Envy, Entitlement, Revenge, and Negativity
About the Book
The book stresses the philosophy that revenge and negativity are the result of poor parenting. Mother, for a variety of reasons, is not available to the infant, and father is missing. The four conditions of the book title are related to the faulty parenthood as well as being related to each other. The first eight chapters present the author's orientation and philosophy. There are six chapters dedicated to the exploration of envy, entitlement, and revenge, followed by six chapters on negativity. The final chapter of the book ties the book together.
About the Author
Dr. Lane has a long and distinguished career as a psychologist. He has been chief psychologist, coordinator of training, dean, and director of psychology at a number of New York psychological organizations, and consultant to a number of hospitals. He was Chief Psychologist of both the Westchester County Mental Hygiene Clinics and the North Shore Neuropsychiatric Center, the first neuropsychiatric clinic in Nassau County. In addition, he spent 10 years in government service, 4 years in military service in WWII as a psychologist and 6 years in the VA, 5 years as Chief Psychologist of the Psychiatric Section of the Psychology Department at Kingsbridge (Bronx) VAH, where he was in charge of 5 wards. He has been an APA member since 1944.
Dr. Lane was the first graduate of the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Freudian Society (1963), President of the Society for Psychoanalytic Training (1975-78, 1980-82), Director of the Long Island Division of the New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training (1972-92),Treasurer of the New York Freudian Society for more than 10 years, and a founding father of the Adelphi University Postdoctorate Psychoanalytic Program.
In addition to these achievements, Dr. Lane was President of the Nassau County Psychological Association, President of the Clinical Division of NYSPA, served several terms on the APA Council, and was recognized as a Distinguished Psychologist in 1984 by the National Academy of Practice.
Dr. Lane has published 2 books, and was a guest editor (on Termination, Volume 14, Number 2, 1997) with Dr. Marvin Hyman for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He edited with Dr. Murray Meisels the Centennial yearbook on the "History of the Division of Psychoanalysis." He also wrote the Examiner and Examinee manuals for the ABPP examination in Psychoanalysis. He has well over 100 publications and serves on the Editorial Board of 6 journals. He has received the Distinguished Writer Award from the Society for Psychoanalytic Training and the New York Center Psychoanalytic Training for "Outstanding Publications Relevant to Psychoanalytic Theory and/ or Practice."
Presently he lives in Ft. Lauderdale and works at Nova Southeastern University where he is Psychoanalytic Scholar in Residence, Director of the Postdoctoral Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Program Director of the Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinic, and Coordinator of the Psychodynamic Concentration.