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Non-Fiction Books by Gerald Schoenewolf

Jennifer and Her Selves (Donald F. Fine, Inc. (Revised edition, 2007).  A literary case history about a novice therapist who becomes over-involved with a patient who has seven personalities.

The Dictionary of Dream Interpretation (Revised edition, 2008). This is a dictionary of dreams that makes use of psychoanalytic interpretations.  Dreams are listed from A to Z, with many dreams by famous persons.

Jennifer and Her Selves (Revised Edition 2012).  The literary case history about a novice therapist who becomes over-involved with a patient who has seven personalities.

Psychoanalytic Centrism: The Collected Papers of a Neo-Classical Psychoanalyst (2013).  The important papers of the author, including his contributions to the theories of the death trauma, gender narcissism and female development.

76 Typical Therapy Mistakes: A Workbook for Psychotherapists (2014). A workbook for therapists that provides 76 teaching tales about the typical mistakes psychotherapists are prone to making.  It includes questions and answers to help readers participate.

The Rise of Feminism: A Psychoanalyst Probes the Meaning of a Movement (2020). Feminism is one of the most important political movements of our time, and in this volume the author looks at the history and the consequences of the movement both from a professional and a personal perspective.


Fiction and Poetry by Gerald Schoenewolf

A Way You’ll Never Be (2009).  A black serial murderer and a young, white runaway take a poignant and tragic road trip from Kansas City to the Florida Keys

Flugelhorn’s Flight: or, Kidnapped by Babes from Outer Space 2009).  A satire about a young man who is kidnapped by women and taken to their planet, which turns out to be inhabited by all women; his job is to repopulate the planet.

An Ordinary Lunacy 2010).  A young man with a fear of beautiful women chases a lovely but hairy European woman from New York to the Bahamas and and back again until he finally finds love.

Scenes from a Man’s Life (2010).  A man’s life from an abusive early childhood through entanglements with fame and romance and finally contentment as a therapist.

Holding On and Letting Go: Poems and Drawings (2010).  Philosophic poetry in the Taoist tradition about holding on (clinging to or resenting life) and letting go (accepting what is).  The volume includes 58 poems and over 40 of the author’s expressionistic drawings.

4 Screenplays (2019).  A collection of four of the author's screenplays, including Billy the Kid (about the fall and rise of the outlaw), Lizzie Borden (about Lizzie Borden's tragedy), A Way You'll Never Be (about a serial killer and a young girl hitchhiker), and Stopping by the Woods on a Raining Evening (a couple meet while camping near a pond deep in the woods).

Freud in Love and Other Screenplays (2019).  Another collection of four screenplays, including Freud in Love (about a love triangle involving Sigmund Freud), Notes from the Underground (translation of Dostoyevski novel), Maid of the Mist (based on the legend of Lela Walla of Niagara Falls) and Hamlet (a modern English version).

The Adventures of Dolly Lahma: Licensed Private Investigator (2020).  A romantic detective story written in the first person by a kinky young blond detective from Dominguez Hills, California who manages almost single-handedly to break up a male sex traffic ring in the Florida Keys.

Poems from the Heart:  Collected Words of Truth and Beauty (2021).  This anthology includes what the editor calls "poems from the heart," and it includes not only standard poems in English and other languages as well as poetic writings from ancient texts.

Robodoll (2021).  A science-fiction fantasy about a 37-year-old man who orders an advanced female robot and finds that she is much more than he bargained for.  Instead of teaching her how to be his sex object, she teaches him how to love.

Reality (2021).  A professor develops an infatuation for a seductive college cheerleader and lives out the relationship in long stream-of-consciousness fantasies as his marriage falls apart.   "An in-depth portrait of the human condition." --Edith Codrington

Freud in Love: A Biographical Novel (2021).  This biographical novel is about a romantic triangle among Freud, Lou Andreas-Salome and Victor Tausk, which portrays Freud as a vulnerable man caught up in the frenzy of his fame, his yearning for love and understanding, and the people in his world and in the psychoanalytic community who are riding his coattails.

The Dhammapada: Teachings of Buddha (2021).  The Dhammapada has been translated a multitude of times.  This interpretation, illustrated by the author's original drawings, is a more poetic rendering that brings out the psychological quality of the text.


Films and Videos by Gerald Schoenewolf

Therapy (Living Center Films, 2005).  This feature film, shown at the New Filmmakers Series in New York, is about a novice therapist and his over-involvement with a female patient who has four personalities.

Brooklyn Nights (Living Center Films, 2011).  Two shy young people meet up for four nights in a park in Brooklyn, sharing their inner secrets, their joys and their sorrows.

18 Video Song Poems (Living Center Films, 2014) .  This is a collection of Gerald Schoenewolf's video song poems, which contains poems he wrote, composed the music for, drew pictures and made videos for.  It includes performances by his wife, Julia, and parrot, Max.

Books by Gerald Schoenewolf Published by Others

101 Common Therapeutic Blunders (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1988).  This book illustrates blunders that psychotherapists make, using anecdotes from case histories that show how

counterresistence and countertransference get in the way of therapeutic progress.

101 Therapeutic Successes (Jason Aronson, Inc. 1989).  The companion book for 111 Common Therapeutic Blunders, it provides anecdotes from successful interventions.

Sexual Animosity between Men and Women (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1989).  The cause and course of sexual animosity between the genders is traces to its psychoanalytic roots.

Turning Points in Analytic Therapy: The Classic Cases (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1990).  This book presents some classic case histories of Freud, Jung, Adler, Reich and other pioneers of psychoanalysis.

Turning Points in Analytic Therapy: from Winnicott to Kernberg (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1990).  The most dramatic case histories of twentieth century psychoanalysts, including Winnicott, Mahler, Serles, Fromm-Reichman, Spotnitz, and Kernberg.

The Art of Hating (Jason Aronson, 1991).  This book describes various destructive ways in which people express anger, and constructive ways of expressing it.

Jennifer and Her Selves (Donald F. Fine, Inc., 1991; Dell, 1993).  A literary case history about a novice therapist who becomes over-involved with a patient who has seven personalities.

Counterresistance: The Therapist’s Interference with the Therapeutic Process (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1993).  A psychoanalytic work describing counterresistance in various kinds of psychotherapy, showing the multitude of ways psychotherapists resist therapeutic progress.

Erotic Games: Bringing Intimacy and Passion Back into Sex and Relationships (Carol Publishing Company, 1995) A book to help couples work through books to intimacy by playing erotic games especially designed to them

The Couple Who Fell in Hate and Other Tales of Eclectic Psychotherapy (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996).  A book of brief case histories illustrating patients struggling with their relationships and with their psychotherapy.

The Dictionary of Dream Interpretation (Jason Aronson, 1997).  This is a dictionary of dreams that makes use of psychoanalytic interpretations.  Dreams are listed from A to Z, with many dreams by famous persons.

The Way According to Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Seng Tsan (Asian Humanities Press, 1999).  Poetic and authentic translations of three of the main works of Taoism accompanied by the author’s illustrations.

Psychotherapy with People in the Arts: Nurturing Creativity (Haworth Press, 2002).  This work provides an analysis of cases of working with artistic patients as well as an overview of the creative process and how it can be blocked.

111 Common Therapeutic Blunders (Jason Aronson, 2004).  A revised edition of 101 Common Therapeutic Blunders, providing learning tales showing therapists how countertransference and counterresistance leads to flaws in how they do therapy.


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