• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Clinical Publications

Boston Change Process Study Group*. Enactment and the emergence of new relational organization. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2013; 61(4): 727-749. (*Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D.).

Boston Change Process Study Group. Change in Psychotherapy: A New Paradigm. New York: Norton, 2010. (Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D.).

Boston Change Process Study Group*. Forms of relational meaning:  Issues in the relations between the implicit and reflective-verbal domains. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2008; 18: 125-148.  (*Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D.).

Boston Change Process Study Group*. The foundational level of psychodynamic meaning: Implicit process in relation to conflict, defense, and the dynamic unconscious. Int J Psychoanal 2007; 88:1-16.  (*Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D.).

Lyons-Ruth, K. The interface between attachment and intersubjectivity:  Perspective from the longitudinal study of disorganized attachment. Psychoanal Inq 2006; 26: 595-616.

Lyons-Ruth, K. Play, Precariousness, and the Negotiation of Shared Meaning: A Developmental Research Perspective on Child Psychotherapy. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2006; 5; 142-159.

Lyons-Ruth, K. The two-person unconscious: Intersubjective dialogue, enactive relational representation, and the emergence of new forms of relational organization. In L. Aron & A. Harris (Editors). Relational Psychoanalysis, Volume II. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press; 2005; p. 311-349.

Lyons-Ruth, K. L'Interface entre attachment et intersubjectivite: Perspectives issues de l'etude longitudinale de l'attachment desorganise. Psychotherapies 2005; 25:223-234.

Boston Change Process Study Group. The 'something more' than interpretation revisited: Sloppiness and cocreativity in the psychoanalytic encounter. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2005; 53; 693-729. (Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Harrison, A., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D., Tronick, E.).

Lyons-Ruth, K., Spielman, E. Disorganized Infant Attachment Strategies and Helpless-Fearful Profiles of Parenting: Integrating Attachment Research with Clinical Intervention. Infant Mental health Journal 2004; 25: 318-335.

Lyons-Ruth, K. Dissociation and the Parent- Infant Dialogue: A Longitudinal Perspective from Attachment Research. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2003; 51: 883-911.

Lyons-Ruth, K. El inconsciente bipersonal: el diálogo intersubjectivo, la representación relacional actuada y la emergencia de nuevas formas de organización relacional. Aperturas Psicoanaliticas, 4.

Lyons-Ruth, K. The Two-Person Construction of Defenses: Disorganized Attachment Strategies, Unintegrated Mental States, and Hostile-Helpless Relational Processes. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2002:2:105-11.

Boston Change Process Study Group. Explicating the Implicit: The Local Level and the Microprocess of Change in the Analytic Situation. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 2002; 83: 1051 - 1062. (Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Harrison, A., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A., Nahum, J., Sander, L., Stern, D., Tronick, E.).

Lyons-Ruth, K., & the Boston Change Process Study Group. The emergence of new experiences: Relational improvisation, recognition process, and non-linear change in psychoanalytic therapy. Newsletter of the Division of Psychoanalytic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, Fall 2001, 21; 13-17.

Lyons-Ruth, K. The two-person construction of defenses: Disorganized attachment strategies, unintegrated mental states, and hostile/helpless relational processes. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, Spring 2001; p. 40-45.

Lyons-Ruth, K. I sense that you sense that I sense...: Sander's recognition process and implicit relational moves in the psychotherapeutic setting. Infant Mental Health Journal 2000;21:85-98.

Lyons-Ruth, K. The two-person unconscious: Intersubjective dialogue, enactive relational representation, and the emergence of new forms of relational organization. Psychoanalytic Inquiry 1999; 19; 578-617.

Lyons-Ruth, K. Implicit relational knowing: Its role in development and psychoanalytic treatment. Infant Mental Health Journal, 1998; 19: 282-289.

Stern, D.N., Sander, L. W., Nahum, J. P., Harrison, A. M., Lyons-Ruth, K., Morgan, A.C., Bruschweiler-Stern, N., Tronick, E.Z. Non interpretive mechanisms in psychoanalytic therapy: The "something more" than interpretation. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 1998; 79:903-921.

Lyons-Ruth K, Kaufman P, Masters N, Wu J. Issues in the identification and long-term management of Munchausen by proxy syndrome within a clinical infant service, Infant Mental Health Journal 1991; 12:309-320.

Lyons-Ruth K. Rapprochement or approchement: Mahler's theory reconsidered from the vantage point of recent research on early attachment relationships, Psychoanalytic Psychology 1991; 8:1-23.