psychoanalyst author editor
Reflecting on Psychoanalysis
1999 False memory, false therapy.
Australian Journal of Psychotherapy 18: 41-58.
What actually is trauma? It is the most obvious of words, and yet how can a mind be damaged in a way analogous to a body? And in particular how can a trauma be falsified to the point of creating all the effects of an actual trauma, such that it becomes so difficult to distinguish whether someone has been actually traumatised or not – even in a court of law.
2002 (Authors Skogstad, W. and Hinshelwood, R.D.) The hospital in the mind: the setting and the internal world.
In Serge Frisch (ed) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Institutional Settings. London: Karnac.
2003 Group mentality and “having a mind”.
In Malcolm Pines and Bob Lipgar (eds.) Building on Bion- Volume 1, Roots. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Psychoanalysis has always challenged the standard views of what the human mind is, and the notion of the unconscious operating within groups takes the challenge a step further. This paper is a brief view of what a philosophical view of mind would be like if based on Bion’s intersubjective notions of alpha-function and projective identification.
2014 On not thinking straight: Comments on a conceptual marriage.
Chapter in Giffney, N and Watson, e (eds.) Clinical Encounters: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory. Santa Barbara: Punctum Books.
The issue of the acceptability of various non-straight sexualities is not a settled matter in psychoanalysis. This Chapter contributes soe thoughts about the issues involved.