Resources

 

The following are links to helpful resources related to psychoanalysis:

Local

Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

http://www.cps-i.org

Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

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Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

http://www.cincinnatipsychcenter.com/

Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

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National

American Psychoanalytic Association

http://www.apsa.org

American Psychoanalytic Association

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International

International Psychoanalytic Association

http://www.ipa.world/

International Psychoanalytical Association

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The following resources were curated by psychology graduate students at Long Island University under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Knafo. This work grows out of the 10000 Minds Project, which resulted in the formation of the Education Division of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), including the Graduate Education in Psychology Committee, chaired by Dr. Karl Stukenberg.

The students searched the web for information about psychoanalysis that they found useful to them and that they imagined would introduce others to basic psychoanalytic ideas.  Some of the resources are more foundational, others pursue special topics in more depth.  All of the materials were screened for quality and clarity of presentation.

Podcasts and Audio

Shrink Rap Radio

http://shrinkrapradio.com/tag/psychoanalysis/

Shrink Rap Radio

A series of podcasts (over one-hundred) based on psychoanalytic topics, including re-examinations of Freud’s life and works, a broad spectrum of diagnoses examined from the perspective of many analysts, etc. Takes a bit of an irreverent tone- their slogan is “All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous.” Lots of authors here discussing/advertising their books. Lots of good topics, but the visual element is lost, so videos on these topics might still be very helpful to learners.

Selected individual episodes:

  • Efficacy of PD Treatment
    Guest Speaker: Jonathan Shedler
    Key Points:

    • Benefits of psychoanalysis over CBT, such as examining internal conflicts, more time spent addressing difficult emotions/affect,
    • Definitions and examples of defense mechanisms and avoidance
    • “Gatekeeping” in psychoanalysis and the effect that had on analysis’ popularity
    • Interchangeability of the terms “psychoanalytic therapy” and “psychodynamic therapy”
    • Using transference

     

  • Lacanian Psychoanalysis
    Guest speaker: Raul Moncayo
    Key points:

    • Jouissance
    • “Unknown knowing”
    • Symptoms may cause pain but in some way they unconsciously cause pleasure / act as defenses
    • Freud was flexible in how he practiced, and Lacan sought to bring back that flexibility and ‘on the spot’ nature (related to when Freud would do analysis on walks / etc)
    • American psychoanalysis came from Anna Freud’s ideas rather than Sigmund’s, which impacted the ‘frame’ of the therapy

     

  • Trauma
    Guest speaker: Donald Kalsched
    Key points:

    • Ruptures in early development due to trauma (and the accompanying lack of attachment to the mother) can lead to a splitting of worlds, where the child partly retreats into the “mythoi-poetic” internal world rather than the external world.
    • This allows the child to connect/belong and to keep an ‘innocent’ part of themselves but can also be isolating
    • The child doesn’t “dwell in the body”
    • Developing a realistic and connected presence involves “losing omnipotence”
    • Insight is not helpful with early trauma, it’s prefer to use Bromberg’s idea of “standing in the spaces”. There’s a gap in the psyche from dissociation, and that’s where you do the work
    • Jung/dream work/archetypes
    • “The buried child”
    • Winnicott

     

  • Effective Dynamic Therapy Techniques
    Guest Speaker: Jon Frederickson
    Key Points:

    • Defenses, and how they relate to presenting problems
    • Developing a good alliance, coming to consensus with a client
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Oxford University Podcasts

https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/keywords/psychoanalysis

Oxford University Podcasts

A brief series of podcasts on psychoanalysis, covering the unconscious memory, neuroscience and psychoanalysis, and the “erotic potentials of fashion.”

Selected individual episodes:

  • Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis
    Key Points:

    • Integrating the conscious and unconscious
    • Affective vs perceptual consciousness
    • The impact of neurodegenerative diseases on memory, and the conscious (‘explicit’) and unconscious (‘implicit’)
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The Freud Museum Podcasts

http://podcast.freud.org.uk/

The Freud Museum Podcasts

The Freud Museum’s talks on psychoanalysis, both research and clinical.

Selected individual episodes:

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The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis Podcasts

https://player.fm/series/sydney-institute-for-psycho-analysis

The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis Podcasts

Sydney Institute’s educational talks on psychoanalysis, covering silences, body anxiety, the basics of analysis, etc.

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Freud’s General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Audiobook

https://librivox.org/general-introduction-psychoanalysis-by-sigmund-freud/

Freud's General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Audiobook

Twenty-eight lectures “for laymen” about basics of psychoanalysis. Covers topics such as transference, libido theory and narcissism, etc.

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Warwick University Psychoanalysis Podcast Lectures

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/special/litandpsycho/lectures/

Warwick University Psychoanalysis Podcast Lectures

“Lectures” on psychoanalysis. Topics include analysis in various pieces of media, seduction and trauma in theory and practice, etc.

Selected individual episodes:

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Psychoanalytic Voices Podcast

http://www.bgsp.edu/category/psychoanalytic-voices/psychoanalytic-voices-podcast/

Psychoanalytic Voices Podcast

Podcasts from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis including the topics: Applied Psychoanalytic Theory in School Settings and Emotional Presence in Psychoanalysis.

Selected individual episodes:

  • Emotional Presence in Psychoanalysis
    Key Points:

    • Transference and Countertransference
    • Emotional present-ness with others
    • Connecting to the aggressive or disengaged person
    • Jung
    • Symbolic communication
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  • Psychoanalysis in schools
    Key points:

    • School counseling
    • Winnicott- Capacity to be alone
    • Social/emotional growth
    • “Token economies” and behaviorism vs modern psychoanalysis
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Videos

Psychoanalysis: An Introduction

An overview of the theory, practice, and research aspects of psychoanalysis. Clinicians discuss the nature of the unconscious, the work of Sigmund Freud, the process of gaining self-awareness and the opportunities for growth using the psychoanalytic approach. Produced by Anne Frances Johnson (www.annefjohnson.com) with support from the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation.

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Psychoanalytic Therapy Session

Sample of psychoanalytic session, showing free association, dream analysis, etc.

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Susie Orbach on Psychonalysis

Polly McLean interviews Dr. Susie Orbach on Relational Psychoanalysis.

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Peter Fonagy, Anna Freud Centre Chief Executive: What is Mentalization? Interview

Mentalizing refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). MBT was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders.

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Blogs

The Reluctant Psychoanalyst: What is Psychoanalysis?

https://thereluctantpsychoanalyst.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-is-psychoanalysis.html

The Reluctant Psychoanalyst Blog

“I blog as the Reluctant Psychoanalyst, but I have never defined directly what it is that I mean by Psychoanalysis.  Here is a description of what psychoanalysis is – and why I think it is an important perspective (even if I reluctantly identify with it) for us to be aware of when we think of all things human:”  READ MORE

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