Articles and Essays

Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Book Reviews
Art/Exhibition Catalogue Essays
Encyclopedia Entries

Journal Articles

D. Knafo, B. Oxholm, Snyder, S. 2023. In our own Words: Key Terms and Trends in Psychoanalytic History. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. In Press.

D. Knafo. 2023. Natural Born Deviants: The Existential Escapades of Tech-Sex. American Imago. In Press.

D. Knafo. 2021. Self-Creation and the Good Life: Carlo Strenger’s Existential Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 39(1): 12-19.

D. Knafo. 2021. Digital Desire and the Cyber Imposter: A Psychoanalytic Reflection on Catfishing. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(6): 728-743.

D. Knafo. 2020. The sexual illusionist. Psychoanalytic perspectives, 17(1): 13-30.

D. Knafo. 2020. Film, psychotherapy, and the taming of rage at the mother. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76(8): 1514-1519.

D. Knafo. 2020. Alone in a crowded mind: When psychosis masks loneliness.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 37(2): 108-116.

D. Knafo. 2018. Beginnings and endings: Time and Termination in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35(1): 8-14.

D. Knafo. 2018. Desiring castration: A reformulation of Castration Theory Illustrated With a transgender case. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 38(1): 34-50.

D. Knafo. 2016. Going Blind to See: The Role of Regression in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 70(1): 79-100.

D. Knafo. 2015. For the Love of Death: Somnophilic and Necrophilic Acts and Fantasies. JAPA. (Winner of the 2014 Corst Essay Prize), 63(5):

D. Knafo. 2015. Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25: 481-502.

D. Knafo. 2015. Technology, Perversion, and Dehumanization. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25: 524-531.

D. Knafo & M. Selzer. 2015. “Don’t Step on Tony!” The Importance of Symptoms When Working with Psychosis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 32(1): 159-172.

D. Knafo. 2012. Shakespeare, Psychoanalysis and Creativity: Commentary on Paper by Lauren Levine. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(4): 472-477.

D. Knafo. 2012. Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32: 275-291.

D. Knafo. 2012. Working with the Limits of Human Experience. The American Psychoanalyst, vol. 46(2): 17-18, 20.

D. Knafo. 2012. Alone Together: Solitude and Encounter in Art and Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(1): 54-71.

D. Knafo. 2012. Solitude and Relatedness: A Wily and Complex Twinship. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(1) : 83-92.

D. Knafo. 2010. The O.R.T. (The Object Relations Technique): A Reintroduction. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 27(2): 182-189.

D. Knafo. After September 11th: Learning from Israel. Clio’s Psyche.

D. Knafo. 2009. Castration and Medusa: Orlan’s Art on the Cutting Edge. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 10(3): 1-17.

D. Knafo. 2009. Freud’s Memory Erased. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 26(2):171-190.

D. Knafo. 2008. The Senses Grow Skilled in their Craving: Thoughts on Creativity and Addiction. Psychoanalytic Review, 95(4):571-596.

D. Knafo. 2006. Creativity and Addiction. Round Robin, XXI (3): 1, 12-16.

D. Knafo. 2005. The Glory and Shadow of Fame. Clio’s Psyche, 12(3):1 & 149-152.

D. Knafo. 2005. Egon Schiele: Art and Psyche. Psychoanalytic Association of NY Bulletin, 43(3): 14-18.

D. Knafo. 2003, Creative Transformation of Trauma. Israel Psychoanalytic Journal, 1 (4): 537-564.

D. Knafo. 2003. What Does a Man Want? Reflections on Surrealism Unbound, an Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 4(3): 287-307.

D. Knafo & K. Feiner. 2002. Blue Velvet: David Lynch’s Primal Scene. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 83 (6): 1445-51.

D. Knafo. 2002. Revisiting Ernst Kris’ Concept ‘Regression in the Service of the Ego.’ Psychoanalytic Psychology. 19(1): 24-49.

D. Knafo. 2001. Hannah Wilke: The Naked Truth. Gender and Psychoanalysis. 5(1): 3-35.

D. Knafo. 2001. Claude Cahun: The Third Sex. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 2 (1): 29-61.

D. Knafo. 2000. Revelations and Rage: Violence Against Women in the Art of Women Artists. Violence Against Women, vol 6(6): 661-681.

D. Knafo. 1999. Antisemitism in the Clinical Setting: Transference and Countertransference Dimensions. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 47 (1): 35-63.

S. Shulman, E. Rosenheim, & D. Knafo. 1999. The Interface of Adolescent and Parent Marital Expectations. American Journal of Family Therapy, 27: 213-222.

D. Knafo. 1998. The Dead Mother in Käthe Kollwitz’ Art. Art Criticism, 13 (2): 4-15.

D. Knafo. 1998. Transitional Space in the Treatment of Immigrants. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 1: 48-55.

S. Shulman & D. Knafo. 1997. Romantic Relationships in Adolescence: More than Casual Dating. New Directions in Child Development. 68: 105-110.

S. Shulman and D. Knafo. 1997. Balancing Closeness and Individuality in Adolescent Close Relationships. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 21(4): 687-702.

D. Knafo. 1996. In Her Own Image: Self-Representation in the Art of Frida Kahlo and Ana Mendieta. Art Criticism, 11(2): 1-19.

D. Knafo. 1996. Dressing Up and Other Games of Make-Believe: The Function of Play in the Art of Cindy Sherman. American Imago, 53 (2): 139-164.

D. Knafo & K. Feiner. 1996. The Primal Scene: Variations on a Theme. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 44 (2): 2001-2021.

D. Knafo. 1993. The Mirror, the Mask, and the Masquerade in the Art and Life of Frida Kahlo. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, 21: 277-299.

D. Knafo. 1992. The Oedipal Complex in Dreams of Sigmund Freud and C.G. Jung. The International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 19(3): 351-8.

D. Knafo. Egon Schiele and Frida Kahlo: The Self-Portrait as Mirror. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 1991, 19(4): 630-47.

D. Knafo. 1991. David Lynch’s Darker Passions. Academy Forum of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 35(1,2): 5-7.

D. Knafo. 1991. Egon Schiele’s Self-Portraits: A Psychoanalytic Study in the Creation of a Self. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, 19: 59-90.

D. Knafo. What’s in a Name? Psychoanalytic Considerations on Children of Famous Parents. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 1991, 8(3): 263-281.

D. Knafo & R. Setton. 1990. Madness and Contemporary Jewish Literature. Academy Forum of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 34(1-2): 12-13.

D. Knafo & Y. Jaffe. 1984. Sexual Fantasizing in Males and Females. Journal of Research in Personality, 18: 451-462.

Book Chapters

D. Knafo & S. Moscovitz. 2018. Contemporary Freudian Approaches (pp. 9-32). In M. Charles, Ed., Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Defining Terms and Building Bridges. London: Routledge.

D. Knafo & M. Selzer. 2017. Outpatient Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Psychosis: Managing Isolation and Creating Safety, (pp. 29-52). In J. Mills & D. Downing, Eds. Outpatient Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Psychosis. London: Karnac.

D. Knafo. 2013. Alone Together: Solitude and Relatedness in the Creative Process. In Encounters with Loneliness. Eds: Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucile Spira & Arthur Lynch. IP Books. Pp. 17-36

D. Knafo & Seymour Moscovitz. 2005. Psychoanalytic Treatment of Anger and Aggression. In E. Feindler (ed) Comparative Treatment of Anger. Springer.

D. Knafo. 2004. Creative and Clinical Transformations of Trauma. In D. Knafo (ed.) Living with Terror, Working with Trauma. Jason Aronson: 565-587.

M. Benyakar & D. Knafo. 2004. Disruption: Individual and Collective Threats. In D.Knafo (ed.) Living with Terror, Working with Trauma. Jason Aronson: 83-101.

D. Knafo. 2003. Mordechai Benyakar Workshop: The Frame and the Psychoanalytic Space in the Face of War and Terror. In Terrorism and the Psychoanalytic Space: International Perspectives from Ground Zero. Ed. J. Cancelmo and I.Tylim. NY: Pace University Press: 124-126.

D. Knafo & A. Yaari. 1997. Leaving the Promised Land: Israeli Immigrants in the United States. Chapter in Immigrant Experiences. Ed. P. Elovitz & C. Khan. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 221-40.

Book Reviews

D. Knafo. 2013. Book review of M. Charles’s Working with Trauma: Lessons from Bion and Lacan. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 74(1): 92-3.

D. Knafo. 2010. The Politics of Desire: Book Review of Mark Blechner’s Sex Changes. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 46(1).

D. Knafo. 1996. Book Review of S. Kavaler-Adler’s The Compulsion to Create. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 13 (1): 96-98.

D. Knafo. 1996, Discussion of Donald Kuspit’s Cult of the Avant-Garde. Art Criticism, 11 (1), 101-104.

D. Knafo. 1995, Book Review of M. Ellman’s The Hunger Artists. Psychoanalytic Books, 6 (2): 279-281.

D. Knafo. 1993, Book Review of A. Rothenberg’s Creativity and Madness. Psychoanalytic Books, 4(4): 564-566.

D. Knafo. 1992, Book Review of S. Feder, R. Karmel, & G. Pollock’s Psychoanalytic Explorations in Music. Psychoanalytic Books, 3(3): 458-62.

D. Knafo. 1992, Book Review of C. Easton’s Jacqueline du Pré: A Biography. Academy Forum of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 36(3): 25-6.

D. Knafo. 1991, Is Art Like a Dream? Book Review of J. Oremland’s Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling: A Psychoanalytic Study of Creativity. Contemporary Psychology, 36 (3): 249-50.

Art/Exhibition Catalogue Essays

D. Knafo. 2021. New Rules of Public Intimacy.

D. Knafo. In Press. Nishan Kazazian: Architect of the Imagination. In Nishan Kazazian: Architect/Artist. 

D. Knafo. 2016. In the Beginning was the Word: Yoan Capote. In Yoan Capote. Milan: Skira.

D. Knafo. 2016 (Summer). Roberto Fabelo’s Visionary Madness. Sculpture Review, 24-31.

D. Knafo. 2006 (Jan.) Once More with Feeling. Haifa Museum of Art.

D. Knafo. Turn of the Screw: The Metamorphosis of Raffael Lomas. Curator and exhibition essay. Great Neck Arts Center, March 3-April 5, 2002.

D. Knafo. 1998 (April) Skin and Psyche: From the Womb to the Tomb. Israel Museum.

D. Knafo. 1998 (Sept) The Body of Love. Tel-Aviv Museum.

D. Knafo. 1996 (Sept) What You See is Not Always What You Get: Voyeurism and The Primal Scene in Art. New Observations.

D. Knafo. 1990 (Dec) Misterio. Catalogue Essay and Art Layout for Multimedia Installation by Giancarlo Biagi. Kampo Cultural Center, NY.

Encyclopedia Entries

D. Knafo. 2006. Mourning; Primal Fantasy; Primal Scene. Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis. Ed. Ross Skelton. Edinburgh University Press: 315; 375.

D. Knafo. 2002. Creativity; Primal Scene. The Freud Encyclopedia. Ed. Edward Erwin.NY: Routledge: 111-113; 424-425.

Shulman, S. & D. Knafo. 1999. Puberty. Encyclopedia of Parenting Theory and Research. Ed. Charles Smith. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 346-348.