About Christopher Russell

"If the heart could think it would stop beating." Fernando Pessoa

Christopher Russell, LP is a psychoanalyst in Chelsea, Manhattan.

NBN Episodes hosted by Christopher:

Helena Vissing, "Somatic Maternal Healing: Psychodynamic and Somatic Trauma Treatment for Perinatal Mental Health" (Routledge, 2023)

December 27, 2023

Somatic Maternal Healing

Helena Vissing

Today we spoke with Dr. Helena Vissing about her new book Somatic Maternal Healing Psychodynamic and Somatic Trauma Treatment for Perinatal Mental Hea…

Dhwani Shah, "The Analyst's Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference" (Karnac Books, 2022)

November 25, 2023

The Analyst's Torment

Dhwani Shah

Today I spoke with Dr. Dhwani Shah about his new book The Analyst’s Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference (Karnac Books, 2022). The…

Adam Blum et al., "Here I'm Alive: The Spirit of Music in Psychoanalysis" (Columbia UP, 2023)

October 15, 2023

Here I'm Alive

Adam Blum, Peter Goldberg, and Michal Levin

Today we have a group session (read: an hour and a half) with the authors Adam Blum, Peter Goldberg, and Michal Levin discussing their new book Here …

Michaela Chamberlain, "Misogyny in Psychoanalysis" (Phoenix Publishing House, 2022)

May 27, 2023

Misogyny in Psychoanalysis

Michaela Chamberlain

Today I talked to Michaela Chamberlain, author of Misogyny in Psychoanalysis (Phoenix Publishing House, 2022) Chamberlain’s book is a product of “cum…

Gila Ashtor, "Exigent Psychoanalysis: The Interventions of Jean Laplanche" (Routledge, 2021)

January 18, 2023

Exigent Psychoanalysis

Gila Ashtor

In Exigent Psychoanalysis: The Interventions of Jean Laplanche (Routledge, 2021), Dr. Gila Ashtor “strives to draw out the discipline’s conceptual und…

Will Guidara, "Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect" (Optimism Press, 2022)

November 2, 2022

Unreasonable Hospitality

Will Guidara

Today I talked to Will Guidara, author of Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect (Optimism Press, 2022)…

Susan E. Schwartz, "The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds" (Routledge, 2020)

January 25, 2022

The Absent Father Effect on Daughters

Susan E. Schwartz

The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds (Routledge, 2020) investigates the impact of absent – physically or emotionally – …

Claudia Heilbrunn, "What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis" (Routledge, 2019)

January 19, 2022

What Happens When the Analyst Dies

Claudia Heilbrunn

What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2019) explores the stories of patients who have experienced …

C. Owens and S. Swales, "Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On and Off the Couch" Part 2 (Routledge, 2020)

June 24, 2021

Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan

Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales

This is part two of a two part interview with Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales about their book Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On a…

C. Owens and S. Swales, "Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On and Off the Couch" Part 1 (Routledge, 2020)

June 23, 2021

Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan

Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales

This is part one of a two part interview with Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales about their book Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On a…

Arnold W. Rachman, "Elizabeth Severn: The 'Evil Genius' of Psychoanalysis" (Routledge, 2017)

March 16, 2021

Elizabeth Severn

Arnold W. Rachman

Elizabeth Severn: The 'Evil Genius' of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2017) chronicles the life and work of Elizabeth Severn, both as one of the most cont…

Vic Sedlak, "The Psychoanalyst's Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots: The Emotional Development of the Clinician" (Routledge, 2019)

February 16, 2021

The Psychoanalyst's Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots

Vic Sedlak

Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts enter an emotional relationship when they treat a patient; no matter how experienced they may be, their personalit…

Marian Dunlea, "Bodydreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach" (Routledge, 2019)

January 27, 2021

Bodydreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma

Marian Dunlea

Winner the 2019 NAAP Gradiva Award and Co- Winner of International Association for Jungian Studies Awards Program for Best Books published in 2019, M…

Trevor C. Pederson, "Psychoanalysis and Hidden Narrative in Film: Reading the Symptom" (Routledge, 2018)

December 28, 2020

Psychoanalysis and Hidden Narrative in Film

Trevor C. Pederson

Psychoanalysis and Hidden Narrative in Film: Reading the Symptom (Routledge, 2018) proposes a way of constructing hidden psychological narratives of p…

Jessica Gross, "Hysteria" (Unnamed Press, 2020)

September 25, 2020

Hysteria

Jessica Gross

“But creative writers are valuable allies and their evidence is to be prized highly for they are apt to know a whole host of things between heaven and…

Raluca Soreanu, "Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

July 20, 2020

Working-through Collective Wounds

Raluca Soreanu

Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) formulates a theory of collective …

Claudia Luiz, "The Making of A Psychoanalyst: Studies in Emotional Education" (Routledge, 2018)

June 5, 2020

The Making of A Psychoanalyst

Claudia Luiz

The eight stories in The Making of A Psychoanalyst: Studies in Emotional Education (Routledge, 2018) are composites of clinical material highlighting …

Christina Griffin, "The Regulars' Table: Conversations with Ferenczi" (IP Books, 2018)

May 29, 2020

The Regulars' Table

Christina Griffin

From the Central Coast of California to Baden-Baden, Toronto, Siracusa, and Budapest, Christina Griffin's The Regulars’ Table: Conversations with Fere…

Bruce E. Reis, "Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity" (Routledge, 2019)

April 6, 2020

Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity

Bruce E. Reis

In his new book Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity: Contemporary Freudian Explorations of Trauma, Memory, and Clinical Process (Routledge, 2019…

Babette Becker, "I Should Have Been Music" (Page Publishing, 2018)

December 18, 2019

I Should Have Been Music

Babette Becker

Dr. Babette Becker’s memoir I Should Have Been Music (Page Publishing, 2018) recounts her experience as a patient in four different mental hospitals f…