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The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis

Edited by Ross Skelton

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The one thousand entries in the Encyclopaedia provide the best single volume coverage of psychoanalysis available. With its wide, objective and catholic vision, the Encyclopaedia demonstrates that psychoanalysis is a single discipline, very much greater than any particular movement, school or individual, including its founder, Freud. Thus the book contains authoritative entries on all the most important authors, practitioners, concepts, movements, schools, debates and controversies in psychoanalysis and its offspring, past and present.

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About the Author

Ross Skelton is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He is also an experienced psychotherapist with a private practice. Apart from being one of the pioneers of psychoanalysis in the Republic of Ireland, he has published many articles on the interface of logic with psychoanalysis and also its connections with poetry and rhetoric. He is an editor of the American Journal of Psychotherapy and a former editor of the e-journal Kleinian Studies.


This is undoubtedly the best single volume reference work for psychoanalysis and Jungian analysis available. The entries are scholarly, balanced and clear and the references to each entry have been impeccably assembled. Trainees and students, as well as established practitioners, and academics from many disciplines, will discover that there is no conceivable web-based resource that can match this book for portability and reliability.
- Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex