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Helen Morgan
As a so-called 'Developmental Jungian' the author of this paper was raised bilingual - speaking both psychoanalytic and Jungian languages. Early on in her training an analysand brought a dream which seemed to capture an inherent tension regarding the analyst's role in the analytic relationship. The paper is a personal exploration of the potentially creative nature of this tension through focussing on the dream and the work with the dreamer.
June 2018: Journal of Analytical Psychology
Ian J Davidson
This article is a cocitation network analysis of The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology ( JASP ) from 1925 to 1942. The analysis was conducted to help shed light on the historical roots of the intellectual and institutional relationships among social, personality, and abnormal psychology. JASP was a main venue for the boundary work of early- to mid-twentieth-century American psychologists. One of the main goals of these various research communities was to appropriate psychoanalytic and sociological concepts into preferred methods and approaches that favored an individualistic, quantifiable, and ultimately normal subject...
May 2018: History of Psychology
Brian Johnson
Neurobiological engineering is the process of making models of brain function and psychoanalytic psychology as these interact in a social environment to hide complexity while remaining true to science. One-fourth of Americans are killed by drugs. The engineering model described is applied to psychodynamic therapy of addicted patients. It helps us understand why addiction is ubiquitous, hostile, malicious, and intractable. Drugs take over the will by changing the ventral tegmental dopaminergic SEEKING system...
June 2018: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Elizabeth Weinberg, David Mintz
Optimal patient care in psychiatry necessitates attention to the treatment relationship and to the patient's experience as an individual. The growth of patient-centered medicine has led to an increased appreciation of the importance of the biopsychosocial formulation, the personhood of both the patient and the physician, the autonomy and authority of the patient, and the therapeutic alliance. Patient-centered medicine, developed by the seminal psychoanalytic theorist Michael Balint, has its roots in psychodynamic concepts...
June 2018: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Richard G Hersh
Transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) is one of the empirically validated treatments for patients with borderline personality disorder. TFP has roots in psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy, although important elements of the treatment have been adapted and refined for patients with significant personality disorder pathology. TFP's assessment process is informed by the structural interview, an approach that synthesizes standard DSM-5 nosology with the psychodynamic concept of the personality organization...
June 2018: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Richard C Friedman, Jennifer I Downey, César A Alfonso
Psychodynamic psychiatry emerged from psychoanalytic theory, but the influence of the latter has been only partial. Equally important are other disciplines outlined within is article. Modern psychodynamic publications and presentations should honor all of the foundational pillars of the field. In this way, the new area lends itself to bio-psycho-social integrations that remain a challenge for all researchers and clinicians who seek to understand and treat patients with mental disorders.
June 2018: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Jane G Tillman
Both illusion and disillusion play an important role in development, fostering processes of going-on-being and separation (Winnicott 1960). The capacity to bear disillusionment is both a developmental necessity and an ongoing challenge. Disillusionment penetrates the sphere of illusion and invites the individual into an expanded encounter with shared realities. But when disillusionment becomes chronic and pervasive or is accompanied by severe psychic pain, then suicide is felt by some to be an urgent option for refusing or escaping this pain...
April 2018: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Avner Bergstein
The psychotic part of the personality is seen as a multidimensional mental realm that is fully comprehensible only through intuition and tolerance of approximations, transience, and the notion of infinity. It is suggested that a major differentiating factor between the psychotic and nonpsychotic parts of the personality is the capacity to tolerate the infinite complexity of the human mind. With the use of mathematical concepts, Bion tries to describe the state of mind required of the analyst who endeavors to tread on psychotic territories of the personality...
April 2018: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Catherine Hall, Daniel Pick
This essay considers the frequent and varied uses of 'denial' in modern political discourse, suggests the specific psychoanalytic meanings the term has acquired and asks how useful this Freudian concept may be for historians. It notes the debates among historians over the uses of psychoanalysis, but argues that concepts such as 'denial', 'disavowal', 'splitting' and 'negation' can help us to understand both individual and group behaviour. The authors dwell, especially, on 'disavowal' and argue it can provide a particularly useful basis for exploring how and why states of knowing and not knowing co-exist...
October 2017: History Workshop Journal: HWJ
Paola Manfredi
About the relationship between medicine and psychoanalysis it has been written a lot, in primis in the psycho-somatic perspective, in secundis in the psychic modulation of health and disease. In this paper a different perspective is adopted. Both psychoanalysis and medicine are currently confronted with different patients than in the past, indeed nowadays patients are often more fragile, as in the somatic as in the psychic problems. For this reason in both disciplines the theme of adherence to treatment is very important, to which the theme of the relationship is linked...
April 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
Gunn Engelsrud, Birgit Nordtug, Ingvil Øien
This article advocates integrating ideas from phenomenological theory regarding the body with a psychoanalytical theory of language to enrich our understanding of the meaning of bodily presence in the practice of physiotherapy. The authors use this theoretical framework to explore bodily presence as a source for physiotherapists' professional development. They are using research on children as moving and meaning-producing subjects1 1 The concept of subject is used in different ways in phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and also in varying ways in each of the two traditions...
April 12, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
David Stromberg
Melanie Klein's theories on love outline a complex system of relations-an oscillating dynamic of psychical and emotional tendencies following from both actual experience and fantasies produced by the mind. Her insights are often discussed and applied in psychoanalytical contexts, but the philosophical implications of her theory-especially in relation to Platonic thought-have rarely been discussed. In this article, I will attempt to address this gap by setting out some preliminary yet core considerations shared by both Plato and Klein...
April 11, 2018: American Journal of Psychoanalysis
Andreina Bruno, Giuseppina Dell'Aversana, Gloria Guidetti
Interpersonal relationship require sophisticated competences of cohabitation. However, the availability of training tools to develop conflict management skills is limited and problematic. The prisoner's dilemma game (PDG), the most widely known example of game theory, a nonzero-sum game, has been used, in higher education, to provide students with an opportunity of active learning and for understanding counterintuitive concepts. It creates a condition of emotive, moral and decisional conflict in and between agents...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Austin Ratner
Freud's letters and papers indicate that his emotions interfered with his endeavor to justify his theories to an unsympathetic public. His example suggests that a psychoanalyst who wishes to prove the validity of psychoanalysis to critics may experience strong and unpalatable emotions that in turn stimulate defense mechanisms, such as avoidance of proving activities. While Freud habitually observed the public's resistance to psychoanalytic ideas, he overlooked the possibility of his own resistance to presenting them...
April 2018: Psychoanalytic Review
Yael A Kadish
Women's psychosexuality remains an underdeveloped area in mainstream psychoanalysis. The paper argues for psychoanalytic recognition of women's secondary psychosexual development, that is, an extended developmental vantage point that includes women's pubertal and reproductive experiences. The author's arguments are illustrated through in-depth interview data from a research project that was conducted with mothers from thirty to sixty years old. The author proposes that women are subjected to at least three types of psychological conflict related to their secondary psychosexual events and processes...
April 2018: Psychoanalytic Review
Mario Rossi Monti, Alessandra D'Agostino
While on the one hand therapists can count on a number of codified and standardized diagnostic procedures, on the other hand it is hard to believe that in their daily work therapists slavishly follow these standardized procedures. In a clinical assessment, the diagnosis seems to be the outcome of a naïve and fuzzy process that is strongly influenced by personal training, by, theoretical models, and by one's masters as well as the experience gained in the field. What happens inside the no man's land of the clinical encounter? Can we identify some landmarks in these "amoeboid" exploratory moves? This paper addresses diagnosis not only as a noun or name ("diagnosis"), but also as a verb ("diagnosing"), arguing that a diagnostic space opens up thanks to an oscillatory state of mind that emerges at the intersection of different ways of looking "through" the symptom...
April 2018: Psychoanalytic Review
Abidemi Idowu Otaiku
René Descartes (1596-1650), "the Father of Modern Philosophy" and advocate of mind-body dualism, had three successive dreams on November 10, 1619 that changed the trajectory of his life and the trajectory of human thought. Descartes' influential dreams have been of interest to a number of commentators including the famous neurologist and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Descartes' second dream in particular, in which he heard a loud noise in his head before seeing a bright flash of light upon awakening, has been discussed extensively...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sidney Coren
This paper offers an integration of social issues, psychoanalytic theory, and analytic experience in the treatment of a patient whose political values and identifications differed significantly from my own. Our political leanings facilitated a dynamic tension of difference, power, and aggression that mirrored how each of us felt in relation to the current social-political milieu. In particular, the sadomasochistic dynamics on display in the treatment offered me a unique way of understanding my relationship with my patient and opened new ways of understanding the political present...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
Jessica Yakeley
Like any discipline, psychoanalysis has evolved considerably since its inception by Freud over a century ago, and a multitude of different psychoanalytic traditions and schools of theory and practice now exist. However, some of Freud's original ideas, such as the dynamic unconscious, a developmental approach, defence mechanisms, and transference and countertransference remain essential tenets of psychoanalytic thinking to this day. This Review outlines several areas within modern mental health practice in which contemporary adaptations and applications of these psychoanalytic concepts might offer helpful insights and improvements in patient care and management, and concludes with an overview of evidence-based psychoanalytically informed treatments and the links between psychoanalysis, attachment research, and neuroscience...
March 21, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
Link R Swanson
How do psychedelic drugs produce their characteristic range of acute effects in perception, emotion, cognition, and sense of self? How do these effects relate to the clinical efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapies? Efforts to understand psychedelic phenomena date back more than a century in Western science. In this article I review theories of psychedelic drug effects and highlight key concepts which have endured over the last 125 years of psychedelic science. First, I describe the subjective phenomenology of acute psychedelic effects using the best available data...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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