Category Archives: Psychoanalysis

What does it mean to be a Christian? (4-6-21)

00:00 What does it mean to be Christian or Jewish? https://twitter.com/lukeford/status/1379499997310328834 03:00 Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy, https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/ 10:00 Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=138249 21:00 Why Mental Health Treatment Often Fails, https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2021/04/why-mental-health-treatment-often-fails.html 22:00 Science Plays the … Continue reading

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Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Janet Malcolm writes in this 1982 book: * THE PHENOMENON OF TRANSFERENCE—HOW WE ALL INVENT each other according to early blueprints—was Freud’s most original and radical discovery. The idea of infant sexuality and of the Oedipus complex can be accepted … Continue reading

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What Is Counter-Transference?

Link: In psychoanalytic theory, counter-transference occurs when the therapist begins to project his own unresolved conflicts onto the client. Freud, in 1910, was the first to discuss this topic. Transference of the client’s conflicts onto the therapist is a normal … Continue reading

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Pathways To Pain Relief

Link: Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD is a New York-based psychoanalyst and expert on treating chronic pain… How do you go about treating someone with TMS? First, I will oversimplify by saying that the treatment is implied in the diagnosis: If … Continue reading

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What’s The Difference Between Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic and Psychotherapy?

Link: “Psychotherapy attempts to restore a persons relationship to the social norms and regulations, while psychoanalysis works to restore a person’s relationship to their sexuality. Psychotherapy works to strengthen the ego, while psychoanalysis works to strengthen the subject’s relationship to … Continue reading

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