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  • Paradoxes of the Self

    "Moving back and forth between celebration of the private self and articulation of the impossibility of a one-person psychoanalysis, Modell’s quest to define the nature of the self has taken him from classical analytic theory, through Winnicott and object relations, to the philosophy of intersubjectivity and, in later years, to the work of infant researchers and neuroscientists."

  • Time and Reflexivity

    "If we are aware of the partiality of our accounts, then we need to find out in what ways we are partial, how our accounts incorporate assumptions of which we are not ordinarily aware - we need, in other words, to reflect on our reflections; we need to be reflexive. Moreover, if it is accepted that the observer is not detached from the system observed, then the observer should indeed get as close to the system as possible, for, only in that way, will its internal life and development be properly understood."

  • Mind as Instrument

    Mind as Instrument

    "While psychoanalytic observation of institutions is, first of all, a method of training for psychiatrists and more recently for institutional consultants and social scientists, he argues that institutional observation can also be used as a research method, for single case studies, as well as for wider studies."

  • The ‘Becoming-ness’ of Organizations/Selves

    "So, the aim of this essai is to explore something of the becoming-ness of organizations/selves, in which the researcher-self is imbricated in this becoming-ness and must therefore be part of that which is studied."

  • Listening with the Third Ear

    Listening with the Third Ear

    "What I focus on is a brief review of some of Reik’s major contributions to our understanding of such themes as unconscious communication between patient and analyst, the analyst’s use of his or her own associations as a source of information, and the intersubjective nature of the analytic relationship."