As I have explained in other sections of this site, when I went from training in Medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry to Psychoanalysis in 1968, I did so having had extensive exposure to a fundamental scientific method used in the former two professions and was much inspired by the histories of the researchers who had [...]
METAPSYCHOLOGICAL FORMULATION A NEW SCIENTIFIC METHOD OF PSYCHOANALYTIC CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Harry M. Anderson, MD D.Psych FRCPC* Presentations Department of Psychiatry, North York General Hospital, 1991 Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, 1992 Ontario Psychiatric Association, Toronto, 1995 Society for Psychotherapy Research, Vancouver, 1995 Outline included in the presentation, Towards a New Breed of Scientific Psychoanalysts, [...]
Group Description For several years, the theories of Psychoanalysis, in their original and current versions, have regularly been criticized for their lack of science. Logic would say that the profession and its critics would want a science, but that is not clearly the case. This group will collect data, explore causes and seek solutions. The [...]
There are everyday experiences outside the clinical situationthat can puzzle and preoccupy us (clinicians or otherwise), often with no results that lead to constructive solutions. Here is an example.
You are called by an old friend you have not seen for a while. He suggests lunch so both of you can catch up with what’s happening. The phone conversation is amicable. He is late 20 minutes, looks hostile as he aggressively approaches your table, sits down and angrily says, “I have a goddamn bone [...]