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  • Comparing Psychoanalysis and Research Interviews

    "An unanswered question is whether it is possible to reconcile these two methods into a valid whole, where the uniqueness and detail of each individual psychoanalysis is maintained, backed up by an evidence base. This debate is equally valid in consideration of qualitative research, and in particular research interviews."

  • Gatsby, a familiar type among business leaders?

    Gatsby, a familiar type among business leaders?

    "The Great Gatsby is an intriguing character not because he is exceptional but because he is strangely familiar. His story mirrors that of a number of business leaders, keen to abandon old identities in favour of new ones, with complex and sometimes tragic consequences." - Submitted by Mark Stein

  • The Perverse Panopticon in Forensic Mental Health

    The Perverse Panopticon in Forensic Mental Health

    "...the very real power differentials that exist between the ‘‘would be watcher’’ and ‘‘won’’t be watched’’. This gives rise to the disturbed and disturbing claustrophobic environment that we are calling the perverse panopticon within which this more conscious, and intentional reciprocal scrutiny becomes suffused with more primitive forms of unconscious communication rooted in processes of projective and introjective identification..."