An overview of the theory, practice, and research aspects of psychoanalysis. Clinicians discuss the nature of the unconscious, the work of Sigmund Freud, the process of gaining self-awareness and the opportunities for growth using the psychoanalytic approach. Produced by Anne Frances Johnson (www.annefjohnson.com) with support from the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation.

Synopsis: Buenos Aires is the psychoanalytic capital of the world with twice the number of therapists per head than New York. Through years of state terror and economic disaster, millions of Argentinians have sought refuge on the analyst’s couch. Such a demand for an expensive and time-consuming exercise suggests a neurosis on a national scale. Therefore, like the analyst, this film puts Argentina on the couch to discover the root causes of this unique obsession. Here, psychoanalysts have not only tried to resolve the inner conflicts of their patients but also fought violent repression from cruel dictatorships that still haunt Argentina today.

 

villa f3Director: Adam Barnett and Simon Deeley | Producer: Adam Barnett and Simomon Deeley Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2009 | Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Buenos Aires is the psychoanalytic capital of the world with twice the number of therapists per head than New York. Through years of state terror and economic disaster, millions of Argentinians have sought refuge on the analyst’s couch. Such a demand for an expensive and time-consuming exercise suggests a neurosis on a national scale. Therefore, like the analyst, this film puts Argentina on the couch to discover the root causes of this unique obsession. Here, psychoanalysts have not only tried to resolve the inner conflicts of their patients but also fought violent repression from cruel dictatorships that still haunt Argentina today.

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Analytic psychotherapist and art historian, Robert Snell joins us to discuss his forthcoming book, Portraits of the Insane: Théodore Géricault and the Subject of Psychotherapy.

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