Articles - Essays INDEX

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Courts - Beware of the Borderline Personality: Implications for Mediation. Therapists and legal officials are continually perplexed as to why people continue to battle without ever reaching conflict resolution. On the surface couple problems seem to revolve around children, sex, money, commitment, work, outside intrusions (ex-spouses, in-laws, friends, sports, pets, hobbies). But the underlying issues are more about control, domination, envy, jealousy, shame guilt, submission, victimization, and oedipal rivals. Read Courts Beware article.

Handling Infidelity in Couples Therapy. One of the most life-shattering experiences that gets revealed in couple’s therapy is cheating and infidelity. How to deal with the initial shock, explore reasons for the affair and deal with threats of divorce or the reparative process. Bravebird Publishing.

Slobodan Milosevic Psychohistorical Essay - The Dysfunctional Couple That Destroyed the Balkans - A Psychoanalytic and Psychohistorical Inquiry. Read Article

Welcome to Mosquehattan! Published August 4, 2010 at Family Security Matters* by Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D and Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. Read Article

Exclusive: Bomb Mom! Published July 27, 2010 at Family Security Matters* by Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D and Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. Read Article

The Psychological Make-up of a Suicide Bomber, "The World’s Most Abusive Couple Ever," The Journal of Psychohistory, Volume 29, No. 4, Spring 2002, Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. Read Article

The Psychopathology of Terrorism: A Cultural V-Spot, Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. Read Article

Islam's War on Women's Pleasure, a FrontPage Magazine Symposium with Jamie Glazov, Editor, Frontpage Magazine; Dr. Nicolai Sennels, Danish psychologist; Dr. Joan Lachkar, licensed Marriage and Family therapist; and Dr. David Gutmann, emeritus Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Read the Article

Got Milk, Shiekh?, article by Joan Lachkar Ph.D. and Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D, published at Family Security, addressing a fatwa issued recently by an imman in Saudi Arabia that allows the breastfeeding of adult males. Read the Article

Child Suicide Bombers - Symposium conducted by Frontpage with Joan Lachkar, Ph.D., a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Brentwood and Tarzana, California, who teaches psychoanalysis and is a much published and respected author in this field; Nancy Kobrin, a psycho-analyst, Arabist, and counter-terrorism expert; David Gutmann, emeritus professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago; and Dr. Anat Berko, Lt. Col. (Ret), a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Read the article

Diamonds are Forever - High Anxiety, by Joan Lachkar and Linda Allen Bakker for INSTOREMAG.COM, December 2007: The highly charged topic of jewelry and what happens to couples when they go to the jewelry store. Read the Article

The Many Faces of Abuse: Treating the Emotional Abuse of High-Functioning Women (HfW) by Joan Lachkar, Ph.D., Course Proposal For Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. Read the Article



Dr. Lachkar is the author of numerous published books and articles including The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple, How to talk to a Narcissist, How to Talk to a Borderline, Courts Beware of the Borderline, and Common Complaints that Bring Couples into Therapy. For more, visit our Books section for more details and to order.