Category The Talking Cure

The Frame

An architect shares her views of the psychotherapeutic frame, reminding us how extensive that frame really is.   Read her thoughts HERE   

Film: Black Psychoanalysts Speak

Awesome film, not to be missed. I suggest finding an hour to view it. Better yet, discuss it afterwards. Link to Black Psychoanalysts Speak Film & Transcript It will also be viewed/discussed this Friday, 1/9 from 6:30-8:30p at PINC in SF. $10 members, $20 general public

Dreams: What do we do with them?

People often ask me what therapists do with dreams, to which I respond, “It’s nuanced and highly individual.” These people then often seem surprised or disappointed that there’s not some blanket interpretation for their dreams. I thought this snippet from an interview with psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz, teases out the answer to the question a little […]

On Neediness: the undesirable trait and suggestions on how to deal with it

  On Neediness: the undesirable trait and suggestions on how to deal with it By Lindsay R. Repko, LMFT Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with having needs, nor is really wanting your needs to be met. Our culture however, has turned neediness into a kind of taboo. The word itself almost instantly incites an irritating […]

Freudian slip: One woman’s experience in psychoanalysis

This author delineates her experience in psychoanalysis. To her surprise, her Freudian analyst offers much help and perspective. Freud offered many gifts to the field, the Freudian slip being one of them. Enjoy. Article Here from the Canadian Huffington Post!

Historical Freud

I found this video on the website, The Candidate. It’s lengthy but interesting. It gives an extensive historical context for Freud’s developments in psychoanalysis. For me, I was reminded of how remarkable his contributions were then and continue to be, particularly when one considers his landscape. Enjoy.

Proof is in the Pudding. Research on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Perhaps you’re wondering if it really works. Maybe you’re somehow convinced that it can’t actually be helpful, as most research or stereotypes would have you believe. ¬†Below you’ll find a number of articles outlining the efficacy of psychodynamic & psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It seems to me that if you invest in treatment, it’d be helpful to […]