Analytic vs Support Groups (Reality TV Grp Th ses. 8 w/ Dr. Jane Goldberg





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Published on Dec 30, 2009

0:30 Why patients come for psychotherapy."They have (what they feel) is an abnormal hatred for the people they love." Freud's dual drive substantiated by the research of Paul MacLean's "triune brain." How do you access that irrational brain? Emotional communication.
4:40 Lana's theory about Carol's weight. Carol tells her story. 10:00 Paul talks about Freud's theory being wrong as he didn't understand capitalism so resorted to the instinct theory. Paul likes "support" therapy. 11:00 Dee clarifies that this is not a support group. 11:30 Jane says she runs analytic groups, if you only support the ego you miss half of life with the unconscious. 18:00 Kay cries that her biological family are the last people who would help her. 24:00 Jane tells Kay you know you are fine on the rational level but how does one part of the brain talk to the part that was so affected by toxicity on the past. Goes out on hating Kay's relative.

s. Witness first-hand the manifestation of psychic mechanisms as attempts to defend the ego: for instance, we see at the narcissistic defense, as defined by Hyman Spotnitz. We observe the expressions of Freuds concept of eros (love) and thanatos (death and aggression) as group members struggle to find safe, yet authentic, footing with one another, and come to both love and hate each other. You will think they are out of central casting but they are real people, with real issues that they have the courage and generosity to share their working through processes with the universe.


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