Clinical Publications

Lyons-Ruth, K., Ahtam, B., Li, F. H., Dickerman, S., Khoury, J. E., Sisitsky, M., Ou, Y., Bosquet Enlow, M., Teicher, M. H., & Grant, P. E. (2023). Negative versus withdrawn maternal behavior: Differential associations with infant gray and white matter during the first 2 years of life. Human brain mapping, 44(12), 4572–4589.

 Khoury, J. E., Cunningham, M., Jenkins, E., Enlow, M. B., & Lyons-Ruth, K. (2023). Latent profiles of maternal disrupted communication: Relations to affect and behaviour in early infancy. The British journal of developmental psychology, 41(2), 99–116.

Khoury, J. E., Dimitrov, L., Enlow, M. B., Haltigan, J. D., Bronfman, E., & Lyons-Ruth, K. (2022). Patterns of Maternal Childhood Maltreatment and Disrupted Interaction Between Mothers and Their 4-Month-Old Infants. Child maltreatment, 27(3), 366–377.

Lyons-Ruth K, Nahum J, Solheim E, Vulliez-Coady L. Role-confusion in parent-child relationships. In: Leo, G. Infant Research and Psychoanalysis. Lecce, Italy: Frenis Zero; 2018. pp. 161–233.

Bureau JF, Deneault AA, Yurkowski K, Lyons-Ruth K.. Traumas multiples et attachement: L’importance du retrait maternel dans les premières années de vie. In: Milot, T., Collin-Vezina, D., Godbout, N., editors. Trauma Complexe: Comprendre, évaluer et Intervenir. Quebec, Canada: Presses de l'Université du Quebec; 2018. p. 117-136.

Boston Change Process Study Group*. Engagement and the emergence of a charged other. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 2018; 54(3), 540-559. (*Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern N, Lyons-Ruth K, Morgan A, Nahum J, Reis B)

Lyons-Ruth, K. Revisiting the Idealizing Transferences: “Needful Things” and the Faustian Bargain. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 2017, 12:1–14.

Tereno, S., Madigan, S., Lyons-Ruth, K., Plamondon, A., Atkinson, L., Guedeney, N., Greacen, T., Dugravier, R., Saias, T., Guedeney, A. Assessing a change mechanism in a randomized home-visiting trial: Reducing disrupted maternal communication decreases infant disorganization. Development and Psychopathology, 2017, 29, 637-649.

Marcoux AA, Bernier A, Sequin J, Armerding J, Lyons-Ruth K. How do mothers with borderline personality disorder mentalize when interacting with their infants? Personal Ment Health. 2017 Feb; 11(1): 14-22.

Lyons-Ruth, K. Should we move away from an attachment framework for understanding DSED? Commentary on Zeanah and Gleason, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2015, 56(3), 223-227.

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.).

Bureau J, Martin J, Lyons-Ruth K. Attachment and trauma. In: R. Lanius & E. Vermetten, editors. The Hidden Epidemic: The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press; 2010. p. 48-56.

Dutra L, Bianchi I, Siegel D, Lyons-Ruth K. The relational context of dissociative phenomena. In: P. Dell & J. O’Neil, editors. Dissociation and the dissociative disorders: DSM-V and beyond. Routledge, NY: Routledge; 2009. p. 83-92.
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.

Boston Change Process Study Group*. Moving through and being moved by: Embodiment in development and in the therapeutic relationship. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 2018; 54(2), 299-321. (*Study Group members in alphabetical order: Bruschweiler-Stern N, Lyons-Ruth K, Morgan A, Nahum J, Reis B)
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*. Response to Commentaries. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2005: 53; 761-769. (*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 '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.).

Henninghausen K, Lyons-Ruth K. “Disorganization of attachment strategies in infancy and childhood.” In: Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development Website, 2005.

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, Melnick S, Bronfman E, Sherry S, Llanas L. Hostile-helpless relational models and disorganized attachment patterns between parents and their young children: Review of research and implications for clinical work. In: Atkinson, L., Goldberg, S., editors. Attachment issues in psychopathology and intervention. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum; 2004. p. 65-94.

Schuder M, Lyons-Ruth K. “Hidden trauma” in infancy: Attachment, fearful arousal, and early dysfunction of the stress response system. In: Osofsky, J. (Ed.). Trauma in infancy and early childhood. NY: Guilford Press; 2004. p. 69-104.

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. From birth to school-age: Influence of maternal factors, infant attachment, and preventive intervention on outcomes of the infant at social risk. Prospettive Psicoanalitiche nel Lavoro Instituzionale. 1999; 2: 78-90.

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.

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