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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

Kids these days… Precarity and its developmental dilemmas

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Stephen Lugar writes...I think the children and young adults of Generations Alpha and Z do not want to grow up because of the profound sense of precarity that they have grown up within, echoed and amplified through the constant access to information.

SOS Brazil

Thursday 26 October 2023

We, as psychoanalysts in the twenty first century, cannot limit our work to the private practice setting. It is necessary to move beyond the walls of our consulting rooms.

Trauma Transmission Resides Across Multiple Generations

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Psychoanalyst Jill Salberg reflects on the "hauntings" inherent in trans-generational transmissions.

There's a hole in daddy's arm

Thursday 17 August 2023

Ben Fife writes "If we as an analytic community, with what we know about the impacts of loss, cannot be present and attempt to help those in need understand these experiences, we risk becoming one more absent object in a time of need."

Adolescent Suicide

Wednesday 26 July 2023

The suicidal act exposes us to the mystery of life and death, of origin and end.It also sensitizes us to our limits in the face of the incomprehensible.

Childism and Beyond

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Jennifer Davids writes we cannot consider the minds of children without considering the interplay with the minds of their parents or carers, along with the multi-directional systemic influences of wider social forces.

3 Psychoanalytic Themes for the Digital Age

Tuesday 06 June 2023

In an unprecedented age of rapidly advancing digital technology, the intersection of psychoanalysis and cyberpsychology can help us better understand ourselves.

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

Tuesday 06 June 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

Tuesday 06 June 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.