EPISODE #114 - The Analyst's Early Experiences: Emerging Themes in Theory and Practice
Schwartz, H. (Host). (2022, July 3).
We begin with the recognition that psychoanalysts share certain character traits that incline us toward the work we do. Often, wishing to heal our patients is mapped onto our early templates of wishing to heal our parents. Karen describes her own relationship with her mother which she feels contributed to her becoming a psychoanalyst.
NEW Books on Psychoanalysis
The Analyst’s Vulnerability: Impact on Theory and Practice: An interview with Karen Maroda.
The Analyst’s Vulnerability: Impact on Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2021) closely examines the analyst's early experiences and character traits, demonstrating the impact they have on theory building and technique. Arguing that the choice of theory and interventions are unconsciously shaped by clinicians' early experiences, this book argues for greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and open dialogue as a corrective.
Barsness, R (Host). (2021, December 23)