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  • Animal Killerby Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 14.99

    A psychoanalytic process from its beginning to its termination is described to illustrate crucial technical issues in the treatment of individuals with narcissistic personality organization and the countertransference manifestations such patients stimulate in the analyst. The subject of this book exhibited cruelty to confirm and stabilize his grandiosity.... more...

  • Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacyby Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 18.99

    The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in international affairs. The second goal is to describe societal and political responses to trauma at the hands of the Other, large-group mourning, and the appearance... more...

  • Enemies on the Couchby Vamik D. Volkan

    Pitchstone Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    For more than 30 years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and practitioner. In this volume, he shares his experiences facilitating dialogue between opposing enemy groups, in numerous contexts and conflict zones, and presents... more...

  • Would-Be Wife Killerby Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 21.99

    The author believes that studying a therapeutic process closely from its beginning to its termination is one of the best ways to observe, learn, and teach psychoanalytic concepts. This book is unusual since it describes a man's drastic internal psychological changes over forty years. He was thirty-nine years old when he wanted to cut off his wife's... more...

  • A Nazi Legacyby Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the suffering of other innocent persons, simply because they are descendants of perpetrators. In it, technical considerations in treating such an individual, including... more...

  • Immigrants and Refugeesby Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    Aside from the many political, cultural and economic aspects of the present refugee crisis in Europe, it is also crucial to consider the psychological element. In our fast-changing world, globalisation, advances in communication technology, fast travel, terrorism and now the refugee crisis make psychoanalytic investigation of the Other a major necessity.Psychoanalyst... more...

  • Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathologyby Gabriele Ast; Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book examines adults' identifications and internal relationships with their siblings' mental representations. The authors believe that the best way to illustrate clinical formulations and psychoanalytic theoretical concepts is to provide detailed clinical data. The influence of childhood sibling experiences and associated unconscious fantasies,... more...

  • Cultural Zooby Salman Akhtar; Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    'This book is a major contribution to culture and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors explore how animals, both wild and domesticated, have powerful symbolic meanings in our psyches, mythology, religion, literature, art, music, and popular culture. From the prehistoric art of Lascaux to Picasso, from The Fly to the American eagle, the psychoanalytic... more...

  • Mental Zooby Salman Akhtar; Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    'Salman Akhtar and Vamik Volkan's dynamic book, Mental Zoo, takes the reader on a panoramic tour illuminating the rich world of animals in human experience. Here Freud's rats, wolves, and horses join our own cats and dogs to meet snakes, spiders, birds, and cockroaches. With an engaging blend of whimsy and erudition, the contributors describe the feelings,... more...

  • Life After Lossby Vamik D. Volkan; Elizabeth Zintl

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    How we cope with grief and come to terms with the death of a loved one shapes our world. In this comprehensive guide to the mourning process, Dr Volkan, a world-recognised authority on grief, shows how each mourning is as individualised as our fingerprints, encoded with our past history of losses. Anecdotal and compassionate, this is a profoundly moving... more...