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Heath, A. (2015). Mind Your Mind, Episode 5: A Book by its Cover. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):8.

How do our expectations color the way we see others? If we understand these expectations, we are able to understand ourselves, see our world more clearly, and free ourselves from the limits our expectations impose. In “A Book By Its Cover”, Dr Heath explores the way this affects an individual, and some of the reasons transference happens. Dr Heath also asks us to contemplate how projections and transference lead to such things as anxiety, shame, and even cultural effects like racism.

Heath, A. (2015). Mind Your Mind, Episode 3: Road Rage (Defense Mechanisms). PEP Video Grants, 1(1):5.

The unconscious is a source of passion and depth. But it is silly and funny. And it gets us into all kinds of trouble. In Mind Your Mind episode 3, Road Rage, Dr Heath explores the everyday issues of empathy, hate, mature reactions, and “defensive driving”. The psychoanalytic concept of defence mechanism is explored, through the lens of an everyday experience in urban driving. Our unconscious comes out in the way we act; pay attention and be entertained!

Heath, A. (2015). Mind Your Mind, Episode 1: The Unconscious. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):3.

The unconscious is a source of passion and depth. But it is silly and funny. And it gets us into all kinds of trouble. In Mind Your Mind episode 1, The Unconscious, Dr Heath takes us on an adventure of dreams, slips of the tongue, patriotism, and the dangers of retail therapy. Our unconscious comes out in the way we act; pay attention and be entertained!

Allison, L. Palmer, R. (2017). Insights in Psychoanalysis: An Overview. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):21.

Insights in Psychoanalysis is a series of films produced by PEP in association with the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. In each film an eminent analyst discusses one of their most important and influential papers. Interviewees to date have included Warren S. Poland, Otto F. Kernberg, Stefano Bolognini, Ron Britton, Irma Brenman Pick, Peter Fonagy, Edna O'Shaughnessy, Virginia Ungar and David Bell. This overview film includes excerpts from 29 of the interviews filmed so far.

Allison, L. Palmer, R. (2013). The Technique of Psycho-Analysis - David Tuckett on Ella Sharpe. Univ. Colg. of London Videostream, 1(1):2.

Professor David Tuckett talks to Dr Elizabeth Allison of the Psychoanalysis Unit of University College, London about Ella Sharpe's classical clinical lectures given regularly at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and published in the International Journal. Films about 10 key papers in British psychoanalysis discussed by 10 eminent British analysts are currently in production - The Technique of Psycho-Analysis: I. The analyst, The Technique of Psycho-Analysis: III. Survey of defence-mechanisms in general character-traits and in conduct: evaluation of pre-conscious material and The Technique of Psycho-Analysis: V: anxiety: outbreak and resolution

Bulgheroni, M. Panella, F. (2013). Interview with Dana Birksted-Breen: On Writing Psychoanalysis. Soc. Psi. Ital., 1(1):1.

An interview with Dana Birksted-Breen - current Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis - about the difficulties in writing a psychoanalytic paper for publication. One must confront with the complex task of finding words for linking clinical experience with theory, and of coping with one's own anxieties about submitting the paper to the Journal reviewers.

Fosshage, J. Grossmark, . Gruenthal, R. Harris, A. Hirsch, I. Katz, M. Levenkron, H. Lichtenberg, J. Stern, D. Wachtel, P. (2016). International Field Theory Association: Roundtable on the Development of Field Theory in the United States. PEP Videostream, 1(10):22.

The International Field Theory Association Roundtable on the Development of Field Theory in the United States describes the genesis of forms of field theory in the United States and distinguishes these field theories from post-Bionian field theory.

Akhtar, S. (2016). 14 Proposals in Freud’s ‘The Unconscious' Current Status. PEP Videostream, 1(3):21.

Salman Akhtar revisits some of Freud’s central claims regarding the nature of the unconscious and examines their current status within and beyond psychoanalysis.

Bowlby, R. (2016). Freud’s Studies on Hysteria 120th Anniversary Debate: Part 2. A Brief Introduction to ‘Studies on Hysteria’. PEP Videostream, 1(9):19.

Public engagement event at the Freud Museum London & funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research, to inform the general public about Hysteria – now known as conversion disorder or functional neurological disorder – and assess if Freud’s theories, specifically those in his seminal work ‘Studies on Hysteria’ are still relevant today. Initially there are introductory lectures on Hysteria (now known as Functional Neurological Disorder) the book itself, and then a summary of the book Studies on Hysteria. The debate then follows these lectures, considering the motion ‘Is Freud’s book Studies on Hysteria still relevant?’ – Debate aimed at the general public. Chaired by Dr Tim Nicholson (Institute of Psychiatry / Maudsley Hospital, London). Motion proposed by Richard Kanaan (Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Melbourne University) & Stephanie Howlett (Psychotherapist, Sheffield, UK). Motion opposed by Mark Edwards (Professor of Neurology, St George’s London) & Alan Carson (Reader in Neuropsychiatry, Edinburgh University).

Nicholson, T. (2016). Freud’s Studies on Hysteria 120th Anniversary Debate: Part 1. A Brief history of Hysteria. PEP Videostream, 1(9):18.

Public engagement event at the Freud Museum London & funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research, to inform the general public about Hysteria – now known as conversion disorder or functional neurological disorder – and assess if Freud’s theories, specifically those in his seminal work ‘Studies on Hysteria’ are still relevant today. Initially there are introductory lectures on Hysteria (now known as Functional Neurological Disorder) the book itself, and then a summary of the book Studies on Hysteria. The debate then follows these lectures, considering the motion ‘Is Freud’s book Studies on Hysteria still relevant?’ – Debate aimed at the general public. Chaired by Dr Tim Nicholson (Institute of Psychiatry / Maudsley Hospital, London). Motion proposed by Richard Kanaan (Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Melbourne University) & Stephanie Howlett (Psychotherapist, Sheffield, UK). Motion opposed by Mark Edwards (Professor of Neurology, St George’s London) & Alan Carson (Reader in Neuropsychiatry, Edinburgh University).

Suzuki, T. Kitayama, O. (2016). Chronicling the history of Japan Psychoanalytic Society. PEP Videostream, 1(7):17.

In 1930, Freud gave his permission to psychologist Yaekichi Yabe for the setting up of a Tokyo Branch of the IPA and he opened in Tokyo, the Psychoanalytic House operated by the Japan Branch of the IPA. In 1933, Freud also granted his authorization to psychiatrist Kiyoyasu Marui to establish the Sendai Branch of the IPA.

In 1955, psychiatrist Heisaku Kosawa integrated the IPA branches to form the Japan Branch of the IPA, and founded Japan Psychoanalytic Society (JPS) as only psychoanalytic organization, authorized by IPA and JPS has been playing a leading role in Japan’s psychoanalysis.

JPS’s activities include setting up of a course for certifying psychoanalytic psychotherapists as the Society’s original qualification and relevant stipulated training method in compliance with IPA’s regulations and active international exchange by a large number of mid-career and young psychoanalysts, in addition to psychoanalytic study and psychoanalytic clinical practice, which has been the purpose of JPS.

Kantor, J. Crisanto, C. Hernández, M. Lemlij Saúl Peña, M. Belón, R. Fatule, R. Giannoni, D. Kantor, A. (2014). Cronicas del Psicoanálisis Peruano: Primera Parte. PEP Videostream, 1(6):16.

This documentary tells the story of the first four Peruvian psychoanalysts: Saúl Peña, Carlos Crisanto, Max Hernández and Moisés Lemlij. They went to London to do the psychoanalytic training at the middle 60´s. There they were in contact with key figures of psychoanalysis such as Anna Freud, Donald Winnicott, John Bowlby, Marion Milner, Joseph Sandler, Hanna Segal, Paula Heimann and many others, they became their analysts, teachers and supervisors. After completing their training, some of them stayed working as analyst for some years, but eventually they all return to Peru and developed the psychoanalytic movement there. With much effort they succeeded and founded the Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society in 1980, which till this day is the leading institution in Peruvian psychoanalysis.

Etchegoyen, H. Ungar, V. Bronstein, C. (2014). An Interview with Horacio Etchegoyen. PEP Videostream, 1(5):15.

Argentinian psychoanalyst Dr Horacio Etchegoyen (1919-2016) is considered one of the most important psychoanalytic teachers and thinkers to have come out of Latin America, and had a significant impact on psychoanalysis there and around the world. In this film he talks to psychoanalysts Virginia Ungar (of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association) and Catalina Bronstein (of the British Psychoanalytical Society) about the development of his interest in psychoanalysis and in Kleinian thought in particular, the influence of key figures such as Enrique Pichon Riviere, Heinrich Racker and Donald Meltzer, and his development and teaching of key psychoanalytic concepts including envy and early transference.

O'Shaughnessy, E. Britton, R. (2015). The Originality of Melaine Klein: a conversation between Edna O Shaughnessy and Ron Britton. PEP Videostream, 1(5):14.

Drawing on Melanie Klein’s writings and clinical examples from their own practice, Edna O’Shaughnessy and Ron Britton talk about Klein’s original approach to psychoanalytic thinking. They discuss Klein’s beginnings in the world of psychoanalysis, the influence of Abrahams and Ferenczi on her thinking and her pioneering use of play as a way of gaining insight into the inner world of young children. Topics covered include Klein’s recognition of anxiety, guilt and reparation as central to analytic thinking, her development of concepts such as the depressive position and projective identification, and her emphasis on the ubiquity of unconscious phantasy in people’s daily lives.

Hustvedt, S. Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. (2015). Siri Hustvedt - The Blazing World, Kassel, Germany, 6 June 2015. PEP Videostream, 1(4):13.

'New York novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt in conversation with Professor Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber in the Blaue Saal of Kassel’s Kongress Palais in front of an audience of around 450. Hustvedt reads from her novel “The Blazing World”, which was published in Germany in April 2015 as “Die gleißende Welt“. The German translation of the read passages is projected onto the screen behind her. Subsequently, the author talks about the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis, as part of the annual spring meeting of the German Psychoanalytical Society (Deutsche Psychoanalytische Vereinigung)..

Neil Alford Productions Boulanger, G. Nathan, K. Chester, S.M. Floyd, L. Pool, E. VanGeffen, K. (2014). Shared Trauma: Psychotherapy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. PEP Videostream, 1(1):5.

This seventeen minute documentary film, made for educational purposes, shows local clinicians describing their personal and professional experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina. Drs. Boulanger and Taylor offer commentaries. .

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (2013). How Investors Use Stories to Tame Uncertainty. PEP Videostream, 1(1):1.

Professor Perry G. Mehrling of Columbia University and the Institute of New Economic Thinking talks to David Tuckett, Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London, about his Emotional Finance project where he uses standard sociological interviewing techniques to investigate a series of leading fund managers to find out how they made decisions to buy, hold or sell assets. He says that because future values are fundamentally uncertain financial markets cannot be driven by calculation of economic fundamentals alone — instead, they are driven by stories about those fundamentals, created through skill and imagination. Based on these interviews David Tuckett merges insights from Keynes, from sociology, and from psychoanalysis to develop what he calls emotional finance – this is new economic thinking.

Sulkowicz, K.J. (2021). Kerry J. Sulkowicz on ‘The Neglect of Leadership in Psychoanalysis’ (In ‘Progress in Psychoanalysis’, Routledge, 2018). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):39.

Kerry Sulkowicz discusses the rather ambivalent relationship between psychoanalysis and organizational culture, particularly the role of leadership. Despite its concern for human dynamics, the study of groups and systems remains relatively neglected within the field. He reflects on the impact of Freud’s legacy as founding father and the historical complexes that may inhibit approaches to authority and governance within psychoanalytic institutions to this day. He describes how a broadening of the psychoanalytic model to embrace social phenomena can be of benefit to both the profession and the wider world.

Gabbard, G.O. (2021). Glen O. Gabbard on ‘What is a “Good Enough” Termination?’ (JAPA, 2009). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):38.

Glen Gabbard reflects on the complex and idiosyncratic nature of termination in analysis. He describes how a lack of explicit core theory has encouraged the development of myths and idealized narratives in the psychoanalytic discourse resulting in a problematic split between analysts’ expectations and the realities of the clinical scenario. He suggests the need for a “good enough” paradigm for termination that acknowledges analysis as an ongoing and imperfect process and encourages flexibility and collaboration during this crucial stage.

Tuckett, D. (2021). David Tuckett on ‘Inside and Outside the Window: Some Fundamental Elements in the Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique’ (IJP, 2011). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):37.

David Tuckett discusses the organizing framework developed from his involvement with the EPF's working party on ‘Comparative Clinical Methods’ (CCM) to assist clinical thinking about the interaction of theory and experience in the analytic session. He explains how the use of clear, practical concepts and definitions can facilitate awareness of the patient’s predicament within the transference/countertransference situation. He reflects on the reasons behind resistance to intellectual work within the field and describes how the use of theory can in fact lead to an enrichment of the analytic experience.

Solms, M. (2021). Mark Solms on ‘The Conscious Id’ (Neuropsychoanalysis, 2013). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):36.

Mark Solms explains how he arrived at the view that the mental functions designated by the concept of the Freudian id are conscious, and reflects on the implications of this reconceptualization for our understanding of what happens in psychoanalysis and how psychoanalysis differs from other psychotherapies.

Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. (2021). Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber on ‘What Can Psychoanalysis Contribute to the Current Refugee Crisis?’ (IJP, 2016). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):35.

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber describes her work with colleagues to establish guiding principles for the organisation of a first reception camp for traumatized refugees during the recent crisis in Germany. She discusses the particular contribution that psychoanalysis can make to thinking about the difficulties of these individuals and outlines the insights from trauma research that informed the work with the refugees in the camp. She describes preliminary findings from a formative evaluation and plans for a scientific evaluation.

Balsam, R.H. (2021). Rosemary H. Balsam on ‘The Vanished Pregnant Body in Psychoanalytic Female Developmental Theory’ (JAPA, 2003). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):34.

Rosemary Balsam discusses how the pregnant body has been overlooked in psychoanalytic developmental theory and the impact this has on clinical work. Highlighting the dynamic plasticity of the female form, she describes the conflicts for women of locating and integrating stable mental representations. She argues the case for moving beyond a Freudian phallocentric framework maintained by the Oedipus complex, towards one that incorporates the actuality of female bodily experience. The impact of the mother’s body on female development is emphasised.

Greenberg, J.R. (2021). Jay R. Greenberg on ‘Therapeutic Action and the Analyst's Responsibility’ (JAPA, 2015). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):33.

Jay Greenberg proposes that the underlying assumptions informing the analyst’s work can usefully be viewed as controlling fictions. He describes some of the experiences that led him to think in this way and explains why he prefers to talk in terms of ‘fictions’ rather than models or metaphors and argues that thinking in this way can enable and enliven the analyst’s work, and that those who view it as introducing a paralyzing uncertainty are themselves under the influence of a particular controlling fiction.

Civitarese, G. (2020). Giuseppe Civitarese on ‘“Caesura” as Bion’s Discourse on Method’ (IJP, 2008). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):32.

Giuseppe Civitarese discusses the influence of Descartes’ method of radical doubt on Bion’s approach to psychoanalytic inquiry and its links with Bion’s concept of caesura. He argues that Bion’s work seeks to bring about a change in psychoanalytic method, from a technique of decoding to a means of enhancing the patient’s capacity to dream reality, and he stresses the importance of attunement with the patient to enable psychic growth. He links the shift in Bion’s way of thinking about the aims and methods of analysis to his shift to a more aesthetic mode of presentation of his ideas.

Lachmann, F.M. (2020). Frank M. Lachmann on ‘Violations of Expectations in Creativity and Perversion’ (Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2006). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):31.

Frank Lachmann draws on his experience of infant research and observation to make connections between violations of expectations in creativity and in perversion. He explains how the phenomenon of mass or serial murder can be illuminated by consideration of the perpetrators’ experiences of having their expectations violated in childhood, and also shows that violation of expectations is central to the experience of many works of art, taking examples from film and music. He gives an illustration of how violation of expectations can play a productive role in a psychoanalytic treatment.

Blum, H. (2020). Harold P. Blum on ‘Psychoanalytic Reconstruction and Reintegration’ (Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 2005). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):30.

Harold P. Blum describes the origins of his interest in reconstruction and gives an example of a particular case where reconstructing the patient’s history was essential to understanding the split in his identity and helping him to achieve reintegration. He considers some of the reasons for the relative lack of emphasis on reconstruction in contemporary psychoanalysis and discusses some of the issues the analyst needs to consider in using reconstruction with traumatized patients.

Harris, .E. (2020). Adrienne E. Harris on ‘You Must Remember This’ (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2009). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):29.

Adrienne Harris discusses the subjectivity of the analyst in relation to situations of impasse in psychoanalytic treatment. Resistance to clinical momentum is approached via an examination of the analyst’s omnipotence. Reflecting on the early formation and motivation of the analyst to provide care, the implications of this defensive structure are observed both positively and as a potential block to psychic motility and mourning in both patient and analyst. She stresses the importance of acknowledging and addressing the analyst’s vulnerability both within the countertransference and the wider professional community.

Mason, A. (2018). Albert Mason on ‘Bion and Binocular Vision’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):28.

Albert Mason describes how he came to know Bion, his experience of supervision with him, and explains how the two of them came to move to Los Angeles. He discusses the significance of Bion’s military experiences for his work and reflects on the reasons for Bion’s introduction of the concept of O.

Fonagy, P. (2018). Peter Fonagy on ‘Playing With Reality: I. Theory of Mind and the Normal Development of Psychic Reality’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):27.

Peter Fonagy discusses the influence of developmental science on his formulation of the concepts of psychic equivalence, the pretend mode and mentalization. He considers the relationship of these concepts with classical psychoanalytic concepts and explores their clinical utility. He addresses the question of the aim of psychoanalytic treatment and the relationship of the concept of mentalizing with theories of conflict..

Lear, J. (2018). Jonathan Lear on ‘Wisdom Won from Illness: The Psychoanalytic Grasp of Human Being’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):26.

Jonathan Lear shows how the work of key writers in the Western philosophical tradition can illuminate our understanding of the process of change in psychoanalysis. He explains the distinction between theoretical and practical wisdom and its relevance to psychoanalysis using a detailed clinical example and discusses the significance of free association in facilitating the process of change.

Jacobs, T.J. (2018). Theodore J. Jacobs on ‘On Countertransference Enactments’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):25.

Theodore J. Jacobs describes how he became convinced of the need to attend to the subtler aspects of countertransference enactments as useful sources of information about both analyst and patient. He argues that attention to these interactions is important not only to facilitate the analyst’s listening but also because they can provide useful information about the patient’s characteristic patterns of interaction. He reflects on the growing interest in countertransference both in the US and worldwide and stresses the need to temper this with awareness of the patient’s life and interests beyond the analytic relationship.

Kernberg, O. (2018). Otto Kernberg on ‘Institutional Problems of Psychoanalytic Education’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):24.

Otto Kernberg describes the experiences that led him to develop his theory about the institutional problems of psychoanalytic education. He explains how transference and countertransference in closed institutions tend to produce authoritarian institutional structures, gives some reasons for the difficulties analysts have had in reflecting on this problem, and considers the extent to which the situation has improved since he first began to highlight the problem.

Chodorow, N. (2018). Nancy J. Chodorow on ‘The American Independent Tradition: Loewald, Erikson, and the (Possible) Rise of Intersubjective Ego Psychology’. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):23.

Nancy J. Chodorow argues that there is a trend within American psychoanalysis that can be characterized as an American Independent tradition analogous to the British Independent tradition, although there are some differences. She proposes that one way of describing this tradition is as an intersubjective ego psychology and explains how her view of intersubjectivity differs from the common contemporary understanding of intersubjectivity as a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. She discusses the significance of the work of Loewald and Erikson in articulating the American Independent tradition.

Celenza, A. (2018). Andrea Celenza on "The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Transference". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):22.

Andrea Celenza considers the reasons for the historical neglect of male-to-female erotic transference and links this neglect to the chronic desexualization of psychoanalytic theorizing. She discusses how the shift to psychoanalysis as a two-person and multi-character phenomenon is implicated, including in particular the desexualization of the maternal (erotic) transference, while also making the task of analyzing erotic transferences (and their transformations) more complex. She considers the emergence of multiple erotic transferences as a nongendered, vital part of analyses and discusses the importance of consultation in safeguarding the asymmetric treatment frame.

Novick, K.K. Novick, J. (2017). Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick on "The Essence of Masochism". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):20.

Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick present their view of sadomasochism as a relational phenomenon with multiple determinants, importantly including painful experiences in early attachment relationships. They discuss their research on beating fantasies and the significance of such fantasies in individuals who develop a sadomasochistic way of functioning. They consider the challenges of working clinically with these problems and introduce their dual track model of development, which enables the clinician to conceptualise the aim of treating such patients as moving them from a closed system way of functioning to an open system way of functioning.

Perelberg, R.J. (2017). Rosine Jozef Perelberg on "A Father is Being Beaten": Constructions in the Analysis of Some Male Patients. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):19.

Rosine Jozef Perelberg traces the clinical and theoretical journey that led her to the formulations presented in this paper. Perelberg distinguishes between the murdered father configuration (when the individual cannot conceive of the role of the father in the primal scene) and the dead, symbolic father. The phantasy of “a father is being beaten” may frequently be found in the analysis of some male patients at the point of transition between these two configurations – that is, from the murdered father to the dead father. Perelberg discusses the connections of this line of thinking with Freud’s progressive discovery of the paternal function in the body of his work, and outlines some of the reasons for the relative neglect of the paternal function within the British psychoanalytic tradition.

Vermote, R. (2016). Rudi Vermote on "On the Value of 'Late Bion' to Analytic Theory and Practice". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):18.

Rudi Vermote explains how he became interested in W. R. Bion’s later work and discusses some of the reasons for the relative lack of attention to Bion’s later writings. He discusses his understanding of the implications of Bion’s shift from emphasizing transformations in knowledge to focusing on what he described as transformations in O. He considers some related psychoanalytic concepts and reflects on the implications of the development in Bion’s thinking for clinical practice.

Akhtar, S. (2016). Salman Akhtar on "A Third Individuation: Immigration, Identity, and the Psychoanalytic Process". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):17.

Salman Akhtar shares some of the personal experiences that led him to write about the impact of immigration on identity and on the psychoanalytic process. He gives examples of certain situations that may need to be handled slightly differently if the patient is an immigrant. He discusses some of the issues that need to be considered when working with a patient who is not speaking their mother tongue. He also emphasises the significance of the loss of the physical qualities of the mother country which serve a containing function.

Lichtenberg, .D. (2016). Joseph D. Lichtenberg on 'Listening, Understanding, and Interpreting: Reflections on Complexity'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):16.

Joseph D. Lichtenberg outlines his theory of the five motivational systems involved in the processes of listening, understanding and interpreting in an analytic exchange and explains why he prefers this way of conceptualizing the analytic encounter to thinking in terms of a structural model. He discusses the place of other classical concepts such as defence and resistance in his theory. He gives an example of the phenomenon he has named a disciplined spontaneous engagement and discusses its relationship with the concept of enactment.

Ungar, V. (2016). Virginia Ungar on 'The Toolbox of the Analyst's Trade: Interpretation Revisited'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):15.

Virginia Ungar discusses the shift she perceives in her own technique and in analytic technique more generally in the way interpretation is used. She describes a move from a more active and assertive approach to a greater emphasis on observation and description. She highlights the role that the practice of infant observation can play in facilitating the capacity to observe, and identifies some of the obstacles to being able to wait and allow meaning to emerge without trying to force it.

Gerber, A.J. (2016). Andrew J. Gerber on 'Assessing the Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):14.

Andrew Gerber argues the case for empirical research in psychoanalysis and explains how he came to create a rating scale designed specifically to measure the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of psychotherapy. He discusses some of the issues that had to be considered in creating the scale and gives an overview of the quality of the studies to which the scale was applied. He outlines some of the limitations of RCTs and gives his view of the reasons for the reluctance on the part of many therapists to attempt to measure treatment adherence.

Baudry, F.D. (2016). Francis D. Baudry on 'The Personal Dimension and Management of the Supervisory Situation with a Special Note on the Parallel Process'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):13.

Francis D. Baudry discusses the lack of literature on the supervisory process and the general lack of awareness of the unconscious dynamics involved. He describes the different levels of communication that can take place and reflects on the often-cited but poorly understood phenomenon commonly referred to as the parallel process. He outlines some principles that can help supervisors to refrain from engaging in wild analysis and discusses the reasons why work on the supervisory relationship can sometimes get a treatment that is stuck moving again.

Kantrowitz, J.L. (2016). Judy L. Kantrowitz on 'The External Observer and the Patient-Analyst Match'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):12.

Judy Kantrowitz describes her research on the patient-analyst match and the initial rather hostile reception her ideas received. She discusses the sea change in analytic culture that eventually led to greater openness to viewing the analytic relationship as a two-person enterprise. She shows how, while a close match between analyst and patient can be an impediment to progress, this need not always be the case if the analyst can be helped to become aware of it, and the intervention of the external observer may also facilitate growth in the analyst if handled sensitively.

Britton, R. (2016). Ron Britton on "Between Mind and Brain: Models of the Mind and Models in the Mind". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):11.

Ron Britton discusses the models that exist in the mind of the patient and in the mind of the analyst and explores the related concepts of the belief function, the xenocidal impulse and identification, touching on their roots in normal development as well as their pathological aspects. He also gives an insight into some of his philosophical and literary influences and shows how ideas in philosophy, literature and theology prefigured many current psychoanalytic concepts.

Kulish, N. (2016). Nancy Kulish on 'Obstacles to Oedipal Passion'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):10.

Nancy Kulish discusses the problems that passion can cause for both analysts and patients. She relates passionate feelings to the Oedipal situation and suggests that a degree of unforgetting of Oedipal passion is necessary both in order to take pleasure in life and to work empathically and sensitively as an analyst. She also considers some of the reasons for the historical neglect and misrepresentation of female sexuality in particular.

Bell, D. (2016). David Bell on 'Is Truth an Illusion? Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):9.

David Bell discusses the critical contribution that psychoanalysis can make to understanding postmodernity. Drawing on the work of Fredric Jameson, he characterises postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism and offers a psychoanalytic re-evaluation of the concepts of truth and freedom.

Taylor, D. (2016). David Taylor on "Treatment Manuals and the Advancement of Psychoanalytic Knowledge: The Treatment Manual of the Tavistock Adult Depression Study". PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):8.

David Taylor highlights some of the unique features of the Tavistock Adult Depression Study and presents an overview of the results. He discusses the challenges and rewards of conducting empirical research on psychoanalytic treatments and describes how he found an approach to the task of writing the treatment manual for the study that allowed him to avoid becoming reductive or prescriptive.

Poland, W.S. (2016). Warren Poland on 'The Analyst's Witnessing and Otherness': Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2000. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):7.

Warren S. Poland describes the origins of his concept of witnessing, situating its emergence in the context of the shift from one to two person psychology with the rise of relational psychoanalysis. He discusses the challenge of staying close to the patient’s experience without retreating behind a conceptual barrier and considers witnessing in relation to the concepts of neutrality, holding and containment. He explains how the experience of witnessing can facilitate the development of the patient’s capacity to know him- or herself.

Bolognini, S. (2016). Stefano Bolognini on 'In Between Sameness and Otherness: The Analyst's Words in Interpsychic Dialog': Paper Presented at a conference celebrating the Collected Works of D.W. Winnicott, 2015. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):6.

Stefano Bolognini discusses his concept of interpsychic activity and differentiates the interpsychic from the intersubjective on one hand and the interpersonal on the other. He underlines the role of the interpsychic dimension in developing a person’s subjectivity and also considers interpsychic activity in an analyst’s relationship with other analysts and their ideas..

O’Shaughnessy, E. (2016). Edna O’Shaughnessy on 'What is a Clinical Fact?'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):5.

Edna O’Shaughnessy discusses the particular nature of the evidence that psychoanalysis makes available. She argues that the peculiar kind of conversation that takes place in psychoanalysis yields clinical facts that can provide us with evidence about psychic reality. She highlights the distinction between a truth claim and a claim of infallibility and discusses the relationship of the concept of the clinical fact to Bion’s concept of the selected fact.

Brown, L.J. (2016). Lawrence J. Brown on 'Bion's Ego Psychology: Implications for an Intersubjective View of Psychic Structure'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):4.

Lawrence J. Brown suggests that Bion’s theoretical ideas can be understood as a particular form of ego psychology, and discusses their utility in overcoming the dichotomy between ego psychology and relational psychoanalysis. He explains his concept of reverie deprivation, derived from Bion and Ogden, and shows how it illuminated a difficulty in his work with a particular patient and enabled patient and analyst to work together to overcome it.

Yeomans, F.E. (2016). Frank Yeomans on 'Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Overview and Update'. PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):3.

Frank Yeomans explains the origins and main principles of Transference Focused Psychotherapy, and considers its similarities with and differences from Kleinian psychoanalysis on one hand and classical ego psychological psychoanalysis on the other. He discusses some of the reasons for resistance to the manualization of psychoanalytic psychotherapies and highlights some of the benefits of the process of manualization. .

Target, M. (2015). Mary Target on ‘Is our Sexuality our Own? A Developmental Model of Sexuality Based on Early Affect Mirroring’ (BJP, 2007). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):2.

Mary Target introduces the developmental model of psychosexuality based on early affect mirroring that she developed with Peter Fonagy. She explains the need for this model with reference to the limitations of contemporary psychoanalytic models of sexuality and shows how it can assist the analyst in thinking about the sexual feelings that may arise in the course of analysis, including sexual feelings towards the analyst.

Pick, I.B. (2015). Irma Brenman Pick on ‘Working through in the Countertransference’ (IJP, 1985). PEP/UCL Top Authors Project, 1(1):1.

Irma Brenman Pick speaks about the sources of inspiration for her 1985 paper ‘Working through in the Countertransference’. She describes some significant moments in her personal experience that helped her to think about how the analyst might use his or her experience of difficult countertransference feelings in a constructive way and discusses the importance of the analyst’s authenticity in his or her work.

Emde, R.N. Isserow, J. (2019). Making Connections with Bob N. Emde. PEP Video Grants, 1(3):14.

In this interview, Robert Emde, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine, speaks candidly about his proudest achievement of a career spanning five decades. Surprisingly, he does not identify a piece of his own research or a particular piece of his own writing. Rather, he looks at how he enabled personal and theoretical connections to be made around attachment theory which culminated in seminal writings by other authors in the Monograph Series. In characteristic modestly, Bob clearly narrates this journey along with its significant implications for psychoanalysis.

White, C. Palmer, R. Davies, W. (2017). Being There. PEP Video Grants, 1(2):13.

Being There is an observational documentary following women supporting vulnerable and isolated new mums in Alexandra, a poor and overcrowded area in Johannesburg. The women, all mothers themselves, work as home visitors for Ububele, an infant mental health charity in South Africa. They tirelessly offer support to new mothers in their township, helping them to develop strong, sensitive relationships with their children, and to help these newborns reach their potential, despite their circumstances. The film demonstrates how psychoanalytic ideas can be applied in innovative and radical ways to address pressing and major global health and social problems.

Dougherty, K. Beebe, B. (2016). Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe. PEP Video Grants, 1(2):11.

Dr. Beatrice Beebe at the New York State Psychiatry Institute, Columbia University, has been conducting frame-by-frame video microanalysis of mother-infant communication for over 40 years. From just two-and-a-half minutes of second-by-second analysis of face-to-face play at four months, Dr. Beebe can predict attachment style at one year. Focusing on looking and looking away and using actual lab footage and interviews with Dr. Beebe and her colleagues, this 34-minute documentary takes us into the work and world of Dr. Beatrice Beebe.

Christian, C. Reichbart, R. Moskowitz, M. Morillo, R. Winograd, B. (2016). Psychoanalysis in El Barrio. PEP Video Grants, 1(2):10.

Psychoanalysis in El Barrio shows the experience of Latino psychoanalysts in the United States bringing psychoanalysis to Latino communities. It features interviews with ten Latino analysts (whose heritage is from a variety of Latino cultures) as well as students. It uniquely shows some of those communities in Philadelphia, New York City, and Texas and Interviews Latinos in the street on their thoughts about therapy. And it discusses issues of dulture, bias, language and transference that occur for Latino analysts and their patients. The video challenges psychoanalysts to understand the culture and economic circumstances of Latinos in the United States and to bring psychoanalytically informed therapy to them. It Is a consequence of conferences held by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and the Clinical Psychology Department of The New School.

Heath, A. (2016). Mind Your Mind, Episode 6: Ego-The It Factor. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):9.

Human beings have a mysterious source of passion, unconscious from our everyday experience. Likewise, we have a guide within us, that helps us know what is good and right, as well as what not to do. In Ego: The It Factor, Dr Heath takes us on a journey within ourselves to discover these aspects, named by Sigmund Freud as the Id and Super-Ego.

Heath, A. (2015). Mind Your Mind, Episode 4: Dreams. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):7.

What does that dream mean? In Mind Your Mind, Episode 4: Dreams, Dr Heath explores the depths of dream meaning. Does every dream represent a wish, in more or less disguised form? Dr Heath approaches that question, and talks about the disguises and the wish. As we go along on his journey, Dr Heath finds examples of dreams, and what they might mean.

Isserow, J. (2015). From Observation to Après Coup. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):6.

This video explores the controversial debate between Daniel Stern and Andre Green at a conference on the 1st November 1997 at UCL, under the auspices of the Psychoanalysis unit. The video visually explores the different epistemological position presented by the two speakers: On the one hand, that knowledge of psychic life may be gleaned from infant observation; on the other, knowledge of the unconscious may only be known, après coup, as afterwardsness, in an analysis. This video visually explores this debate and concludes with a discussion by psychoanalysts who have been respondents to this controversy in a formal capacity.

Heath, A. (2015). Mind Your Mind, Episode 2: Driven. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):4.

The unconscious is a source of passion and depth. But it is silly and funny. And it gets us into all kinds of trouble. In Mind Your Mind Episode 2, Dr Heath explores what drives us. It has to do with love, connection, and creativity. From the Psychoanalytic fields of Drive Theory and Object Relations comes this adventure of discovery. Our unconscious comes out in the way we act; pay attention and be entertained!

Palmer, S. (2015). Controversial Discussions for the XXIst Century. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):2.

Taking both its title and spirit from the ‘Controversial Discussions’ in the British Psychoanalytic Society which took place in wartime London after the death of Freud, ‘Controversial Discussions for the XXI Century’ looks at the history and legacy of the discussions regarded by Andre Green as ‘the most important document of the history of psychoanalysis’. Bringing up to date the original ‘Discussions’, the film examines contemporary understanding of ‘unconscious fantasy’ by leading Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalytic thinkers to examine areas of controversy and disagreement and bring the debate up to date in the light of recent advances in developmental psychology and neuroscience and promote the use of pep-web as a platform for dialogue across modalities.

Winograd, B. (2014). Black Psychoanalysts Speak. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):1.

This film comprises material from the IPTAR hosted Black Psychoanalysts Speak Conference of 2012, and the IPTAR and The William Alanson White Institute hosted Black Psychoanalysts Speak Conference in 2013, also hosted by the Clinical Psychology Department of the New School for Social Research (with the support of NYU Post Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis). The film features interviews of the eleven Black psychoanalysts who participated in the conferences as well as two other participants. The film is intended to raise awareness of the need for greater openness and understanding of cultural and ethnic pressures in psychoanalytic training, in transferential and countertransferential interactions, and in the recruitment of people of coulour into psychoanalytic training.

These participants contend that psychoanalysis has a long history as a progressive movement devoted to the common good. Psychoanalysis asks us to examine the processes of self deception that perpetuate both individual unhappiness and social structures that are inequitable and oppressive. Yet psychoanalytic education has for the most part focused on training and treating the relatively privileged. The Black psychoanalysts here examine this dilemma and engage in a vibrant and thought provoking discussion about race, culture, class and the unrealized promise of psychoanalysis.

Susman, D. Ward, A. (2013). Training to be a psychoanalyst. Instit. Psa UK AV Proj. Videostream, 1(1):3.

A selection of short interviews with Michael Brearley, Josh Cohen, Catalina Bronstein and Caroline Polmear from the British Society about what it is like to train as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London and the place of UK psychoanalysis in the modern world. The Institute has been one of the oldest and longest established centres of psychoanalysis since before Freud emigrated to London at the beginning of the last century to avoid Nazi persecutions shortly before his death. The interviews also look at the strong tradition in the British Society of people from varied and often non-clinical backgrounds coming to train as analysts and the benefits the different kinds of experience can provide.

Fonagy, P. (2015). Peter Fonagy, Anna Freud Centre Chief Executive: What is Mentalization? Interview. Anna Freud Centre, 1(1):2.

Mentalizing refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). MBT was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders.

Anna Freud Centre Chief Executive Peter Fonagy talks more about Mentalization in the interview.

Young-Bruehl, E. Duckler, G. (2016). On Childism by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl: Lecture, March 26, 2011. PEP Videostream, 1(1):24.

This is the last-known lecture of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl. In it, she outlines her observations and theoretical understanding of how children have been subjected to a long-standing (and in many ways, unconscious) prejudice. This systemic and cultural prejudice shares many similarities with ways in which minorities, women and LGBQT members have been seen and treated as objects that serve functions for others rather than people in their own right.

Rappoport Aisemberg, E. Cassorla, R. Civitarese, G. Conci, M. Ferro, A. Fosshage, J. Katz, M. de Leon Bernardi, B. Lichtenberg, J. Neri, C. Silverman, M. Stern, D. Tubert-Oklander, J. (2016). International Field Theory Association: Roundtable Discussion July 21, 2015. PEP Videostream, 1(10):23.

The International Field Theory Association Roundtable Discussion 2015 offers a discussion of advances in psychoanalytic field theory. Papers written for this meeting were published by Routledge under the title Advances in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory.

Nicholson, T. Kanaan, R. Edwards, M. Howlett, S. Carson, A. (2016). Freud’s Studies on Hysteria 120th Anniversary Debate: Part 3. Debate on Freud and Breuer's 'Studies on Hysteria'. PEP Videostream, 1(9):20.

Public engagement event at the Freud Museum London & funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research, to inform the general public about Hysteria – now known as conversion disorder or functional neurological disorder – and assess if Freud’s theories, specifically those in his seminal work ‘Studies on Hysteria’ are still relevant today. Initially there is a pair of lectures giving an introduction ‘Is Freud’s book Studies on Hysteria still relevant?’ – Debate aimed at the general public. Chaired by Dr Tim Nicholson (Institute of Psychiatry / Maudsley Hospital, London). Motion proposed by Richard Kanaan (Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Melbourne University) & Stephanie Howlett (Psychotherapist, Sheffield, UK). Motion opposed by Mark Edwards (Professor of Neurology, St George’s London) & Alan Carson (Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychiatry, Edinburgh University).

Schellekes, S. (2013). Dor dor vedorshav (Each generation and its teachers). PEP Videostream, 1(1):2.

Ten prominent members of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society, representing different “generations” of psychoanalytic training, share memories, experiences and observations from their days of training at the institute. Expressing their personal views of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society today, its evolution over the years (thus enabling an historical perspective of its evolving organizational culture), the “political” controversies between its members, and its involvement in the country’s social and political life. Also - they relate to their own personal ties with psychoanalysis.

The interviewed Psychoanalysts (in order of appearance) are: Dr. Abigail Golomb, Prof. Shmuel Erlich, Ms. Sandra Halevi, Mr. Ra'anan Kulka, Dr. Ofra Eshel, Dr. Yecheskiel Cohen, Prof. Emanuel Berman, Mr. Robert Schonberger, Ms. Dalit Even, Dr. Itamar Lurie.

Bassin, D. (2016). The Mourning After. PEP Video Grants, 1(2):12.

One doesn’t heal from war; one learns to surrender to its complicated traumatic impact. As veterans struggle with their losses, they have found ways to address and work through the moral injury and PTS with which they contend. They witness their losses via engagement in community activism, memorializing rituals, and acts of artistic and poetic creation. The Mourning After, a sequel to the award-winning documentary, Leave No Soldier, follows the efforts of some veterans to transform themselves and their communities from bystanders to attuned witnesses of the consequences of war. A round-table discussion by senior psychoanalysts, experts in the dynamics of traumatic mourning, illuminates the therapeutic action embedded in these restorative and redemptive activities. The Mourning After provides clinicians with a deeper understanding of the mental health needs of our returning service personnel and their families. It enriches contemporary psychoanalytic theories of catastrophic grief and mourning.

Britton, R. (2013). Meeting Ron Britton: At the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, November 30, 2010 From the Series Encounters through Generations. Instit. Psa UK AV Proj. Videostream, 1(1):2.

Ron Britton discusses his entry into psychoanalysis, the psychoanalytical landscape back in 1970 when that happened and his training at the Tavistock Clinic and the British Institute. He also discusses the combination of art and science in psychoanalysis, redundant theories and the repetitiveness of nature. Britton takes questions from an audience on the whether the different theoretical models in psychoanalysis can influence the outcome of treatment, the future of psychoanalysis and the different attitudes and working of psychoanalysts in the UK compared to elsewhere. He also talks about how his own work as a psychoanalyst may have affected his personal life and his family.

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