Psychoanalytic Social Work (Psychoanal Soc Work)

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


  • No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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    ABSTRACT: Clinicians vary as to their beliefs about the use of self-disclosure in psychotherapy depending on theoretical framework, experience level, and the problem focus. Given the limited number of studies examining therapeutic pairs (client and clinician), this study used qualitative methodology to interview gay male therapists and their gay male clients about how therapist self-disclosures affected their therapy. Results show that clients often felt aware of therapist self-disclosures, whether explicit or implicit, and believed the disclosures assisted them in feeling connected to their therapists and served to normalize the clients’ experiences. Limitations to the study are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: Addressing the infant-mother relationship, Laplanche posited that the maternal unconscious serves as an enigmatic message to the infant’s unconscious. The infant is unable to translate violent maternal imprinting (immersion) of the life rejection, and the message generates a traumatic internal enigma. When this occurs, the infant’s ego takes action to avoid collapse and to survive under the influence of a destructive object. Through a clinical presentation, the author argues that this particular psychosis begins when the infant’s death instinct binds to primary narcissism to process the enigmatic trauma of maternal rejection. This dynamic uncovers the possibility of the intersubjective nature of the death instinct. The implications of the intersubjective influences of the analyst’s own deadness and aliveness and the implications for the treatment of this psychosis are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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    ABSTRACT: Addressing the infant-mother relationship, Laplanche posited that the maternal unconscious serves as an enigmatic message to the infant’s unconscious. The infant is unable to translate violent maternal imprinting (immersion) of the life rejection, and the message generates a traumatic internal enigma. When this occurs, the infant's ego takes action to avoid collapse and to survive under the influence of a destructive object. Through a clinical presentation, the author argues that this particular psychosis begins when the infant's death instinct binds to primary narcissism to process the enigmatic trauma of maternal rejection. This dynamic uncovers the possibility of the intersubjective nature of the death instinct. The implications of the intersubjective influences of the analyst's own deadness and aliveness and the implications for the treatment of this psychosis are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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    ABSTRACT: This article discusses why it is crucial in the cross-cultural clinical encounter to practice from both Jessica Benjamin's intersubjective frame as well as relational theory when the therapist is from the dominant White culture and the client is African American. Intersubjective and relational theories are utilized to illustrate how it is in this clinical situation, however, that some therapists may find themselves avoiding the use of a more relational practice. A case illustration is presented from the lens of Winnicott's theory of object relations to convey the dynamic complexities that may impede a therapist from practicing out of these (more relational) frames and then the case is reconceptualized from both a relational and intersubjective perspective.
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  • No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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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
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Psychoanalytic Social Work
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2014 · Psychoanalytic Social Work

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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.
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