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Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Intoxicating Minds: How Drugs Work

by Ciaran Regan Columbia University Press (July 17, 2001)

Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why...


Pain: The Science of Suffering

by Patrick Wall Columbia University Press (April 30, 2002)

Pain is one of medicine's greatest mysteries. When farmer John Mitson caught his hand in a baler, he cut off his trapped hand and carried it to a neighbor. "Sheer survival and logic" was how he described it....


Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

by John S. Haller, Jr. Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr. explores the epistemological foundations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the challenges it presents for both conventional and alternative therapies....


Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

by Leslie S. Pratch Columbia University Press (June 17, 2014)

Leslie S. Pratch is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book, she shares insights from...


Jacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue

by Alain Badiou, Elisabeth Roudinesco & Jason E. Smith Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

Prompted by the thirtieth anniversary of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan’s death, this exchange between two prominent intellectuals is rich with surprising insights. Alain Badiou shares the clearest,...


Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness: A Guide for Hospital Diversion

by Justin M Simpson & Glendon L Moriarty Columbia University Press (December 03, 2013)

The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness is an integrated, systematic set of interventions stabilizing individuals with severe mental illness and helping them avoid the trauma of unnecessary psychiatric...


Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice

by Alan Doyle, Julius Lanoil & Kenneth Dudek Columbia University Press (November 05, 2013)

Since 1948, people suffering from mental health issues, mental health professionals, and committed volunteers have gathered at Fountain House in New York City to find relief from stigmatization and social alienation....


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

by Mari Ruti Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

Should we feel inadequate for failing to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is such an existential equilibrium realistic or even desirable? Condemning our cultural obsession with cheerfulness and “positive...


Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy: Crossing Racial Borders

by Kyle D. Killian Columbia University Press (September 17, 2013)

Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples’ encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference,...


Fairbairn's Object Relations Theory in the Clinical Setting

by David P. Celani Columbia University Press (April 07, 2010)

W. R. D. Fairbairn (1889-1964) challenged the dominance of Freud's drive theory with a psychoanalytic theory based on the internalization of human relationships. Fairbairn assumed that the unconscious develops...


The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

by Kerry L Malawista & Anne J Adelman Columbia University Press (May 07, 2013)

The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists...


Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

by David E. Gussak Columbia University Press (May 28, 2013)

A man kidnaps his two children, murders one, and attempts to kill the other. The prosecution seeks the death penalty, while the defense employs an unusual strategy to avoid the sentence. The defendant’s attorneys...


The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

by Lawrence J. Friedman & Anke M. Schreiber Columbia University Press (February 12, 2013)

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and political insight,...


Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives

by W. Bradford Wilcox & Kathleen Kovner Kline Columbia University Press (January 29, 2013)

The essays in this collection deploy biological and social scientific perspectives to evaluate the transformative experience of parenthood for today’s women and men. They map the similar and distinct roles...


Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice

by Richard C. Friedman & Jennifer I. Downey Columbia University Press (June 20, 2002)

This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that...


Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis & Social Justice, 1918-1938

by Elizabeth Ann Danto Columbia University Press (January 22, 2005)

Today many view Sigmund Freud as an elitist whose psychoanalytic treatment was reserved for the intellectually and financially advantaged. However, in this new work Elizabeth Ann Danto presents a strikingly...


On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother

by Amber Jacobs Columbia University Press (September 04, 2007)

Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the father" remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal...


Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice

by Richard C. Friedman & Jennifer I. Downey Columbia University Press (March 24, 2008)

This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that...


Coparticipant Psychoanalysis: Toward a New Theory of Clinical Inquiry

by John Fiscalini Columbia University Press (August 01, 2007)

-- Elizabeth Goren, Ph.D., chair, Interpersonal Orientation, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


The Sense and Non-Sense of Revolt: The Powers and Limits of Psychoanalysis

by Julia Kristeva & Jeanine Herman Columbia University Press (December 26, 2001)

Linguist, psychoanalyst, and cultural theorist, Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential and prolific thinkers of our time. Her writings have broken new ground in the study of the self, the mind, and the...


Why Psychoanalysis?

by Elisabeth Roudinesco & Rachel Bowlby Columbia University Press (March 10, 2004)

Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis-Freud's so-called talking cure-when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster? Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles...


Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Surviviors and Witnesses

by Charles B. Strozier Columbia University Press (September 06, 2011)

Charles B. Strozier's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses he has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and family members. A...


The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

by Caryl Rivers & Rosalind C. Barnett Columbia University Press (June 28, 2011)

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett are widely praised for their analysis of women, men, and society. Their "uncommon storytelling grace" led the Boston Globe to name their book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths...


The Origins of Schizophrenia

by Alan S. Brown & Paul H. Patterson Columbia University Press (November 01, 2011)

The Origins of Schizophrenia synthesizes key findings on a disorder that has been increasingly studied over the past decade. Advances in epidemiology, neuroscience technology, and molecular and statistical genetics...


Melanie Klein

by Julia Kristeva & Ross Guberman Columbia University Press (October 20, 2004)

To the renowned psychoanalyst, philosopher, and linguist Julia Kristeva, Melanie Klein (1882–1960) was the most original innovator, male or female, in the psychoanalytic arena. Klein pioneered psychoanalytic...


Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods

by E. Fuller Torrey Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion...


Excessive Subjectivity

by Dominik Finkelde Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

How are we to conceive of acts that suddenly expose the injustice of the prevailing order? These acts challenge long-standing hidden or silently tolerated injustices, but as they are unsupported by existing...


Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice

by Jason M. Newell Columbia University Press (September 26, 2017)

Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers, particularly those going into child welfare or other trauma-related care, will discover emotional challenges including the indirect or secondary...


Race on the Brain

by Jonathan Kahn Columbia University Press (November 07, 2017)

Of the many obstacles to racial justice in America, none has received more recent attention than the one that lurks in our subconscious. As social movements and policing scandals have shown how far from being...


Death and Mastery

by Benjamin Y. Fong Columbia University Press (November 08, 2016)

The first philosophers of the Frankfurt School famously turned to the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud to supplement their Marxist analyses of ideological subjectification. Since the collapse of their...


Ethics of Opting Out

by Mari Ruti Columbia University Press (March 07, 2017)

In its quest for effective forms of political resistance, queer theory often promotes the opting out of our culture’s dominant ideals––particularly its neoliberal narratives of success, cheerfulness, good...


Marriage as a Fine Art

by Julia Kristeva, Philippe Sollers & Lorna Scott Fox Columbia University Press (December 20, 2016)

“We found so much to say, to share, to learn. . . . For it wasn’t just the Marquis de Sade profile and the sporty thighs-and-calves that seduced me. It was even more, perhaps, or certainly just as much, the...


The Secret of the Totem

by Robert Alun Jones Columbia University Press (September 07, 2005)

Though it is now discredited, totemism once captured the imagination of Sigmund Freud, Émile Durkheim, James Frazer, and other prominent Victorian thinkers. In this lively intellectual history, Robert Alun...


Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice

by Robert Waska Columbia University Press (November 08, 2011)

One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object, in some cases the therapist. During the course of treatment,...


Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

by François Dosse & Deborah Glassman Columbia University Press (June 22, 2010)

In May 1968, Gilles Deleuze was an established philosopher teaching at the innovative Vincennes University, just outside of Paris. Félix Guattari was a political militant and the director of an unusual psychiatric...


Psychoanalysis and the Human Sciences

by Louis Althusser, Steven Rendall & Pascale Gillot Columbia University Press (September 06, 2016)

What can psychoanalysis, a psychological approach developed over a century ago, offer us in an age of rapidly evolving, hard-to-categorize ideas of sexuality and the self? Should we abandon Freud’s theories...


Adult Sibling Relationships

by Geoffrey L. Greif & Michael E. Woolley Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

The bond siblings develop in childhood may be vastly different from the relationship that evolves in adulthood. Driven by affection but also characterized by ambivalence and ambiguity, adult sibling relationships...


Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters

by Joshua L. Miller Columbia University Press (February 21, 2012)

Disaster responders treat more than just the immediate emotional and psychological trauma of victims: they empower individuals and families to heal themselves long into a disaster's aftermath. This requires...


Spirit, Mind, and Brain: A Psychoanalytic Examination of Spirituality and Religion

by Mortimer Ostow Columbia University Press (December 05, 2006)

Preeminent psychoanalyst Mortimer Ostow believes that early childhood emotional attachments form the cognitive underpinnings of spiritual experience and religious motivation. His hypothesis, which is verifiable,...


Exhaustion: A History

by Anna K. Schaffner Columbia University Press (May 31, 2016)

Today our fatigue feels chronic; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating technologies command our attention. Many people complain of burnout, and economic instability and the threat of ecological catastrophe...


Everyone Dies Young: Time Without Age

by Marc Augé & Jody Gladding Columbia University Press (April 26, 2016)

We are awash in time, savoring a few moments of it; we project ourselves into it, reinvent it, play with it; we take our time or let it slip away: it is the raw material of our imagination. Age, on the other...


Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

by William A. Richards Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

In the early 1960s, scientists openly advocated for experimentation with psychedelics. This effort, however, quickly turned into a discredited enterprise involving recreational drug use. But what if a study...


Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

by Jeffrey T. Kiehl Columbia University Press (March 01, 2016)

Facing Climate Change explains why people refuse to accept evidence of a warming planet and shows how to move past partisanship to reach a consensus for action. A climate scientist and licensed psychotherapist,...


Sibling Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence: Predictors and Outcomes

by Avidan Milevsky Columbia University Press (August 16, 2011)

The most long-lasting and enduring relationship an individual can develop is with a sibling. Considering their closeness in age and early association, siblings can bond for a lifetime. Psychologists are beginning...


Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky Columbia University Press (October 20, 2015)

In this masterful psychological–intellectual history, Eli Zaretsky shows Freudianism to be something more than a method of psychotherapy. When considered alongside the major struggles of the twentieth century,...


Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia: A Life Course Approach

by Lawrence J. Whalley Columbia University Press (July 07, 2015)

The life course method compares an individual’s long-life and late-life behaviors to gauge one’s mental decay. Arguing the life course approach is the best and simplest model for tracking mental development,...


The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

by Markus Heilig Columbia University Press (May 12, 2015)

The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing,...


There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

by Antoinette Fouque, Catherine Porter & Sylvina Boissonnas Columbia University Press (February 03, 2015)

Antoinette Fouque cofounded the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its celebrated Psychanalyse et Politique, a research group that informed the cultural and intellectual...


Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

by David R. Hodge Columbia University Press (January 20, 2015)

Spirituality often plays a critical role in health and wellness, but the process through which practitioners can identify and use clients’ spiritual strengths has not been explored in any detail. To address...