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Publications by Phil Mollon: books and articles

1979. Transforming anxiety. A rationale for verbal psychotherapy. New Forum. Winter/Spring 59-61.

1984. [with G. Parry] The fragile self. Narcissistic disturbance and the protective function of depression. British Journal of Medical Psychology. 57. 137-145.

1984. Shame in relation to narcissistic disturbance. British Journal of Medical Psychology. 57. 207-214.

1985. The non-mirroring mother and the missing paternal dimension in a case of narcissistic disturbance. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 1. 35-47.

1986. Narcissistic vulnerability and the fragile self. A failure of mirroring. British Journal of Medical Psychology. 59. 317-324.

1986. An appraisal of Kohut’s contributions to an understanding of narcissism. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 3. 151-161.

1986. A note on Kohut and Klein. Idealisation, splitting and projective identification. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 3. 162-164.

1987. Self-awareness, self-consciousness and preoccupation with the self. In K. Yardley and T. Honess [Eds] Self and Identity. Psychosocial Processes. Wiley. London.

1987 [Book review] Autistic Barriers in Neurotic Patients by Frances Tustin. Published by Karnac: London 1986; 326 pages; £9.95 paperback.. British Journal of Psychotherapy 4:106-107.

1987 [Book review] The Group as a Whole. British Journal of Psychotherapy 3:389-390

1988. What kind of infant does the therapist reconstruct? The view from the vantage point of self-psychology. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 4. 173-182.

1989 Anxiety, supervision and a space for thinking. Some narcissistic perils for clinical psychologists in learning psychotherapy. British Journal of Medical Psychology. 62. 113-122.

1989. The process of BPS appraisal for a new analytic psychotherapy course. A meeting of two cultures. Clinical Psychology Forum. 19. 25-28.

1989. Narcissus, Oedipus and the psychologist’s fraudulent identity. Clinical Psychology Forum. 23.7-11.

1991. Promoting psychoanalytic understanding in the core professions. The case against establishing a new profession of adult psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 5. 151-159.

1993. The Fragile Self. The Structure of Narcissistic Disturbance. Whurr. London.

1994. [Book review] Subjects of Analysis by Thomas Ogden. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1994; 230 pages; £16.95.. British Journal of Psychotherapy 11:308-309

1994. The impact of evil. In V. Sinason [Ed] Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. Routledge. London.


1995. [with J, Morton, B. Andrews, D. Bekerian, C. Brewin & Davies, G. BPS Report on Recovered Memories. British Psychological Society. Leicester.

1995 [Book review] Mahler and Kohut: Perspectives on Development, Psychopathology and Technique edited by Selma Kramer and Salmon Akhtar. Published by Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, New Jersey, 1994; 182 pages. The Intersubjective Perspective edited by Robert Stolorow, George Atwood and Bernard Brandshaft. Published by Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, New Jersey, 1994; 220 pages. British Journal of Psychotherapy 11:470-471

1995 [Book review] The Curve of Life: Correspondence of Heinz Kohut 1923-1981 edited by Geoffrey Cocks. Published by Chicago University Press, Chicago, 1994; 443 pages; £31.95. British Journal of Psychotherapy 11:626-628

1996 [Book review] If Someone Speaks It Gets Lighter: Dreams and the Reconstruction of Infant Trauma by Linda Share. Published by Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 1994; 277 pages; £28.80. British Journal of Psychotherapy 13:135-136

1996 [Book review] Object Relations Therapy of Physical and Sexual Trauma by Jill S. Scharff and David E. Scharff. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1994; 390 pages; $47.50. Remembering, Repeating and Working through Childhood Trauma: The Psychodynamics of Recovered Memories, Multiple Personality, Ritual Abuse, Incest, Molest, And Abduction by Lawrence E. Hedges. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1994; 352 pages; $40.00. Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse: Dynamics and Treatment by Francisco G. Cruz and Laura Essen. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1994; 230 pages; $30.00. British Journal of Psychotherapy 12:397-399

1996. Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices. Working with Trauma, Violation and Dissociation. Wiley. London.

1996. Incest, false accusations of incest and false denials of incest. Discerning the truth in the debate about recovered memory. Journal of Mental Health. 5. [2] 167-172.

1996 [Book review] Sexual Abuse Recalled. Treating Trauma in the Era of the Recovered Memory Debate edited by Judith Alpert. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1995; 410 pages; £29.95. British Journal of Psychotherapy 13:281-282

1996. The memory debate. A consideration of clinical complexities and some suggested guidelines for psychoanalytic psychotherapists. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 13 [2] 193-203

1996 [Book review] Working the Organizing Experience: Transforming Psychotic, Schizoid and Autistic States by Lawrence E. Hedges. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale New Jersey, 1994; 336 pages; $45.00. In Search of the Lost Mother of Infancy by Lawrence E. Hedges. Published by Jason Aronson, Northvale New Jersey, 1994; 384 pages; $30.00. British Journal of Psychotherapy 12:556-558

1997. The transformation of meaning - a psychoanalytic perspective. In M. Power & C. Brewin [Eds] The Transformation of Meaning in Psychological Therapies. Wiley. Chichester.

1997. Supervision as a space for thinking. In G. Shipton [Ed] Supervision of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Making a Place to Think. Open University Press. Buckingham.

1997. Forward to J. Sandler & P. Fonagy [Eds] Recovered Memories of Abuse. True or False? Karnac. London.

1998. False memories: finding a balance. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. 4. 335-342.

1998 [Book review] Construction and Reconstruction of Memory: Dilemmas of Childhood Sexual Abuse edited by Charlotte Prozan. Published by Jason Aronson, New York, 1997; 236 pages; £35.95. British Journal of Psychotherapy 14:393-394

1998 [Book review] Ann Scott, Real Events Revisited: Fantasy, Memory and Psychoanalysis, London: Virago, 1996, 190 pp., £12.99. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 24:192-194

1998 [Book review] The Evolution of the Emotion-Processing Mind. By Robert Langs. Karnac. £18.95. Pp. xvi + 223 and Death Anxiety and Clinical Practice. Also by Robert Langs. Karnac. £19.95. Pp. xiii + 250. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 12:182-184

1998. Terror in the consulting room - memory, trauma and dissociation. In V. Sinason. [Ed] Memory in Dispute. Karnac. London.

1998. Remembering Trauma. A Psychotherapist’s Guide to Memory and Illusion. Wiley. Chichester.

1999. Multiple Selves, multiple voices, multiple transferences. In M. Walker & J. Antony-Black [Eds] Hidden Selves. An Exploration of Multiple Personality. Open University Press. Buckingham.

1999. Memories are made of …. What? In S. Greenberg [Ed] Therapy on the Couch. A Shrinking Future? Camden Press. London.

1999. [with B. Andrews, C. Brewin, J. Ochera, J. Morton, D. Bekerian, & G. Davies.] Characteristics, context and consequences of memory recovery among adults in therapy. British Journal of Psychiatry. 175. 141-146

1999. Responding to recovered memories. Counselling News. July.

2000. Is human nature intrinsically abusive? Reflections on the psychodynamics of evil. In U. McCluskey & C.A. Hooper [Eds] Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse. Jessica Kingsley. London.

2000. Memory and dissociative identity disorder. In U. McCluskey & C.A. Hooper [Eds.] Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse. Jessica Kingsley. London.

2000. Freud and False Memory Syndrome. Icon Books. London.

Mollon, P. (2000) The Recovered Memories Controversy. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 81:167-169

2000. [with B. Andrews, C. Brewin, J. Ochera, J. Morton, D. Bekerian, & G. Davies] The timing, triggers and qualities of recovered memories in therapy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 39. 11-26

2000. Kohut’s diagram of narcissistic disorder. In Drawing the Soul. Rathbone Books. London.

2001. The Unconscious. Icon Books. London.

2001 Releasing the Self. The Healing Legacy of Heinz Kohut. Whurr. London.

2001. Dark dimensions of multiple personality. In V. Sinason [Ed] Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity. London. Routledge.

2001. Psychoanalytic perspectives on accelerated information processing [EMDR]. British Journal of Psychotherapy.

2001. The role of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in primary care. Primary Care Psychiatry.

2002 [Book review] Mad Men and Medusas. Reclaiming Hysteria and the Effects of Sibling relationships on the Human Condition: Juliet Mitchell. London: The Penguin Press. 2000. Pp. 381. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 83:529-533

2002 Remembering Trauma. Revised Edition. London. Whurr.

2002. Shame and Jealousy. The Hidden Turmoils. Karnac/Institute of Psychoanalysis.

2002. Dark dimensions of multiple personality. In V. Sinason [Ed.] Attachment, Trauma, and Multiplicity. London. Routledge.

2003 [Book review] Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self, by Peter Fonagy, György Gergely, Elliot L. Jurist, Mary Target. New York: Other Press, 2002, 578 pp... Psychoanalytic Quarterly 72:1045-1051

2003. Foreword. M. Cortina & M. Marrone [eds] Attachment Theory and the Psychoanalytic Process. London. Whurr.

2003. Foreword. N. Diamond & M. Marrone. Attachment and Intersubjectivity. London. Whurr.

2005 EMDR and the Energy Therapies – Psychoanalytic Perspectives. London. Karnac.

2005. [with G. Liotti] Psychotherapy of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy. Oxford University Press.

2005. The inherent shame of sexuality. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 22 [2] 167-177.

2006. Implications of EMDR and energy therapies: the limits of talking therapy. In J. Corrigall, H. Payne, & H. Wilkinson. [Eds.] About a Body. Working with the Embodied Mind in Psychotherapy. [Papers from the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy 2004 Annual Conference.]. London. Routledge.

2007. When the imaginary becomes real. Reflections of a bumused psychoanalyst. In G. Galton & A. Sachs. Forensic Aspects of DID. London. Routledge.

2007. Debunking the pseudoscience debunkers. Clinical Psychology Forum.

2007. Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy: a marriage of psychodynamics and Thought Field Therapy. Therapy Today [Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy]. September.

2007. Thought Field Therapy and its derivatives. Primary Care and Community Psychiatry. 12. [3-4] 123-127 December.

2008. Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy: inspired by Thought Field Therapy, EFT, TAT, and Seemorg Matrix. London. Karnac.

2008. [Book review] Treating the Basic Self, by Crayton Rowe. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 24 [3] 385-388

2008. The inherent shame of sexuality. In C. Pajaczkowska & I. Ward [Eds.] Shame and Sexuality: Psychoanalysis and Visual Culture. Hove. Routledge.

2009. The NICE guidelines are misleading, unscientific, and potentially impede good psychological care and help. Psychodynamic Practice. 15 [1] February 9-24

2009. [with Richard Reeves] The state regulation of psychotherapy. From self-regulation to self-mutilation? Attachment 3 [1] March 1-19

2010. Our rich heritage – are we building upon it or destroying it? Some malign influences of clinical psychology upon psychotherapy in the UK. Psychodynamic Practice. 16 [1] February 7-24

2013. A Kohutian perspective on the foreclosure of the Freudian transference in British technique. Psychoanalytic Inquiry.

2013. Client Safety. In D. Church & S. Marohn (Eds.) Clinical EFT Handbook, Volume 2. Fulton, CA: Energy Psychology Press.

2014. ‘Analysis terminable and interminable’ revisited. Psychoanalytic Inquiry

2015. The Disintegrating Self: Psychotherapy with adult ADHD and Autistic Spectrum. London: Karnac.

2016. Geronilla, L., Minewiser L., Mollon, P., McWilliams, M., & Clond, M. (2016). EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) remediates PTSD and psychological symptoms in veterans: A randomized controlled replication trial. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8(2), 29–41.

2019. Energy psychology for eating disorders, In P Virdi & A. Seubert (Eds.) A Trauma-informed Approach to Eating Disorders. Springer.

2020. Pathologies of the Self. London. Confer

2020. Why we are all mad – the problem of words! In R. Carroll & J Ryan (Eds.). What is Normal? London. Confer. 

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