NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE NEWS

by: RIPPLE PATEL

Continuing Controversy over Psychoanalytic Treatment of Autism in France:  An article in USA Today unveils another dimension of French psychologists' controversial treatment methods: the use of a semi-torturous "packing" intervention in conjunction with talk therapy.

Lucid Dreaming, Psychoanalysis, and Mysticism: Provoked into thought by a questionable study linking prophetic visions with lucid dreaming, Richard Schiffman muses upon spiritual and psychoanalytic understandings of this ancient practice.
 
Is "Know Thyself" Overrated? In his new book Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life, Adam Phillips dissects the meaning and value of  "alternative versions of our lives" that exist in non-actualized form within our imaginations.  He also teases apart the various functions of self-knowledge, some of which (he argues) are limiting rather than freeing.