A new book by Vamik Volkan is always a cause for celebration. His writing takes the reader to the heart of psychoanalysis the elucidation and working through of core unconscious fantasies and conflicts. Volkan avoids the pitfalls of parochialism as he cogently describes effective psychoanalytic work. Psychoanalytic Technique Expanded should become the standard textbook of psychoanalysis. Generations of psychoanalysts will be in Volkan’s debt.’ - Richard M. Waugaman, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. ‘In this exciting book, a master psychoanalyst makes his innovative "Field Work" teaching technique available to all of us. We can, figuratively, sit outside the one-way mirror to watch Dr. Volkan treat people with neurotic, borderline, and narcissistic personalities, from start to finish, using both modern and classical psychoanalytic techniques. Not only that, but he explains what he is doing while he is doing it! Dr. Volkan actually answers the perennial questions, "What am I treating?" as well as "What do I say?" and "Why does it work?". Fascinating and extraordinarily illuminating, Psychoanalytic Technique Expanded is unique in offering a bird’s-eye view of d analytic treatment for different types of disorders in the 21st century.’ - Jerome S. Blackman, M.D., DFAPA, FIPA, FACPsa, Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Freudian Society, Washington, D.C.; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA; Psychiatry Residency Faculty, Naval Medical Centre, Portsmouth, VA; Author of 101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself and Get the Diagnosis Right: Assessment and Treatment Selection for Mental Disorders ‘This book - a culmination of 40 years of experience - is one of the finest books I have read for some years. Dr. Volkan combines his deep and thorough understanding of the individual human psyche with a profound grasp of large-group psychology, a combination that marks this book as a unique contribution to our psychoanalytic literature and posits Dr. Volkan as a singular professional in our psychoanalytic landscape. Keeping a keen eye on the unconscious and on object relations, without neglecting the intersubjective dimensions of the analytic relationship, Dr. Volkan translates and implements many years of experience as a practicing psychoanalyst, supervisor and teacher in a very open, candid and accessible manner which makes this book a gift to teachers as well as students of psychoanalysis.’ - Michael Shoshani Rosenbaum Psy.D., Training and Supervising Analyst and Founding Chair of the Tel - Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Faculty member of the New York University Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Author of Dare to Be Human: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Journey.