BOOKS BY I.W. CHARNY
- Marital Love and Hate. New York: Macmillan, 1972. Paperback, New York: Lancer, 1973.
The author is concerned with marital hate and how to effectively and efficiently utilize aggressive energy in working at saving a marriage. The book might more appropriately be called “Marital Hate”. The author should be congratulated on bringing to the fore the normality of aggression in marital relations and the way it affects the interaction between two people living out their intimate relationships. The book is well organized and is divided into a book of “psychophilosophy,” or a theoretical model, and a book of “psychotechnology,” or a manual of suggestions for everyday marital coping. Therapists and others who believe marriage is a continuous state of war will find much solace and support in this book. Those who have denied aggression and hate will be helped to understand the manner in which it permeates many marital relationships. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved) –AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPSYCHIATRY 43(5):862 · January 1973
- Editor, Strategies Against Violence: Design for Nonviolent Change. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1978.
- How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?: Genocide, The Human Cancer. In collaboration with Chanan Rapaport. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1982.
Paperback with title change: Genocide, the Human Cancer: How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?]. New York: Hearst Professional Books [William Morrow], 1983
Translation into Portuguese, with new Introduction to this edition by the author and updated bibliography: Anatomia do Genocídio: Uma Psicologia da Agressão Humana. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rosa dos Tempos, 1998. [Translated by Ruy Jungmann]
- Editor, with Shamai Davidson, The Book of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide. Book One. The Conference Program and Crisis. Tel Aviv: Institute of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, 1983.
- Editor, Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide [Selected Presentations at the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide]. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press; & London: Bowker Publishing, 1984.
- Editor, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review. London: Mansell Publishing; & New York: Facts on File, 1988
awarded OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK OF THE YEAR by the American Library Association.
Chapter, The Definition of Genocide, reprinted in Totten, Samuel and Bartrop, Paul (Eds.) The Genocide Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 36-40.
- Editor, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review. Volume 2. London:Mansell Publishing; & New York: Facts on File, 1991.
- Existential/Dialectical Marital Therapy: Breaking the Secret Code of Marriage. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1992. Republished by Routledge Publishers, 2015. E-book in press 2018.
Excerpts from Selected Reviews Existential/Dialectical Marital Therapy: Breaking the Secret Code of Marriage
An important contribution which makes explicit the system concepts that are implicit in object relations theory of marital discord. What makes this contribution to the marital therapy literature most distinctive is Charny’s existential emphasis. The experienced therapist, as well as the novice, can benefit from the penetrating analysis of the issues surrounding the choice of method of intervention. -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY
This is an appreciative, mature book about marriage as endlessly valuable, complex, mysterious and sensual. It is a sure and steady text. The book is a celebration of marriage. -JOURNAL OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY
This book is full of wisdom and insight and stands on a platform of wide experience. Those who are interested in integrating the psychodynamic and systems streams of thought will find it particularly appealing. It is a clear, forthright, well-integrated and sensible book, realistic about what can and what cannot be achieved in marital therapy..-AUSTRALIA AND AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY
He is eclectic in the best sense of the word, discussing the merits of various approaches before explaining his own. Charny is excellent at conveying what makes marital therapy effective. The combination of openness, ability to contain doubt, with down-to-earth clinical know-how makes this an unusual and valuable book. -ISRAEL JOURNAL PSYCHIATRY
- Editor of book by the late Shamai Davidson, Holding on to Humanity – The Message of Holocaust Survivors: The Shamai Davidson Papers. New York: New York University Press, 1992.
- Editor, The Widening Circle of Genocide, Volume 3 in the Series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1994.
- Totten, Samuel; Parsons, William S.; and Charny, Israel W. (Eds.), Genocide in the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.
Paperback, revised and expanded, with title change: Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views, 1997
Second Edition of paperback, revised and expanded, with change of subtitle and change of publisher: Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York and London: Routledge, 2004.
Foreword: Which Genocide Matters More? Learning to Care about Humanity:
“The foreword by Israel Charny makes a sensitive and passionate statement about genocide and its implications for many groups beyond the survivors of various genocides. Charny speaks about learning to care about human life… “This concept of developing genuine and mutual respect and caring as foundations for human behavior is in direct opposition to those who preach tolerance but do not practice it. Clearly Charny’s work in the foreword to this text sets the tone of the book and give us a sense of its direction.” – Edelman, Samuel M. (2007). Book Review in Genocide Studies and Prevention (Journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, 2(2), 199-200 [Article 10. Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/gsp/vol2/iss2/10]
- Series Editor: Krell, Robert, & Sherman, Marc I. (Eds.), Medical and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust Survivors. Volume 4 in the series: Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1997.
- Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Genocide. Two volumes. ABC-Clio Publishers. Santa Barbara, CA and Denver, CO, USA: December, 1999; Oxford, UK: February 2000
awarded OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK OF THE YEAR by the American Library Association
Associate Editors: Rouben Paul Adalian, Steven Jacobs, Eric Markusen, and Samuel Totten. Bibliographic Editor: Marc I Sherman.
Forewords by Bishop Desmond Tutu and Simon Wiesenthal: “Why Is It Important to Learn about the Holocaust and the Genocides of All Peoples?”
2nd Printing, November 2000
Partial French Edition, Fall 2001: Le livre noir de l’humanité: Encyclopédie mondiale des genocides. Ava-propos de monseigneur Desmond M. Tutu et de Simon Wiesenthal. Traduit de l’anglais par Janice Valls-Russell. Toulouse: Éditions Privat.
3rd Printing, December 2002
Internet e-Book edition, 2003
Excerpts from Selected Reviews of Encyclopedia of Genocide
“Equally valuable as an authoritative source for ready-reference, facts, and statistics; as a compilation of primary source documents; or as a basic text for ethics and character education units, this work will have numerous cross-curricular applications. An impressive reference that belongs in most collections. Highly Recommended.” – The Book Report
“…the Encyclopedia of Genocide is a powerful work and represents a milestone in genocide studies. It is a reference set that is a necessary and important purchase for both academic and public libraries.” – Against the Grain
“A fine complement to Encyclopedia of the Holocaust … it is strongly recommended for any library supporting course work in history and the social sciences.” – Choice
“The encyclopedia contains a myriad of information about an important topic, and Charny is to be commended for his effort … this resource is recommended for academic libraries and libraries where research includes the Holocaust and other genocide. The reading level, cost, and arrangement make it most suitable for larger collections.”- Booklist
“While general editor Charny relates that this set is far from a complete coverage of the subject, the set is the best thing on the contemporary market. And it should remain the standard reference source for some time to come.” – Reviewer’s Consortium
“This is a good beginning resource for scholars, students, and any individual interested in the subject.” – American Reference Books Annual -From site of ABC-Clio Publishers
Selected Additional Reviews and Responses
A half-century after the Nuremberg trials, definitions of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity remain a difficulty. Definitions are among the items brilliantly examined in the new Encyclopedia of Genocide. The two volumes provide virtually a total education about genocide. -JERUSALEM POST
The landmark two-volume Encyclopedia of Genocide is evenhanded, non-polemical in its treatment of the various tragedies, scholarly, and reader-friendly. -BOOK NEWS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH
The range and depth of the analysis presented in the Encyclopedia of Genocide is a major achievement, and the only appropriate reward would be if all libraries — be they university, school or public — could find room in their budgets to ensure a place for these volumes on their shelves. -INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
In its organization of the material and its methods of presentation of the subject of genocide, this Encyclopedia is a pioneering project which will be a basis for all future literature in the field, long after some of the factual material in this Encyclopedia will be outdated. -HA’ARETZ BOOK REVIEW MAGAZINE, & HA’ARETZ ENGLISH EDITION with the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
Excellent, well-written, and extremely well-edited; a very different and exciting-to-use encyclopedia. Three dozen major genocidal events are examined including an absolutely first rate examination of the Turkish extermination of their Armenian people. Without a doubt, a required addition to any library. -CENTER HOLOCAUST STUDIES, UNIVERSITY VERMONT
When I accepted an invitation to write this review, I had not anticipated reading the two volume Encyclopedia from cover to cover. After I had begun to read, I became quite absorbed and soon decided that I should read all of this fascinating work. An exceptional publication and an invaluable resource. -Richard J. Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH
A remarkable work that will be a valuable resource for a variety of users including a primary reference for journmalists, in a straightforward format and style free from scholarly jargon. -Henry C. Theriault, JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH
The “Yad Vashem” for the terrible universal holocaust of the genocides of many peoples. It should be in every public and private library. -ZEEV JABOTINSKY – THE ISRAELI CLASSICAL LIBERAL WEBSITE
It is a monumental work which many of us will want to read, reread and possess. -ISRAEL JOURNAL PSYCHIATRY
No review can do justice to the amount of useful information in the Encyclopedia. This work is a tremendous contribution to the study of genocide, including the Holocaust, and should be on the reference shelf of every academic and public library. –INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON WORLD PEACE
Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind: A Bridge between Mind and Society. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Republished as a paperback in Spring 2008.
awarded OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK OF THE YEAR by the American Library Association
Excerpts from Selected Reviews Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind
“Essential. This is a pathbreaking endeavor. Behavioral scientists need to confront this innovative thesis.” –CHOICE, Library Review Magazine, 2007″
“This is one of the most important books of this decade.” —Douglas H. Sprenkle, psychologist, Purdue University
“Momentous. This is the most innovative piece of scholarship I have ever read.” —Robert Hitchcock, anthropologist, Michigan State University
“Fascinating…Excellent”; “One of the best books on mind and society in the last fifty years. The author is years ahead of the pack in his thinking and insight, a humanist head and shoulders above the rest.” —Amazon Reviews
“A work of transcendental importance. In the tradition of Erich Fromm. This is at the same time a journey both into one’s own mind and into the human collectivity. Charny writes in an accessible, engaging style. This is a book whose appeal will go far beyond the many academic disciplines to which it relates. One can only hope that an affordable, paperback edition will soon become available as this work has the potential for widespread appeal.”—Nicholas Robins, historian
“I wish to tell you that your book Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind was for me the best book I read in 2009.” – Letter from Janja Bec, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sociologist and Author- including Talks with Richard Goldstone, Sarajevo, 2007
- Fighting Suicide Bombing: A Worldwide Campaign for Life. New York: Praeger Security International [Greenwood Press], 2007.
Republished in India and Sri Lanka by three publishers: Penguin Books/Random House, Pentagon Press, and Lancer, and in a Spanish edition by ABC Books.
2009 JERUSALEM Van Leer Institute, Evening Program ”Suicide Bombing- Sacrifice: The Ultimate Evil or the Weapon of the Weak?” In Honor of new book by IW Charny, published by Praeger Security International: Fighting Suicide Bombing. Panel Discussion, Chair Dr. Anat Paidot-Fierella, with Dr. Meier Hatina. Dr. Bashir Bashir, Yoav Broshi, and Prof. Israel Charny
Excerpt from a Review of Fighting Suicide Bombing
“Perhaps the lone voice in the mental health world to date to condemn [suicide bombers] psychologically is that of Israel Charny. He puts the answer in simple and concise terms – normal people want to live, and then indicts those people, systems and institutions that pervert all that is life enhancing.” –Steven K. Baum in a review in the Journal of Hate Studies, 2009, 7 (1).
- “And You Shall Destroy the Evil Inside of You”: We Are the Human Beings who Commit Holocaust and Genocide. Tel Aviv: Open University of Israel Press, 2011. (Hebrew).
2011 RAANANA, ISRAEL Study Day in honor of publication of We Are the Human Beings who Commit Holocaust and Genocide by Israel W. Charny (Hebrew). Participants: Yair Auron, Yoram Yovell, Michael Handlesaltz, Yoel Elizur. Chair: David Witzomb.
- The Genocide Contagion: How We Commit and Confront Genocide -a book for learning about ourselves B E F O R E. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.
awarded Spirituality and Practice Book Award 2016
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Excerpts from Selected Reviews The Genocide Contagion
A thought-provoking tome on the human capacity to commit genocide… According to Charny, we are all capable of participating in genocide even though a capacity for good dwells within us as well. Genocide is not a “thing of the past- this eye-opening book is so important. –Spirituality and Practice Book Award 2016, Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
This book is truly a cri de coeur – your concern that all life is sacred is a testimony to who and what you are. I do like the additions of the various quoted sources throughout and the exercises at the end, and hope to incorporate these when I teach my genocide course. –Steven Jacobs, University of Alabama.
A well researched, well documented work coalescing divergent perspectives – a task that most genocide writers are unable to do. As a seasoned clinician and as someone who has spent much of his career trying to understand genocide, I.W. Charny continues to shed light on the oldest and darkest parts of human existence.-Steven Baum, author of The Psychology of Genocide and Editor, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism
Delivered in lively, accessible, and approachable format, The Genocide Contagion is suitable for a broad array of audiences and learners. Charny neither minces words nor overloads (or overlords) with agony. Genocide Studies and Prevention, An International Journal: Mark A. Drumbl, Washington and Lee University School of Law
One of the pioneers of the field of genocide studies and an eminent psychologist, Charny is a scholar with a sharp mind and a compassionate heart. The unique combination of true incidents, fictional scenarios, and exercises encourages readers to explore who they really are and to delve deeply into what they really think, believe, and feel about a host of critical and controversial issues germane to crimes against humanity and genocide. These Learning Exercises make the book a powerful read. –Samuel Totten, University of Arkansas, author of Genocide by Attrition: Nuba Mountains, Sudan
While this book is at first glance an introductory text on genocide, it is at the same time much more than that. Israel Charny is one of the pioneers of genocide studies and a doyen in the field. Here, he has asked (and answered) key questions regarding the psychological dynamics of those who commit genocide and those who collaborate with the murderers. This is a fascinating journey. –Paul R. Bartrop, Florida Gulf Coast University
An innovative conversation with his readers. Drawing on his own well-known work, and that of several classic genocide studies scholarsCharny asks us to confront fundamental and difficult questions about ourselves. Could I be a bystander to genocide? Could I be a perpetrator? –Maureen S. Hiebert, University of Calgary
Amazon Customer Reviews
A fascinating study. –Arthur Kemelman
Fascinating book that is well-written and kept me riveted from beginning to end. I particularly appreciated how the author is personally present in the book as a human being and not as someone who is above the human condition. Highly recommended. –Z. Kemelman, MSW
A Democratic Mind: Psychology and Psychiatry with Fewer Meds and More Soul. Lexington Books (2017).
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COVER BLURBS A DEMOCRATIC MIND
“The argument for freedom of thought in our work and in our lives is emblazoned in this groundbreaking book for our times. A Democratic Mind marshals cogent arguments against the social and psychotherapeutic trends toward the surrender to imposed constraints on thought and action, and toward the suggestion that rule-bound ideas of mental health and illness will suffice. If you long for a unifying call for freedom of thought, read this book!”—David E. Scharff, MD, International Psychotherapy Institute and the IPA Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis.
“This compelling book held my interest throughout. It is written by a man who loves life and speaks with candor, clarity, and courage. A Democratic Mind is a critical exploration of the limits of contemporary psychotherapy, and a passionate plea to expand its agenda to not only treat the individual, but also the impact that he/she has on his/her family, community, and world. Israel Charny stresses the necessity of cultivating open, compassionate, and engaged people who embrace life. Charny’s writing is lucid and interesting; his work is passionate and lively.”—Michael Berenbaum, PhD, American Jewish University
“The release of A Democratic Mind could not be at a better time, as the world contends with polarizing forces that pit tribal populism against global democratic principles. Israel W. Charny offers a metaphor of the ‘Fascist versus Democratic Mind’ as a new framework with which to understand symptoms and direct treatment. Like Albert Bandura’s Moral Disengagement, Charny offers readers an approach to assessment and psychotherapy that is firmly grounded in democratic, life-affirming values, and that emphasizes the choice between good and evil. He expands assessment of the rigid, fascist mind—how we humans hurt ourselves—to how we also hurt others. The addition of these relational considerations is critical for a full understanding of the human condition. To be mentally healthy in the twenty-first century is to cultivate calm in the midst of uncertainty, to embrace and learn from diversity, and to hold our own and others’ behaviors accountable as life-affirming. Charny offers an empowering and integrative psychotherapy to achieve these goals. We need this approach now more than ever.” —Susan McDaniel, University of Rochester Medical Center; Past President, American Psychological Association
From the Foreword to the book by Allen Frances, MD, Editor of DSM IV:
“This is a fascinating book, expressing noble aims. Charny’s premise is that our species is limited by a fairly primitive mental apparatus that needs a “software upgrade” to provide us with the tools to live more at peace with ourselves and with each other. Diagnosis and treatment must also extend beyond the individual to encompass relational problems at the family and societal level. We must not be satisfied with treating pathology; instead, we must strive to create goodness where once there was evil. Would it were possible, but I fear it isn’t. I believe in human happiness, but not in human perfectibility. Let the reader decide between my skeptical reservations and Dr. Charny’s hopes. I hope he is right.”
Allen Frances was the editor of DSM-IV and Susan McDaniel is a past president of the American Psychological Association.
Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind:Treatment of Intimacy, Tragedy, Violence and Evil, published January 2018
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COVER BLURBS PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR A DEMOCRATIC MIND: Treating Tragedy, Intimacy, Violence and Evil
Psychotherapy for A Democratic Mind will be published by Lexington Books in 2017
“Israel W. Charny provides a captivating journey exploring a framework for therapy that charts a course for today’s and tomorrow’s mental health professionals. Charny’s therapeutic wisdom and existential insight into the human condition, combined with his pioneering work on the Holocaust and genocide studies, informs his courageous approach to perplexing issues. He provides essential truths, including a prescription for therapists and patients alike, to achieve a ‘free mind’ that does no harm to one’s own life or that of others. This book provides approaches to diagnosis and therapy that must be studied, savored, and implemented.”—Robert Krell, MD University of British Columbia
“This is one of the most original psychotherapy books I have ever read. Israel W. Charny does not flinch when describing evil in the human experience. He calls on therapists to see psychological health as inclusive of how personal behavior affects the well-being of others, and to make the connection between political democracy and democracy in the mind and heart. There is an ethical consciousness at work on every page, which is much needed in today’s world.” Bill Doherty, PhD, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
“Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind presents a creative focusing of Israel W. Charny’s general concept of democratic and fascistic minds to a crucial field of application. An unusual blend of material from clinical psychology, personality theory, and political psychology, its core terms symbolize broad personality types. The result is a set of novel and thought-provoking ideas for clinical theory, diagnosis, and treatment.”—Peter Suedfeld, PhD, University of British Columbia
Response to Rap Poem-Like Closing Chapter, “Author’s Voice: What Is Going to Happen to All of Us? What Can I Do in MY Time?”
“Psychotherapy for A Democratic Mind concludes with a brilliant summation of an extraordinary life spent grappling with the human condition. Truth is in essence dialectical, and this book is a twenty-first century embodiment of the rabbinic concept of “yetzer hara/yetzer tov” (in Hebrew: the good impulse and the bad impulse). Israel Charny offers a profound understanding of the human story. There is so much substance, depth, and truth in Charny’s life perspective.” — Samuel Karff, Temple Beth Israel, Houston and University of Texas Medical School
From the Foreword to the book by Douglas Sprenkle, Ph.D., Former Editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
“This is a wonderful book. It is the most provocative—very much in a positive sense– book I have read on psychotherapy in the past decade. All of the chapters are enlivened with case studies that reflect the author’s exceptional wisdom, sensitivity, and courage. It is rare to read a book that offers a synergy of theory, research, and practice in a way that is so scholarly, compelling, and practical. I felt that it was a privilege to be drawn into the consulting room of a master clinician who handles very difficult cases with such sensitivity and brutal honesty.”
Karff, Samuel E. (Summer 2018). Review of Israel W. Charny, A Democratic Mind and Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind. CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. https://www.ccarpress.org/shopping_product_detail.asp?pid=50444
At the heart of Israel Charny’s ground-breaking work is a trenchant critique of the DSM, the diagnostic bible of contemporary psychotherapy. Charny explains that “ the DSM diagnoses are oriented most of all to a person’s capacity to function effectively and very little to the value meanings of a person’s functioning”
With intentional irony Charny points out that “ if a Nazi guard starts shaking and trembling because of pangs of conscience, according to DSM psychiatry he is in a disturbed state.. but if the Nazi guard feels just fine, eats well, and sleeps well, and is untroubled by the fates of the victims, he is a DSM specimen of psychiatric health.”
Charny convicts the DSM of lacking an ethical guiding system. In contrast, he offers the belief that “the key or basic standard of mental health is “a principled forceful stand on behalf of protecting and fulfilling life, first your own life and then too the lives of others.”
Thus Charny distinguishes 2 stages of therapy. “The first “pertains to symptom control, removal, and reduction—help in living with troubling symptoms. The second …should bring about a significant counseling experience for learning how to improve management of one’s mind, style of life, and personal relationships…I find myself more genuinely excited and enlivened by the second part of therapy for improving one’s life style.”
Charny’s most powerful and succinct summation of his belief as a psychotherapist is the following: “One cannot be defined as psychiatrically normal while engaging in sick heinous behaviors such as child abuse, spousal abuse, insulting, dominating and brutalizing other people…but our mental health professions have never had the guts to confront such behaviors by defining them formally and authoritatively as ‘sick.’
Israel W. Charny is to be saluted and thanked for striving to restore ethical judgment and assessment of character to psychotherapy.
Communication between psychotherapist and teacher in treatment of the severely disturbed child. Mental Hygiene, 1959, 43, 40-47.
Cohen, Richard L., Charny, Israel W., and Lembke, Pernilla. Parental expectations as a force in treatment: The identification of unconscious parental projections on to the children’s psychiatric hospital. Archives of General Psychiatry, 1961, 4, 471-478.
Family interviews in redefining a “sick” child’s role in the family problem. Psychological Reports, 1962, 10, 577-578.
Regression and reorganization in the “isolation treatment” of children: A clinical contribution to sensory deprivation research. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1963, 4, 47-60.
Integrated individual and family psychotherapy. Family Process, 1966, 5, 179-198. Digest reprinted in Schaefer and Breimeister, Family Therapy Techniques for Problem Behaviors of Children and Teenagers, 1984.
The psychotherapist as teacher of an ethic of nonviolence. Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, 1967, 3, 1-24.
Marital love and hate. Family Process, 1969, 8, 1-24.
And Abraham went to slay Isaac: A parable of killer, victim and bystander in the family of man. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 1973, 10 (2), 304-318.
Modern psychology-friend or foe of marriage? Ptachim, 1979, (3-4), 12-19, 45-46. (Hebrew)
Why are so many (if not really all) people and families disturbed? Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1980, 6 (1), 37-47.
What do therapists worry about: A tool for experiential supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 1986, 4 (1-2), 17-28.
An existential/dialectical model for analyzing marital functioning and interaction. Family Process, 1986, 25 (4), 571-590.
“Marital Trap Analysis” – Incompetence, complementarity and success traps: Identifying potential future dysfunctions based on a couple’s current collusive agreements. Contemporary Family Therapy, 1987, 9 (3), 163-180.
Machlin, Rivka, and Charny, Israel W. Changes in marital functioning and interaction of couples following a stroke. Chevra vRvachach (Society and Welfare), 1991, 11 (4), 395-406. (Hebrew)
Machlin, Rivka,and Charny, Israel W. Changes in the quality of the marital relationship after a stroke. Bamishpacha (Journal of the Israel Association for Marital and Family Therapy), 1991, No. 34, 18-27. (Hebrew)
Charny, Israel W., and Parnass, Sivan. The impact of extramarital relationships on the continuation of marriages. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 1995, 21 (2), 100-115.
A personality disorder of excessive power strivings. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 1997, 34(1), 3-17. Discusssant: Kaslow, Florence. Commentary on “A personality disorder of excessive power strivings,” 16-17. See Siegel, Judy. A new diagnosis for the power hungry. Jerusalem Post, August 20, 1997.
Asineli, Shlomit, & Charny, Israel W. Development of a questionnaire for couples to assess marital functioning and interaction based on an existential/dialectical model. Bamishpacha (Journal of the Israel Association for Marital and Family Therapy), 1997, No. 39, 7-26. (Hebrew)
Charny, Israel W., and Asinelli-Tal, Shlomit. Study of “sex-less” (sex avoidant) young couples. Journal Family Psychotherapy, 2004, 16 (1/2) 197-218.
Recovering the lost art of naturalistic family therapy: Retrospective & prospective. Article invited by Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 2014, 25(2), 99-116.