Book Announcement by Elizabeth F. Howell (USA) and Sheldon Itzkowitz (USA)
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma (Routledge, 2016) is an invaluable and cutting edge resource providing the current theory, practice, and research on trauma and dissociation within psychoanalysis. Co-editors 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.
The volume contains articles on the history of concepts of trauma and dissociation, the linkage of complex trauma and dissociative problems in living, different modalities of treatment and theoretical approaches based on a new understanding of this linkage, as well as reviews of important new research. Overarching all of these is a clear explanation of how pathological dissociation is caused by trauma, and how this affects psychological organization, concepts which have often been largely misunderstood.
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists, trauma therapists, and students.
About the Editors:
Sheldon Itzkowitz, PhD, ABPP, is an adjunct clinical associate professor of psychology and clinical consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, as well as Guest Faculty, the Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions Program at the William Alanson White Institute. He is on the teaching and supervisory faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the Trauma Studies Program at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. He has recently co-edited with Dr. Elizabeth F. Howell The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma.
Elizabeth Howell, PhD, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, faculty at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, faculty and supervisor at the Trauma Studies Program at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Her award-winning books include The Dissociative Mind, Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach; and, co-edited, with Sheldon Itzkowitz, The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma. She has written numerous articles on trauma and dissociation, and has lectured internationally and nationally on these topics.