Publications

When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic AttachmentsHungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties

Empathy As a Dual-Edged Sword: Stalking as Occupational Hazard and Cautionary Tale (2015). .  American Journal of Psychotherapy.  69,3

“Tell Them It is Not Too Late for Someone Like Me.”A Failure-To-Thrive Child Grows Old and Begins Treatment: Attachment Based Psychotherapy of a 67 Year Old Woman with Chronic Infantile Anorexia Nervosa (in press).  Attachment: New Directions in Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.(2015):

The Hunger for Ecstasy: An Under the Radar Phenomenon. (2014). Psychoanalytic Social Work.

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Eating disorders in womens’ prisons: An underreported phenomenon? (2013). Advances in Eating Disorders. 1, 1: 1-12.

The Wounded Healer Psychotherapist and the Wounding Healer Psychotherapist. (in press).  NY/London: Routledge.

Farber, S. (in press). Eating disorders in womens’ prisons: an underreported phenomenon? Advances in Eating disorders. 1, 1: 1-12.

Farber, S., (2012). Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Farber, S. (2010). Fat Talk and Body Image. The Rivertowns Enterprise. March 12. P. 6A

Farber, S., (2010). The comorbidity of eating disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention. 18.1: 81-89

Farber, S., (2008). Autistic and dissociative features in eating disorders and self-mutilation. Modern Psychoanalysis. 33,1: 23-49.

Farber, S. (2008). Traumatic attachment and dissociation in self-harm (eating disorders and self-mutilation) Clinical Social Work Journal. 36, 1: 63-72.

Farber, S (2007 ).Book review The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being. Ed. Stephen L.Lepore and Joshua M. Smyth. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. 35, 1: 162-165.

Farber, S (2007). Book Review The End of Gender: A Psychological Autopsy by Shari Thurer, Routledge 2005. In Psychologist-Psychoanalyst (official publication of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association), 27, 1, 67-69.

Farber, S., Jackson, C., Tabin, J., & Bachar, E. (2007). Death and annihilation anxieties in anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and self-mutilation. Psychoanalytic Psychology 24, 2:. 284-305.

Farber, S. (2006). “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, a long way from home”: Complex adolescent identity formation in a transcultural adoption. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 5,1: 24- 45.

Farber, S. (2005). Free Association Reconsidered: The Talking Cure, The Writing Cure. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. 33, 2: 247-273.

Farber, S. (2003). Weight Loss Surgery: A Magic Bullet? A Realistic Look at the Medical and Psychological Risks.

Farber, S. (2003). Ecstatic Stigmatics and Holy Anorexics, Medieval and Contemporary. Journal of Psychohistory, 31, 2, 182-204.

Farber, S. (2000, 3002). When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments (Aronson 2000, 2002).

Farber, S. 1998. The Body Speaks, The Body Weeps: Eating Disorders, Self-Mutilation, and Body Modifications. The Renfrew Perspective, Reprinted in The Phoenix, The Clinician(NYSSCSW newsletter).

Farber, S. (1997). Self-Medication, Traumatic Reenactment, and Somatic Expression in Bulimic and Self-Mutilating Behavior. Clinical Social Work Journal, 25, 1, 87-106,

Farber, S (1997). Dispelling the Myth That Thinness Is All. June 29, 1997

Farber, S (1991). A Response to “The Psychological Effect on the Child of Physical and Sexual Abuse” by Annaclare Van Dalen.Clinical Social Work Journal, 19,1.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
  • Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance Association, Hudson Valley chapter
  • International Cultic Studies Association
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Society of Clinical Social Workers
  • Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society
  • LinkedIn
  • Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys