"Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies" är en lättläst bok som ger en mycket bra och överskådlig beskrivning av psykodynamsikt inriktad terapi av idag. Jeremy Safran är företrädare för det amerikanska så kallade Relationella Perspektivet som utgör en integration av Interpersonell teori (Sullivan, Fromm) och brittisk Objektrelationsteori. Psykodynamisk korttidsterapi avhandlas också i boken.
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD, is a professor of psychology and former director of clinical training at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is also senior research scientist at Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition, he is a faculty member at the New York University postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and a faculty member at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He is also past president of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Safran is an associate editor for the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues and is on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy Research and Psychoanalytic Psychology. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters and several books, including Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance: A Relational Treatment Guide; Emotion in Psychotherapy; The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy; Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy; and Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue. Dr. Safran and his colleagues have conducted research (partially supported by the National Institute of Mental Health) on the topic of therapeutic impasses for the past 2 decades. He is also known for his work on emotion in psychotherapy and for his integration of principles from Buddhist psychology into psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.