The following list reflects publications and honors of Institute faculty, students and recent alumni from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018. Faculty, students and alumni are invited to send news of your accomplishments to Librarian John Leonard,


Child and Adolescent Clinical Services Director Denia Barrett served as section editor for “So you want to start a psychoanalytic school? Succumbing to an ‘almost irresistible temptation,’” Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Volume 71, 2018, pp.  130-136 and 201-204.

Denia co-authored with board and faculty member Tom Barrett “On Prepuberty and the Role of Testicles in Psychosexual Development,” Moscow, NLO Publ.,Vestnik MPO [Bulletin of the MPS], no.  5, 2018, p. 129-156 (in Russian). Tom also authored a chapter on "Clinical Interventions with Sexually Abused Children" that is forthcoming, The Rape of Childhood: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Salman Akhtar, ed., Lexington Books 2019.

Faculty member Harold Bendicsen’s book Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Adolescent Development will be published in February by Routledge.  It explores how new research in the fields of neuroscience and developmental processes can inform psychoanalytic treatment.

Open Classes Student Denise Davis published Bounded Openness: A Secure Base For Expansion and Creativity” in Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, Volume 13, Number 3, 2018, pages 288-298.

Faculty member Ed Kaufman had two poems  and a photograph published in East on Central: A Journal of Arts and Letters from Highland Park, Illinois, 2018-19.  

Faculty member Jonathan Lear’s article "Gettysburg Mourning," appears in Critical Inquiry 45, no. 1 (Autumn 2018): 97-121.

Faculty member and graduate Gavin Mullen’s collection of Arnold Goldberg’s Selected Papers, organizing the thought and writings of our retired faculty member and former director, was nominated for the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize for 2017.  Mullen wanted to collect Goldberg’s contributions when he retired as a useful reference for psychotherapists and to distinguish his contributions from those of his mentor, Institute luminary and father of self psychology Heinz Kohut.   

“It’s easy to think of Goldberg’s work as an extension of Heinz Kohut, until you read each article and see, over the span of 50 years, the development of Goldberg’s thoughts,” Mullen says.  “Goldberg makes use of the foundation of self psychology but he really built the structure.… In many ways he is completely his own person.” Goldberg commented that he gave Mullen complete freedom to choose from among the 80 books and 150 articles he has authored to date.   


Board member Martha Nussbaum received the 2018 Berggruen Prize for her work that “shows how philosophy, far from being merely an armchair discipline, offers a greater understanding of who we are, our place in the world, and a way to live a well-lived life.”


Clinician Aileen Schloerb contributed a chapter on her work with at-risk youth in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, “The City Project,”  to Violent States and Creative States, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

Institute President Erika Schmidt’s article “Educating Psychoanalysts for the Future of Psychoanalysis” appeared in Progress in Psychoanalysis: Envisioning the Future of the Profession, edited by Steven D.  Axelrod, Ronald C. Naso, Larry M.  Rosenberg. Routledge, 2018.

Recent graduate Christopher Skeaff’s book, Becoming Political: Spinoza’s Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment was published by University of Chicago Press (2018).

Candidate Maranda Sze edited and contributed articles to Infant and Young Child Observation in China (Mind in Mind Education and Counseling, 2018).  The book includes 14 articles by graduates and faculty of Mind in Mind’s Observational Studies Program as well as U.S-based  faculty members from the Washington School of Psychiatry, with which Mind in Mind is affiliated. Sze writes that this is the first book to collect original theses, written in Chinese, based on observational materials of local families in China.

The new book includes sections on methodology, vignettes from infant and nursery observation, and the connection between observational skills and clinical work with parents and infants, children and adults.  “Besides universal interests like the affective world of infants, the relationship between the mind and the body, sibling rivalry, aggression, separation, playing, and entering into nursery,” Sze says, “the book also illustrates perhaps more unique experiences in China, for example, multi-caretakers and yue saos - nannies that take care of the mother and the baby in the first months.”  

Board and faculty member Jesse Viner authored several essays and presentations: “How Neuroscience Informs Treatment of Trauma,” International Society for Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, April 2018; “How Neuroscience Informs Treatment,” National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs Midwest Conference, Lake Geneva Wisconsin, September 2018; “Deep TMS for MDD and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorder,” presented at International Clinical TMS Society Meeting, NYC, May 2018, and “Deep TMS for Obsessional Thinking: ACC Deregulation & Genomics as Outcome Markers,” presented at International Clinical TMS Society Meeting, NYC, May 2018; the latter two will be published in Brain Stimulation.