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Resources and Training

Resources : publications by members and affiliates; a recommended reading list in the field of self-psychology.

Training : links to training videos developed by this organisation

Events and conferences, proceedings of these - here.


Books by Dr Ron Lee and others

  • Psychotherapy after Kohut : A Textbook of Self Psychology. 
    Ronald R. Lee, & J. Colby Martin 
    Hillside New Jersey:The Analytic Press (1991)

  • Five Kohutian Postulates: Psychotherapy from an Empathic Perspective 
    Ronald R. Lee, Angie Rountree, & Sally McMahon
    New York: Aronson ( 2009)

  • Special Positive Experiences: From Youthfulness to WEACH
    Ronald R Lee
    Australia: Bookpal (2011) 

    The second and third of these books may be purchased


Recommended reading

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Recommended - blue

Ainsworth, M., Blehar, M., Waters, E., and Wall, S. (1978), Patterns of Attachment.  Hillsdale NJ.: Lawrence Erlbaum. 

Atwood, G., & Stolorow, R. (1984), Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology.  Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Atwood, G. (2012)  The Abyss of Madness.  New York: Routledge.
Bacal, H. (1985), optimal responsiveness and the therapeutic process.  In: Progress in Self Psychology, Vol. I, ed. A. Goldberg, New York: Guilford Press, pp. 202-226.
Bair, D. (1995), Anais Nin: A Biography. London: Bloomsbury.

Balint, M. (1968), The Basic Fault.  New York: Bruner/Mazel.
Beebe, B. & Lachmann, F. (1988), Mother-infant influence and precursors of psychic structure.  In: Frontiers in Self Psychology: Progress in Self Psychology, Vol. 3, ed. A. Goldberg. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, pp. 3-26.
---, --- (2002), Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-constructing Interactions.  Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
Bowlby, J. (1969, 1973, 1980), Attachment and Loss, Vols. 1-3. New York: Basic.
Brennan, P. (1991), Toxic Psychiatry.  New York: St Martin’s Press.
Brandchaft, B., Doctors, S., and Sorter, D.  (2010), Toward an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis: Brandchaft’s intersubjective vision. New York: Routledge.
Chessick, R. (2007), The Future of Psychoanalysis. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Cocks, G. (1994), The Curve of Life: Correspondence of Heinz Kohut.  Chicago: Chicago Universities Press.

Edelman, G. (1987), Neural Darwinianism. New York: Basic Books.
Glenmullen, J. (2000), Prozac Backlash: Oncoming Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives.  New York: Simon & Schuster. 
Goldberg, A. (1978), The Psychology of the Self: A Casebook.  Ed. A. Goldberg.  New York: International Universities Press.
--- (1995), The Problem of Perversion: The View From Self Psychology.  New Haven: Yale University Press.
Hartmann, E. (1998), Dreams and Nightmares: The Origin and Meaning of Dreams. Cambridge, MA.: Perseus.
Horwitz, A., & Wakefield, J. (2007), The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder.  New York: Oxford University Press.
Kandel, E. (2006), In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind.  New York: Norton.
Kohut, H. (1971), The Analysis of the Self.  New York: International Universities Press.
--- (1977), The Restoration of the Self.  New York: International Universities Press.

--- (1978), Search for the Self  Ed. Ornstein, P.  New York, International Universities Press (Kohut Papers).
--- (1984), How Does Analysis Cure?   Chicago: Chicago University Press.
--- (1996), Chicago Institute Lectures. Eds. P. & M. Tolpin.  The Analytic Press.
Lachmann, F. (2008),  Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and expectations.  New York: The Analytic Press.

Laing, R. (1959), The Divided Self. London: Tavistock.
LeDoux, J. (2002), Synaptic Self.  New York: Viking.
Lee, R. & Martin. J. (1991), Psychotherapy After Kohut: A Textbook in Self Psychology.  Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
Lee, R., Rountree, A., & McMahon, S. (2009), Five Kohutian Postulates: Psychotherapy Theory from an Empathic Perspective. New York: Aronson.
Lee, R. (2011), Special Positive Experiences: From Youthfulness to WEACH.  Brisbane, Book Pal. 
Lichtenberg, J. (1983), Psychoanalysis and Infant Research. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
Main and Solomon, M. (1986), Discovery of an insecure disorganized/disoriented attachment pattern.  In: Affective Development in Infancy.  Norwood, NJ.: Ablex.
Orange, D. (1995), Emotional Understanding.  New York: Guilford.
--- (2010), Thinking For Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies.  New York: Routledge.
--- (2011), The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice.  New York: Routledge.

---, Atwood, G., & Stolorow, R. (1997), Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice.  Hillsdale NJ:The Analytic Press.

Panksepp, J. (1998), Affective Neuroscience.  New York: Oxford.
Schore, A. (1994), Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurology of Emotional Development.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Shane, M., Shane, E. & Gales, M. (1997), Intimate Attachments: Towards a New Self Psychology.  New York: Guilford.
Shorter, E. (2009), Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stepansky, P. (2009), Psychoanalysis at the Margins.  New York: Other.
Stern, D. (1985), The Interpersonal World of the Infant.  New York: Basic.
Stolorow, R. (2007), Trauma and Human Existence. New York: The Analytic Press.
Stolorow, R. (2011), World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post Cartesian Psychoanalysis. New York: The Analytic Press.
---, & Atwood, G. (1979), Faces in a Cloud: Subjectivity in Personality Theory.

---, ---, (1992), Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life.  Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
---, ---, Brandchaft, B. (1994), The Intersubjective Perspective. Hillsdale NJ: The Analytic Press.
---, ---, Orange, D. (2002), Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis.  New York: Basic.
---, Brandchaft, B. & Atwood, G. (1987), Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach.  Hillsdale NJ: The Analytic Press.
---, & Lachmann, F. (1980), Psychoanalysis of Developmental Arrests. New York: International Universities Press.
Stone, L. (1961), The Psychoanalytic Situation.  New York: International Universities Press.
Strozier, C. (2001), Heinz Kohut:The Making of a Psychoanalyst.  New York:Farrar; Straus and Giroux. (Biography).
Teicholtz, J. (1999), Kohut, Loewald, and the Psotmoderns: A Comparative Study of Self and Relationship.  Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
Terr, L. (1994), Unchained Memories: The Stories of Traumatic Memories, Lost and Found.  New York: Basic Books.
Thelen, E., and Smith, L. (1994), A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Tolpin, M. (1970), On the beginnings of a cohesive self. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 26:316-352. New York: Quadrangle Books.
Tomkins, S. (1962, 1963, 1991, 1992), Affect Imagery Consciousness. Vols. 1-4. New York: Springer.
Van der Kolk, B., McFarlane, A., and Weisaeth, L. (1996), Traumatic Stress.  New York: Guilford.
Whitaker, Robert, (2002), Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. Cambridge, MA: Perseus. .  

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