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  • Objects of Our Desireby Salman Akhtar

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.95

    What makes something sexy? Why are some things regarded as sacred and others profane? Why do mourners face such difficulty in parting with their beloved’s possessions? Why do we often feel distraught when we lose something, even when the object has little real value? We spend our lives in a meaningful dialogue with things around us. Sometimes the... more...

  • The Damaged Coreby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2009; US$ 39.00

    This comprehensive and tightly argued book deals with the process through which a coherent self evolves, the various ways such development fails to occur, and the therapeutic measures to put things back together. more...

  • Immigration and Acculturationby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2010; US$ 45.50

    This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the psychological impact of immigration. Each aspect of the life of an immigrant is explored, shedding light on the complexities of work, friendship, sex, marriage,... more...

  • Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysisby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2009; US$ 37.99

    This book provides easy to read, concise, and clinically useful explanations of over 1800 terms and concepts from the field of psychoanalysis. A history of each term is included in its definition and so is the name of its originator. The attempt is made to demonstrate how the meanings of the term under consideration might have changed, with new connotations... more...

  • Matters of Life and Deathby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 25.99

    The author's focus in this book is upon the intrapsychic vicissitudes of what it means to be truly alive and how death accompanies us at each step of our life's journey. He attempts to show that, psychologically-speaking, death is always present in life and life in death. He discovers what is emotionally central to being alive and how death and awareness... more...

  • Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapyby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2009; US$ 24.99

    'Putting aside the narcissistic-masochistic aspiration of authoring a text on all the intricacies of in-depth psychotherapy, I have chosen to address five areas of difficulty in this enterprise. This relatively restricted focus has made it possible to tackle matters in their true complexity and intrigue. The loss of breadth is thus compensated by the... more...

  • Good Stuffby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 39.50

    By elucidating the origins, dynamics, social pleasures, and clinical benefits of courage, resilience, gratitude, generosity, forgiveness, and sacrifice, Good Stuff sheds light on a corner of human experience that has remained inadequately understood by psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals. more...

  • Broken Structuresby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2000; US$ 66.99

    This book integrates psychiatry and psychoanalysis to present deeper and sounder clinical profiles of the personality disorders than have been hitherto available. more...

  • Quest for Answersby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1994; US$ 53.99

    Q & A format/discusses the 'as-if' personality/malignant narcissism/projective identification/cumulative trauma/etc. more...

  • Betrayalby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 25.99

    Betrayal underlies all psychic trauma, whether sexual abuse or profound neglect, violence or treachery, extramarital affair or embezzlement. When we betray others, we violate their confidence in us. When others betray us, they pierce the veil of our innocent reliance. Betraying and feeling betrayed are ubiquitous to the scenarios of trauma and yet... more...