Having Fun Learning About Psychoanalysis
Really! Melanie and guest Jon Baskin have a lot of fun talking about psychoanalysis in this episode.
Things like what it is, why there are so many negative biases against it (at least on Melanie’s part), and what motivated Jon to become a candidate psychoanalyst-in-training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.
Jon Baskin is already a seasoned psychotherapist. He’s a licensed clinical social worker, completing his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at UCLA along with a master’s degree in social welfare, also at UCLA.
Over the course of his career, he’s worked with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities; military service members, veterans, and their families; first responders; education and mental health professionals; teenagers and young adults; and those experiencing crises related to severe psychological distress.
Jon’s a warm, compassionate, engaging guest who’s articulate about a sometimes confusing psychotherapeutic modality.
The prominent psychoanalytic therapist, Jonathan Shedler, shares this sort-of description about how it works:
"Our patients recreate their problematic relationship patterns with us in the therapy relationship. Our unavoidable participation in these patterns provides a crucial window into their inner worlds.
“Our unexpected participation in our patients’ problematic relational patterns necessarily stirs up difficult feelings for us. It is not a question of if we experience difficult feelings but of whether or not we can use them constructively, as a source of understanding.”
Come along with Melanie as she learns more about psychoanalysis in this light-hearted (honest!) episode.
Jon Baskin’s website here: https://www.baskinpsychotherapy.com
Dr. Melanie Harth’s website here: https://thesantafetherapist.com
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