Theoretical pluralism in psychoanalytic case studies

Submitted by Jochem on Sep 22, 2015 in Publication

Theoretical pluralism in psychoanalytic case studies

Members of the Single Case Archive team published a manuscript on theoretical pluralism in psychoanalytic case studies. They contacted all case study authors to inquire about their psychoanalytic orientation. The overall number of case study publications is increasing since the 1990s. But still, the literature of published psychoanalytic case studies is dominated by the two oldest psychoanalytic schools, Object-relations psychoanalysis and Ego psychology. However, most authors state that they feel attached to two or more psychoanalytic schools of thought. This confirms that theoretical pluralism in psychoanalysis stretches to the field of single case studies.

This study allowed us to include a new search field in the Archive: psychoanalytic orientation. Users can now search for case studies from specific psychoanalytic schools.

For more information: Willemsen J, Cornelis S, Geerardyn FM, Desmet M, Meganck R, Inslegers R and Cauwe JM (2015). Theoretical pluralism in psychoanalytic case studies. Front. Psychol. 6:1466. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01466

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