Introduction -- Initial Assessment -- Boundaries -- Money -- Disruptions -- Suicidal Crises
Salman Akhtar, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is the Book Review Editor of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, Film Review Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author of a number of books, including 'Broken Structures', 'Inner Torment', 'Immigration and Identity', 'New Clinical Realms', 'Objects of Our Desire', and 'Regarding Others'. He has also conbributed to many edited books. Dr Akhtar is the recipient of the Best Paper of the Year Award (1995) and Edith Sabshin Award (2000) from the American Psychoanalytic Association (1995), Kun Po Soo Award (2004) and Irma Bland Award (2005) from the American Psychiatric Association, Sigmund Freud Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychoanalysis from the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians (2000), Henry and Page Laughlin Teaching Award from the American College of Psychoanalysts (2003), and Robert Liebert for Distinguished Contributions to Culture and Psychoanalysis from the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Education and Research (2003).
'As I have come to expect from Salman Akhtar, this is a work of art from a master therapist, as well as an excellent practical introduction to several factors that affect the outcome of dynamic psychotherapy. The issues are discussed with graphic vignettes, and a concisely summarised literature background, yet with a personal cast that makes even mundane matters come alive. I would recommend this very easy to read book to experienced therapists as well as beginners, and I would do so with a rare sense of having read a classic.' - Stuart Twemlow, MD, psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic in Houston