Dr. Sherkow’s Publications

Upcoming Publications

“Chapter on Arrogance, title TBD.” S. Akhtar and A. Smolen, Eds. Arrogance: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms. In press.

“Back to Freud’s beginning: Looking at Neuroscience through a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Lens.” I. Blom, M. Davis, & H. Etezady, Eds. Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice, The Second Century of The Talking Cure. In press.



Academic Publications

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience, with Alexandra Harrison and with contributions by William Singletary, Jason Aronson, 2013.

Disordered Thought, by Theodore Fallon with contributions by Susan P. Sherkow, Jason Aaronson, 2013.

“A Clinical Study of the Intergenerational Transmission of Eating Disorders From Mothers to Daughters.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 64 (2009): in press.

“Stock-Still: A Potential Developmental Marker.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 63 (2008): 61-79.

“Further Reflections on the ‘Watched’ Play State and the Role of ‘Watched Play’ in Analytic Work.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 59 (2005): 55-73.

“The Development and Adjustment of Children Ages 0-5 and Custody Disputes.” Family Law Update (2005): 145-176.

“The Analysis of a Pre-Adolescent Girl With Primal Scene Fantasies.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 57 (2002): 327-355.

“Reflections on the Play State, Play Interruptions, and the Capacity to Play Alone.” Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis 10 (2001): 3-4.

“Eating Disorders: What Are You Teaching Your Children?” Women’s Health Journal 1.2 (1997): 16.

“Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Development of Ego Structure: A Comparison of Child and Adult Cases.” Adult Analysis and Childhood Sexual Abuse. Howard Levine, Ed. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Analytic Press, 1990. 93-115.

“The Evaluation and Diagnosis of Sexual Abuse in Little Girls.” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 38.2 (1990): 347-369.

Galenson, E., Kaplan, E.H., and Sherkow, S. “Mother-Child Relationship and Pre-Verbal Communication in the Deaf Child.” Frontiers of Infant Psychiatry. Justin Call, Eleanor Galenson, and Robert Tyson, eds. New York: Basic Books, 1982. 17-31.

Review of Twins: From Fetus to Child, by Alessandra Piontelli. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 52.2 (2004): 619-625.

Review of Code Name: Mary, by Muriel Gardiner. International Review of Psychoanalysis 12.1 (1985).

Review of Prisoners of Childhood, by Alice Miller. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 51 (1982): 435-439.


Additional Publications and Appearances In Print


Arehart-Treichel, Joan. “Don’t Rule Out Psychoanalysis In Treating Autistic Children.” Psychiatric News, March 6, 2009, p.12.

Mann, Denise. January 25, 2008. Psychoanalysis Helps Kids With Autism. WebMD. Accessed April 30, 2008. <http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20080125/psychoanalysis-helps-kids-with-autism>

“The Dyadic Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Children on the Autistic Spectrum.” The Autism Perspective, Spring 2006, pp. 58-61.

“Special Report: Eating Disorders.” Town and Country Magazine, April 2006, pp. 179-184.

“Your Impact on Your Child’s Health.” Child Magazine, May 2002, p. 126.

“Preschool Eating Disorders: A Special Report.” Child Magazine, August 2000, p. 60.

“What’s Eating Our Kids?” Offspring Magazine, June/July 2000, pp. 41-44.

“Bulimia: All in the Family.” New York Post, March 30, 200, pp. 24-25.

“Are You Raising a Child With an Eating Disorder?” Redbook Magazine, August 1999, p. 146.

“Mom, I Hate You!” When your child says these words, it may actually be a sign you’re doing something right, by Valerie Frankel, Good Housekeeping, vol. 249, no.4, p. 111.