Personal analysis of candidates has been considered, since the first years of history of psychoanalysis, a fundamental tool in their training. Nevertheless, there are quite a few theoretical essays on this subject, and even less empirical studies. The duration of training analysis is usually measured in years, while, according to Freud’s opinion, it could last some months. The success of training analysis is usually stated by a board of trainers: little more than personal impression of them is described by psychoanalytic literature as the reason to believe that a candidate is ready. Meanwhile, there is consistent evidence that most candidates find necessary two analytic experiences: one for the Institution, to which they wish to belong, and one for themselves. Influent analysts, including former IPA president Otto Kernberg, suggest that training analysis has become a matter of power rather than formation. During the last years, the idea of a general revision of training analysis has been proposed by many, especially because of the changes in psychoanalytic theory and practice suggested by empirical studies. By the way, such a revision should be helped by research, but no research can be possible without a clear statement of which goals should be reached through a training analysis. The paper tries to summarize what analysts have been writing on such goals and on the general meaning of training analysis.

Innamorati, M., Sarracino, D. (2010). Prolegomena to an empirical study of training analysis. In Book of abstracts: 41th SPR Annual Meeting (pp.110). Ulm : Ulmer Textbank.

Prolegomena to an empirical study of training analysis

SARRACINO, DIEGO
2010

Abstract

Personal analysis of candidates has been considered, since the first years of history of psychoanalysis, a fundamental tool in their training. Nevertheless, there are quite a few theoretical essays on this subject, and even less empirical studies. The duration of training analysis is usually measured in years, while, according to Freud’s opinion, it could last some months. The success of training analysis is usually stated by a board of trainers: little more than personal impression of them is described by psychoanalytic literature as the reason to believe that a candidate is ready. Meanwhile, there is consistent evidence that most candidates find necessary two analytic experiences: one for the Institution, to which they wish to belong, and one for themselves. Influent analysts, including former IPA president Otto Kernberg, suggest that training analysis has become a matter of power rather than formation. During the last years, the idea of a general revision of training analysis has been proposed by many, especially because of the changes in psychoanalytic theory and practice suggested by empirical studies. By the way, such a revision should be helped by research, but no research can be possible without a clear statement of which goals should be reached through a training analysis. The paper tries to summarize what analysts have been writing on such goals and on the general meaning of training analysis.
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Training analysis; Psychoanalysis; Psychotherapy
English
41st International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
978-3-926002-32-7
Innamorati, M., Sarracino, D. (2010). Prolegomena to an empirical study of training analysis. In Book of abstracts: 41th SPR Annual Meeting (pp.110). Ulm : Ulmer Textbank.
Innamorati, M; Sarracino, D
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