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In Conversation with Andrew Samuels: The Political Psyche and the Plural Psyche

Subtitle
Political psyche and the plural psyche, The
Synopsis
A conversation in three parts between Michael Jacobs and
Jungian analyst Andrew Samuels talks with Michael Jacobs about his ideas on how psychotherapy radically informs the political psyche. In three parts:
1: The political psyche; the citizen as therapist; political clinics/workshops; the divorce between power and energy; the political right and religion; parties and coalitions; closing the internal/external gap; religious and spiritual energy; the economic psyche, organising psychotherapy; becoming a healthy discipline.
2: The father in psychoanalytic thought; fathers/daughters and erotic feedback; erotic feedback between father and son; reinforcing the role of the father; the benevolence of male sexuality; aggression in the father/son relationship; father/daughter aggression; ‘the good enough father of whatever sex’; political/social implications.
3: The political psyche in therapy; survey of therapists’ view on politics in therapy; political issuers raised in therapy; hidden politics in non-political material; the politics of psychotherapy; questions of status and hierarchy; ideologies; the therapist as citizen.
Series
In Conversation with..., Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 90 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £49.95 (inclusive) 1997 sale: £200.00 (inclusive) series
Subjects
Psychiatry
Keywords
Jung, Carl Gustav; psychotherapy

Credits

Director
Jon Shears
Cast
Andrew Samuels 
Michael Jacobs 

Sponsor

Name

University of Leicester, Department of Adult Education

Distributor

Name

University of Leicester, Audio Visual Services

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Fax
0116 252 3993
Address
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