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Our Everyday Psychoanalysis blog aims to offer content related to psychoanalysis that is of general interest and written in a style that is accessible to a wide range of readers. The blog fosters broad awareness of psychoanalysis as a living school of thought providing unique perspectives on life and culture. We welcome submissions on a range of topics. Please read our guidelines before sending your submissions to: [email protected]

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Latest Blogs

Considerations of the familial and the social in the formation of childhood subjectivity

Thursday 18 May 2023

Michael O’Loughlin asks if we can imagine pedagogical systems or a therapeutic milieu that would enable children to begin to give an account of themselves, in ways that would allow them to begin to deconstruct the systems of recognizability embedded

The use of technology in the observation of the parent-infant relationship, Bick method, in the SARS

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Dr Ester Malque Latvian writes the use of technology was inevitable during the COVID lockdown, as it was the only way to give continuity to the observation of the parent-infant relationship. Like so many aspects of clinical work during the pandemic,

Understanding Dreams

Thursday 13 April 2023

Psychoanalyst Dr. A. Chris Heath writes about the value of attending to our dreams - and why the most powerful dreams lead to thoughts that surprise us.

Group Dynamics and “Momentum Shifts” in Basketball

Thursday 02 March 2023

Psychoanalyst Joan Sarnat reflects on what it takes for players to work together as a team to harness group energy in the service of success.

Weaving and Unweaving Webs of Gender

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Kristin Fiorella examines the way gender exploration can focus and expose ontological anxieties.

The place of sexuality in psychoanalytic treatment and training today

Monday 20 February 2023

Rotraut De Clerck writes, could Freud’s theory of drives still be considered our relevant reference point when thinking about sexuality?

When Law and Psychoanalysis Met

Thursday 12 January 2023

Psychoanalyst Rakesh Shukla argues that judges must remain alert to the effects of the unconscious on their judicial decision-making.

Medically Assisted Procreation and Mothering Alone During the Pandemic

Wednesday 04 January 2023

Katy Bogliatto writes on medically assisted procreation and mothering alone during the pandemic.