Clinical Dicta and Contra Dicta
by John E. Espy, Ph.D.
John Espy is considered one of two experts in the United States in the area of pedophilic and paraphilic OCD. He has been practicing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for the past thirty-five years. He was supervised by R.D. Laing for many years and conducted a weekly supervision group with Sheldon Kopp. He has worked extensively in the area of primitive and psychotic personalities and has interviewed more than twenty serial murderers and pedophiles in the United States and Europe as part of his research on the manifestation of malignant projective-identification. His current practice primarily focuses on clinical and forensic consultation and long term treatment. He was previously a neurotoxicologist with NASA and has taught at numerous universities throughout the United States. Dr. Espy is also a long standing member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and northwestern United States group moderator for the International Neuro-psychoanalysis Society.
Books by John E. Espy, Ph.D.
Eat the Evidence
(Book One of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
Culled from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Bar Jonah as well as dozens of others who either knew or were involved with him, Espy retells the suspected serial killer's entire life—from the time before he was conceived to after his death—and those who were harmed by him in unparalleled detail and scope.
A Parasite in the Mind
(Book Two of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
The story continues in Book Two of the Bar Jonah Trilogy.
There is No Body
(Book Three of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
The story concludes in Book Three of the Bar Jonah Trilogy.
Clinical Dicta and Contra Dicta:
The Therapy Process from Inside Out and Outside In
Iconic adages and clinical vignettes are presented as well as a treatise on how serial perpetrators use projective-identification to groom and ultimately ensnare their victims.