There are countless Psychoanalysis courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought (2016)
- Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients (2006)
- The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2016)
- Psychoanalysis and Religion (Bantam Matrix Editions, SM 4048) (1967)
- Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2017)
- Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession (1982)
- Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2017)
- The How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (2012)
- Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies (Theories of Psychotherapy Series®) (2012)
- A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique (1999)
- A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (2016)
- Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2015)
- Civilization and Its Discontents College Edition (1962)
- Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2015)
Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought (2016)
Sigmund Freud’s concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation since Freud’s death in 1939. With Freud and Beyond, Stephen A. Mitchell and Margaret J.
Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients (2006)
By now, the term "practical psychoanalysis" has become an oxymoron. The way psychoanalytic treatment is generally conducted is extremely impractical and doesn’t serve the needs of the vast majority of potential patients, who want to achieve maximum relief from emotional distress as quickly as possible.
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2016)
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma is an invaluable and cutting edge resource providing the current theory, practice, and research on trauma and dissociation within psychoanalysis. Elizabeth Howell and Sheldon Itzkowitz bring together experts in the field of dissociation and psychoanalysis, providing a comprehensive and forward-looking overview of the current thinking on trauma and dissociation.
Psychoanalysis and Religion (Bantam Matrix Editions, SM 4048) (1967)
Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2017)
This book provides a clear introduction to the main contemporary psychoanalytic theoretical perspectives. Psychoanalysis is often thought of as an obscure and outdated method, and yet those familiar with it recognize the profound value of psychoanalytic theory and technique.
Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession (1982)
From the author of In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer comes an intensive look at the practice of psychoanalysis through interviews with “Aaron Green,” a Freudian analyst in New York City. Malcolm is accessible and lucid in describing the history of psychoanalysis and its development in the United States.
Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2017)
Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis provides a concise and clearly presented handbook for those who wish to study, practice, and teach the core competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis, offering primary skills in a straightforward and useable format. Roy E.
The How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (2012)
This is a book that grew out of the many practical “how-to” questions that the author’s psychotherapy students have asked him over the years. It is neither an evidence-based compendium nor an attempt to summarize general practice or the viewpoints of others, but rather a handbook of practical answers to many of the questions that may puzzle students of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies (Theories of Psychotherapy Series®) (2012)
Winner of the 2013 Gradiva Award!In Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies, Jeremy D. Safran provides a masterful and engaging overview of this uniquely important family of theories and approaches to psychotherapy, developed and refined over more than a century by key theorists, researchers and clinicians around the word.
A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique (1999)
“The goal of my teaching has always been, and remains, to train analysts.”–Jacques Lacan, Seminar XI, 209Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan’s highly original approach to therapy.
A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (2016)
First delivered and published between 1915 and 1917, these lectures see a mature Freud expound on his theories and practices which at the time were revolutionary. While generally outdated in the modern setting, the methods detailed were valuable as a benchmark upon which future psychologists and psychiatrists built in subsequent years.
Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (2015)
The body, of both the patient and the analyst, is increasingly a focus of attention in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice, especially from a relational perspective. There is a renewed regard for the understanding of embodied experience and sexuality as essential to human vitality.
Civilization and Its Discontents College Edition (1962)
Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2015)
Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation. In Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers a lucid, lively, and wide-ranging survey of psychoanalysis.
Best Psychoanalysis Books Worth Your Attention
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Chain of Eros : the Actuality of the Sexula in Psychoanalysis.
Author(s): Green, André
ID: 1358977, Publisher: Karnac Books, Stylus Publishing, LLC [distributor, Year: May 2000, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Freud's Discovery of Psychoanalysis: The Politics of Hysteria
Author(s): William J. McGrath
ID: 3303039, Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: Cornell Univer, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
What Nazism Did to Psychoanalysis
Author(s): Laurence Kahn
ID: 3369659, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.