IPA Blog 

Welcome to the IPA Blog, a space for the IPA to maintain a commentary on social, cultural and political issues from a psychoanalytic perspective. Our contributors write on a range of topics including contemporary issues, health and social policy, scientific developments, culture and art. If you would like to write for the IPA Blog, please view our editorial guidelines by clicking here

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2020

Psychoanalysis of capitalism

9th June
There are glaring similarities between the general functioning of capitalism and a particular psychological problem. Is capitalism suited to the psyche, or vice versa? In our latest blog post, David Monnier proposes that to understand capitalism, we must first understand those that implement it. By David Monnier


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Our sheltered space at risk - our sheltered space a risk?

21st April
Even in these times of massive impact of external reality on everyday life, our interest and desire to understand unconscious relations within a trusting, discretion-based psychotherapeutic dyad remains applicable. It is a special challenge to treat our patients with patience, level-headed attentiveness and readiness to accept when framework conditions and rituals change unavoidably, and when analysts and patients alike experience unforeseen uncertainties. By Lisa Werthmann-Resch.

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Spare a Thought

6th April 
by Maurice Whelan
We can spare a thought if we make space in our mind.




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A-tishoo, A-tishoo We All Fall Down

23rd March 
by Dr.Jonathan Sklar, British Psychoanalytical Society 
All of Society does not fall apart at once. We are mainly used to being on the comfortable side of the equation rather than the other side.




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The Australian Bushfires: Listening with Freud

29th January 
by Maurice Whelan, Australian Psychoanalytical Society



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Neville Symington

9th January
by Maurice Whelan, Australian Psychoanalytical Society



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