Posts Tagged ‘Psychoanalysis’

We’ve nothing to fear from Freud

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

“Is Freud Dead?” asked Time magazine on its front cover in November 1993. I was an undergraduate student in psychology in Canada at the time when this cover assaulted my plans to train as a psychoanalyst. I later abandoned that path for other reasons, but have never abandoned my belief that Freud is a hugely important and Read more

Pope says psychoanalyst helped him clarify problems

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Speculation is rife in the media about why Pope Francis visited a psychoanalyst nearly 40 years ago. He’s not saying – but in a new book based on 12 in-depth interviews with the French sociologist Dominique Wolton, he says the sessions helped him. “In those six months [I visited the psychoanalyst], she really helped me,” Read more