Joan Berzoff, MSW, EdD, is Professor Emerita of the Smith College School for Social Work, where she co-directed the doctoral program, directed the End of Life Program, and chaired the Human Behavior in the Social Environment Sequence. Currently on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, she has co-authored five textbooks and over thirty-five articles, and she lectures widely in the United States and internationally. She supervises, consults, and maintains a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Laura Melano Flanagan, LCSW, taught for decades at the Smith College School for Social Work and is currently a Field Faculty Advisor. She has also taught at the Hunter College and New York University Schools of Social Work Post Masters Programs. She maintains a private practice of psychotherapy and supervision in New York City and is a psychological consultant to various programs for young opera singers.Patricia Hertz, LICSW, maintains a private practice in the Boston area, where she works with individuals, couples, and families. Pat is a clinical consultant for staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as well as for the Laughter League Clown Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. She taught for many years at the Smith College School for Social Work and Simmons College School of Social Work, and provides consultation to practicing clinicians and agencies in the area.
1 Why a Biopsychosocial Context?
Joan Berzoff, Laura Melano Flanagan, and Patricia Hertz
2 Drive and Beyond: Freud’s Psychoanalytic Concepts
Joan Berzoff and Gerald Schamess
3 Ego Psychology
Gerald Schamess and Robert Shilkret
4 Psychosocial Ego Development: The Theory of Erik Erikson
5 Object Relations Theory
Laura Melano Flanagan
6 The Theory of Self Psychology
7 Relational and Intersubjective Theories
8 Attachment Theory
Cynthia J. Shilkret and Robert Shilkret
9 Neurobiology, Attachment, and Trauma
10 Psychodynamic Theories and Gender
11 Psychodynamic Contributions to Understanding Racism: Implications for Clinical Practice
Brian Rasmussen and Ann Marie Garran
12 The Bridge: From Theory to Practice
Patricia Hertz, Laura Flanagan, David S. Byers, and Joan Berzoff
13 The Psychoses, with a Special Emphasis on Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
14 Personality Disorders, with a Special Emphasis on Borderline and Narcissistic Syndromes
Patricia Hertz and Meg Hertz
15 Mood Disorders, with a Special Emphasis on Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Joan Berzoff, Teresa Méndez, and Daniel Buccino
16 Anxiety and Its Manifestations
Joan Berzoff and Susan Pasco
17 Trauma Theories and Disorders
18 Some Final Thoughts
About the Contributors
This book does a remarkable job of elucidating complex psychodynamic theory, making it powerfully relevant to clinical practice in a wide variety of settings. Numerous clinical vignettes offer a thoughtful integration of traditional psychodynamic concepts with a more contemporary understanding of ways in which social dynamics around race, gender and class help shape individual experience. I can think of no other book that offers an introduction to clinical practice as clear, comprehensive and culturally sensitive as that brought to us by the authors of Inside Out and Outside In.
This new edition fills a critical void as schools of psychology, counseling and social work turn away from the importance of understanding how unconscious processes motivate behavior as well as how psychosocial/spiritual/structural influences shape our client's internal world. It is an accessible read that elaborates the evolution of complex contemporary psychodynamic theories with rich clinical examples. The updated edition adds timely and vital knowledge in the chapters on Neurobiology, Attachment and Trauma and Psychodynamic Contributions to Understanding Racism. This is a classic textbook that should be required reading for all mental health students and early career clinicians regardless of their settings and focus of treatment.
Inside Out and Outside In offers an excellent expansion of psychodynamic understandings of psychopathology with attunement to sociocultural context, and the role of culture in shaping theory and practice. This volume is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary perspectives on psychodynamic psychotherapy.