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IPA | Off the Couch with Dr. A. Chris Heath
Published on: 12/17/2019
Episode Description:
Harvey Schwartz welcomes Dr. A. Chris Heath, who is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Heath has dedicated himself to helping people understand their unconscious mind and he’s done this through his remarkable YouTube channel called HeathMD where he features entertaining videos about how the mind works and it has more than 45,000 views. Dr. Heath is a member of the social media and board of the International Psychoanalytical Association as well as a member of the Committee for Public Information of the American Psychoanalytic Association. As you will hear in the interview, there is an aliveness and vibrancy to Dr. Heath – he shows all of us his love of the work, his enjoyment in explaining it and the gift he has of taking nuanced concepts and presenting them in a very user-friendly fashion.

Listen Here: http://ipaoffthecouch.org/2019/11/30/episode-29-entertaining-and-nuanced-psychoanalytic-ideas-on-youtube-with

Publications

Becoming of Use as an Analyst: Imagining Something that Was Never There Before
Fred Griffin, MD
Published on: 4/14/2020
by Fred Griffin, MD
published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
The Need to Be Listened to: What to expect from online therapy sessions during the coronavirus pande
Fred Griffin, MD
Published on: 3/31/2020
by Fred Griffin, MD
published online in Psychoanalysis Unplugged, online version of Psychology Today
What is Psychoanalysis?
Published on: 4/28/2019
"What is psychoanalysis?" This is a question I am asked frequently. I resist the temptation to answer a question with a question, and try to educate and demystify. However, I know that if I do a reasonable job of responding more questions will follow: Why does it take so long? Who can afford the time and money? Who still does that? Why do you have to be on a couch? What good does it do? Haven't medications made that obsolete? The list goes on, but curiosity is a good thing. Now let me try to share my response to the first question.
Who is a psychoanalyst?
Published on: 4/28/2019
Anyone, regardless of whether they have had any training or not, let alone formal psychoanalytic training, can refer to themselves as a psychotherapist or psychoanalyst.
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Published on: 4/28/2019
Psychoanalysis and its derivative, psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy (sometimes referred to as psychodynamic psychotherapy), are psychotherapies designed to treat individuals with psychological problems involving emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and/or vocational symptoms . They are humanisitic in nature--that is, the analyst is there to assist the individual, as a fellow human being, with his or her difficulties, in a mutual effort to overcome impediments to greater fullfilment and improved functioning.
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Managed Care
Published on: 4/28/2019
What are the effects and implications of managed care on the mental health care professionals ("providers" in managed care parlance) and their patients ("consumers", again, in managed care terms)?

Candidate News

DPC List of Consulting Analysts and Personal Analysts
Published on: 10/31/2019
Dallas Psychoanalytic Center list of member CAs and PAs
Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On and Off the Couch
Published on: 10/21/2019
Taking a deep dive into contemporary Western culture, this book suggests we are all fundamentally ambivalent beings. A great deal has been written about how to love - to be kinder, more empathic, a better person, and so on. But trying to love without dealing with our ambivalence, with our hatred, is often a recipe for failure. Any attempt, therefore, to love our neighbour as ourselves - or even, for that matter, to love ourselves - must recognise that we love where we hate and we hate where we love.
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