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, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 450–451 | Cite as

Fredric N. Busch (ed): Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings and Clinical Implications, Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series, Vol. 29

The Analytic Press, New York, 2008, 320 pages, $34.95
  • Thomas Golebiewski
Book Review

Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings and Clinical Implications, edited by Fredric Busch, MD, provides an innovative approach to areas often struggled with around the concept of mentalization. The chapter authors are renowned experts in the psychoanalytic and research fields. Through this edited volume, Busch manages to illustrate and amplify the concept of mentalization. As detailed in the book, mentalization provides a new lens and opportunities to critically think, broaden, enhance and enrich technique and clinical practice and expand upon theory. The authors build upon a framework that questions deeply held old beliefs and presents useful applications of the concept of mentalization with scientifically grounded with empirical evidence. As new research should raise new questions, this work aptly does that, both in a qualitative and quantitative manner. This book does what good mentalization promotes: it holds minds in mind, taking in multiple perspectives...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EvanstonUSA

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