Introducing Psychoanalysis : Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan and Beyond
This book is an accessible introductory text to psychoanalysis, covering the full range of theoretical approaches and schools, from Freud, Jung, Klein and Lacan, to Self Psychology, Object Relations, Group Analysis, and Relational Psychoanalysis. Weaving a relational thread between the core clinical practice of psychoanalysis, with its various connections with a range of areas from neuroscience to art, including topics such as gender, society, art, literature, and film. In addition, each chapter includes relevant findings from recent advances in neuroscience to position psychoanalytic theory within modern brain science, leading to a chapter on the modern discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Introducing Psychoanalysis culminates in a look at the possible futures of the different strands of psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Joseph Dodds, a Chartered Psychologist and practicing psychoanalyst, teaches psychoanalytic studies at the University of New York in Prague, Charles University's CIEE Study Centre and Anglo-American University.