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The Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind


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About the AuthorForewordPreface and IntroductionAcknowledgmentsPart I: FoundationsChapter 1. Overview: Modeling the Life of the MindChapter 2. Origins of the Psychoanalytic Model of the MindChapter 3. Evolution of the Dynamic UnconsciousChapter 4. Core Dimensions of Psychoanalytic Models of the MindPart II: The Topographic ModelChapter 5. The Mind's TopographyChapter 6. The World of DreamsChapter 7. The Oedipus ComplexPart III: The Structural ModelChapter 8. A New Configuration and a New Concept: The EgoChapter 9. The Id and the SuperegoChapter 10. Conflict and CompromisePart IV: Object Relations Theory and Self PsychologyChapter 11. Object Relations TheoryChapter 12. Self PsychologyPart V: Integration and ApplicationChapter 13. Toward an Integrated Psychoanalytic Model of the MindPart VI: AppendixesAppendix A: Libido TheoryAppendix B: DefensesAppendix C: GlossaryIndex

About the Author

Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D., is Vice-Chair for Education, Director of the Institute for Psychodynamic Medicine, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She is also Senior Associate Director, and Training and Supervising Analyst, at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.


This is a good starting point for someone new to the field or a great assistance in systematising one's knowledge. It has a clear style, measured approach, cautious and accurate approach to scientific modelling and awareness of its limitations and aims. Interesting and accurate attempt to bring together various concepts within the field that is notorious for its lack of common ground and subjectivity. BMA Medical Book Awards 2016

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