Psychoanalytic Thinking in Occupational Therapy by Lindsey Nicholls, Julie Cunningham-Piergrossi, Carolina de

By Lindsey Nicholls, Julie Cunningham-Piergrossi, Carolina de Sena-Gibertoni, Margaret Daniel

This ebook is the 1st to take advantage of psychoanalysis as a foundation for exploring how occupational therapists do their paintings, and it contains a new conceptual version to lead perform. The authors emphasize the position of the subconscious in all that folks do and are, and argue that actions (or occupations) are concurrently actual (i.e. tangible) and symbolic. excellent for educational and medical occupational therapists, this booklet also will attract psychotherapists.

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This extraordinary new way to be with a patient opened up a whole century of research, study and investigation on the construction of Freud’s complete works. It is the fundamental assumption of Freud’s legacy for occupational therapists: not a damaged limb to repair, not a function to be rehabilitated, not a body to be transformed into a technological machine, but individuals with their own emotional difficulties who ask us to help and light that spark of life left within them. And it is from this assumption that our professional rehabilitative practice draws its lifeblood.

Nicholls, 2003) Some professionals working in health care have expressed a concern that if we (as therapists) were to recognise the extent to which we feel with and about our patients, we would no longer be able to do the work. ’, said it was the number and intensity of projections given to nursing staff by patients in an acute care ward that made the thinking about the work very difficult. Theodosius (2008), in her work on emotional labour in health care, uses the term ‘therapeutic emotional labour’ (p.

He also paved the way for occupational therapists to continue studying and researching the function of the different materials we use to help facilitate the understanding and communication of transferences in our sessions. With transference, the unconscious rules supreme and we can perceive it in many of the activities inherent to our profession. The unconscious Yet again, it was Freud’s hysteric patients who trained his eyes and ears to grasp the logic of the unconscious, structured on desire and repression.

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