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Reading List 2017-2018

In each phase, students are assigned a series of readings drawn from various relational texts, both books and articles. This list represents the current core library of books from which TIRP faculty draw theory resources.

I. History and Fundamental Concepts of Relational Psychodynamic Theory
  • Howard Bacal and Kenneth Newman. Theories of Object Relations: Bridges to Self Psychology
  • Pat DeYoung. Relational Psychotherapy, a primer
  • Michael Kahn. Between Client and Therapist: The New Relationship
  • Stephen Mitchell. Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis
  • Stephen Mitchell and Lewis Aron, eds. Relational Psychoanalysis, the Emergence of a Tradition
II. Developmental Theory
  • John Bowlby. A Secure Base
  • Daniel Hill. Affect Regulation Theory
  • Jeremy Holmes. John Bowlby & Attachment Theory (Makers of Modern Psychotherapy)
  • Daniel Hughes. Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
  • Robert Karen. Becoming Attached
  • Daniel Stern. The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life and The Interpersonal World of the Infant
  • David Wallin. Attachment in Psychotherapy
III. Self Psychology Theory
  • Howard Bacal, ed. Optimal Responsiveness: How Therapists Heal Their Patients
  • Doris Brothers. Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centred Psychoanalysis
  • Peter Buirski and Amanda Kottler. New Developments in Self Psychology Practice
  • Helene Jackson, ed. Using Self-Psychology in Psychotherapy
  • Heinz Kohut. How Does Analysis Cure?
  • Ernest Wolf. Treating the Self
IV. Intersubjectivity Theory
  • George Atwood and Robert Stolorow. Structures of Subjectivity and Contexts of Being
  • Peter Buirski. Practicing Intersubjectively
  • Peter Buirski and Pamela Haglund. Making Sense Together: The Intersubjective Approach to Psychotherapy
  • Donna Orange. Emotional Understanding
  • Robert Stolorow, Bernard Brandshaft and George Atwood. Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach and The Intersubjective Perspective

V. Theory about Process in Relational Therapy
  • Pat DeYoung. Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame
  • Lewis Aron. A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis
  • Patrick Casement. Learning from the Patient
  • Pat DeYoung. Relational Psychotherapy: a Primer
  • Ronda Dearing and June Price-Tagney, eds. Shame in the Therapy Hour
  • Darlene Bregman Ehrenberg. The Intimate Edge
  • Steven Ellman and Michael Moskowitz, eds. Enactment: Toward a New Approach to the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Paul Geltner. Emotional Communication
  • Karen Maroda. Seduction, Surrender, and Transformation., The Power of Countertransference, and Psychodynamic Technique: Working With Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Stephen Mitchell. Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis, Influence and Autonomy in Psychoanalysis, and Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity
  • Stuart Pizer. Building Bridges
  • Jon G. Allen, Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman. Mentalization in Clinical Practice
  • Paul Wachtel. Therapeutic Communication: What To Say When
VI. Feminism and Relational Psychodynamic Theory
  • Laura Brown. Subversive Dialogues: Theory in Feminist Therapy
  • Laura Brown and Maria Root, eds. Diversity and Complexity in Feminist Therapy
  • Jody Messler Davies and Mary Gail Frawley. Treating the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
  • Judith Herman. Trauma and Recovery
  • J.V. Jordan, M. Walker, & L.M. Hartling. The Complexity of Connection
  • Judith Jordan et al. Women's Growth in Connection
  • Judith Jordan, ed. Woman's Growth in Diversity: More Writings from the Stone Center
  • Jean Baker Miller and Irene Stiver. The Healing Connection
  • C.Zerbe-Enns and E. Nutt-Williams, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology
VII. Related Topics
  • Aaron Balick. The Psychodynamics of Social Networking
  • Louis Cozolino. The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain
  • Diana Fosha, Daniel Siegel, Marion Solomon, eds. The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice.
  • Thomas Gutheil and Archie Brodsky. Preventing Boundary Violations in Clinical Practice
  • Arlene Istar Lev. Transgender Emergence:Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families
  • Konrad Michel and David Jobes, eds. Building a Therapeutic Alliance With The Suicidal Patient
  • Robert Niermeyer. Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved
  • Terrence Real. I Don't Want to Talk About It

Conference and Workshop Resources List 2017-2018

This list represents the organizations from which TIRP faculty members learn about upcoming events, up-to-date theory, and additional resources. Students are advised to get on the mailing lists of these organizations so they can keep track of what’s happening and select conferences and workshops that suit their interests.

I. Psychodynamic/Relational Organizations
II Other Organizations

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