. R. D. Fairbairn was both a precursor and an architect of revolutionary change in psychoanalysis. Through a handful of tightly reasoned papers written in the 1940s and 1950s, Fairbairn emerged as... (more)

Clinical Dialogues on Psychoanalysis with Families and Couples

Clinical Dialogues on Psychoanalysis with Families and Couples

Edited by David E. Scharff, Monica Vorchheimer

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This book widens the scope of clinical and theoretical contributions on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis by collecting case presentations and discussions by analysts from Europe, North America, Latin... (more)

The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon Riviere

The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon Riviere

Edited by Roberto Losso, Lea S. de Setton

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Enrique Pichon Riviere was a pioneering psychoanalyst, writing in Spanish in Argentina in the middle of the 20th century. He has never been translated into English, so his ideas are only known... (more)

Fairbairn and Relational Theory

Fairbairn and Relational Theory

Edited by Frederico Pereira, David E. Scharff

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The richness of Fairbairn's work is demonstrated in a series of essays offering a unique exploration of the application of his concepts to diverse areas ranging from philosophy to psychopathology.... (more)

The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland: Psychotherapeutic Applications

The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland: Psychotherapeutic Applications

Edited by Jill Savege Scharff, David E. Scharff

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The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland provides the first comprehensive review of W.R.D. Fairbairn and John Sutherland's theories on psycho-social development. It reviews Fairbairn and Sutherland's... (more)

Object Relations Brief Therapy: The Therapeutic Relationship in Short-Term Work

Object Relations Brief Therapy: The Therapeutic Relationship in Short-Term Work

Edited by Michael Stadter, David E. Scharff

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This book combines practical techniques with the depth of object relations theory, the wisdom of previous brief therapy writers, and, most notably, an emphasis on the unique therapeutic relationship.... (more)

Psychoanalysis in China

Psychoanalysis in China

Edited by David E. Scharff, Sverre Varvin

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The introduction of psychoanalysis to China over the last twenty years brings a clash between Eastern and Western philosophical backgrounds. Chinese patients, therapists and trainees struggle with... (more)

The Interpersonal Unconscious

The Interpersonal Unconscious

by David E. Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff

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The Interpersonal Unconscious explores the construction and expression of the unconscious in interpersonal interaction. The authors draw from individual analysis, conjoint psychotherapy with families... (more)

Refinding the Object and Reclaiming the Self

Refinding the Object and Reclaiming the Self

by David E. Scharff

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This book adds to the rich tradition of object relations thinking and enlivens psychotherapy. (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Edited by David E. Scharff

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 2

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 2

Edited by David E. Scharff

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

Object Relations Couple Therapy

Object Relations Couple Therapy

by David E. Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff

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In this landmark book, David Scharff and Jill Savege Scharff, both psychoanalysts, develop a way of thinking about and working with the couple as a small group of two, held together as a tightly knit... (more)

The Primer of Object Relations: Second Edition

The Primer of Object Relations: Second Edition

by Jill Savege Scharff, David E. Scharff

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Formerly entitled Scharff Notes, this is a short primer on object relations therapy. The content of the book derives from students' most frequently asked questions, together with the Scharffs'... (more)

Object Relations Theory and Practice: An Introduction

Object Relations Theory and Practice: An Introduction

by David E. Scharff

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This text offers a representative sample of the work of the major contributors to object relations theory and therapy. The development of object relations thinking from its beginnings in the work of... (more)

Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Time, Space, Number and State of Mind

Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Time, Space, Number and State of Mind

Edited by Michael Stadter, David E. Scharff

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This book explores the three basic elements of psychotherapy - time, space and number - summarising theory, setting it in context and bringing concepts to life with clinical illustrations. Michael... (more)

New Paradigms for Treating Relationships

New Paradigms for Treating Relationships

Edited by Jill Savege Scharff, David E. Scharff

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Provides a contemporary international perspective on the theory and practice of analytic couple and family therapy. This book summarizes theory, sets it in context, and illustrates the concepts with... (more)

The Future of Prejudice: Psychoanalysis and the Prevention of Prejudice

The Future of Prejudice: Psychoanalysis and the Prevention of Prejudice

Edited by Henri Parens, Stuart W. Twemlow

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Established psychoanalytic/psychodynamic researchers and theorists bring the exploration of prejudice to a new level by examining how psychoanalysis might elucidate strategies that will eliminate... (more)

Object Relations Therapy of Physical and Sexual Trauma

Object Relations Therapy of Physical and Sexual Trauma

by Jill Savege Scharff, David E. Scharff

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Rising above the polemics surrounding sexual and physical abuse, David and Jill Savege Scharff bring a relational perspective to the integration of psychoanalytic and trauma theories in order to... (more)

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