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PSYCGT12 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAMINATION FOR INTERNAL STUDENTS MODULE CODE: PSYCGT12 ASSESSMENT PATTERN: PSYCGT12 MODULE NAME: Core Psychoanalytic Theory DATE: 22-JUN-11 TIME: 12:00 TIME ALLOWED: 2 HOURS 0 MINUTES Seminar Series covered: Contemporary Clinical Theory Sexuality Hysteria and Psychosomatic Disorders Trauma Dreams TURN OVER 1 PSYCGT12 Answer any TWO questions from TWO SEPARATE seminar series: Contemporary Clinical Theory 1) Outline some different theories of transference and their influence on clinical technique. 2) The analyst’s technique is centrally influenced by his or her theory. Discuss this with reference to the relative emphasis different analysts give to the role of the patient’s history in analytic treatment. Sexuality 3) Discuss how Freud’s views on the Oedipus complex were modified throughout his work and discuss the implications of these modifications for an understanding of sexuality in the development of boys and girls. 4) In 1935 Freud stated “I object to all of you (Horney, Jones, Rado, etc.) to the extent that you do not distinguish more clearly between what is psychic and what is biological, that you try to establish a neat parallelism between the two… we must keep psychoanalysis separate from biology just as we have kept it separate from anatomy and physiology” (Freud, 1935). What do you think he meant? How would you compare Freud’s views with those of Klein and Chasseguet-Smirgel? Hysteria and Psychosomatic Disorders 5) Do you consider it useful to maintain a theoretical distinction between hysterical somatic conditions and psychosomatic conditions? 6) There are differing psychoanalytic theories to account for the 'puzzling leap from the mental to the physical' as Freud initially described it. Please describe two or more from the literature you have read and indicate whether you believe a drive or object relations based perspective is most helpful in understanding psychosomatic and/or hysterical disorders. Turn over / 2 PSYCGT12 Trauma 7) Discuss Freud's changing views of the role of external trauma in the formation of psychopathology, and critically contrast his views with those of another major psychoanalytic theorist of your choice. 8) What does the Lacanian concept of Symbolic bring to the understanding of the psychopathology of traumatic events? Dreams 9) Freud seemed not to regard the process of dream construction as a creative act and thus did not treat its product, the manifest dream, as a work of art in any sense of the term. Critically discuss, in relation to at least two texts, how later analysts rethought or revised this view. 10) How have post-Freudian developments in the theory and practice of dream analysis advanced psychoanalytic understanding of mental illness? Do the dreams of patients provide insight into the nature of their particular pathologies? Refer to at least two of the readings in your answer. End of Paper 3