Psychoanalytic Publications

Bodies in Treatment:
The Unspoken Dimension

Edited by Lewis Aron & Frances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D.
Published by The Analytic Press

"Having been intrigued by new theories that connect mind and body, and puzzled about the body treatments my patients sometimes talk about, I found this book a revelation. It discloses a startlingly wide range of body-focused thoughts and practices, extending from the use of unworded representations in talking treatment to evocative action directly on the body, with illustrations of many combined treatments between them. There is an especially useful balance of patient phenomenology and practitioner accounts. What is really an eye-opener is the variety of rationales and theoretical apparatuses that underpin these practices, referring to cognitive psychology, recent neurophysiology, the technology of Yoga and much less familiar, far more radically different ways of thinking."
- Lawrence Friedman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Relational Perspectives on the Body

Edited byLewis Aron & Frances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D.
Published by The Analytic Press

"In recent years, psychoanalytic investigation has focused so extensively on the intersubjective and interrelational that we could lose sight of the importance of bodily experience and bodily phenomena. In this timely collection, Aron and Anderson have brought together clinicians writing at the leading edge of psychoanalytic scholarship to examine the place of the body within the intersubjective context. All of us have a psychosomatic potential, and in Relational Perspectives on the Body psychoanalysis continues to struggle with the body/mind matrix, the role of the body in self-organization, gender issues and the body, and the meaning of bodily expressions on the psychoanalytic stage. This book will be of immense interest not only to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, but to everyone intrigued by the workings of the psychosoma and the body-mind relationship." - Joyce McDougall, Ed.D., International Psychoanalytic Association

Psychoanalytic Publications

  • Anderson, F.S. (2009) Experiencing Embodiment: A review of Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art, and Travel by Robert Bosnak. New York: Routledge, 2007. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 45:150-153.
  • Bringing the Body into the Work." The Bulletin of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, Issue No. 185, February 2008, pp. 15-20
  • Anderson, F. S., ed. (July 2007), Bodies In Treatment: The Unspoken Dimension. New York: The Analytic Press. (Download PDF Brochure
  • Anderson, F.S. (2007)  "At a loss for words and feelings:  A psychoanalyst reflects on experiencing bodywork"  In  Bodies in Treatment:  The Unspoken Dimension.
  • Aron, L. & Anderson, F.S. (2004) Il corpo nella prospettiva relazionale. Bari-Roma: La Biblioteca. Translated by Arnetoli, C. & Pacifici, M.P.
  • Anderson, F. S. & Gold, J. (2003) Introduction to Trauma, Dissociation, and Conflict: The space where neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychoanalysis overlap, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 20(3): 536-541
  • Anderson, F. S. (2001) "No matter how hard I try, I can't get through to you!!: Dissociated affect in a stalled enactment. In: Hungers and Compulsions: Contemporary Perspectives in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions, ed. J. Petrucelli and C. Stuart. Northvale, N. J.: Jason Aronson.
  • Aron, L. & Anderson, F.S., eds. (1998) Relational Perspectives on the Body.  Hillsdale, NJ:  The Analytic Press.
  • Anderson, F. S. (1998), Psychic elaboration of musculoskeletal back pain: Ellen's story. In: Relational Perspectives on the Body, Aron, L. & Anderson, F.S., eds. (1998) Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, pp.287-322.

Rehabilitation Medicine Publications

  • Anderson, F. S. (1988), Psychosexual issues in rehabilitation. In: Rehabilitation Medicine, ed. J. Goodgold. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.
  • Feinblatt, A., Anderson, F. S. and Gordon, W. (1986), Psychosocial and vocational considerations. In: Principles of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Musculoskeletal Diseases, ed. J. C. Leek, M. E. Gershwin, and W .M. Fowler. New York: Grune & Stratton.
  • Anderson, F. (1984), Sexual problems of patients with neuromuscular disease. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 18 (11).
  • Anderson, F. and Bardach, J. L. (1983), Sexuality and neuromuscular disease: A pilot study. International Rehabilitation Medicine, 5: 2l-26.
  • Anderson, F., Bardach, J. L., and Goodgold, J. (1979), Sexuality and Neuromuscular Disease, Monograph #56. New York: Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Bardach, J. L. and Anderson, F. (1979), Sexual therapy in rehabilitation. In: Current Perspectives in Rehabilitation Nursing, ed. R. Murray and J. Kijek. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby.
  • Anderson, F. (1977), Sexuality in muscular dystrophy and related disorders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Abstracts.