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Latest news from the Institute

  • 2018 Looking Forward to Spring Book Sale

    Dear Institute Community,

    With snow in the forecast for the foreseeable future, there may be no better time to "dream" of warmer weather. The McLean Library's Looking Forward to Spring 2018 Book Sale is going on now, with lots of titles on dreams, like Dream Analysis by Ella Freeman Sharpe, and Psychoanalytic Understanding of the Dream by Paul SloaneWith Valentine's Day just around the corner, you may want to check out Richard Sterba's Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Theory of the Libido.
    We also have some excellent selections on technique and effectiveness, as well as a number of books on Freud, who spoke of the importance of love in the therapeutic process.
    Please stop by the library any time between now and the end of February to see what we have on hand. 
    Happy Valentine's Day!