Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To go directly to an article using its bibliographical details…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you know the bibliographic details of a journal article, use the Journal Section to find it quickly. First, find and click on the Journal where the article was published in the Journal tab on the home page. Then, click on the year of publication. Finally, look for the author’s name or the title of the article in the table of contents and click on it to see the article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. (2004). Mental survival strategies after extreme traumatisation By Sverre Varvin Copenhagen: Multipress. 2003. 445 pp.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 85(1):236-242.

(2004). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 85(1):236-242

Mental survival strategies after extreme traumatisation By Sverre Varvin Copenhagen: Multipress. 2003. 445 pp.

Review by:
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

I. Context of the study

Psychoanalytic researchers are confronted with many complex and challenging contradictions which are connected to psychoanalysis as a modern science of the unconscious. On the one hand, many contemporary psychoanalysts still stick to the central paradigm of Freud's understanding that clinical experience and research cannot be separated. Insight is followed by the curing of the patient and simultaneously supports research. However, in the age of worldwide ‘Freud bashing’ (cf. e.g. Lear, 1995 and the reduction of the resources in the health systems, there is more and more criticism of this junction of research and cure (‘Junktim-Forschung’, cf. Freud, 1927). In the wake of these debates, it is claimed time and again that psychoanalysts need to be subject to so-called controlled studies, apparently forgetful of the fact that the discussion concerning these studies has gone on for decades (cf. inter alia Kächele, 1992; Leuzinger-Bohleber etal., 2003). A historically outdated model of unified science ( Modell) is considered to be the yardstick for quality and forms the basis for these claims.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.