Ralph Roughton

Ralph Roughton
Emory University | EU · Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction
Ralph Roughton is retired and not actively working on any projects. He is Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University. His most recent publication is 'The Significance of Brokeback Mountain'. Unfortunately, at the present time, he is unable to provide copies of papers other than those listed here as available for full text downloads.

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Publications (30)
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This essay explores the impact on American culture and the politics of same sex relationships of the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain. The author proposes that in coming to know the pain of the closeted gay characters in this film, the audience engages in an empathic experience with the potential to transform stereotyped attitudes about homosexuality.
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The author approaches this initial interview from the psychoanalytic perspective, beginning with a discussion of the differences between the exploratory, analytic approach and those forms of therapy that rely mainly on suggestion and behavioral change. For the purposes of the initial interview, the similarities between psychoanalysis proper and psy...
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Looking for a different perspective that might deepen this otherwise good psychoanalytic process, the author focuses on the remarkable family history of multiple losses that seem not to have been mourned by anyone, including the patient. Like his family, he formed a defensive armor to deaden his feelings and to avoid grief and fear of further loss....
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The panelists participating in this public forum of the American Psychoanalytic Association discuss homophobia as a permissible prejudice from a variety of perspectives. Leon Hoffman, chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Committee on Public Information begins the meeting. Alan G. Hevesi, comptroller of the City of New York, presents t...
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With more than 10,000 members in 30 countries, the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) considers itself the world's primary psychoanalytic accrediting and regulatory body. Until 1998, however, the IPA had never addressed the problem of antihomosexual discrimination, even though gay people were excluded from most of its institutes and s...
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Originating over one hundred years ago, Freudian psychoanalytic theory has grown and developed into a broad and diverse constellation of theories of mind. These theories trace their origin to Freud and his explorations of the dynamic unconscious and the importance of internal conflict as the prime determinant of human psychological experience. Be i...
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On May 1, 2004, the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP), with co-sponsorship from St. Luke's–Roosevelt Medical Center, The Haworth Press, and the William Alanson White Institute, organized an all-day conference in New York City entitled “Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: New Directions.” The proceedings of the first panel focused on...
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This paper places Stephen Mitchell's two early papers on homosexuality in historical context and explores why they were relatively unknown in their time, despite this author's belief that they contain the essential ideas for changing the way psychoanalysts understand homosexuality and work clinically with gay patients. The papers contain the needed...
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The author comments on this case report from a relational and intersubjective perspective. He emphasizes the here-and-now, interactive attunement and the emergence and development of the patient's nascent healthy core, more than the interpretation of defense. A case report of clinical material selected and condensed by someone else necessarily lack...
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This presentation, written ten years after the American Psychoanalytic Association adopted a nondiscrimination policy with regard to sexual orientation, discusses the evolving relationship between psychoanalysis and homosexuality. The paper is in three sections: (1) the process of policy change and the overturning of injustice; (2) the excursion af...
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The author recounts his experience of analytic training during the 1960s and 70s. Not only was homosexuality considered a mental disorder, but its discovery would have resulted in scandal and professional ruin. This was a time when it was not possible to be openly gay and become a psychoanalyst within the American Psychoanalytic Association. The au...
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The author surveys his work with gay and bisexual men and his evolving clinical understanding, spanning a thirty-five-year period from 1965 to 2000. Four cases are discussed briefly, one from each decade, to illustrate the changing clinical approach, and the following conclusions drawn: (1) sexual orientation and mental health should be approached...
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The panelists participating in this public forum of the American Psychoanalytic Association discuss homophobia as a permissible prejudice from a variety of perspectives. Leon Hoffman, chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Committee on Public Information begins the meeting. Alan G. Hevesi, comptroller of the City of New York, presents t...
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This essay is a response to an overriding principle in Drescher's psychotherapeutic work with gay men: respect for the patient. Four narratives are presented to illustrate the harmful experiences of men whose psychotherapy or analysis took place decades ago, when standard practice was based on an attempt to change sexual orientation rather than to...
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In his seminal paper on acting out, Freud (1914) wrote: "We render the compulsion [to repeat] harmless, and indeed useful, by giving it the right to assert itself in a definite field. We admit it into the transference as a playground in which it is allowed to expand in almost complete freedom and in which it is expected to display to us everything...
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Responds to D. K. Flaks's (see record 1993-23357-001) article by describing recent steps taken by the American Psychoanalytic Association to address the issue of discrimination and sexual orientation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Responds to D. K. Flaks's (see record 1993-23357-001) article by describing recent steps taken by the American Psychoanalytic Association to address the issue of discrimination and sexual orientation.
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El autor examina su trabajo con gays y hombres bisexuales, y la evolución de su comprensión clínica, que abarca un período de treinta y cinco años, desde 1965 hasta 2000. Se discuten brevemente cuatro casos, uno por cada década, para ilustrar el cambio del enfoque clínico, y la subsiguientes conclusiones que se derivan: (1) la orientación sexual y...

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To all who request what I am working on currently: I have been retired for 10 years and am not working on any projects.