Language and Psychoanalysis 2019-05-20T17:53:39+01:00 Dr. Laura A. Cariola Open Journal Systems <p>Language and Psychoanalysis is a fully peer reviewed online journal that publishes twice a year. It is the only interdisciplinary journal with a strong focus on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of language and psychoanalysis. <span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,EmojiFont,Apple Color Emoji,Segoe UI Emoji,NotoColorEmoji,Segoe UI Symbol,Android Emoji,EmojiSymbols; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;"> The journal is also inclusive </span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: white;"><span id="0.24802688500432846" class="highlight" style="background-color: #ffffff;">and</span></span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;"> not narrowly confined to the Freudian </span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;">psychoanalytic theory but open to all language-based psychotherapeutic modalities.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Abstracting and Indexing Information:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">PsycINFO (APA)</li> <li class="show">Scopus</li> <li class="show">Emerging Sources Citation Index</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Core Conflictual Relationship 2019-05-20T17:53:39+01:00 Fionn Murtagh Giuseppe Iurato <p>Following detailed presentation of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT), there is the objective of relevant methods for what has been described as verbalization and visualization of data. Such is also termed data mining and text mining, and knowledge discovery in data. The Correspondence Analysis methodology, also termed Geometric Data Analysis, is shown in a case study to be comprehensive and revealing. Quite innovative here is how the analysis process is structured. For both illustrative and revealing aspects of the case study here, relatively extensive dream reports are used. The dream reports are from an open source repository of dream reports, and the current&nbsp; study proposes a possible framework for the analysis of dream report narratives, and&nbsp; further, how such an analysis could be relevant within the psychotherapeutic context. This Geometric Data Analysis here confirms the validity of CCRT method.</p> 2018-09-21T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## 'Overcoming' the 'Battlefield of the Mind' 2019-05-20T17:53:38+01:00 Elizabeth Anna Claydon Joanne Whitehouse-Hart <p>This article offers a psychoanalytically informed discursive analysis of the teachings of two leading Christian digital evangelists in the field of Christian ‘Self-help’ texts: Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen. Meyer and Osteen both have global popularity and multimedia presences. Influenced by psychosocial theory, we combine linguistic analysis with the ideas of Kleinian and post-Kleinian object relations. Exploring Meyer’s and Osteen’s media usage, we argue that digital and online tools have enhanced their connective ability with their immense audiences. It is argued that such discursive spaces create new psychosocial possibilities and contradictions for their messages of emotional health and self-governance through a combination of scripture and psychological approaches common in secular self-help communication. Both preachers focus on changing ‘language’ and ‘thought’, employing techniques and scripture that require the believer to excessively self-focus, and this process revolves emotionally around the construction of images of an omnipotent, good God and the mind as a spiritual battleground between ‘good’ objects (God) and ‘bad’ (Satan).</p> 2018-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Selfer, Personality in a Virtual Paradigm 2019-05-20T17:53:38+01:00 Esteban Salinas Mercado Alejandro González-González <p>In view of the emerging behaviors facilitated by digital innovations, this article proposes an insight of the development of identity in the virtual paradigm. The task is to inscribe the <em>selfie</em> phenomenon in an exploratory manner within a pertinent theoretical framework that allows apprehending its aspects in terms of value and relationships. Using a qualitative ethnomethodology (Semantic Analysis Based on Images), it’s sought to locate certain narrative of the body in a context of interdisciplinary exchange in relation to a hypothetical category; namely the <em>Selfer.</em> Compiled sources derived from psychoanalysis, psychology, sociology, cybernetics etc. offer to inscribe these new phenomena into theories of mediation and the Subject. The ethnomethodology employed here considers selfie-narrative as a deployment of the body image. The interest lies in understanding motivations and consequences as individuals and societies through discursive consciousness. A group of three components were derived from the collected data: <em>Self, The Ideal Virtual Collective Self (IVCS)</em> and the <em>Symptom. </em>The results are presented as a narrative analysis of the participants’ discourse. This study considers selfies as trans-aesthetic objects with notable elicitation of self-impressions, based on a critical analysis of the participants’ testimonies. The findings of this study are relevant in a social context in terms of exploring the effect of selfies on mental health, psycho-dynamics and semiology.</p> 2018-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Après-Coup, Après Coup 2019-05-20T17:53:38+01:00 Sergio Benvenuto <p>Here the author examines the question of après-coup (afterwardsness) in psychoanalysis, commenting in particular on Jean Laplanche’s book, <em>Après-Coup</em>. The author appreciates Laplanche’s determination to avoid either a positivist interpretation of après-coup (as a “delay-action bomb”, as simply a delayed psychic effect) or an hermeneutic interpretation that makes of it a post-factum re-signification of past events. Yet at the same time, the author shows that Laplanche’s solution—which assumes an initial trauma to the subject, who must “translate” an ambiguous and enigmatic message originating from an adult other—ends up being, in effect, a clever combination of the two approaches, positivist and hermeneutic, that Laplanche was trying to avoid. Laplanche advances a much too linear theory, placing “the other” (that is, the desire of the adult) at the beginning of the process, while Lacan’s approach to après-coup opens up far more complex and disturbing perspectives for psychoanalysis. The author, having shown the limitations of Laplanche’s result (“the primacy of the other”), proposes his own interpretation of après-coup, wherein it would connect, in a unique way, the cause and the sense of the psychic world: a subsequent event in some way makes the <em>sense</em> of a preceding event function as the <em>cause</em> of later psychic phenomena or symptoms.</p> 2018-12-17T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis: A Model for Theory and Practice 2019-05-20T17:53:39+01:00 Christopher R. Bell <p>Lewis Kirshner’s recent study <em>Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis: A Model for Theory and Practice</em> presents a highly readable and long-needed synoptic account of the diverse meanings and conceptualizations of intersubjectivity informing current psychoanalytic practice. Kirshner notes that the term ‘intersubjectivity’ was not commonly invoked in psychoanalytic theorizing before 1980, yet from the 1980’s onwards its use has increased dramatically. The concept of intersubjectivity within psychoanalysis is most closely associated with the interpersonal turn that has roots in Sandor Ferenzci’s early critique of the analyst playing a neutral or objective role in interpreting the unconscious meaning of symptoms and Harry Stack Sullivan’s critique of Freud’s concept of anxiety as predominantly a signal anxiety to the ego indicating the imminent emergence of hitherto repressed ideas into conscious awareness.</p> 2018-11-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##