Psychoanalysis applied outside the office.
A Psychoanalytic COVID Workbook for Children in South Africa with Jennifer Davids, M.Sc.
We begin by describing the challenges to making mental health resources available to children in a materially impoverished community in South Africa. We discuss the format and content of the workbook and its success in aiding the children in representing their individual voices as well as their place in the collective chorus. We close with her sharing her family history of community outreach in South Africa.
Psychoanalytic Curiosity and Boundaries with Philip Stokoe (London)
We discuss the ambiguity between technical and common-sense language as it applies to clinical concepts, i.e. 'resistance' and 'boundaries'. We trace the development of early curiosity through the child's experience of frustration and encouragement. Internal conflict is valued as an intrapsychic capacity as well as that which takes place at the boundary of the analytic encounter.
A Psychoanalyst and Magic Moments: Working with Caregivers of Traumatized Children with Alexandra Harrison, M.D. (Cambridge, Mass.)
We begin with a conversation on the nature of altruism and the benefit it offers to the self. We specifically consider the role it plays in repairing "mismatches" that we all have in our pasts. Dr. Harrison describes the many activities of her international organization, Supporting Child Caregivers. She walks us through her early training in infant development and the learning curve she went through when she first brought that knowledge to an orphanage in El Salvador.
Shame, Guilt, and Ruminations with Donald Carveth, Ph.D. (Toronto)
We discuss the differences between guilt that reflects concern for the other and alternatively self-abuse that serves narcissistic purposes. The former relates to Klein's depressive/reparative stage, labeled ‘conscience’ by Carveth, and the latter derives from the paranoid/schizoid position, labeled ‘superego’. We review varying technical approaches to each of these clinical presentations and note that the countertransference provides vital guidance in understanding the state of the analysand's mind
The Freuds in Vienna, 1933-38 with Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D.
We discuss the political and social context for Freud's years in Vienna starting with Hitler's rise to power in 1933 along with the burning of Freud's books at that time. We learn of the varying optimism and pessimism that were rampant in the Jewish Viennese community culminating in the German invasion in March 1938. We cover the pogrom of March 1938, the role of the witnesses to the atrocities along with the family suicides that became commonplace
The Psychoanalyst in the Business World with Kenneth Eisold, PhD (New York)
Dr. Steven Rolfe welcomes Dr. Kenneth Eisold to today’s episode to talk about leadership, groups, what psychoanalysis brings to consulting, and the differences between psychoanalysis and consulting with organizations
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Psychoanalysis on and off the couch
A superb collection of interviews with highly creative people who apply psychoanalytic thinking in myriad ways. It is full of fascinating ideas which are brought out by the excellent interviewers. Everyone, including mental health professionals, will come away from these podcasts with new knowledge that they can use in their lives.
What a fabulous reprieve it is to listen to this podcast. For anyone unsure about how psychoanalytic thinking and practice is still applicable, relevant, and extremely important, this podcast will be of great use. Thank you!
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I am so impressed to hear about psychoanalysis in other countries. It’s so comforting to learn other people’s response to talking to patients by Zoom, and to treating patients for fears we ourselves possess. Such a treat!