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New book on contemporary psychoanalytic thought and lifetime achievement conference honoring Frank Lachmann, PhD
Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

By Jon Mills
ISBN: 978-0-415-89885-0: $35.95

"This extraordinary work by one of the most scholarly psychoanalytic thinkers of our time is a welcome and much-needed reappraisal of the relational perspective in contemporary psychoanalysis. Mills brings his rich philosophical background to bear in this detailed and illuminating critique of both the pros and cons of relational psychoanalysis that will be invaluable to those who embrace the contemporary perspective as well as those who find some of its tenets wanting. This is by far the best and most original book of its kind. Essential reading!"

- M. Guy Thompson, Ph.D., Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and author, The Ethic of Honesty (Rodopi, 2003)

This is the first book of its kind to offer a sustained critique of contemporary psychoanalytic thought favoring relational, postmodern, and intersubjective perspectives, which largely define American psychoanalysis today. Conundrums turns an eye toward the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary theory; its theoretical relation to traditional psychoanalytic thought; clinical implications for therapeutic practice; political and ethical ramifications of contemporary praxis; and its intersection with points of consilience that emerge from these traditions.  

Order online to receive a 10% discount and free shipping on orders over $30. Order at website.  

When Stress Causes Pain

Presented by the NYU Postdoctoral Program & Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA)

Save the date! Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

New York Academy of Medicine (Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.)

The PPDA is dedicated to educating practitioners about the use of psychotherapy to relieve pain and other physical symptoms. For more information email Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD.

The Conference for Lifetime Achievement  

Presented by the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center  

Honoring: Frank Lachmann, PhD      
Featuring discussants: Anne Eisenstein, LCSW, Frances LaBarre, PhD, and Susan B. Sherman, DSW
Moderator: Rebecca Harrington, LCSW   
Award Presenter: Shake' Topalian MA., APRN, BC   

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, 9th Floor  
60 Washington Square South (between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place)  
New York City    

Register at website. Please note early registration discounts.    

Frank Lachmann has been a major contributor to Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology. In their joint work, Frank Lachmann and Beatrice Beebe enriched psychoanalysis by providing life-long principles of the organization of experience, derived from empirical infant studies, offering new ways of understanding and transforming the analyst-patient relationship. Dr. Lachmann has drawn on his love of music to uniquely inform the analytic process. Utilizing master classes taught by Isaac Stern, and the music of Wagner and Stravinsky, he discovered illustrations of cross-modal transfer and violations of expectations. As a writer, scholar, teacher, and supervisor, Frank Lachmann has continued to surpass our expectations with humor, complexity, a depth of tradition, and breadth of innovation.  
Lachmann has authored over 100 publications and books written individually and collaboratively with Beatrice Beebe, Jim Fosshage, Joe Lichtenberg and Bob Stolorow. He is the author of Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient and Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations.

Dr. Lachmann will present two papers: "Chills, Thrills, Goosebumps and Therapeutic Action," a multi-media presentation on affective communication, and an autobiographical account, "How I Became Me." 

For more information, please call PPSC at (212) 633-9162  or check our website.

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