Great guests and thoughtful discssussions with a hitch.
I like the podcast generally and listen attentively but find myself put off at times by Dr. Van Nuys' criticisms of psychoanalysis which are at times sweeping and pertain to a version of analysis I don't think most analysts practice anymore, and to theory which has been elaborated, superceeded or just ignored to make room for more enlightened understandings. Therapeutic approaches are expected and understood to change over time whereas analysis, which led to many if not most subsequent developments in clinical work is routinely framed in terms of contradistinction rather than evolution. This is a disservice and ironic. Many people today frame our work in terms of expansion and inclusion of mental contents for which there should be room for attachment, neuroscience, sociology, hermeneutics, CBT, EMDR, DBT, Hakomi and anything else while not ruling out that sex and aggression remain surprisingly active among the interests that still seem to motivate behavior. The problem, I would say, is when we say this instead of that.
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