Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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Website Psychoanalytic Social Work website
Other titles Psychoanalytic social work
ISSN 1522-8878
OCLC 40476150
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/15228878.2015.1012683
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    ABSTRACT: Since its beginnings, social work has emphasized the ways in which environmental factors and internal dynamics influence individuals. I propose that practitioners continue and strengthen this emphasis by exploring the role that norms play in conflicts and choices. Contemporary and longstanding concepts from sociology and psychoanalysis concerning norms can help us explore what we can change in ourselves, what norms might be outside our capacity to influence, and what change can be undertaken through advocacy or another method. In considering norms, I discuss the introjection process, research in sociology, and the role that discipline and self-determination (including external and internal freedom) play in our choices.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/15228878.2015.1012682
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    ABSTRACT: As psychoanalytic psychotherapy embraces relational and intersubjective ideas, the person of the clinician comes more into view. Nowhere is this more evident than in the domain of self-disclosure. This article addresses the clinical complexity surrounding personal disclosure when issues of the therapist's sexual orientation and major loss and the processing of grief enter the therapeutic field.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 01/2015; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.849203
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    ABSTRACT: Recent emphasis has been placed on the central role of the therapeutic relationship in successful treatment. One aspect of the development of an effective relationship is the clinical social worker's use of self. We argue that the use of self happens both consciously and unconsciously and is a dynamic and evolving process in psychotherapy. This evolution can result in the clinical social worker shifting from a stance of doing to being. Drawing from a Japanese tradition of learning, three stages of learning provide a framework for understanding how therapists may transition from a state of doing to being in the therapy. Through this process, the conscious use of self may develop into unconscious use of self. Two case examples demonstrate how expanding and using one's self-awareness and the new knowledge through meaningful learning experiences can shift a clinical social worker's ability to develop and enhance his or her use of self, inviting therapeutic presence and depth.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 01/2015; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.869177
  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 01/2015; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2014.912958
  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 01/2015; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2014.944714
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines a sexual relationship based on mastery and submission through the lens of hunger, shame, abjection, and ecstasy. The author examines the dissociative process in which shameful and unwanted aspects of the self are projected onto the other, and explores the possibility of transcending dichotomized self states through mutual surrender.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 09/2014; 22(1):1-11. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.838685
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    ABSTRACT: This article offers a selective review of literature on the use of improvisation and play to promote “the bursting forth from the unknown in the moment” (Kindler, 2010, p. 224) in what I term the “theater of psychotherapy.” It presents an innovative Meditative Dialogue process through which clients and their t herapists are able to cultivate and access this “theater” as they co-create creative spaces in which transformative experiences are accessible. A brief vignette offers an illustration of how the Meditative Dialogue process helps to develop intimacy, presence, and focus through a collaborative positioning of curiosity, openness, and enlivenment in the therapeutic relationship. KEYWORDS collaboration, creativity, improvisation, mindfulness, play, sacred space, spirituality
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 09/2014; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.877395
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, I shall describe the case of Dan, an Israeli citizen in his late thirties, born and bred in Argentine. I shall focus upon some psychological effects of exile as played out and repeated in the transference, leading to an instance of an articulation of his Human Idiom (Bollas, 1989). During the course of his therapy, through the working of elements in the transference paradigm, it became possible that Dan's existential gloom and despair, accompanied by various physical symptoms, were the traces of the imprints of his exile from Argentine. Those traces were linked to the articulation of deeply buried sensations and once recognized allowed him to explore instances of unresolved mourning. The mourning process thus resumed allowed him to regain his positive. In conjunction to this, I shall describe the impact that Julio Cortázar's (1914-1984) posthumously published book Diary of Andrés Fava (2005) had upon him. The reading of that book served Dan and me as an unconscious object. This object could be represented by Ogden's (2004) term The Analytical Third, and was a part of the therapeutic relationship where he was able to discover, express and elaborate upon his unique idiomatic sense of self.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 09/2014; 22(1). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.846225
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    ABSTRACT: Eating disorders are no longer considered isolated or single symptom disorders. Numerous authors have noted difficulties categorizing and treating these “refractory” disorders, and over the past three decades the number of techniques, ideas, and approaches available to address these issues has expanded exponentially. While this provides therapists with a wide range of possible interventions, it also leaves open the question of how to choose from this wide field of possibilities. In this discussion I offer some ideas about bringing together disparate, even contradictory, therapeutic ideas and techniques into a relatively cohesive frame which will enhance the work of any therapist with clients with eating disorders.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21(1-2). DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.865245
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    ABSTRACT: This article introduces and describes the virtual holding environment—a space where supportive relationships can be developed and maintained through the use of technology over time—and its role in helping us thrive during our doctoral program, dissertation process, and subsequent career transitions. Here, we present concepts related to computer-mediated communication, distance education, and psychodynamic theory (Winnicott's holding environment, Bowlby's attachment theory, and Fonagy's mentalization/intersubjective process) that have helped shape this virtual holding environment. Also, we present individual vignettes that illustrate the role this virtual holding environment has played in our shared successes. Our partnership offers collaborative principles that may be applied to other forms of education and training which require independent work, yet benefit from mutual ongoing support. We provide several recommendations for strengthening learning experiences and computer-mediated communication across distance.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.865246
  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.798739
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    ABSTRACT: Writing offers opportunities to remember, witness, honor, memorialize, and work through various permutations of trauma and loss. The author demonstrates, via clinical and personal vignettes, how finding a “literal voice” can deepen and advance the treatment in unique ways for both the patient and the therapist. Analytic termination is also explored as a preparatory experience for dealing with subsequent parental loss. Various theorists as well as literary sources are cited to further illustrate creative ways to deal with the mourning process.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.840246
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    ABSTRACT: Drawing on recent theory of the origin and development of gender orientation, this article explores the dynamics in the treatment of a 16-year-old female to male transgender adolescent. The debate over whether surgery, to change the body, or psychotherapy, to change the mind, is the appropriate treatment became a central conflict for the therapist in understanding the dynamics of her transgender patient whose goal was to be “cleared for surgery.”
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.840245
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    ABSTRACT: This article discusses disability as a neglected aspect of cultural competency in the diversity literature. It identifies some of the sociocultural concepts that contribute to the avoidance of people with disabilities in the general population, the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic profession, literature, and discourse. Personal and cultural aspects of unanalyzed countertransference and transference are examined. The impact of those internalized sociocultural concepts on the clinical dyad is also explored. Through anecdote, parallel processing, and the literature, it will be shown how some of the transference issues toward the disabled clinician can become assets in the therapeutic alliance.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.834265
  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.830575
  • Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.816635
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    ABSTRACT: This article proposes that an important aspect in treating adults with early parental loss is helping them retrieve a positive inner sense of the deceased parent. Not having an inner representation of the parent is experienced as a double loss: the actual loss due to death, and additionally, the loss due to a lack of memory and inner connection to the deceased. Access to memories and inner representations are often lost in the process of defending against layers of pain experienced at the death of the parent. This article first discusses salient issues to be dealt with when treating such adults and then speaks to the value of therapeutic work which encourages retrieving memories and positive identifications with the deceased parent.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.859630
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    ABSTRACT: While skin can be expressive of self-representation, skin can also be the origin of self-representations and of particular problems in self-representation. The significant part that skin has played in a four-year psychoanalysis is described. The article then focuses on one function of skin, that of containment, and relates this containment function to the patient's sense of herself and to thoughts about psychoanalytic work.
    Psychoanalytic Social Work 04/2014; 21. DOI:10.1080/15228878.2013.841587