2018 was a busy year that saw our local psychoanalytic
community engage with a number of social crises and issues.
Matthias von der Tann, a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the editor of OPD's translation to English, talked about different psychoanalytical approaches used in initial interviews by also providing examples from his personal psychoanalytic
journey, in his presentation called "Initial Interviews with Doctor-Patients with the Support of OPD".
Heinz Kohut, a psychoanalytic
celebrity in the 1970s, was the founder of "self psychology" and an early champion of the self-esteem movement.
Sabbadini takes a rather more satisfying, exploratory, direction, discussing twenty-five important feature films using a psychoanalytic
interpretative approach to consider them as 'the artistic vehicles of new, unsuspected meanings.' The link to existentialism comes with Sabbadini's recognition that practitioners in the separate cultural phenomenon of film and therapy share a common goal of engaging with profound truths about the human condition, and creating a language with which to do so.
Jung's observation serves as the impetus to Badia Sahar Ahad's argument: that while Jung's perception of the Negro depended upon an interconnected relationship between American Negroes and whites, Negro intellectuals rejected his contention outright and created instead a "psychoanalytic
counter discourse to Jung's paradigm" that underscored black nationalism and challenged white supremacy (Badir, 2010, p.1).
Fascinating and sobering at once, Berlin Psychoanalytic
is a detailed historical survey rather than a psychoanalytic
The collection's title is borrowed from a paper, "Hatred and Forgiveness; or, From Abjection to Paranoia," which Kristeva presented at a conference organized by the Psychoanalytic
Society of Paris in 2004.
The author's polemical insistence on privileging psychoanalytic
method as uniquely valuable may be strategically unwise if her aim is, in fact, to persuade the psychoanalytically disinclined.
In this special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, you will find a rich and vibrant panorama of articles to pique your interest, innervate your clinical thinking and animate your consideration of psychoanalytic
At times the application of Kristeva's psychoanalytic
concepts is a bit strained, but they fit the dream-like state of MacDonald's narratives and pervading tone of melancholy he picked up from Novalis and other German Romantics.
Federico II, Naples, Italy) treat the debate between Freudians and followers of Ferenczi on the issues surrounding the 'natural end' of the psychoanalytic
process raised by Freud in Analysis Terminable and Interminable (1937).
The author maintains that contemporary psychoanalytic
thought can supply a needed intraindividual diversity perspective, which has been suppressed by dominant ideologies.