Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: The Postmodern Psyche
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5,6
Summary: Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Slavoj Žižek. The notion of the "postmodern" is defined through the use of examples in the visual arts and architecture. Deleuze and Guattari's theory of "rhizomatic" thinking and their intellectual debts are elucidated. Žižek's film criticism, focused on the relation between desire and need, is explored in connection with Lacan.

Video 2: Psychoanalysis and its Legacy
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5,6
Summary: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the relevance of psychoanalysis at the end of the 20th century. It’s 100 years since Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, a term which he coined, published The Interpretation of Dreams. Sixty years after his death, Freud’s influence and the influence of that book, has been felt in the 20th century in everything from the arts, history and anthropology, to of course psychology and even science.

Video 3: Beyond Instinct and Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis | The New School
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5,
Summary: Donna Orange, author of "Emotional Understanding" and "Thinking for Clinicians," and George Hagman, author of "Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity," debate the future of psychoanalysis. They ask whether or not a cross-disciplinary approach is possible in approaching psychotherapy.

Audio 1: Psychoanalysis: a contemporary treatment?
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5,6
Summary: With limited health resources and pressure for the quick fix for mental illness, could psychoanalysis actually be an adjunct treatment for trauma and serious disorders option when combined with modern neuroscience—could it be a treatment for our times?

Audio 2: Does psychoanalysis have a role in modern mental health care?
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5,6
Summary: Since Freudian times, psychoanalytical thinking has been highly influential across the fields of psychiatry, psychology and even art and film—but as a mode of treating mental illness it's often been criticized. Dr Timothy Keogh, Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Australian Psychoanalytical Society argues psychoanalysis should it be a treatment for our times.

Audio 3: The talking cure: psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy.
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,5
Summary: Well-known US psychotherapist Irvin Yalom believes that we all have a natural fear of death and coming to terms with that fear is the key to a fulfilling life. What is psychotherapy, though? And is it effective and affordable in contemporary society?

Website 1: Psychology Today
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action. A roundup of psychoanalytic points of view, by The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group.

Website 2: Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: Under the guidance of Phyllis W. Meadow, the Center, in cooperation with other psychoanalytic training institutes, developed the Society of Modern Psychoanalysts. As a founding member institute, the Center has been active in establishing and clarifying standards of modern psychoanalytic education.

Website 3: The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP)
Learning Objective: LO 1
Summary: Founded in 1971, The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) is one of the oldest and most respected not-for-profit mental health training and treatment facilities in New York City.