Brenner, Charles. An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis. Rev. ed. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1974. This book introduces interested readers to the fundamentals of psychoanalysis, explaining core psychoanalytic concepts in clear language. Although originally written in 1955 (so it does not deal with some modern developments), it remains a good resource for understanding the basics from the point of view of ego psychology.
Gabbard Glenn. Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. 3d ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 2000. A textbook that approaches the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (rev. 4th ed., 2000) from a psychoanalytic point of view. It includes an introductory section describing psychodynamic principles and sections describing Axis I and Axis II disorders from a psychodynamic perspective.
Gay, Peter. Freud: A Life for Our Times. New York: W. W. Norton, 1988. This is a biography of Sigmund Freud, written by his physician. It describes the history of psychoanalysis during Freud's lifetime.
Vaughan, Susan. The Talking Cure: The Science Behind Psychotherapy. New York: Henry Holt, 1998. This book is written for people who may want to visit a psychoanalyst or who want to learn about models of mind and brain that integrate psychoanalytic theories with other scientific theories. It includes several descriptions of what happens when patients visit psychoanalysts.
Wallerstein, R. S. The Talking Cures: The Psychoanalyses and the Psychotherapies. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995. This book provides a comprehensive history of psychoanalytic thought, including a detailed view of trends and developments in psychoanalysis from the 1940's onward. It describes conflicting and compatible psychoanalytic theories and the debate about the dividing line between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Judith M. Chertoff
See also: Analytic Psychology: Jacques Lacan; Analytical Psychology: Carl
Jung; Analytical Psychotherapy; Ego Psychology: Erik Erikson; Individual
Psychology: Alfred Adler; Personality Theory; Psychoanalytic Psychology;
Psychoanalytic Psychology and Personality: Sigmund Freud; Social Psychological Models: Erich Fromm; Social Psychological Models: Karen Horney;
Women's Psychology: Sigmund Freud.
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