Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

Freud famously said that the aim of psychoanalysis was to enable us to work, love and play with minimum conflict. So what gets in the way of us doing that? Philosophy of Psychoanalysis is an educational course presented at a third-year tertiary education level by A/Prof. Doris McIlwain. The course aims to ground you in the basics: the nature of unconscious processes, repression, sexuality, dreams, morality, grief, gender identity, drives and affects and their implications for perception, memory and creative processes, as well as for certain forms of psychopathology. Then, it considers the wider societal relevance of psychoanalysis to issues of the internet, femininity, charisma, cults, spin doctors, hypocrisy and political power. For the more clinically minded, the course covers an array of post-Freudian perspectives, including Jacques Lacan, Melanie Klein, Object Relations theory, Kohut’s self-psychology, Winnicott, and relational psychoanalysis. You should leave the course with a grasp of the kinds of psychoanalysis that are used currently in clinical contexts. Sadly A/Prof. Doris McIlwain, the course creator, died of cancer in 2015. This podcast is created by her family and friends, with hopes that her curiosity, joy and intellectual playfulness will keep inspiring and informing those who listen.

Episodes

July 10, 2021 31 min

This is the second of two lectures that explores how our history and environment shape our personality, gender differences and self concept.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

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How does our history and environment shape our personality? And is this stable?

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://w...

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June 24, 2021 36 min

This is the second of two lectures that address: Memory, narrative therapy, important life events, creativity, personality, mental flexibility, positive and negative affect, cognitive flexibility, cognitive arousal, emotions, coping strategies, teamwork, Neuroplasticity, resilience, curiosity and more!

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for...

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This is the first of two lectures that address: Memory, narrative therapy, important life events, creativity, personality, mental flexibility, positive and negative affect, cognitive flexibility, cognitive arousal, emotions, coping strategies, teamwork, neuroplasticity, resilience, curiosity and more

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for P...

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What is the connection between personality and memory? This lecture is the second of two that talks about: Cultural storytelling, personal myths, narratives and the self,  schemas, family remembering, narrative therapy, empathic listening, memory, trauma, emotional remembering and more.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutt...

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This lecture is the first of two that talks about: Cultural storytelling, personal myths, narratives and the self,  schemas, family remembering, narrative therapy, empathic listening, memory, trauma, emotional remembering and more.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanaly...

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This lecture is the second of two lectures that address: Personality disorders, parental attunement, coping mechanisms, defence mechanisms, the development of disorders, the dark triad, narcissism, psychopathy, shame and more.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwains publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

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What creates a psychopath? What about a narcissist ? This lecture is the first of two that address: Personality disorders, coping mechanisms, defence mechanisms, the development of disorders, the dark triad and more.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwain's publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

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May 13, 2021 40 min

This lecture is the second of two that address: Clinical inference, Personality assessment, transference, psychopathy, empathy, affect, dark triad, psychoanalytic diagnosis, Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and more.

A/Prof. Doris McIlwain's publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

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This lecture is the first of two that address: Clinical inference, Personality assessment, transference, gestalt, dreams, fantasies, psychoanalysis, emotions, Freud, DSM-V, Validity, Reliability, traits, empathy and more

A/Prof. Doris McIlwain's publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check it out!

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April 29, 2021 50 min

This lecture is the second of two that address: Personality development, early life experiences, complex trauma, personality disorders, schemas, subpersonal, culture, unconscious, drives, affects, attachment, self and other distinctions, trust, empathy, attunement and more

A/Prof. Doris McIlwain's publications are now available for free from https://www.johnsutton.net/doris-mcilwains-writings/ Thanks for Prof. John Sutton. Check...

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This lecture is the first of two that address: Personality development, early life experiences, complex trauma, personality disorders, schemas, subpersonal, culture, unconscious, drives, affects, attachment, self and other distinctions, trust, empathy, attunement and more.

Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: ...

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This lecture is the second of two that address: Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Subjectivity, Objectivity, the Big Five, Psychological research, Personality, Methodology, Disconfirmation, Ideographic, Nomothetic, Statistics, Dark Triad, Traits, Empathy, Attachment, Trauma, Childhood, Neuropsychology, Bypassing shame, Adaption, Inhibition, Motives, Sexuality and more.

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This lecture is the first of two that address: Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Subjectivity, Objectivity, the Big Five, Psychological research, Personality, Methodology, Disconfirmation, Ideographic, Nomothetic, Statistics, Dark Triad, Traits, Empathy, Attachment, Trauma, Childhood, Neuropsychology, Bypassing shame, Adaption, Inhibition, Motives, Sexuality and more.

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April 1, 2021 56 min

An introduction to personality. This lecture addresses: Cults, Charisma, Culture, Personality, the Big Five, Developmental psychology, childhood, traits, the Dark Triad, research, methodology, factor analysis and more.

Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://www.campbellhenderson.com/a...

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March 25, 2021 1 min

Season 2 of Philosophy of Psychoanalysis is coming soon! In this lecture series A/Prof McIlwain addresses the Psychology of Personality from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://www.campbellhenderson.com/artwork Thanks to Dr. Andrew Geeves and Professor...

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A relaxation meditation following the Progressive Muscle Relaxation strategy to help you shake off the stress of the day. Spoken by A/Prof. Doris McIlwain. Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://www.campbellhenderson.com/artwork Thanks to Dr. Andrew Geeves and Professor John Sutton fo...

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August 13, 2020 20 min

The final instalment of lecture content for the podcast. A/Prof McIlwain explores the Freudian interpretation of dreams. Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://www.campbellhenderson.com/artwork Thanks to Dr. Andrew Geeves and Professor John Sutton for all their hard work. Sadly A/Prof...

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August 6, 2020 41 min

How does our history impact our creative work? This is the second lecture that addresses: Resilience, ego, loss of control and over-control, regression, creativity and regression, phantasy and renunciation, the artist vs the neurotic, Kris's account of regression and creativity - transitional objects and relatedness, criticism, knafo and regression in the service of creativity. Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmai...

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July 30, 2020 43 min

This is the first of two lectures that address: Resilience, ego, loss of control and over-control, regression, creativity and regression, phantasy and renunciation, the artist vs the neurotic, Kris's account of regression and creativity - transitional objects and relatedness, criticism, knafo and regression in the service of creativity. Contact Email: philosophyofpsychoanalysis@gmail.com Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris ...

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