One of the principle aims of the Neuropsychoanalysis Association is to provide resources and opportunities for dialogue between clinicians, researchers, and the wider public, as we engage in the challenging and exciting interdisciplinary project of neuropsychoanalysis. Here we list the resources currently available on our site; much more is to come!
We have launched a series of educational videos.
The first is a series of eleven videos by Mark Solms, giving an introduction to clinical neuropsychology.
The second is a series of fourteen videos by Mark Solms that is aimed at introducing clinical neuropsychoanalysis to psychiatrists, neurologists and psychoanalysts.
We also publish videos of talks given at the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and videos of talks given at our congresses of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. Click here to get to our videos.
Bridging between two vast domains is a huge challenge. Those starting out can particularly benefit from recommendations for where to begin. We have created a number of specialized reading lists, with more to come. To read about them, please click here.
Of course, one of the best sources is our journal, Neuropsychoanalysis, which features work from prominent researchers, clinicians, and other thinkers on a wide variety of topics. To read more about the journal, click here. Note that Society members can get online access to current and past issues (join or renew by clicking here).
- Just getting started? We recommend any of the following books for great overviews and introductions to the brain-mind dialogue:
The Brain and the Inner World, Mark Solms and Oliver Turnbull, 2002: Other Press.
The Archeology of Mind, Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven, 2012: Norton.
The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge, 2007: Penguin.
Clinical Studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis, Karen Kaplan-Solms and Mark Solms, 2001: Other Press.
Consciousness and the Brain, Stanislas Dehaene, 2014: Penguin Books.
From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Donald Pfaff, and Martin A. Conway, eds. 2012: Oxford University Press.
Self Comes to Mind, Antonio Damasio, 2012: Vintage.
There are a growing number of programs, institutions and laboratories in various parts of the world where individual postgraduate research and training opportunities exist within the broad field of neuropsychoanalysis. In light of this, we have begun to compile a list of NPSA-friendly programs that provide neuropsychoanalytically related coursework. We are also developing a list of NPSA-friendly labs where research-related opportunities can be found.
These are works in progress and we welcome additions to these lists – if you have a lab or department to add to these lists, please email Dr. Ross Balchin at email@example.com.
To view the list of NPSA-friendly programs, please click here.
A list of NPSA-friendly labs is coming soon.
The NPSA is co-funding – for the first time – a PhD studentship in collaboration with prestigious University College London (UCL) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). For more details, please click here.