An examination of the use of psychoanalytic approaches in treating dementia therapeutically

dc.contributor.advisorBartley, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorCoonan, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T13:54:59Z
dc.date.available2016-02-24T13:54:59Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractIn the psychoanalytic tradition Sigmund Freud’s work centred around the gaps in memory and the repressed unconscious. Resistance on the part of the patient in Psychoanalysis was, he said, a violent and tenacious resistance, unknown even to the patient, extremely subtle, and hard to detect (Freud, 1963/1991, pp320-328). Freud’s efforts were to make conscious what is unconscious, lift repressions and fill gaps in memory (1963/1991, p486). But what about the gaps which come from cognitive impairment and degeneration? If the gaps aren’t caused by repression of a memory but instead the cognitive inability to retain the memory, can Psychotherapy have any impact on the patient? The gaps cannot be filled if the memory is truly lost, so this objective becomes instead about helping the client to recall who they are, their essence, and their being in the face of degenerative memory loss. Author Keywords: Dementia & Psychoanalysis; Therapeutic & Dementiaen
dc.identifier.citationCoonan, E. (2015). An examination of the use of psychoanalytic approaches in treating Dementia therapeutically. Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2883
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychoanalysisen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleAn examination of the use of psychoanalytic approaches in treating dementia therapeuticallyen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapyen
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