This is the first revised, expanded, and updated edition of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts since its third edition in 1990. It presents a scholarly exposition of English-language psychoanalytic terms and concepts, including those from all contemporary schools of theory and practice. Each entry starts with a brief definition that is followed by an explanation of the significance of the term/concept for psychoanalysis, its historical development, and the present-day controversies about best usage.
Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, MD, is senior associate director and training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Eslee Samberg, MD, is Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at The New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.