Book Signing: Morris Eagle

March 4, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the recent publication by Routledge of two related books by Morris Eagle, PhD:  

eagle-books.pngCore concepts in classical psychoanalysis: Clinical, research evidence and conceptual critique

Core concepts in contemporary psychoanalysis: Clinical, research evidence and conceptual critique

Mimosas & Brunch Fare.
In Core Concepts in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, alongside its companion piece Core Concepts in Classical Psychoanalysis, Morris N. Eagle asks: of the core concepts and formulations of psychoanalytic theory, which ones should be retained, which should be modified and in what ways, and which should be discarded?

Some of the key concepts and issues explored include:
  • Are transference interpretations necessary for positive therapeutic outcomes?
  • Are the analyst’s countertransference reactions a reliable guide to the patient’s unconscious mental states?
  • Is projective identification a coherent concept?
  • Psychoanalytic styles of thinking and writing

Written with Dr. Eagle’s piercing clarity of voice, Core Concepts challenges previously unquestioned psychoanalytic assumptions and will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, and anyone interested in integrating core psychoanalytic concepts, research, and theory with other disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

Morris N. Eagle, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies; Distinguished Educator-in-Residence, California Lutheran University; former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association; recipient of Sigourney Award, 2009; and recipient of the New York Attachment Consortium Award: Contribution to interface between attachment theory and psychoanalysis, 2002. He co-chairs (with Linda Goodman) the Research Education Section of the Department of Psychoanalytic Education, American Psychoanalytic Association, as well as the Research Committee of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. His most recent books include Core Concepts of Classical Psychoanalytic Theory: Clinical, Research Evidence and Conceptual Critiques and Core Concepts of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory: Clinical, Research Evidence and Conceptual Critiques. New York: Routledge (2018). He is editor with Christian, C., & Wolitzky, D. L., of Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Conflict. New York: Routledge (2017). Dr. Eagle is in private practice in Marina del Rey.