International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Evading Sigmund Freud and Standard psychoanalysis: A trend that ends in bewilderment and Fruitlessness in learners
Saeed Shoja Shafti
Status quo of psychoanalysis and similar insight-oriented techniques is not alike in different nations, due to a number of cultural, pedagogic or economic reasons.
Bypassing Freud and his methodology, or failure to distinguish between his pragmatic hints and meta-psychological remarks has founded a big dilemma in the course of training or practicing clinical psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy in developing societies. Methodical study, training and practice of psychoanalysis, as the highest level of psychodynamic approaches, is the only possible and effective way for supporting and promotion of psychodynamic perspectives and therapies. Otherwise, there is no outcome except than bewilderment and fruitlessness in learners and approximately complete ignorance of this genuine exploratory technique and its substitution with more superficial psychotherapeutic approaches like cognitive therapy, behavior therapy and etc., which operate just at the conscious and subconscious levels of mind. Bio-psych-social approach in modern psychiatry cannot be attainable without sensible and clinical considering of ‘unconsciousness’. In this article, which is devoted primarily to developing cultures, a quantity of obstacles against training and development of applied (clinical) psychoanalysis and related procedures has been discussed briefly.