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    • Without and within the child 

      Wills, Antionette (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      The question I open this paper with is a simple one, how do we begin a child analysis? The answer may seem to be similarly plain, apart from the stumbling block that communication may be, we begin the same as we would with ...
    • Psychosis 

      Hughes, Anthony JM (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      Psychosis presents difficulties for the subject and the clinician. The psychotic subject is affected by a condition which may leave him or her seriously undermined in their ability to undertake the ordinary everyday ...
    • The Talking Cure and Aphasia 

      O'Sullivan, Margaret (Dublin Business School, 2000)
      One of the mantras of psychoanalysis seems to be the statement 'Of course, psychoanalysis isn't for everybody'. Psychoanalysis was originally called 'the talking cure' so I wondered about psychoanalysis with analysands who ...
    • 'Now that I am forever with child' : a study of the subjective experience of women in pregnancy 

      Fortune, Joanna (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      In writing this thesis I have set myself the task of examining female subjectivity in pregnancy. However, it is immediately apparent that in order to see this one must first look at female subjectivity itself, and in ...
    • Self harm: establishing boundaries? 

      Murphy, Kay (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      The case of a young woman of twenty five, Sharon, whom I saw for five sessions, who self-harmed by cutting and burning her skin made me interested in exploring this phenomenon from a psychoanalytic perspective. She said ...
    • Homo homini lupus 

      Geraghty, Evelyn (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      In recent times, with the influx of foreign nationals to our shores seeking political or economic asylum the question of racism and its effect on society has been raised. Ireland is no longer seen as an ethnically ...
    • The issue of confidentiality in Psychoanalysis 

      Reilly, Declan (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      This paper begins with a rationale for why the issue of confidentiality in psychoanalysis is worthy of discussion. Before addressing the specifics of this issue in a modern context, a view is first taken of what confidentiality ...
    • Pervasive, evasive, desire 

      Redmond, Donna (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      The impetus for this paper was a question, which arose continuously while working therapeutically with children in the clinical setting; whose desire is operating particularly when adults bring children to see a psychotherapist? ...
    • EN(d)JOY! The Super-Ego & Its Relation to Enjoyment 

      Cluxton, David (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      Slavoj ZiZek speaks of a letter, written by Freud, to the Trieste psychoanalyst Edoardo Weiss on 28 May 1922.(ZiZek, 1991, pp.7-11). Weiss had written to Freud to ask his advice on the treatment of two clients who both ...
    • A discussion of the relationship of the phobic object and perversion 

      Reilly, Sarah-Jane (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      The object of this thesis is to re-affirm Lacan's thesis that the phobia and the fetish share an intimate and inextricable relationship; the idea that the phobia's genesis can be posited to the pleasurable object, in the ...
    • Duelling diagnostics : a psychoanalytic perspective on comorbidity 

      O'Dowd, Seamus (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      This thesis will discuss the topic of comorbid disorders in relation to addiction, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Comorbidity or comorbid disorders, refers to two or more disorders being exhibited by the same individual, ...
    • Melancholia, an act of perversion? or, the case of the frog and the eel 

      Conway, Joanne (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      To date, Freud's seminal article entitled Mourning and Melancholia 1917 (1915) remains largely forgotten in the analytic domain. Why should this be so? The answer perhaps rests in the fact that, although Freud explained ...
    • The secret of Psychoanalysis 

      Sugg, Alice (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      The first chapter will consider the validity of Freud's revolutionary claim that the human person has sexual experience before puberty. The tendency towards amnesia; the forgetting of infantile and early childhood periods, ...
    • The Nightmare 

      Stenson, Audrey (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      Henry Fuseli was a forerunner of the artistic Romantic era; many of his works reveal his love for the grotesque, the sublime, and the fantastic. He is best remembered for The Nightmare (1781) and his fascination with the ...
    • Anxiety in maternity: the curse of the mummy 

      Lavelle, Clianna (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      The following study proposes to inquire into the phenomenon of anxiety as it manifests in the specific context of maternity (antenatal and puerperal). This paper is the result of a six-month placement in Dublin's National ...
    • Through a glass darkly. The place of psychoanalysis in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in women 

      Keating, Mary (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      "I look at other girls and I think, they are thinner than me, even if I know that I am really thin, so thin that here I am in hospital being fed through my nose. But they are just thinner and I'll never be as thin as them." ...
    • A Missed Encounter: Freud and The Girl. 

      Crawford, Helen (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      This thesis examines The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman. It was wondered if there was any relevance for the theories and issues that structure her and her relationships in today's society. From a close ...
    • Saint Paul and Freud: The denial of the soverign good in Lacan's the ethics of psychoanalysis 

      Howard, Daragh (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      The thesis comprises the presentation of Lacan's proposal in Seminar VII that Saint Paul and Freud are telling us the same thing. Namely, that what they articulate concerning the law and pleasure stands in opposition to ...
    • On Child-Analysis 

      Muller, I. (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      The dictionary defines a child as a young human being between birth and the beginning of puberty with an emphasis on his development based on a temporality that is linear and chronological. Child psychology, also focusing ...
    • Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? : a study of the connection between the infantile fear of the wolf and the desire for sexual satisfaction by the father in the case of the 'Wolf Man' 

      Doherty, Kathleen (Dublin Business School, 2008)
      In this thesis, I intend to look at Freud's case 'From The history Of An Infantile Neurosis' (1918 [1914]), more commonly known as the case of the 'Wolf Man', I wish to investigate Freud's claim that the childhood fear of ...