Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar, MD, was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012.

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Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £35.00

One hundred (and one) tales to mark Salman Akhtar’s one hundredth book! Divided into eight informative parts – Dr Akhtar’s journey to psychoanalysis; the lessons he learned from his teachers,... (more)

Beyond the Primal Addiction: Food, Sex, Gambling, Internet Shopping and Work

Beyond the Primal Addiction: Food, Sex, Gambling, Internet Shopping and Work

Edited by Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £31.34 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.65)

Written by experienced practitioners in the fields of addiction and psychoanalysis, and illustrated by a range of moving vignettes, this groundbreaking book examines the psychological foundations of... (more)

Psychoanalytic Listening: Methods, Limits, and Innovations

Psychoanalytic Listening: Methods, Limits, and Innovations

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.99

'Joseph Breuer’s celebrated patient, Anna O., designated psychoanalysis to be a "talking cure". She was correct insofar as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. However, the... (more)

In Leaps and Bounds: Psychic Development and its Facilitation in Treatment

In Leaps and Bounds: Psychic Development and its Facilitation in Treatment

by Salman Akhtar

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Salman Akhtar presents three rich essays brimming with psychoanalytic theory on personality development and how such knowledge enhances treatment. Essay 1 starts at the earliest infancy and takes the... (more)

Unusual Interventions: Alterations of the Frame, Method, and Relationship in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Unusual Interventions: Alterations of the Frame, Method, and Relationship in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £32.99

Radical departures from the set and familiar rules of technique often become necessary in the course of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. These can include conducting a session outside the office,... (more)

Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £44.99

This book provides easy to read, concise, and clinically useful explanations of over 1800 terms and concepts from the field of psychoanalysis. A history of each term is included in its definition and... (more)

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £42.00

Mourning and the importance of the capacity to bear some helplessness, while still finding pleasure in life, are central to this tightly organized volume. The multi-faceted processes involved in... (more)

Sources of Suffering: Fear, Greed, Guilt, Deception, Betrayal, and Revenge

Sources of Suffering: Fear, Greed, Guilt, Deception, Betrayal, and Revenge

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £28.99

This concise and well-written book deals with six important roots of human anguish. It divides the six areas into those primarily affecting the individual and those primarily affecting others around... (more)

Shame: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Shame: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £32.99

A late-comer to psychoanalytic theorizing, 'shame' results from a disjunction between the ego and the ego-ideal. A complex psychosocial experience, it is comprised of a painful exposure of one’s... (more)

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £43.00

This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the... (more)

Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections

Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Gurmeet S. Kanwal

  • Paperback £32.99

This is a book about death, loss, grief and mourning, but with an unusual twist. It is different in that it explores specific kinds of deaths encountered within families and households, rather than... (more)

Hopelessness: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Hopelessness: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Mary Kay O'Neil

  • Paperback £29.99

Hope is the most reliable sustainer of life. It offers the promise of something good in the future, contributes to resilience, and keeps one going. However, there are circumstances when hope dries... (more)

The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

Edited by Vamik D. Volkan, Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.99

More and more individuals with ego defects, severe object relations conflicts, affective turbulence, and unassimilated contradictions are seeking help from psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.... (more)

Fear: A Dark Shadow Across Our Life Span

Fear: A Dark Shadow Across Our Life Span

Edited by Salman Akhtar

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Beginning with Freud’s celebrated case of Little Hans, psychoanalysts and psychotherapists have been intrigued with the topic of fear. Eclipsed in theoretical writings by the term ‘anxiety’, fear... (more)

Revenge: Narcissistic Injury, Rage, and Retaliation

Revenge: Narcissistic Injury, Rage, and Retaliation

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Henri Parens

  • Hardback £66.00

Revenge: Narcissistic Injury, Rage, and Retaliation addresses the ubiquitous human wish to take revenge and settle scores. Featuring the contributions of eleven distinguished mental health... (more)

Silent Virtues: Patience, Curiosity, Privacy, Intimacy, Humility, and Dignity

Silent Virtues: Patience, Curiosity, Privacy, Intimacy, Humility, and Dignity

by Salman Akhtar

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Silent Virtues addresses six areas of mental functioning, namely, patience, curiosity, privacy, intimacy, humility, and dignity. Each of the areas is elucidated with the help of clinical, literary,... (more)

Regret: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Regret: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Shahrzad Siassi

  • Paperback £32.99

Missed opportunities, unfulfilled dreams, and broken promises are the stuff of everyday life and so is regret, the emotion that accompanies them. Unlike remorse which is consequent upon the... (more)

Broken Structures: Severe Personality Disorders and Their Treatment

Broken Structures: Severe Personality Disorders and Their Treatment

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £55.00

This book integrates psychiatry and psychoanalysis to present deeper and sounder clinical profiles of the personality disorders than have been hitherto available. (more)

Lying, Cheating, and Carrying on: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Dishonesty and Deceit

Lying, Cheating, and Carrying on: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Dishonesty and Deceit

by Salman Akhtar, Henri Parens

  • Hardback £75.00

What constitutes a lie? What are the different types of lies? Why do people lie? Is dishonesty ubiquitous in human experience? And what should be done with individuals who seek psychotherapeutic help... (more)

On Freud's

On Freud's "Negation"

Edited by Mary Kay O'Neil, Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £36.99

Ever since Freud proposed that certain ideas can be permitted to become conscious only in their inverted and negative forms, interest has grown into the entire realm of the presence of absence, so to... (more)

The Damaged Core: Origins, Dynamics, Manifestations, and Treatment

The Damaged Core: Origins, Dynamics, Manifestations, and Treatment

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £37.00

This comprehensive and tightly argued book deals with the process through which a coherent self evolves, the various ways such development fails to occur, and the therapeutic measures to put things... (more)

Brothers and Sisters: Developmental, Dynamic, and Technical Aspects of the Sibling Relationship

Brothers and Sisters: Developmental, Dynamic, and Technical Aspects of the Sibling Relationship

by Salman Akhtar, Selma Kramer

  • Paperback £35.00

Sibling relationships and rivalry are as old as recorded history. This analysis explores that ambivalence between siblings, which casts its shadow throughout people's lifetimes and affects their... (more)

Immigration and Identity: Turmoil, Treatment and Transformation

Immigration and Identity: Turmoil, Treatment and Transformation

by Salman Akhtar

  • Hardback £75.00

Why do people migrate from one country to another? What is the difference between an immigrant and an exile? What determines the psychological outcome of immigration? Can one ever mourn the loss of... (more)

The Colors of Childhood: Separation-Individuation Across Cultural, Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The Colors of Childhood: Separation-Individuation Across Cultural, Racial and Ethnic Diversity

by Salman Akhtar, Selma Kramer

  • Hardback £78.00

Starting from a separation-individuation perspective, this text discusses cultural issues in child rearing and clinical practice. Included are chapters on African-American, Japanese, and South... (more)

Does God Help?: Developmental and Clinical Aspects of Religious Belief

Does God Help?: Developmental and Clinical Aspects of Religious Belief

by Salman Akhtar, Henri Parens

  • Hardback £94.00

Can psychoanalysis lead us toward understanding the roots and nature of religious belief? In this text, five classical psychoanalysts representing five different religious faiths share their... (more)

New Clinical Realms: Pushing the Envelope of Theory and Technique

New Clinical Realms: Pushing the Envelope of Theory and Technique

by Salman Akhtar

  • Hardback £90.00

Focusing on facets of mental functioning and psychopathology that remain largely unrecognized in psychiatric and psychoanalytic literature, this work raises intriguing questions about man's... (more)

Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit: Advances in Separation-Individuation

Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit: Advances in Separation-Individuation

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Henri Parens

  • Hardback £79.99

In this tribute to Selma Kramer, eminent child analyst and colleague and close friend of the late Margaret Mahler, senior analysts explore the continuing relevance of Mahler's... (more)

A Quest for Answers: A Primer of Understanding and Treating Severe Personality Disorders

A Quest for Answers: A Primer of Understanding and Treating Severe Personality Disorders

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £44.00

This text examines severe personality disorders from various angles. It covers: diagnosis and differential diagnosis; structure and dynamics; origins and development; evaluation and triage;... (more)

The Internal Mother: Conceptual and Technical Aspects of Object Constancy

The Internal Mother: Conceptual and Technical Aspects of Object Constancy

by Salman Akhtar, Selma Kramer

  • Hardback £75.00

This work analyses the concept of object constancy in the light of developmental research and clinical practice. The clinical implications of disturbances in object constancy are discussed, with... (more)

The Seasons of Life: Separation-Individuation Perspectives

The Seasons of Life: Separation-Individuation Perspectives

by Salman Akhtar, Selma Kramer

  • Hardback £75.00

This work shows how, in applying Margaret Mahler's developmental framework to the life-cycle, the separation-individuation process continues, even after a degree of self and object constancy has been... (more)

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