The exclusionary policies of 'us and them' in the IPA and psychoanalytic institutes

Kirsner, Douglas 2003, The exclusionary policies of 'us and them' in the IPA and psychoanalytic institutes, Socio-analysis, vol. 5, pp. 1-13.

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Title The exclusionary policies of 'us and them' in the IPA and psychoanalytic institutes
Author(s) Kirsner, Douglas
Journal name Socio-analysis
Volume number 5
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1442-4444
Keyword(s) Psychoanalytic Institutes
psychoanalytic training
Summary This article will explore the issues of otherness in the IPA and also consider the local institute level using the example of the British Psychoanalytic Society. According to the IPA it is 'The world's primary psychoanalytic accrediting and regulatory body, with 10,500 members in over forty-five countries. The IPA works in partnership with its Component Organizations to train, support and network psychoanalysts, developing clinical, educational and research programmes'. It is well-known that the history of psychoanalysis is replete with organizational schisms and primary issues of 'inclusion-exclusion'. Who is a real psychoanalyst? "That are the necessary acceptable professional 'standards'? 'While standards' should be derived from knowledge, they are often derived from power and are often really a mask for power-plays. The others' have included those from both outside and within the psychoanalytic movement. Outsiders include medicine and the universities, psychotherapists, other psychoanalysts and other disciplines. Deviationists ,.vithin the IPA include other schools vvithin the'broad church' of psychoanalysis or even just those who don't fit with the proclivities of those in power sometimes rationalized into issues of standards
Language eng
Field of Research 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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