Dr. Aner Govrin




1.Govrin, A. (2004). Between abstinence and seduction – The philosophy of American  psychoanalysis, Tel-Aviv: Dvir (Hebrew).   

2. Govrin, A. (2007). Conversations with Michael Eigen, London: Karnac.

3. Govrin, A. (2016). Conservative and radical perspectives in psychoanalysis: The fascinated and the disenchanted, London: Routledge.

4.Govrin, A, (2019), Ethics and attachment - How we make moral judgments, London: Routledge.

Books (Editor)

1.Govrin, A. & Mills, J. (Eds.) 2019, Innovations in Psychoanalysis: Originality, Development, Progress,  London: Routledge.

2.Govrin, A. (Ed).The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, Forthcoming, Routledge. Forthcoming.

Chapters in Books:

1. Govrin, A. (2010). On Measuring the Psyche, In: Hakak, Y. Kacen, L. and Krumer-Nevo, M. (eds.), The Limits of Quantification – Clinical Perspectives on Measuring and Grading people, their Behaviours and Achievements, Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University Press.

2.Govrin, A. (2009). "Reality is Lost" – On spiritual, mental and realistic interpretation, In: Practice and Theory in Psychoanalytic Encounter, 6-15, Israel Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

3. Govrin, A. (2015). "On Supervision With Michael Eigen"  In: Bloch, S. & Daws, L. (Eds).  The Living Moments – Essays in honor of Michael Eigen, Chapter 11: 71- 101 Karnac).

4. Govrin, A. (2016). The Psychology of evil, In: Mills, J. and Nasso, R. Ethics of Evil – Psychoanalytic Investigations, Ch. 3: 95- 134, London: Karnac.

5. Govrin, A. (2017). The attachment approach to moral judgment, In: Gray, K. (Ed.).   

Atlas of moral psychology, Chapter 45: 300-319, London: Guilford.

6. Govrin, A. (2018). Freud's states of mind and their influence on his writings, In: Bar-Gal, D. Rolnik, E. and Ashkenazi, O. (Eds. ). Revisiting Why War? , Chapter 4, pp. 76-91. Jerusalem: Carmel.

Refereed Articles:

1. Govrin, A. (2004). Utilitarian sources in Freud's early writings, Psychoanalysis and History, 6(1): 5-21.

2. Govrin, A. (2006). The Dilemma of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Towards a “Knowing” Post-Postmodernism, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 45, 2: 507-536. 

3. Govrin, A. (2006). When the underdog schema dominates the we-ness schema: The case of radical leftist Jewish – Israeli, The Psychoanalytic Review, 93, 4: 623-654. A

4. Govrin, A. (2007). The area of faith between Michael Eigen and his readers, Journal of   Religion, Quadrant Journal of the C.G.Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, XXXVII: 1 Winter, 9-27.

5. Govrin, A. (2011) "Forget the Palestinians, You Are Our Mother" - Why Therapists Should Not Be Dead Right with Their Patients? Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 8:215-22.

6. Govrin, A. Who needs evidence-based psychotherapy (and who doesn't)? Sihot – Israel Journal for Psychotherapy, 25: 291-294.

7. Govrin, A. (2014). "The ABC of Moral Development – An Attachment Approach to Moral Judgment", Frontiers in Psychology, 5:6 pp. 1-14.

")Among The best performing articles in Frontiers" in terms of number of clicks(".

8. Govrin, A. (2014). The Vices and Virtues of Monolithic Thought in the Evolution of Psychotherapy, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 24, No. 2, 79–90. 

With Commentary by Paul Wachtel, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) Giancarlo Dimaggio M.D. Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Rome & Paul H. Lysaker, Ph.D  Giancarlo Dimaggio M.D. Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal 

9. Govrin, A. (2014) "From Ethics of Care to Psychology of Care: Reconnecting Ethics of Care to Contemporary Moral Psychology", Frontiers in Psychology pp. 1-10.

 10. Govrin, A. (2016). Blurring the threat of ‘otherness’: Integration by conversion in psychoanalysis and CBTJournal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26(1), 78-90.

11. Govrin, A. (2017). Introduction to The Relational Approach and its Critics: A Conference with Dr. Jon Mills, Psychoanalytic Perspectives 14(3):309-312, DOI: 10.1080/1551806X.2017.1342311

12. Shahar, G. & Govrin, A. (2017). Psychodynamizing and Existentializing Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions: The Case of Behavioral Activation (BA), Psychotherapy, 54(3), DOI:10.1037/pst0000115

13. Govrin A (2018). The Cognition of Severe Moral Failure: A Novel Approach to the Perception of Evil. Frontiers in Psychology – Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology,  9:557.

 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00557

Editor: Prof. Rafi Malach, Weitzman Institute

14.  Govrin, A. (2019). Facts and Sensibilities: What is a Psychoanalytic Innovation? Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology – Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis.

 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.0178