Split Minds, Split Personalities, Split Paradigms? The enigmas of schizophrenia

Word Count: 2,896

by Dr Andrew Moskowitz

The word and concept of ‘Schizophrenia’ was created by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler in 1908 and became well known when his magnum opus was published in 1911 – Dementia Praecox or the Group of Schizophrenias.

My Work with Jonathan

Word Count: 1,808

by Felicity Runchman

Most therapists, particularly those working with younger clients referred by their families, schools or colleges, will know what it’s like to encounter a client with a central issue or problem that others in their life are eagerly waiting to be resolved.

Crazy, Stupid Work: How Even Jobs We Love Can Drive Us Mad

Word Count: 765

by Camilla Nicholls

When I had a breakdown nearly twenty years ago I worked as a senior executive in the media. I attended therapy sessions at the crack of dawn so I wouldn’t miss a moment of work.

When Mind and Heart Meet Through Personal Reminiscences

Word Count: 1,821

by Ileana Masetti de la Guardia & David Vaglio

Common belief has it that aging is analogous to dementia, and more specifically, to Alzheimer’s disease.

A Vital Dissolving of Shame: Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violation

Word Count: 788

by Sarah van Gogh

Men who have experienced sexual violation often have a kind of invisibility in the world. They are not prominent in literature about therapy, in research about sexual violation, or even generally in the public awareness.

Creating is Revealing Complexity

Word Count: 990

by Laura Munteanu

I would like to take you back to my childhood. I was around five year old, sitting on a corner of my grandparents’ greenish sofa, in their living room.

Care in the Age of Autonomy

Word Count: 5,498

by Polina Aronson

You make a distinction between ‘caring for’ and ‘caring about’. Could you elaborate on that distinction, and then lead us to why this topic is becoming more relevant nowadays?

On Trauma

Word Count: 2,348

by Elizabeth Carter

Often when people hear the term “trauma” their minds turn to the terrible. They picture escaping from a war zone, physical or sexual abuse, or surviving a natural disaster.

The Kidnapping

Word Count: 2,957

by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

I live in the showroom of a Styrofoam distribution center on a county highway in the middle of rural America.

Digital Discontents

Word Count: 3,367

by Dr Aaron Balick

In June, news outlets announced that the World Health Organisation classified “Gaming Disorder” as a mental health condition classified under “disorder due to addictive behaviours”.

To Speak or Not to Speak: Disclosure in the Therapy Room

Word Count: 486

by Tamara Abood

Today a new client invited me to disclose my views to him on a very specific political issue that connected to his cultural identity.

‘Bind me-I still can sing-‘

Word Count: 5,118

by Andrea Brady

It was Welcome Week at the university where I teach. Students were arriving, excited, nervous, some imagining a new life in which they could redefine themselves, others perhaps anxious or sad at what they’d left behind or brought with them.

Reading as a Particular Intimacy

Word Count: 1,714

by Sokol Ferizi

One of the most enduring memories of myself learning something in the early years of school, is a physics lesson on surface tension.

Considering Control and Regaining Curiosity: How can we make online relating work for us?

Word Count: 2,183

by Felicity Runchman

Social media first came into my life when I was well into my twenties, hence already an ‘adult’.

Wakanda Therapy is This?

Word Count: 2,287

by Foluke Taylor

The first time I watch Black Panther, at the IMAX cinema, I don’t feel great. If feeling good is the definition of therapeutic then, my first answer is no.

Political Truth in the Age of Populism

Word Count: 9,446

by Leon Brenner

I remember the first text I read by Badiou more than a decade ago. It was a printed copy of an essay called Philosophy and Desire (from Infinite Thought) where he says that philosophy is a logical revolt, it pits thought against injustice.

We Need a New Metaphysics of Nature

Word Count: 759

by Dr Sean McGrath

The Anthropocene is the buzzword of contemporary ecocriticism. Notwithstanding the status of the term’s scientificity (or lack thereof), I find in its account of the historical present the surgical precision of poetry.

Full of Life Now, Compact, Invisible…

Word Count: 1,701

by Sokol Ferizi

Throughout my adolescence, my parents used to remind me how often I had expressed the wish to marry a bride like the mannequins I saw as a child in the windows of wedding shops.

Invisible Missiles: The Paranoid Position and its Existential Threat

Word Count: 1,671

by Dr Stephen Setterberg

You don’t need to a psychoanalyst to know the world has gone mad. In fact, it’s always been obvious that irrational and darker passions shape history.

Insights into Improvisation

Word Count: 2,425

by Tim Fairhall

Tim Fairhall has played on many of the most significant stages in Britain and internationally, playing in a diverse bank of musical situations that appear, even from a distance, to explore the convergent nature of contemporary jazz, free jazz and ‘improv’.

“Life-as-it-is Must Die”: Sabina Spielrein and the Death Instinct of our Time

Word Count: 1,703

by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

In October 1977, deep in the cellars of the Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland there was discovered – by whom, the record does not tell – a box.

Review: ‘Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power’

Word Count: 1,762

by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Let me start with a little context: I am writing in the laundromat of a tiny highway-town in the industrial-agricultural region of middle America, on the snow-swept cusp of the Red River Valley.

Grappling with Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Word Count: 2,525

by Dr Aaron Balick

The sexual assault and misconduct allegations against film producer Harry Weinstein that began to emerge on October 5, 2017 have precipitated a wave of similar allegations against powerful men, in some cases, ending decades long careers.

Review: ‘Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer’

Word Count: 1,146

by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

As its provocative and evocative title suggests, Scott A. Dimovitz’s monograph Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer (2016 Routledge) is not for the faint of heart.

Better Than You Know Yourself: Influence, Fake News, Algorithms, and Your Online Self

Word Count: 1,555

by Dr Aaron Balick

First Brexit. Then Trump. Were they related? Were “dark forces” working to manipulate the population at large to achieve their sinister results?

Karen Horney and Women’s Sexuality in Psychoanalysis

Word Count: 1,512

by Andrea Monroy Toro

In 1920s Berlin, psychoanalyst Karen Horney challenged central aspects of Freudian theory in Weimar culture.

My Lacan/Why Lacan: A Lifelong Entanglement with the Byzantine Writings of Jacques Lacan

Word Count: 1,008

by Kai Hammermeister

I have always been drawn to those who confuse me. They are the ones I love, the ones I detest, the ones I admire and envy and curse.

Connected Up Culture: The Problem of Ubiquity

Word Count: 980

by Dr Aaron Balick

Our culture is more connected up than it ever was before, and for this there are consequences.