Clinical Studies in Neuro-psychoanalysis: Introduction to a Depth Neuropsychology: Second Edition

Author(s) : Karen Kaplan-Solms, Author(s) : Mark Solms

Clinical Studies in Neuro-psychoanalysis: Introduction to a Depth Neuropsychology: Second Edition

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  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2000
  • Edition : Revised
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 334
  • Category :
    Neuroscience
  • Catalogue No : 1997
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753365
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753367
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When the first edition of Clinical studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis was published in 2000, it was hailed as a turning point in psychoanalytic research. It is now relied on as a model for the integration of neuroscience and psychoanalysis. It won the NAAP's Gradiva Award for Best Book of the Year 2000 (Science Category) and Mark Solms received the International Psychiatrist Award 2001 at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. The authors have added a glossary of key terms of this edition to aid their introduction to depth neuropsychology.

'Freud, in his 1895 Project for a Scientific Psychology, attempted to join the emerging discipline of psychoanalysis with the neuroscience of his time. But that was a hundred years ago, when the neuron had only just been described, and Freud was forced - through lack of pertinent knowledge - to abandon his project. We have had to wait many decades before the sort of data which Freud needed finally became available. Now, these many years later, contemporary neuroscience allows for the resumption of the search for correlations between these two disciplines. The Drs Solms are uniquely qualified for his task, having trained in both psychoanalysis and the neurosciences, and the work described in this volume ushers in a new era for our field.'
- Arnold Z. Pfeffer, from his Foreword

Reviews and Endorsements

'In this one volume the Solms have expanded the frontiers of psychoanalysis, by bringing new meaning to a host of topics that in the past seemed to have little to do with psychoanalytic theory. It is difficult to imagine whether this volume will be of greater interest to psychoanalysts or neuroscientists. Either group will find this book fascinating and will wonder how the conceptual connections which seem so natural in the hands of the Solms, have eluded other investigators and theorists."

Steven J. Ellman, PhD

'Mark and Karen Solms are each outstanding scientists in their own right who have in a short period of time moved the field of psychoanalysis forward by integrating data from the laboratory and the consulting room. They have brought to this tasks an in-depth knowledge of neuropsychology, neurobiology, and psychoanalysis. Their work is in the best spirit of E.O. Wilson's concept of consilience (the bringing together of different disciplines), wise, and a pleasure to read.'
- Arnold Richards, MD

About the Author(s)

Karen Kaplan-Solms is a speech and language pathologist and neuropsychologist. She was an Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the London Medical College and is an Associate Member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. She has published broadly in neuropsychological and psychoanalytic journals.

Mark Solms is a psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist. He is Professor in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the St Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine, Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and Chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Associate Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society, and Member of the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association and of the British Neuropsychological Society. He is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and Honorary Fellow of the American College of Psychoanalysts and of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Sigourney Award. He has authored a multitude of chapters, articles and books including The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), and was founding editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis.

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