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Stephen A. Mitchell (July 23, 1946 – December 21, 2000) was a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst whose writings helped to clarify many disparate psychoanalytic theories and theoreticians. His book with Jay R. Greenberg, Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory (1983), became a classic textbook in graduate schools and post-graduate institutions, providing a clear and systematic comparison of what had long been a highly complex and often confusing set of disparate theories.

Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory distinguished between psychoanalytic theories that emphasize biological drives such as sexuality and aggression, on the one hand, and theories that emphasize human relationships, on the other. The former were referred to as drive/conflict theories, and the latter were termed relational/conflict theories. Mitchell and Greenberg argued that drive theories and relational theories are conceptually incompatible, and psychoanalysis must therefore choose between them. After their book, the ideas of Mitchell and Greenberg diverged. Mitchell became generally acknowledged as the founder of the school of psychoanalysis known as Relational, which he described in his books, which include Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis (1988), Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis (1993), Influence and Autonomy in Psychoanalysis (1997), Relationality (2000), Can Love Last? (2001), and, with Margaret Black, Freud and Beyond: A History of Psychoanalytic Thought (1996).

One of Mitchell's most important accomplishments was the establishment of the international psychoanalytic journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, a highly influential scholarly quarterly that continues to bring Relational Psychoanalysis to a wide audience. Mitchell served as Editor for the journal's first ten years, 1990-2000. After the publication of his first book, with Greenberg, he was in great demand, and he spoke and taught his ideas all across the United States, Europe, and Israel.

In addition to his scholarly contributions, Mitchell was also an important political figure in psychoanalysis. He was instrumental in developing a number of psychoanalytic organizations, including the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychoanalysis, the Relational Track of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and a variety of other groups. Two of Mitchell's early scholarly articles were a decisive influence in reforming the mental health community's tendency to pathologize homosexuality.

Mitchell died of cardiac arrest at age 54. His final book, published posthumously and entitled Can Love Last? was an application of relational theory to love relationships.
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Total Books: 26
Freud and Beyond A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages
2013 - Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages [The Middle Ages Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812222555
ISBN-10: 0812222555
Genres: History, Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Teaching Sport Concepts And Skills A Tactical Games Approach
Influences  Autonomy in Psychoanalysis
2005 - Influences Autonomy in Psychoanalysis [Relatrond Perspectives Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881634495
ISBN-10: 0881634492
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
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Kann denn Liebe ewig sein
2004 - Kann Denn Liebe Ewig Sein (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783898063494
ISBN-10: 3898063496
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Relationality From Attachment to Intersubjectivity
2003 - Relationality From Attachment to Intersubjectivity [Relational Perspectives Book - Relational Perspectives Book Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881634174
ISBN-10: 0881634174
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Bindung und Beziehung
2003 - Bindung Und Beziehung (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783898062589
ISBN-10: 3898062589
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Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education A Tactical Games Approach
2003 - Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education a Tactical Games Approach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736038515
ISBN-10: 0736038515
Genre: Nonfiction
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Can Love Last The Fate of Romance over Time
Meetings with the Archangel
1998 - Meetings with the Archangel (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780694520213
ISBN-10: 0694520217
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Influence and Autonomy in Psychoanalysis
1997 - Influence and Autonomy in Psychoanalysis [Relational Perspective Book Series, Vol 9] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780881632408
ISBN-10: 0881632406
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis
1995 - Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465030620
ISBN-10: 0465030629
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis An Integration
1988 - Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis an Integration (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674754119
ISBN-10: 0674754115
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory
Tao Te Ching A New English Version
Heroic Sagas and Ballads
Heroic Sagas and Ballads [Myth and Poetics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780801425875
ISBN-10: 0801425875
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Assessment in Games Teaching
Assessment in Games Teaching [Assessment Series, K-12 Physical Education] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883147160
ISBN-10: 0883147165
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Psychoanalyse als Dialog
Psychoanalyse Als Dialog (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783898062558
ISBN-10: 3898062554
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Conceptos relacionales en psicoanlisis Una integracin
Conceptos Relacionales En Psicoanlisis Una Integracin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789682318689
ISBN-10: 9682318688
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