In this unique and uplifting work, Dr. Claudia Luiz reveals why psychoanalysis is more relevant than ever, perhaps the only discipline currently suitable to help solve the mystery of our emotional challenges.

In gripping stories about people struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more, Luiz brings us right into each treatment where we discover how psychoanalysts today prepare their patient’s mind for self-discovery. Following each story, absorbing commentaries acquaint the reader with the theories of the mind that currently guide treatment, and the innovative clinical techniques that are revolutionizing the field, including how Luiz learned to integrate her own emotions as therapeutic instruments for diagnosis and cure.

The Making of a Psychoanalyst is an ideal book for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in practice and in training, mental health professionals working in social care, and students interested in the evolution of an undying discipline that embodies personal narrative. Anyone interested in knowing how two human beings interact with each other to effect profound change will want to read this book.

chapter |5 pages

Introduction to the new psychoanalysis

part I|41 pages

Introduction to psychoanalysis

chapter 1|26 pages

Catrina learns to breathe

chapter 2|13 pages

John J and the big surrender

part II|86 pages

Key concepts

chapter 3|15 pages

Searching for Anita

chapter 4|20 pages

The unseen side of Angela

chapter 5|24 pages

Terrell and Rosalia in bed

chapter 6|25 pages

Mitzi’s workshop

part III|48 pages

Putting it all together

chapter 7|25 pages

Mercy gets a tattoo

chapter 8|20 pages

Sylvie Spider

chapter |1 pages