Pain seems to be around a lot in current discourse.Some psychoanalysts and their institutions are experiencing profound existential pain: at the institutional level, some think psychoanalysis is endangered because modern economic, social and emotional pressures are creating patients who do not fit classical descriptions so that practice and training needs to be much less “rigid”.Presenters might be implicitly criticised by some at this point or defended by others, as though the analysts were extremely fragile.
It can then lead to heroic or special measures to accommodate patients – for example, through feeling forced, for the sake of the survival of the patient or the analysis, to adjust fees and technique (such as whether or not to interpret transference directly) or to adjust the setting by accepting telephone, Skype or face-to-face sessions.
A particular feature of these situations is that group members are absolutely convinced either that the adjustment is or is not absolutely necessary.
Others feel this will obliterate any specific distinction between psychoanalysis and psychotherapies.
In the sessions we discuss, taken from our workshops, the psychoanalysts presenting or group members responding to presenters, often seem to feel painfully under threat and obligation, as we have noted before.
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