The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis

Editor : Ross Skelton, Editor : James S. Grotstein, Editor : Bernard Burgoyne, Editor : Murray Stein

The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis

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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Published : January 2006
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 21379
  • ISBN 13 : 9780748612659
  • ISBN 10 : 0748612653

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With over one thousand entries, 'the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis' provides the best single-volume coverage of the field available. An international array of contributors encompass the most important authors, practitioners, concepts, movements, schools, debates and controversies in psychoanalysis, past and present, as well as its history and practice in forty-seven countries worldwide.

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Objective and catholic in vision, the Encyclopaedia demonstrates that psychoanalysis is a single discipline, greater than any particular movement, school or individual, including its founder, Freud. Précis essays examine schools in detail, with shorter explanations explaining all related key terms. The alphabetically arranged entries are fully cross-referenced, many with suggestions for further reading.

Those seeking more detailed accounts will enjoy illuminating essays by distinguished contributors including: Peter Fonagy, Michael Eigen, James Grotstein, Eric Laurent, Thomas Ogden, Paul Roazen, Hazel Barnes, Charles Brenner, Marcia Cavell, Morris Eagle, Murray Stein, Allan Schore, Robert Stolorow and Robert Wallerstein.

Both contributors and entries reflect the wide variety of disciplines that have contributed to or been influenced by psychoanalysis. An immense array of entries by psychoanalysts themselves sit alongside entries by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, philosophers, medical researchers, historians, literary critics, anthropologists, linguists and other specialists.

The Encyclopaedia will provide a useful companion for practising psychoanalysts, as well as a comprehensive guide to the field for academics and health professionals in other areas.

Key Features
 Entries on all concepts in the main schools of thought, including the analytic psychologist, Jung
 Full and detailed coverage of: Freud, Fairbairn, Jung, Klein, Bion, Kohut, Winnicott, Lacan, Existential psychoanalysis, Group psychology, Child psychotherapy, Ego Psychology, Self Psychology and Psychiatry
 Some 50 extended essays on links with other subjects including: Philosophy, Ethology, Literature, Film, Politics, Feminism, Neuroscience, Human Nature, Religion and many more.

Editorial Board:
Bernard Burgoyne (London)
James Grotstein (Los Angeles)
Murray Stein (Chicago)
Cleo van Velsen (London)

Consultant Editors:
Lewis Aaron, Howard Bacal, June Bernstein, Ron Britton, Morris Eagle, John Muller, Malcolm Pines, Eric Rayner, Paul Roazen, William Richardson, Andrew Samuels, Robert Wallerstein

Executive Editors:
Joe Aguayo, Shelley Ahanati, Betty Cannon, Rebecca Curtis, Elinor Fairbairn Birtles, Kirsty Hall, Jennifer Johns, Rik Loose, Maria Rhode, David Scharff, Robert Stolorow, Richard Tuch, Jane van Buren, Aleksandra Wagner

Praise for the Encyclopaedia:
'Besides admirably embracing the diversity of the field and its figures, this volume is especially valuable for discovering the pervasive but oft unacknowledged influence of psychoanalytic thought in the humanities, social sciences, arts, religion, politics and philosophy.'
- James Hillman

'An absolutely first-class achievement.'
- Paul Roazen, Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Science, York University, Toronto

'A pioneering psychotherapist in the Republic of Ireland, Ross M. Skelton is the rare individual, who, in his writing, is able to demonstrate successfully the juncture of the art of science and the science of art. . As General Editor of 'The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis', he brings his vision to this cumulative work.'
- T. Byram Karasu, MD, Silverman Professor and The University Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

'The editors of this International Encyclopaedia present all of the major schools and each of the contiguous disciplines. Core concepts are discussed from multiple perspectives by authors who are experts from each of the several schools and from around the world. The result is unique - a compendium of what one needs to know to understand contemporary psychoanalytic discourse in the words of its leading scholars and most thoughtful observers. It will be of great value to students, teachers and practitioners. As an added reward, it is a pleasure to read.'
- Robert Michels, M.D., Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Cornell University

'Will provide psychoanalysts of all schools and learned individuals alike with the best access to the complex and vital science of psychoanalysis.'
- Dr R. Horacio Etchegoyen, Training and Supervising Analyst, Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association

About the Editor(s)

Ross M. Skelton is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He is also an experienced psychotherapist with a private practice. He is an editor of the American Journal of Psychotherapy and a former editor of Kleinian Studies.

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James S. Grotstein, M.D. was Professor of Psychiatry, U.C.L.A School of Medicine, and a training and supervising analyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute and at The Psychoanalytic Centre of California. He was a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and was past North American Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He published over 250 papers and was the author or editor/co-editor of numerous books.

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Bernard Burgoyne is a psychoanalyst practising in London. He is a Member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, and a founder member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and the University of Paris, and is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis in the Institute for Health and Social Science Research at Middlesex University. He has published extensively on questions of structure in psychoanalysis, and is particularly concerned with the way in which the predicaments of human interactions are resolvable only by a consideration of the frontiers of desire and the texture of space.

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Murray Stein is a training and supervising analyst at The International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich, Switzerland. He is the author of many articles and books.

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