Lives of the Unconscious

Lives of the Unconscious

Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 24: The Concepts of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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Summary:
Psychoanalysis is often equated with the work of Sigmund Freud. Contemporary modes of thought and therapeutic approaches such as relational psychoanalysis or mentalization-based therapy methods are often less well known, despite being central to current practice. This episode provides an introduction to the concepts of contemporary psychoanalysis.

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1 thought on “Episode 24: The Concepts of Contemporary Psychoanalysis”

  1. Thank you for the structured and valuble information provided in this episode! It was like a gift to listen to the podcast!

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