It has been my fate 'to disturb the peace of the world.'” - Sigmund Freud

A good relation to ourselves is a condition for love, tolerance and wisdom towards others... if we have become able, deep in our unconscious minds, to clear our feelings to some extent towards our parents of grievances, and have forgiven them for the frustrations we had to bear, the we can be a peace with ourselves and are able to love others in the true sense of the word.” - Melanie Klein

The first thing to say about the unconscious... is what Freud says about it: It consists of thoughts... what is essential in repression... is not that affect is suppressed, but that it is displaced and misrecognizable.” - Jacques Lacan

The particular activity of psychoanalysis is 'the scientific pursuit of the psychic unconscious'... Psychoanalysis is 'a psychology of repression.'” - Sigmund Freud

Although love-relationships in adult live are founded upon early emotional situations in connection with parents, brothers and sisters, the new relationships are not necessarily mere repetitions of early family situations. Unconscious memories, feelings and phantasies enter into the new love-relationship or friendship in quite disguised ways.” - Melanie Klein

Just because people ask you for something doesn't mean that's what they really want you to give them... Desire is the crux of the entire economy we deal with in psychoanalysis. If we fail to take it into account, we are necessarily led to adopt as our only guide what is symbolized by the term 'reality,' a reality existing in a social contract... the very foundation of interhuman discourse is misunderstanding.” - Jacques Lacan

Feelings of guilt and the drive to make reparation are intimately bound up with the emotion of love. If, however, the early conflict between love and hate has not been satisfactorily dealt with, of if guilt is too strong, this may lead to a turning away from loved people or even to a rejection of them.” - Melanie Klein

The Oedipus Complex is justifiably regarded as the kernel of neuroses.” - Sigmund Freud

In the development of mankind as a whole, just as in individuals, love alone acts as the civilizing factor in the sense that it brings a change from egoism to altruism.” - Sigmund Freud

What the subject finds is not what motivated his attempt at refinding... the crux of desire is essentially found in impossibilities.” - Jacques Lacan

It is clear that emotions first appear in the early relation of the child to his mother's breasts, and that they are experienced fundamentally in connection with the desired person. It is necessary to go back to the mental life of the baby in order to study the interaction of all the various forces which go to build up this most complex of all human emotions which we call love.” - Melanie Klein

I can assure you that, through the supposition of unconscious mental processes, a critical new direction in the world and in science is open to us.” - Sigmund Freud


Recent publications



2013

Barratt, B. B. (SAPA Training Analyst). What is Psychoanalysis? 100 Years after Freud's 'Secret Committee.' Hove, UK: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-69273-1 (hardcover); 978-0-415-69274-8 (softcover); 978-0-203-09505-8 (ebook).

Barratt, B. B. (SAPA Training Analyst). Free-associating with the Bodymind. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 22: 161-175. Published as iFirst on 21st January, 2013, DOI:10.1080/0803706X.2012.729860.

Barratt, B. B. (SAPA Training Analyst). Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Eroticism of Slowness. In: N. Osbaldiston (ed.), The Culture of the Slow: Social Deceleration in an Accelerated World. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 136-153. ISBN: 978-1-403-99983-2 (hardcover); 978-1-403-99984-9 (softcover).

Dugmore, N. (SAPI Member). The grandmaternal transference in parent-infant/child psychotherapy. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 39(1), 59-75.

Gubb, K. (SAPI Member). 'Psychosomatics today': A review of contemporary theory and practice. Psychoanalytic Review, 100(1), 103-142

Gubb, K. (SAPI Member). Re-embodying the analyst. Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, 21(1-27), 1.

Kadish, Y. (SAPA Candidate) Two types of psychic encapsulation in anorexia. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 27:1, 60-76.

Long, C. (SAPI Member). Transitioning racialised spaces. In G. Stevens, N. Duncan & D. Hook (Eds.). Racism, memory and transformative psychosocial praxis: The Apartheid Archive Project. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). Justifying psychoanalysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 203, 389-390.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). The Conscious Id. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15, 5-85.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). Notes on the Revised Standard Edition. Psychoanalytic Review, 100, 201-210.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). Freud's 'primary process' versus Hobson's 'protoconsciousness. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 49, 201-208.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). The unconscious in psychoanalysis and neuropsychology. In: S. Akhtar & M. O'Neil (eds.) On Freud's 'The Unconscious'. London: Karnac, pp. 101-118.

Watermeyer, B. (SAPI Member). Towards a Contextual Psychology of Disablism. London, UK: Routledge.

Williams, F. (SAPI Member), & Sibanda, S. The farthest reaches. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, 21, 93-126.



2012

Barratt, B. B. (SAPA Training Analyst). Boundaries and Intimacies: Ethics and the (Re)Performance of "The Law" in Psychoanalysis. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Published as iFirst on 1st October, 2012, DOI: 10.1080/0803706X.2012.714907

Barratt, B. B. (SAPA Training Analyst). Tribute to Ignacio Martín-Baró's "Writings for a Liberation Psychology." South African Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 19:121-134, 2012.

Dugmore, N. (SAPI Member). The development of psychoanalytic parent-infant/child psychotherapy in South Africa: Adaptive responses to contextual challenges. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 24(1), 73-88.

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (SAPI Member). Remembering the past: Nostalgia, traumatic memory, and the legacy of apartheid. Journal of Peace Psychology, 18, 252-267.

Kadish, Y (SAPA Candidate). Pathological Organisations and Psychic Retreats in Eating Disorders. Psychoanalytic Review, 99:(2):1227-252.

Kadish, Y.A. (SAPA Candidate). The Role of Culture in Eating Disorder. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 28:435-453.

Long, C. (SAPI Member). Reflections on psychoanalytic writing. Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, 20(2): 63-84.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Depression: a neuropsychoanalytic perspective'. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 21, 207-213.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Are Freud's "Erogenous Zones" Sources or Objects of Libidinal Drive?' Neuropsychoanalysis, 14: 53-56.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Paedophilia: the facts.' The Guardian, 26 November, p. 27.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Freud, Sigmund'. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (eds). Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber, vol. 1. Santa Barbara CA: Greenwood, pp. 290-291.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Neuropsychology of Lost Dream Recall'. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (eds). Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber, vol. 2. Santa Barbara CA: Greenwood, pp. 457-460.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Sigmund Freud.' In A. Robinson (ed.) The Scientists: An Epic of Discovery. London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 264-269.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). Foreword, Festschrift in honour of Eric Kandel, Psychoanalytic Review, 99, 461-469.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Zellner, M. 'The Freudian Unconscious Today.' In A. Fotopoulou, D. Pfaff & M. Conway (eds.). From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, pp. 209-218.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Zellner, M. 'Freudian Drive Theory Today.' In A. Fotopoulou, D. Pfaff & M. Conway (eds.). From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, pp. 49-63.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Zellner, M. 'Freudian Affect Theory Today.' In A.Fotopoulou, D. Pfaff & M. Conway (eds.). From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, pp. 133-144.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Panksepp, J. 'The 'Id' Knows More than the 'Ego' Admits: Neuropsychoanalytic and Primal Consciousness Perspectives on the Interface between Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience. Brain Sciences, 2: 147-175. [Special issue: The Brain Knows More than It Admits: The Control of Cognition and Emotion by Non-Conscious Processes.]

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) , Pantelis, E. & Panksepp, J. 'Neuropsychoanalytic notes on addiction.' In G. Ellis, D. Stein, E. Meintjies & K. Thomas (eds.). Substance Use and Abuse in South Africa. University of Cape Town Press, pp. 175-184.

Malcolm-Smith, S., Koopowitz, S., Pantelis, E., Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Approach/avoidance in dreams'. Cognition and Consciousness, 21: 408-412

Panksepp, J. & Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'What is neuropsychoanalysis? Clinically relevant studies of the minded brain.' Trends in Cognitive Science, 16: 6-8

Van der Walt, C. (SAPI Member) & Long, C. (SAPI Member). Tri-bar mental structure in masochistic perversion. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, 21(2).

Watermeyer, B. (SAPI Member). Disability and Countertransference in Group Psychotherapy: Connecting Social Oppression with the Clinical Frame. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 62 (3), 393-417.

Watermeyer, B. (SAPI Member). Is it Possible to Create a Politically Engaged, Contextual Psychology of Disability? Disability & Society, 27 (2), 161-174.



2011

Dugmore, N. (SAPI Member). The development of parent-infant/child psychotherapy in South Africa: A review of the history from infancy towards maturity. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health., 23(2), 75-90.

Eagle, G. & Long, C. (SAPI Member). In our culture, in our gender: Implications of the culture/gender interface for South African psychotherapists. Feminism & Psychology, 21(3): 336-353.

Hill, A. (SAPI Member) & Perkel, A. (SAPI Member). With Greetings from South Africa --- Couple work in South Africa: An historical overview from Cape Town. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis 1 (2).

Hook, D. & Long, C. (SAPI Member). The Apartheid Archive Project, Heterogeneity, and the psychoanalysis of racism. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 16(1): 1-10.

Kadish, Y.A. (SAPA Candidate). Autistoid Psychic Retreat in Anorexia. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 27:19-36.

Long, C. (SAPI Member). Transitioning racialized spaces. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 16(1): 49-70.

Lubbe, T. (SAPI Member). Object relations in depression: A return to theory. London, UK: Routledge.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Turnbull, O. 'What is neuropsychoanalysis?' Neuropsychoanalysis, 13: 133-45

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst) & Panksepp, J. Foreword to G. Northoff. Neuropsychoanalysis in Practice. Oxford University Press, pp. v-viii.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). A neuropsychoanalytic perspective: what is depression for? Psychotherapie Forum, 1: 85-93.

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Neurobiological foundations.' In J. De Gruchy (ed.) The Humanist Imperative in South Africa, Stellenbosch: SUN Press, pp. 41-55

Ives-Deliperi, V.,Solms. M. (SAPA Training Analyst), & Meintjes, E. The Neural Substrates of Mindfulness: An investigation into the mechanisms of mindfulness. Journal of Social Neuroscience, 6: 231-242

Solms, M. (SAPA Training Analyst). 'Neurobiology and the neurological basis of dreaming.' In P. Montagna & S. Chokroverty (eds.) Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 98 (3rd series) Sleep Disorders – Part 1. New York: Elsevier, pp. 519-544