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					  a method of analyzing psychic phenomena
and treating emotional disorders that involves
treatment sessions during which the patient is
   encouraged to talk freely about personal
    experiences and especially about early
            childhood and dreams
 Psychoanalytic birth
    theory of psychoanalysis
 The
 was founded in the 1890’s.
Use and focus of psychoanalysis

   Psychoanalysis was a radical new approach
    to the analysis and treatment of abnormal
    adult behavior that started in the 20th
   It focuses on finding the purpose behind
    abnormal behavioral patterns and to
    understand the behavior as informative and
Pros & Cons of Psychoanalysis

   Pros                                     Cons
   “Talking cure”- it can be used as        The help given does not always
    therapy to redirect a person’s life       provide attention to political and
   Provides a significant approach           social contexts in ones life
    to finding motives and meanings          Psychoanalysis does not focus
    disguised by other meanings.              on reality, more on people’s
   Clarifies writing itself and the          feelings. People are not brought
    level of character action within          to attention to issues such as
    the text.                                 racism, alienation, and exile.
   It drives to symbolic and cultural
Who were its founders?

   The theory of psychoanalysis has three main founders and they are:
   Sigmund Freud- “The Freudian Theory” his theory was based on the
    analysis and treatment of abnormal adult behavior, to provide and
    understanding and meaning.
   Jacques Lacan- “Lacanian Theory” Jacan’s was a reinterpretation of
    Freud’s which was based on his thoughts of the 4 stages of a child’s life
    where there is no clear distinction between itself and the external world.
    The 4 stages are the imaginary stage, the mirror stage, the phallus: entry
    into the symbolic order, and the imaginary, symbolic, and the real.
   Carl Jung- “ The Jungian analysis” He called his theory analytical
    psychology. The main focus was to bring conscious and unconscious
    elements of psyche into balance.
Key Questions in a text

   How can we as therapists use our own experiences of
    difference in order to get alongside our clients, without
    collapsing difference and sameness into each other?
   Can we hold the tension between them?
   What is our responsibility as psychotherapists and supervisors
    for engaging in their issues in the context of a society that
    structures our identities on the basis of color coded racial
                  The Signification
    of Cars/Machinery in Dreams: By Jean Chiriac,
                President of AROPA

   The car is another shared presence in our dreams. But cars are just another
    machinery; the motif can therefore extend to all mechanisms or machines in
    our dreams.
   A very frequent dream is the one involving the lift (elevator). Someone once
    told me about a recurring dream: "I was on an elevator and had pressed the
    <ground floor> button. To my great surprise, the elevator went up and
    wouldn't stop. I was seized with panic!"
   Just as the excerpt also indicates, the dream topic is the dreamer's inability to
    control the elevator. That always results in panic.
   In both the dream about the elevator and the real life obsession related to
    being brought to a halt between two floors, the central idea emerges:
    perception of the fact that everything that is machinelike and should work
    without fault is an awful disaster in functioning.
   The dream is also an indicator of living standard. In materialistic societies
    such as ours, living standard is assessed by the amount of goods gathered.
    Cars, and vantage ones mostly, grant their owner a privileged place in social
Text it is used in

   Medical journals
   Editorials
   Books
   Dreams
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