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Darian Leader, "Strictly Bipolar"

Darian LeaderView on AmazonTo those unfamiliar with psychodiagnostics, Bipolar 3.5 might sound like the latest Apple software. To psychoanalyst Darian Leader it is indicative of the relatively recent proliferation and growing elasticity of bipolar disorders. For about the last twenty years, argues Leader, the bipolar spectrum has been tailored to a pharmaceutical industry eager to […]

Duration: 00:38:47

Hilary Neroni, "The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film"

Hilary NeroniView on AmazonDid you notice that after 9/11, the depiction of torture on prime-time television went up nearly seven hundred percent? Hilary Neroni did. She had just finished a book on the changing relationship between female characters and violence in narrative cinema, and was attuned to function of violence in film and television. This […]

Duration: 00:58:54

Theodore J. Jacobs, "The Possible Profession: The Analytic Process of Change"

Theodore J. JacobsView on AmazonIn this interview Dr. Theodore Jacobs discusses his book The Possible Profession: The Analytic Process of Change (Routledge, 2013) . Dr. Jacobs is a pioneer in the use of countertransference in the analytic setting and is regarded as the originator of the term "enactment" to describe the actions and emotions that […]

Duration: 00:43:56

Gillian Isaacs Russell, "Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy"

Gillian Isaacs RussellView on AmazonAt New Books in Psychoanalysis, interviews are conducted using Skype. As the program is audio rather than video based, it never occurred to me to use the camera on my computer to see on the screen the person I was speaking to. Rather, I kept my ear turned acutely towards the […]

Duration: 00:54:17

Alexander Etkind, "Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of th

Theoretical and historical accounts of postcatastrophic societies often discuss melancholia and trauma at length but leave processes of mourning underexplored. In Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied (Stanford UP, 2013), Alexander Etkind shows why mourning is more conducive to cultural analysis. Where trauma is unsymbolized and melancholia is contained […]

Duration: 00:49:41

Brenda Berger and Stephanie Newman, eds., "Money Talks in Therapy, Society,

What meaning does money have in psychic life? And where does clinical psychoanalytic work fall in the realm of commerce? Does money play an inherently alienating role with regards to the psychoanalytic subject? Or might it contain meaning crucial to the patient's progress? InMoney Talks in Therapy, Society, and Life (Routledge, 2011),Brenda Bergerand Stephanie Newman […]

Duration: 00:50:37

Jean Petrucelli, “Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on

Responding to a significant lacuna in psychoanalytic literature, Jean Petrucelli has put together an impressive book that approaches the eating-disordered patient from interpersonal and relationsional perspectives. Just as the papers within this Body States:Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Routledge, 2014)animate the twin themes of dissociation and integration, so too do […]

Duration: 00:54:38

Paul Geltner, “Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and th

With Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and the Use of Feeling in Psychoanalytic Technique (Routledge, 2013), Paul Geltner has written the definitive textbook on countertransference. No book, to my knowledge comes even close to this accomplishment. Most analysts are taught that countertransferences are the idiosyncratic feelings of the analyst. Geltner begins with the radical assumption that […]

Duration: 00:52:57

Lynn Chancer and John Andrews, “The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psycho

[Cross-posted from New Books in Sociology]The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis: Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial(Palgrave MacMillan, 2014)is an edited volume. Its chapters document the central place of psychoanalysis in American sociology in the 1950s and sketch the backstory to that relationship. The core chapters expose the campaign waged by leading sociologists to discredit [...]

Duration: 00:49:49

Daniel Shaw, “Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation “

Conventional psychoanalytic views of narcissism focus on familiar character traits: grandiosity, devaluation, entitlement and a lack of empathy. In his new book Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation(Routledge, 2013), Daniel Shawexplores narcissism from a relational perspective, concentrating on the effect that the traumatizing narcissist can have on others. Shaw defines the traumatizing narcissist as the [...]

Duration: 00:52:25

Bruce Fink, “Against Understanding: Volume 2: Cases and Commentary in a Lac

Bruce Fink joins me for a second interview to discuss Volume 2 ofAgainst Understanding: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key(Routledge, 2014).We talk about everything from desire, jouissance, and love to variable-length sessions and“why anyone in their right mind would pay for analysis.”Just like one might go to a personal trainer to shed some pounds, [...]

Duration: 01:03:22

Liran Razinsky, “Freud, Psychoanalysis, and Death”

Liran Razinsky’sbook, titledFreud, Psychoanalysis, and Death(Cambridge University Press, 2014) came out of a decade’s long attempt to reconcile Liran’s personal search for meaning within two areas of professional inquiry: philosophy, and psychology. These two fields are intimately related in that each asks essential questions about what it means to be a human subject that lives [...]

Duration: 00:54:01

Gohar Homayounpour, “Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran”

In Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran (MIT Press, 2012) — part memoir, part elegy, and part collection of clinical vignettes — Gohar Homayounpour takes a defiant position against the Orientalizing gaze of Western publishers, editors, and journalists who search in her book for the exotic Iranian subject and the trauma of the Eastern Other. She turns [...]

Duration: 00:53:47

Jennifer Kunst, “Wisdom From the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from t

What happens when a Kleinian psychoanalyst wants to write an intelligent self-help book for the general reader? First, she recognizes that one must have an online platform from which to launch, so she starts a blog called “The Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy.“ Then she sets about writing her debut book, Wisdom From the Couch: [...]

Duration: 00:50:31

Bruce Fink, “Against Understanding: Volume 1: Commentary and Critique in a

What can possibly be wrong with the process of understanding in psychoanalytic treatment?Everything, according to Bruce Fink.InAgainst Understanding. Volume 1: Commentary and Critique in a Lacanian Key(Routledge, 2014), he argues that since understanding is part of the Lacanian imaginary, it often leads to fixed assumptions and projections on the part of both analyst and analysand, [...]

Duration: 01:00:39

Sophia Richman, “Mended By the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma”

In a wide ranging and courageous interview that touched on the creative process, personal history, memoir and self-disclosure, the psychoanalyst and writer Sophia Richman explored the connections between trauma and the creative process. Although many have written about the arts and psychoanalysis, utilizing contemporary relational thinking, Richman brings the discussion vividly into the present day. [...]

Duration: 00:51:10

Mark Epstein, “The Trauma of Everyday Life”

Being human, much of our energy goes into resisting the basic mess of life, but messy it is nonetheless. The trick (as psychoanalysts know) is to embrace it all anyway. “Trauma is an indivisible part of human existence. It takes many forms but spares no one,” so writes psychiatrist and practicing Buddhist Dr. Mark Epstein. [...]

Duration: 00:51:33

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentiet

Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, financial and physical security during the Weimar Republic, the racially pure utopian promise of the Third Reich, and likely several loved ones in [...]

Duration: 01:05:12

John Fletcher, “Freud and the Scene of Trauma”

Putting Freud’s books — not the man but the writings — on the couch, listening closely for the breaks, the retractions, the internal conflicts, the sudden about-faces. John Fletcher, professor of English literature, reads Freud very, very closely. When we view Freud’s work as an unfolding process, the main themes are often not even what [...]

Duration: 01:08:36

Mari Ruti, “The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living”

Exploring everything from the impact of her own psychoanalysis on her mode and mien to the effect of consumer culture on the psyche, the delightful Mari Ruti keeps the ball rolling. We pondered with her so many things that the interview feels like xmas morning! Traversing the advent of self-help books, Lacan, the Frankfurt School, [...]

Duration: 00:52:31

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