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"Arboreal delights" by Mordechai Beck in The Jerusalem Report, 10 February 2020, pp. 44-45.

"Why a mystical etrog will make its comeback at the weekend" The Jewish Chronicle, 7 February 220, p.33.

"Joseph Berke, M.D." Joe has published a short article about himself in the AECM magazine to do with the reunion of the Class of 1964.

"The hidden Chasidic roots of Sigmund Freud" The Jewish Chronicle, London, 17 July 2015

"Freud and the Rebbe" (internet publication), September 2012

"On Sulking" (internet publication), June 2012

"Freud's Atonement "(with Stanley Schneider), Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol 13, 2011.

"Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought"(with Stanley Schneider), Shofar, 2011

"Freud's Meeting with Rabbi Alexandre Safran "(with Stanley Schneider) Psychoanalysis and History, 2009, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2010

"Some Considerations about the Therapeutic Potential of Regression"Psychosis, Volume 2, No3, October 2010.

"Camel Through the Eye of a Needle"(with Stanley Schneider) International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol 90, 2009..

"The Oceanic Feeling, Mysticism and Kaballah - Freud's Historical Roots"(with Stanley Schneider) Psychoanalytic Review, Vol 95, No.1, 2008.

"Nothingness and Narcissism"(with Stanley Schneider), Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2007

"The Creative Use of Countertransference"(with Kannan Navaretnem. & Tamar Schonfield) British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 22, No. 3, 2006

"The Self and the Soul"(with Stanley Schneider), Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol 9, No. 2, 2006

"Discovering Oneself: Kabbalah & Psychoanalysis"(with Stanley Schneider), Midstream, Volume 51, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2005

"Crisis at the Arbours Crisis Centre"(with P. Williams, K. Navaratnem, L. Elliot & S. Whittle) Therapeutic Communities, Vol 25, No. 1, 2004.
Also published in: The Joint Newsletter, No. 10, Spring 2004

"On the Paintings of Mary Barnes"The Joint Newsletter, No. 10, Spring 2004

"Whose in Charge Here? Projective Processes of course!"Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2003

"Repairing Worlds. An Exploration of the Psychoanalytical and Kabbalistic Concepts of Reparation and Tikkun."(with Stanley Schneider) Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2003.

"The Right to be at Risk"Free Associations, Vol. 10, Part Four, No. 56, 2003.

"The Arbours 30+ Years,"ISPS Newsletter, No.2, January 2002.

"When Does a Beginning Begin, and When Can an Ending End?"Journal of the Crisis Centre, No.12, 2002.

"Trick or Treat: the Divided Self of R.D. Laing, "Janus Head, Pittsburgh, PA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2001.

"A Tale of Two Orphans: The Limits of Categorisation"(with Stanley Schneider) Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol. 4 No 1, Spring 2001. Spanish Translation: Clinica y Analysis Grupal, Vol. 23, 2001. Republished: Concord, Vol. 30, December 2001.

"Sigmund Freud and the Lubavitcher Rebbe"(with Stanley Schneider) The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 87, No. 1 Feb 2000.

"The Rebbe RaShAB and Sigmund Freud,"Concord, Vol. 29, No.1, October 2000.

"Arbours Crisis Centre: 25th Anniversary, Introduction to the Celebration"British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 17, No. 2, Winter 2000.

"Chassidus & Psychoanalysis"Concord, Vol.29, No.2, December 2000.

"Reality, Words and Universes,"(with Stanley Schneider) Michlol, Vol. 19, pp 79-85, 1999/5760 (Hebrew)

"Womb Envy"Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations, Vol. 15, No, 3, September 1997.

"Medication as Panacea"(with Stanley Schneider) Group Analysis, 30:3, 1997

"Psychoanalysis & Kabbalah"The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 83, No.6, December 1996. Romanian translation: Omen: Revista de Psihanaliza, No 8, 2001.

The Wellsprings of Fascism: Individual Malice, Group Hatreds and the Emergence of National Narcissism,"Free Associations, Vol. 6, Part 3 (Number 39), 1996.

"When Little Men Become Big"History Today Vol. 45, No. 4, April 1995.

"Breast, Robbery or the Devil?"(with Stanley Schneider) The Jewish Bible Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No. 2 (90), April-June 1995.

"Psychotic Interventions at the Arbours Crisis Centre," British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 10, No 3, Spring 1994.

"The Good and the Bad Therapist," Medical Psychotherapy, Vol. 10, Issues 2-3, Fall 1994.

"Antithetical Meanings of the 'Breast"(with Stanley Schneider), The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 75, Part 3, June 1994.

"Psychosis and Malice"The Psychoanalytic Review,Vol.78, No 1, Spring 1991.

"R. D. Laing,"British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 7, No. 2, Winter 1990.

"The Conjoint Therapy of Severely Disturbed Individuals within a Therapeutic Milieu"International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter 1990.

"Penis Greed"British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter 1989.

"Arriving, settling-in, settling-down, leaving and following-up: Stages of stay at the Arbours Centre"British Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol. 60, Spring 1987.

"Shame and Envy"British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1986.

"Envy Loveth Not: A Study of the Origin, Influence and Confluence of Envy and Narcissism"British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 1, No. 3, Winter 1985

"The Case of Susan and Peter: The Psychotherapeutic Treatment of an Acute Psychotic Episode at the Arbours Crisis Centre"Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1981, also Spanish edition.

"On the Multigenerational Study of the Family of the Schizophrenic"(with Leon Redler), Arbours Network, No. 8, 1975, also French and Spanish editions.

"The Arbours: A Place of Quiet"Quadrille, fall 1973, republished in Self & Society, Oct. 1973.

"ECT: The Slaughterhouse Discovery"General Practitioner, April 1972.

"Continuing Kingsley Hall"The New York Review of Books, 3 June 1971.

"The Fickle Fix: Report on a Report on Drug Addiction"The Radical Therapist, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1970.


Internet Publications

"On Sulking" ( Internet publication) internationalpsychoanalysis.net, June 2012

"Freud's Atonement" (with Stanley Schneider), Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 2011.

"The Psychological Understanding of Muslim Terrorism" (with Stanley Schneider), Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy web site:www.psychoanalysis-and-therapy.com 2006

"Yankel (with Gedaliah Fleer) In Between the Lines: Explorations of Jewish Mysticism, Identy, and Self Transformation,Vol. 1, No. 2, June 1998. email:

"The Jewish Mystical Tradition & Psychoanalysis" ACADEMY OF JERUSALEM web site:www.psychoanalysis-and-therapy.com October 1997


Many as in:

Thinking Without practice is not useful - It's Destructive in Antiuniversity of London - Antihistory Tabloid, June 21012, London & Copenhagen.

Suburbia & Anti-Psychiatry, (London) December 2001

The Arbours Magazine, Autumn 1991.

Attraverso Lo Specchio: Un Viaggio Nella Comunita Terapeutiche Inglesi, edited by Marcello Macario, "Intervista a Joseph Berke - Arbours Association," Centro Studi "Psichitria e Territorio", Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), 1990.

R. D. Laing & Anti-Psychiatry, edited by Robert Boyers and Tobert Orrill, Personal Library, Harper & Row, New York, 1971