The New Psychoanalysis explores and explains important developments in psychoanalytic thought and practice since Freud's death in 1939. Drawing on the experience of her many years of clinical work with patients, as well as research and teaching in the training institutes she directs, Phyllis W. Meadow offers convincing testimony of the power of the unconscious forces that drive our thinking, feeling, and behaving. She shows how the mind unfolds in the face of tensions native to the unconscious life and how psychoanalysis is applicable to the full range of emotional disorders. This highly accessible book is ideal for the therapist or psychologist, as well as the social theorist or general reader, who is concerned with the hold of aggression on the lives of human beings facing a world still as violent and destructive as it was in Freud's day. The introduction, by Charles Lemert, provides a challenging essay on the connections between psychoanalytic and social theories.
About the Author
Phyllis W. Meadow, Ph.D., is a clinician, educator, researcher, and author. She is founder and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and president of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. She is also former president of the Society of Modern Psychoanalysts.