Psychoanalytic Theory, Research and Clinical Practice: Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg explores both Lichtenberg's psychoanalytic theoretical contributions and innovations in clinical technique, and how these have influenced the work of other psychoanalysts and researchers. Lichtenberg's approach integrates a developmental perspective on the life cycle, self-psychology, attachment theory, and his theory of motivational systems.
The commentaries in this volume are divided into several sections. Section One is devoted to informal interviews with Lichtenberg that portray an account of the evolution of psychoanalysis through Lichtenberg's eyes interwoven with the development of his own psychoanalytic identity. Section Two celebrates the role of friendship within his psychoanalytic circle, and Section Three highlights his leadership role in the development of creative structures: the journal Psychoanalytic Inquiry; The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) and its training programs; and the ongoing Creativity Seminar. Additional sections provide commentary by psychoanalysts and researchers which demonstrate Lichtenberg's theoretical and clinical impact on his colleagues.
Psychoanalytic Theory, Research and Clinical Practice provides an in-depth encounter with a major contributor to the psychoanalytic field. Engagement with the openness, flexibility, and inquiring spirit of Joseph D. Lichtenberg offers respect for and hope in the psychoanalytic process. This book is essential reading for psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, and graduate students interested in how theory, research and technique are creatively integrated by a renowned psychoanalytic clinician and teacher.
Linda Gunsberg, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and forensic expert. She chairs the Family Law and Family Forensics Training Program at Washington Square Institute (NYC) and co-chairs the Psychoanalysis and Law Discussion Group of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Gunsberg is a Consulting Editor for Psychoanalytic Inquiry and has co-edited Fathers and Their Families and A Handbook of Divorce and Custody. Sandra G. Hershberg, M.D. is a psychoanalyst and adult and child psychiatrist. She is the Director of Psychoanalytic Training, Founding Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Hershberg also serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and is a Consulting Editor for Psychoanalytic Inquiry.
Dedication to Charlotte. Acknowledgements. Prologue. Up Close and Personal: The Evolution of a Creative Psychoanalyst. Friendship. The Development of Creative Structures. Creativity Seminar. Development of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The Development of a Psychoanalytic Training Program. Supervision. Professional, Artistic, and Familial Partnerships. Motivational Systems Theory. Developmental Theory. Attachment Research and Implications for Treatment. Clinical Papers. What Last and What Fades. Epilogue.