International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis
These one thousand entries provide the best single volume coverage of psychoanalysis available. With its wide, objective, and catholic vision, the Encyclopaedia demonstrates that psychoanalysis is a single discipline, very much greater than any particular movement, school, or individual, including its founder, Freud. Thus the book contains authoritative entries on the most important authors, practitioners, concepts, movements, schools, debates, and controversies in psychoanalysis and its offspring, past and present.
A précis essay is given of each school amplified by explanations of all key terms within that school. Entries are alphabetically arranged, fully cross-referenced, with suggestions for further reading. Most important, the book features both contributors and entries reflecting various disciplines, such as feminism, literature, philosophy, art, and anthropology, that have contributed to the development of psychoanalysis or have been influenced by it.
Besides an immense array contributuions by psychoanalysts, there are also entries written by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, philosophers, medical researchers, historians, literary critics, anthropologists, linguists, and other specialists. International in scope, the Encyclopaedia also draws on a geographically wide field of authors.
The Encyclopaedia caters to readers who require knowledge at a glance as well as those seeking a more detailed account. Besides concise definitions, it includes numerous longer essays by distinguished contributors including: Peter Fonagy, Michael Eigen, James Grotstein, Eric Laurent, Thomas Ogden, Paul Roazen, Hazel Barnes, Charles Brenner, Marcia Cavell, Morris Eagle, Murray Stein, Allan Schore, Robert Stolorow, and Robert Wallerstein.
* Entries on all the concepts of the main psychoanalytic schools of thought, including the analytic psychologist, Jung.
* Full coverage of: Freud, Fairbairn, Jung, Klein, Bion, Kohut, Winnicott, and Lacan. Existential psychoanalysis is covered in detail, as are group psychoanalysis, child psychotherapy, and psychiatry.
* Fifty extended essays on links with other subjects, including philosophy, ethology, literature, film, politics, feminism, neuroscience, human nature, religion, and many more.
* Entries on all the main figures of psychoanalysis, past and present, as well as the history and practice of psychoanalysis in forty-seven countries worldwide.