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The clinical (illness model) of personality typology #Freud in the therapeutic setting


It was great to get back to term time lectures again last night even if it was not great to be back in the London climate.  I left Valencia (see above) on Monday when it was 37 degrees.  Last night’s lecture was on … Continue reading

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Transference and counter transference


The past two weeks have been concerned with transference and counter transference. Transference had been identified by the great Sigmund Freud when he noticed that his patients often seemed to fall in love with him – including the men. Transference … Continue reading

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Acting out – What are the fantasies?


This week’s lecture was on “acting out”. It is tempting to view the term “acting out” as a throw back to the hippy culture of coolness.  In fact Freud talked a lot about “acting out” saying that patients do not remember … Continue reading

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Resistance in therapy – infinitely variable


This week’s lecture was on resistance in therapy. This was particularly useful given that I am now seeing clients at the drop in centre. Resistance is viewed as a positive force which opposed the return to memory of painful experiences. … Continue reading

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