Mary Lynne Ellis


Time in Practice; Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Times of our Lives. London: Karnac, 2008.

Questioning Identities; Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Practice. Co-authored with Noreen O’Connor. London: Karnac, 2010.

The link to both these books is:

Chapters and Journal Articles:

Challenging identities; lesbians, gay men, and psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp.124-135. London: Taylor and Francis, 2021.

‘What is brave is being part of a majority and standing out, not being normal’: remembering Lennox Thomas. Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 69 -72. London: Taylor and Francis, 2021. 

Dissenting colleagues; power, alienation, vulnerability in Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 26, 2020 – Issue 2, London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 124 – 135. 

Book Review: Wounds of history; repair and resilience in the trans-generational transmission of trauma. Ed. J. Salberg and S. Grand. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2017. Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 24, 2018 – Issue 3. London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 308 – 312.

Mourning’s dissonance; who am I who mourns and whom do I mourn? Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 24, 2018 – Issue 1. London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 6-20.

Languages of trauma: towards a phenomenological response. Psychodynamic Practice, Vol. 20, No. 4. London: Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2014.

Dynamic identities: time and recognition. PRAXIS. Journal of Psychology, Año 15, Nº 23, I Sem. Santiago, Chile: Faculty of Psychology, UDP: 2013.

Places lived in time. Chrono-topologies. Hybrid Spatialities and Multiple Temporalities, Ed. Kavanaugh, L. Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2010.

Images of sexualities: language and embodiment in art therapy. International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape, Vol. 12, No. 2, Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2007.

Who speaks? Who listens? Different voices and different sexualities. Gender, Countertransference and the Erotic Transference. Ed. Schaverien, J. London: Routledge, 2006.

Sexual languages/cultural Bodies: transforming psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic Practice, Vol.11, No. 4, London: Routledge, 2005.

Clinical commentary. British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol.17, No 2. London: Artesian Books, 2000.

Shifting the ego towards a body subject. Who am I? The Ego and the Self in Psychoanalysis. Ed. Seu, B. London: Rebus Press, 2000.

Challenging Socarides: new Psychoanalytic responses. Feminism and Psychology. London: Sage, 1997.

Lesbians, gay men and psychoanalytic training. Free Associations. Vol. 4. Pt 4. No. 32, London: Free Association Books, 1994.

Women: the mirage of the perfect image. The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal, 1989.

Painting their way out of the blues (with O. Otway), Community Care, London,1987.

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