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The International Psychoanalytical Association Controversies in Psychoanalysis Series


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On Sublimation: A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

On Sublimation: A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

1st Edition

Rossella Valdre
April 02, 2014

This book explores and revisits the concept of sublimation, in its various aspects and implications that it has in theory and clinical psychoanalysis, and also in its broader socio-cultural aspects. The basic assumption that aroused the author's interest in the topic is a certain surprise in...

What Do Our Terms Mean?: Explorations Using Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts

What Do Our Terms Mean?: Explorations Using Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts

1st Edition

Anne Hayman
July 18, 2013

Theoretical and clinical progress in psychoanalysis continues to develop new concepts and to reconsider old ones, often in contradiction with each other. By confronting and opening these debates, we might find points of convergence but also divergences that cannot be reconciled; the ensuing tension...

Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Perversion: The Illlusory Bond

Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Perversion: The Illlusory Bond

1st Edition

Juan Pablo Jimenez
December 31, 2011

'Perversion is a challenge for theory and psychoanalytic practice that Juan Pablo Jimenez and Rodolfo Moguillansky, American psychoanalysts known for the originality of their contributions, have managed successfully. In this book they offer us vivid and detailed clinical material of patients of...

Identity, Gender, and Sexuality: 150 Years After Freud

Identity, Gender, and Sexuality: 150 Years After Freud

1st Edition

Peter Fonagy
December 31, 2009

'While Freud opened the door on the formative and motivating power of sexuality, contemporary psychoanalysts, with some notable exceptions, have consigned sexuality to the psychoanalytic closet. This book not only re-opens the door on the broad subject of psychosexuality, but also provides fresh...

The Experience of Time: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

The Experience of Time: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

1st Edition

Jorge Canestri
December 31, 2009

In contemporary psychoanalysis, the concepts of time and history have become increasingly complex. It is evident that this trend offers us an opportunity to think about the intercrossing of the different temporal dimensions imbuing the subject, an inevitable aspect of the analytic process. History...

Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension

Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension

1st Edition

Giovanna Ambrosio
December 31, 2009

'From time to time we listen to some curious views on psychoanalysis as an old fashioned and useless discipline, more important from an historical perspective than as a tool for understanding human life in its normal and pathological dimensions, as well as an effective therapeutic instrument. This...

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