Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Floriana Irtelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart


Federico Durbano

Università degli Studi di Milano


Modern Psychoanalytic Theories Personal Psychoanalysis Neuroscience Research Neurobiology Anthropology Contemporary Psychoanalytic Techniques Therapeutic Trials Experimental Methodology Psychoanalysis Pioneering Studies Sociological Theories Contemporary Psychoanalytic Method

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During the last decades psychoanalytic creativity has emerged and flourished. One of the reasons for which this happened is because of the development of new psychoanalytic theoretical approaches and the influence of various disciplines such as neuroscience, sociology and anthropology.

This book intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the contemporary evolution of psychoanalytic thought and significant development in psychoanalytic methods, also related to the dialogue with other scientific disciplines (exploring anthropological research and anthropological theories, sociological research and sociological theories, neuroscientific theories and neuroscientific research).

This book also intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of modern approach to psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic contributions to modern experience and culture, and new empirical research derived from the practice of psychoanalysis, new perspectives and new psychoanalytic theories, contemporary changes about the modern setting from Freud to this day. Finally, this book aims to provide updates about epidemiological studies, therapeutic trials and experimental methodology in psychoanalysis.

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Date completed: June 17th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 6th 2020

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Review results due: November 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 24th 2021

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About the editor

Floriana Irtelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Dr. Floriana Irtelli is a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and member of the Italian Society of Psychoanalysis of the relation. She has been lecturing for several years at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy. Dr. Irtelli has worked at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan, Italy, performing research and clinical activities. She is among the authors of the books 'A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders,” 'Psychopathy - New Updates on an Old Phenomenon,” and has published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the Journal Research in Psychotherapy, the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and has participated in numerous conferences, seminars and congresses. She is the author of the books: Illuminarsi di Ben-essere, Familiar-mente, Contemporary Perspectives on Relational Wellness, Psychoanalysis and the Modern Family.

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