Edited by Steven Kuchuck

Published October 2013 by Routledge:

Winner of the 2015 Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) for the best edited psychoanalytic book of the year.


Finalist for the 2015 American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) first annual book prize for best anthology.

Steven Kuchuck Book Steven Kuchuck Preliminary Reviews

IARPP and Steven Kuchuck discuss the book here.

Upcoming Presentations

May 27th, 2017,  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: IARPP CONFERENCE 2017: FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTRE: CONTEMPORARY RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 
Invited Panel: The Eroticized Transference-Countertransference
. SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia

May 27thth, 2017,  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: IARPP CONFERENCE 2017: FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTRE: CONTEMPORARY RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 
Interlocutor for Panel: Shame, Guilt and Self-Disclosure. SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia

October 19th-20th, 2017: Grand Rounds Presentations to Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and APsaA Psychoanalytic Study Group, Syracuse, New York.

October 21st, 2017, 9AM: 40th Annual International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP) International Conference: "Empathic Depths and Relational Leaps: Creating Therapeutic Possibility" Panel Discussant for “The Analyst's Subjectivity: A Double-Edged Sword”. This Panel's participants will provide clinical material and theory to further our thinking about the double-edged sword of the analyst’s unique subjectivity as it emerges in specific analytic relationships: the double edge being that the analyst’s subjectivity is the only lens through which we can see and engage therapeutically with our patients but at the same time is an aspect of the analyst’s person that at times can create barriers to emotional intimacy or pull for particular manifestations of the patient’s pain and his problems in living.
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois

November 4th, 2017, All-day Seminar: Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Keeping Our Work Alive Seminar Series. More information to follow

December 9th, 2017 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Annual Conference. The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name-- On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. This presentation will address an historical and current-day taboo; the loving, romantic, and erotic feelings that often arise on both sides of the couch, but seldom get discussed in the literature. Through exploration of newly evolving theory and detailed case examples, Steven Kuchuck will explore ways in which these therapist--patient subjective responses become a vital component of the therapeutic action and/or interfere with progress in treatment. Particular attention will be paid to the implications of these dynamics for male analytic dyads in which sexual orientation is discordant. Ample time will be allotted for audience discussion. Silver Spring Civic Building 
1 Veterans Plaza 
Silver Spring, MD 20910